From Doreen: Greetings everyone, it is my privilege to introduce you to Tara K. I love a great story, don’t you? To preface hers, let me just say that she is an answer to our prayers – a faith filled woman who has the gift of writing to facilitate our new venture at Modern Day Princess Headquarters, a blog for women. I am confident that she is going to be a blessing to YOU too. Therefore let this blog begin!
What an honor to be called a blessing. Thanks so much, Doreen.
OK, to initiate OUR relationship via this blog, my desire is to cultivate and invite encouraging and faith sharpening experiences as WE share between us. I cannot wait to read and see how God uses this blog to move in our lives together.
I will be first to share my story~ It was Fall 2011, at age 34, when I finally committed to ‘Walk the Walk’ and was ALL IN with God. I begin with this, because really that is the point when the true excitement of LIFE began! Up until that point, I would describe my faith as “one foot in, and one foot out”. I was born and raised in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. In my late twenties I moved to the beaches of southern California where I had no close ties at the time. I realize now that this prepared my heart for the most valuable of all relationships, those with Jesus and a Church family.
Initially it was a roller-coaster ride that would take me on the highs of a pivotal relationship with a man I loved dearly, and had all intentions to marry and love forever. However, our faith journeys diverged and I saw that we were unequally yoked. This brought the ride to its deepest low when I had to make the excruciating choice to leave the relationship.
Thankfully, as promised, God ultimately worked the situation for good and I learned to cling to Jesus to fill the huge emptiness I felt. Even as I write this today, tears well up, because I now realize that this was a powerful blessing in trial form.
A desire to help others was put heavily on my heart. I wanted to share what I had learned. I surrendered this to God, hoping He would use me to be a blessing to others through their heartbreaks.
Shortly thereafter, I was led to King’s Harbor Church, and discovered their loving women’s ministry. One evening Doreen spoke and I learned of the Modern Day Princess ministry. My heart quickened and I looked for volunteer opportunities on the website, but found none. Several months passed and then I saw in the church bulletin that a class titled, “Still His Princess ~ Becoming the Bride,” was being offered by Doreen Hanna. I thought, what better way to learn how to serve through this ministry than to actually be involved in a class. From the first session to the last blessings abounded on so many levels!
I hope that you will stay tuned to read about some of those blessings because more is to come in future postings as we share together about the treasures found in healthy key relationships, our spiritual gifts (placed in us to bless others), and great testimonies of God’s goodness in our lives.
Until then… May you see the blessings of the Lord in your life today!