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My life renewed
Alone and struggling emotionally, the author turns to God and finds that supporting others encourages her to look higher.
Alone, divorced , financially struggling, enduring sleepless nights, emotionally hurting, and living in a sparsely furnished one bedroom apartment—this pretty much described the wilderness in which I found myself around the time of my Easter break from teaching school. Little did I know what rising, renewal, and blessing lay ahead of me.
I had recently been divorced, and I saw myself as deprived of the three things that supposedly made a woman happy—husband, children, home. At the time, I felt my life had two sweet aspects: my career as a teacher, and my becoming better acquainted with Christian Science, which I'd been studying for a few years. Yet nothing much looked like progress or a blessing to me. I didn't realize the depth of self-pity to which I had fallen. I felt as though I were stuck in a pit, and I wondered, Is God listening to my pleas?
One night, as I sat alone, tears engulfed me, full and running over. I simply asked God where these blessings were for me. There was no response to my questioning. I waited. Silence.
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About the author
Sylvia Sawitsky lives in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
with contributions from MAUREEN O'NEAL, ANTHONY WHITEHOUSE, ANNETTE KREUTZIGER-HERR, JOSEPH ARRIGO
REJOICE EVERY DAY
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Patrick Condon, Scott Jaschik, Sentinel Staff
The power of Easter—today
BY SARAH HYATT
Spiritual focus all day long
BY RICK DEARBORN
My life renewed
BY SYLVIA SAWITSKY
Mary of Magdala
India, Pakistan: 'Destination Peace'
BY ANNU MATTHAI
THOUGHTS ON TRUE WOMANHOOD
BY MARDI VAN WINKLE
DON'T BELIEVE A MISTAKE!
with contributions from Benjamin, Sam
'THIS IS MY WORK!'
DRAWING WITH LIGHT
NO BOUNDARIES TO GOOD
MY ULTIMATE PARENTING PRIMER
SPIRITUAL DIPLOMACY WITH CHINA
OUR SWEET DAIRY COW—HEALED ON EASTER MORNING
COMPLETE USE OF MY ARM
TENNIS INJURY HEALED