From Shambles to Significance
Everybody wants to be somebody. I was no different. I grew up in the halls of power in our nation’s capitol because my father served a senator and three presidents, but still I was the child my parents worried about the most. I was extremely introverted, I struggled in reading and writing, stuttered, and was born, seemingly, with two left feet. I felt as though I could do nothing well. And while my siblings found their talents and interests early in life, I wallowed in uncertainty and doubt.
I grew up in the church and was raised on a diet of morals and character, but my family was busy paving our way to heaven with good works rather than life-changing faith. Fortunately, when I was 16, I began attending a Young Life group where I committed to follow Jesus’ plan for my life.
Now devoted to Bible study and prayer, I was growing in ways my parents didn’t understand. But I had finally found a sense of peace and an understanding of who I was, and it changed me completely. I experienced confidence and joy I’d never felt before. That was a good thing, because six months later my life fell apart.