Meet Abby

I would like to introduce Abby!  She will be joining us on our QUEST to find and FEEL God's love!.  Each week Abby will  lead us through our  scriptures.  She will demonstrate for us how to use the SOAP method as a way to REFLECT on God's Word. Along the way she will share her thoughts and prayers with us.  We are going to learn SO much about GOD, about LOVE, and about FAITH!! I am EXCITED to begin this journey with my new partner, Abby!!!  God is SO GOOD!!!
Hi everyone!  I'm Abby and will be joining you all on this journey.  I thought I'd start out by letting you know a little bit about me.  I currently live in the Pacific NW with my two daughters, Kate (10) and Sam (6), and up until a year ago, the Midwest was home to us.
Before becoming a single mother, I was married for 9 years.  Sadly, I lost my husband to suicide on July 4th, 2011.  Since then, I have battled depression, insomnia, and was diagnosed with PTSD.  I have also been seeking professional help but something just wasn't right.  I had questioned a lot of things after his death, especially my faith in God.
When you go through hardships in life, it does two things: it strengthens the bond with God or it breaks it.  I've been through the latter.  I was that person to ask God "Why? Why me?" and I even questioned if there was a God at one point.  I have never been through so many ups and downs with my faith like I have the past 4years and having two daughters that need that guidance for when they know the details of how their father passed away, I knew I had to do something about it.
Over the last two years, I have found myself wanting to dive back into my faith but didn't know where to start.  I firmly believe that he has been trying to tell me that he is very much around and that he has bigger plans for me.  I wasn't sure where to begin with this new found renewal in faith so I decided to do some research and came across a conversation string on Pinterest.  Enter Leslie and her online bible study she is starting June 1st.
It was truly a blessing that Leslie was placed into my life!  When she asked me to collaborate with her on this, I just knew, that this was right.  This is what I needed to restore my faith in God.  To be able to help by allowing you all to walk with me on this journey, is truly an incredible blessing.  I'm excited for this journey and I hope you are too!!