“I tell you, her sins–and they are many–have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” ~ Luke 7:47
From the age of 15 – 25, I lived a life in darkness and sin, to escape my dysfunctional family.
My father took his life when I was four years old. My mother married and divorced 3 times before my 16th birthday. Suicide, abuse, alcohol, drug addiction was all I knew. Drugs were my escape of choice which lead to premarital sex and abortion which lead to more drugs and abundance of shame.
But by God’s grace I saw myself in the mirror one day and knew I did not want to live that way any longer. There had to be another way…
Studying the beautiful Christian images during many hours of Art History classes in college, “The Annunciation” images in particular with mother Mary, gave me hope to look for that better way. Several years of counseling lead to a healthy relationship and the Catholic faith. I was baptized and confirmed at 28, on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th 1989.
All my sins were wiped away for that new beginning I was searching for.
I know the many sins that I caused Jesus to put Him up on that cross and I am committed to making amends and to show Him my love. Now it’s time to tell the world of the Love and Mercy Christ had for me. He called me out of the darkness into His wonderful Light…
God has been so good to me. He has given me a second chance, a wonderful, loyal, and devoted husband, and three precious children. I now spend time outside abortion clinics in prayer as a silent witness in hopes of discouraging other women of having an abortion and volunteer one day a week at a local pregnancy resource center as a client advocate to women in crisis pregnancies. I share my art photography with as many people as I can to share my Love for God and His Mercy on me. Hoping to point others to Him.
So please hear my story and remember the suffering. Choose Life and wait for the man that God has planned just for you. Give Him the pure woman that He wants you to give, and receive the beautiful gift of Love that God wants you to have in marriage! “Go and sin no more…”
As a Christian Photographer, my goal is to ‘Follow the Son’ & hopefully encourage others to do the same. I post images throughout the day on my social media websites inspired by the daily readings, prayers and meditations.
Art4TheGlryOfGod Photography by Sharon
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