“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16
I am trying to shine my light, the light God has instilled in me, through everything I do. This website has grown up alongside me, and witnessed every creative and business project I’ve launched. It only seems right to me that I share my testimony with the followers of my journey, the audience of friends, family, and supporters, who have also grown alongside me.
If this website was a person it would be my truest confidant. Before I arrived at my current job title I traversed quite a journey, attempted to dabble in many endeavors, and conquer quite an assortment of creative and personal achievements. I also charted through many storms, feeling lost and lonely much of the time, always struggling.
I have been supporting myself since I was about 21 and I have always had multiple jobs. Living in a city where the cost of living is very high, just living became very stressful at times. I found my way back to my faith slowly. I found my way to my current relationship with God slowly and He was with me all along, patiently waiting for me.
I had made my career, my endeavors and goals, and my relationships the center of my universe for quite some time. Before that I had made relationships the entire center of my world, sometimes not even leaving room for me or what I wanted. Before knowing God I think I didn’t even fully know who I was. Now my identity is firmly rooted in Jesus. I’m sharing my Christian faith because it would be selfish not too. I want everyone who crosses my path to experience the same peace. I have no ulterior motive. I have no hidden agenda. That’s it.
I don’t believe in God because of how I was raised, any particular church, a gospel song, or anything other than the fact that God saved me and loved me. Not only is he my lord and savior, but he saved me from myself. For quite some time I was going down a destructive path. I have been involved in toxic and injurious relationships, I have treated myself badly, doing things I know weren’t good for me because honestly I just didn’t care about myself or love myself enough to realize I deserved any better. I would take what I could get from everyone. I would take less than stellar friendships, relationships, jobs, and circumstances. I was so blinded by the world we lived in and how people hurt me that I didn’t know what a good relationship, friendship, or job looked like. I realized slowly that I was doing a disservice to myself and not living out the life God wanted for me.
I believe in God because his love was the only antidote to the web the world created around me, that clouded my vision. I can see clearly now and I thought I should share a piece of my journey with you. I am currently working on writing my entire testimony, and realized it was quite a few pages long, (like almost a novel!) so I will probably share that separately. Thank you for your time and if you ever want to share anything with me you are struggling with or talk about your own faith journey, feel free to email me any time at
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.