I am no longer the person I once was... broken & hurting inside and out. Looking for answers in the wrong places and all the while the one and only true Answer was in front of me. Some time ago I was set free from a Compulsive Overeating Disorder which desperately held me captive within my own body. I tried many diets & weight loss plans. I also tried self help groups and even professional help, only to find a partial and temporary relief. It took much more than what this world has to offer, more than will power, and digging deep. In a place of desperation, I fell to my knees and found Hope. The kind of Hope that enabled me to believe in the unseen. His grace then covered me and suddenly I began to walk the road to being set free indeed.
Throughout this journey, I have learned that we cannot comprehend Hope within the confines of our mind, but rather by an undying faith in what we cannot see. One morning about 3 years ago, I heard a Voice speak softly within my heart saying, "Let's go for a walk." It was a short 15 minutes walk, but it would forever change my life. It was a choice, the choice to open the door of hope and let the grace of God enter and to begin a work deep within me.
My journey is far from ended. The more I learn, the less I know, it seems. Yet, that still, small voice continues to grow within me. "Half marathon?" -I felt it say, challenging me. And again I choose to believe. This time not for myself alone but for others that are still hurting. Hurting in the midst of need, what ever it may be. I'm joining Grateful hearts in a mission to bring hope to the hurting. As I prepare for the Long Beach Marathon, I'd like to ask you to partner with me. Together we can help restore the hope to the hopeless.
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