Sunday, July 4, 2010

Widow's Ark

 The Struggle

Every since I finally decided to get serious about pursuing the dream that God placed within me, to become a full-time professional freelance writer and author, I've struggled with the choice of which niche needed to be my specialty.

I have so many interests -- reading, writing, fitness, weight loss, music, etc., that it's been hard to decide where I want to focus. My primary blog, Danny's Angel Writes, is devoted to the promotion of spiritual and personal growth on an everyday practical basis and so is much more general in its approach to glorifying our Father. 

The Holy Spirit's Call

Try as I may, I haven't been able to shake the Holy Spirit's persistent call to sharing my experiences as a widow so that I may help someone else along the way.

My Husband, My Soulmate, My Best Friend

As many already know, through God's providence I met and married my soulmate, Danny, many years ago and we were blessed to dwell as husband and wife for 15 wonderful years. We were comrades in arms, advancing our Father's kingdom upon the earth, and his being called home at so relatively young an age in so unexpected a fashion was something for which I was totally unprepared. I simply didn't see it coming.

It's so appropriate that my first post on Widow's Ark should occur on the weekend of our wedding anniversary - July 5th. As I think back, I know that God used my husband not only to work a work in my life, but He's going to use His passing to sow a blessing in someone else's life.

I pray that you find a word here that eases your troubled spirit, helps your suffering, or points the way to a solution to a challenge that may have presented itself in your own widowhood.

Know that our God is faithful. You are not alone. If you cleave to Him He will scoop you up as a father lovingly embraces a small child, hold you to His bosom, and radiate all the benefits of His true and perfect love upon you.

The Conclusion ... or Shall I Say the Beginning?

With that reluctant sigh I give over to Him that He may fill me with the words He would have me to write, words that will both propel me to my destiny and point you to yours.

If I haven't already said so, I'm so sorry for your loss.  May God forever bless and keep you.  Give Him your hand. He'll guide you into His peace.

I promise.

I'm a witness.

~Angela