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The Hardest Story I Ever Had To Tell

apts-b1-cv4God is good, all the time. But He’s not always nice!

Nice gives us our happy times. However, most of us also need access to the ugly, mean, and painful stuff of life in order to discover and realize the very best of ourselves. At least, I did!

In 1971 my little girl self, stepped off the plane, and into the new world of Canada. Since then, I have been fighting against an emergence of cold, mean and painful forces at home, in the classroom and in the office. It was a battle I thought I could win, until I realized. I was fighting me!

At the age of 46, I had a massive stroke. The doctors said they could find no cause!

My life was stopped, like a swatted mosquito, for no reason! I felt as though I was dying without ever having lived, without giving the world the very best of me……..

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What Gift of Yourself Do you Not Want to Die Without Releasing to the World?

festive ribbon details with blurred background If you were told you only had a short time to live, what gift of yourself would you still need to give to the world?

What I feared most when the stroke almost killed me was that I had not given the world the best of me. This pushed me to creating a book and a course, detailing a process for healing, success and giving our best to the world.

How is, or could your gift be incorporated in your life work, and shared with the world?

Life and Death: God Speaking Through Justina

Justina, who I have written about many times, died last week from Cancer. The last time I saw her was the Sunday after New Year’s day.  She was sitting in a wheelchair and had lost most of her sight. Her mother told her that I was there.  As I reached down to hug her, her smile broadened. Beaming with love, she reached up with her left hand to give me a truly heartfelt hug. I don’t remember feeling so loved. Her physical body may have been dying, yet her spirit was as alive as ever.

I will forever remember the powerful message she delivered, 5 months ago, at her baptism. I quote her words below and present the two songs she spoke of, which are a clear testament that God was speaking through and firmly embracing Justina.

One of my favorite songs says “Teach me to number my days”. The way we have structured our fall schedule is teaching me to focus on relationships and not worry about the stuff that doesn’t matter too much…

The song “No Matter What” by Kerrie Roberts is the sound track for this time in my life. It says:

I’m running back to your promises one more time
Lord that’s all I can hold on to
I gotta say this has taken me by surprise
But nothing surprises You
Before a heartache can ever touch my life
It has to go through Your hands
And even though I keep asking why…

No matter what, I’m gonna love you
No matter what, I’m gonna need you
I know You can find a way to keep me from the pain
But if not, I’ll trust you, no matter what…

God has been faithful to me in my life and I know that He wants to give this same incredible love and faithfulness to everyone. People have said that my story has inspired them. What I really want is for it to be life changing, so that like me, they can experience Jesus living through them.

My life had changed, and I hope through this post, Justina’s message reaches and changes other lives.

Though Justina is no longer here, her message lives on in us. I thank God for loaning her to us for a little while, for showing us what is to be a child of God.

What Was Whitney’s Life Purpose

A critical message of Whitney’s life: Be wary of choices that will spoil the great gift we are to this world.

We all come to this earth to do something, to say something, to be something. Whitney gave us beautiful music, but more importantly she gave us a serious life lesson. The lesson involves but is not about drugs and bad company. The lesson is about conscious choice.

Why did Whitney choose to marry Bobby Brown and get into drugs, choices that will forever cloud her legacy. We can’t assume that everything was great for her in the beginning, just because she was beautiful, had an amazing singing voice, and belonged to a prestigious family. Perhaps, from the first time we discovered her, she like an outwardly calm teenager, was searching for a high, searching for crazy fun to release her pain or her wild side.

I believe something was in her that drew her in the direction of hell, and I don’t think she was conscious of it. We rarely are. The best way to raise our consciousness is to look up, as per the title of last album, ‘I Look to You‘.

Whitney said that she was just like Bobby. Maybe the thing to do was not to convince her, the world, or ourselves that she was different. Maybe the thing to do was to accept her, without degrading her or Bobby, and to show her complete love regardless of her choices. From that space of love, perhaps we could have helped her become conscious to her issues and her needs, much earlier. And if she in fact truly craved the desire to be high, she could accept help with finding a new normal, a new way of being that would give a new high on life, while accentuating her talented and joyful legacy.