Day 35

September 29th, 2014

Joy3“God never wastes pain… You’ve never cried a casual tear.” ~ Bishop David G. Evans. What a comforting revelation! I know I’m not alone in this. I’ve cried my share of tears and, at times, I’ve felt like I’ve had more than my share of pain. One of the more devastating events in my life is when I moved to New Jersey only knowing one person. Two months later, I was in my own place and feeling very alone. What turned my life around is when I found my church home, Bethany Baptist Church. That was more than 20 years ago. My new church family embraced me and encouraged me and they continue to do so. It is not a light statement when I say I love my church family! And therein lies my joy.