Often the process of being molded by God starts with a pile of crushed pieces, remnants of our self destruction, that He lovingly repurposes for HIS greater glory. And then we break, and He rebuilds, and our faith becomes more resilient with each step in our transformation.
I remember my first “crush” — and by crush, I mean having my dreams and desires utterly demolished. It was the summer of 1988, and like any typical 15-year-old high school girl, I couldn’t wait to spend it hanging out with my BFFs on the cheerleading squad. This would be my summer to finally have fun with the “in” crowd, or so I thought.
Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, and home-educating mother of three daughters. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. She also provides content consulting services as founder of WriteWords Ink. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.