I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am a Believer in Christ and have been since a very young age. I am also a wife to a husband that shakes his head at me all of the time, and will say “Jay, you are always doing something”. This is true, this is so true. I am also a mother to five. Yes, you read that correctly. I have five wonderful children and my daily goal is to aggravate them in some way.
I felt prompted to start this blog for a few reasons. One, because I was told to. When given marching orders, you march! Two, I have been on a journey to becoming a new person in Christ through my actions. I have gone through life with wins and losses in every area of my life. I have not always represented Christ the way that I should. I guess I need a number three since I said a few….right? Finally, I want provide a safe, non-judgmental space for others to express how they feel. In the past, I’ve needed someone to talk to during some of the hardest times in my life. Finding someone who would just be there for you, not judging, not sharing your pain with others, and someone who could go to God on your behalf was just not the options that I had. So, my goal here is to be that for you all (remember, I’m a social worker so I’m bound by confidentiality!)
My goal is to become healed and whole through Christ. I have come a long way, but there continues to be work that needs to be done. I would like to help you on this same journey. I believe that when someone is made whole, it will show in every area of their life. We begin to see things clearer and it brings about change. It is my desire to allow God to repair my brokenness, which will bring about a change. My hope is that through my journey the same will happen for you.
One thing that I want you to understand is that I do NOT have it all together, and I NEVER want to present myself as if I do. I am striving daily to do what is right; whether it is not yelling at the children or being in strife with my husband. So, when I write, please know that these are lessons that I too am having to apply to my life. Sometimes I get it right, and sometimes I am in my closet praying because I have messed up, yet again. So, allow yourself to go on this journey, learn, and apply.
Oh yeah, my name is Janata!
Always remember, as long as you are doing your best YOU ROCK!