A LENTEN CHALLENGE
This Facebook memory made me think of a challenge our pastor gave us nine Lents ago--Instead of giving something up for Lent this year, do something radical.
My response was to write a blog post entitled Sincerely Wrong, in which, for the first time since becoming a Christian, I openly shared about my New Age past, and about having authored a book on numerology.
As I wrote, I became convicted that this was not enough. It was time to bring all the other things I didn't talk about into the open as well, because just maybe, there was someone out there who needed to hear it.
At first the thought was daunting, because I was a very private person, and in order to tell my whole story there were things I would need to write about that I had been too ashamed to tell anyone. But what I learned through the process was that once you bring the hidden things out into the open, they lose their power over you. It's a very freeing experience.
By that September (2011), I had penned and published a memoir that included the full testimony of how the Lord rescued me from the darkness I'd immersed myself in. It is available in paperback and electronic formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, and Google Play.