A Book Full Of Wisdom
Living Learning Loving is a book in which I share openly and honestly experiences in my life.
An excerpt follows:
My children were three, four, and six years old when their father left us. We were married almost ten years and up until the preceding eighteen months of that time, our lives had been exciting, productive, and promising. Each night as his head hit the pillow he said, “Have I told you today how much I love you?” He fell into bed exhausted. He was putting in long hours at our family business, which he joined a few years earlier. The future looked bright.
It came to our attention that one of our neighbors was openly cheating, driving his girlfriend by his house while his children were playing in the front yard. My husband was appalled or pretended to be. Ironically, the following year my formerly faithful husband drove to and from Houston with his loyal secretary. I was extremely uneasy and the first night he didn’t come home our lives took a major shift. I knew we were in big trouble.
“Name it and claim it” was a popular theology in some Christian circles at the time. I was desperate for a healing of my marriage. I wanted some good news, some hope.
A few adamant true believers seemed so sure as they told me, “The scripture says, ‘I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask, it will be done for you by your heavenly Father in heaven.’” Matthew 18:19 NIV
I said their prayer, wishing like a child for a miracle.
I had renewed my faith two years before, after ten years of not uttering a prayer, but was still unsure and searching for what I really believed. The children and I attended a small Presbyterian Church and the minister knew my concerns about my husband’s pulling out of our marriage.
After Sunday service I spoke with him and told him about the prayer, “What do you think about Matthew 18:19?” I knew I could trust him. His reply was simple, “You must remember, God gives each of us free will.”
Somewhere in my deepest self I knew we couldn’t control the actions of another no matter how much we wish we could. I knew there was a boundary even God doesn’t cross.
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I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I’m also a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on CreateSpace, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble online.