20 Mar

Life is feeling much brighter now. I moved out of my parents’ house for the last time. I found a job and I start here in the next few weeks. I haven’t had a drink in a month. I’m still consuming caffeine and nicotine to an unhealthy degree but…those things can be worked on.

I’m healing.

I’ve been reading a book that my sponsor bought for me for Lent. It’s called Lent and Easter Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton. I HIGHLY recommend this book. Every day it’s seemed to bring either soothing words of peace or gentle yet firm reminders to hold onto my faith and obey God. Some days it even brings both!

Throughout my healing process I’ve been considering taking a fairly big step: becoming a CASA volunteer. For those of you who haven’t heard of CASA you can learn about it here.

Ever since January I’ve felt this tug toward this group. I honestly haven’t felt this strongly drawn to do something since I felt the pull of the Catholic Church two falls ago.

It’s a pretty big commitment so I want to make sure that I’m emotionally and spiritually healthy before I jump in. I’m hoping to get in contact with a local priest in the coming weeks so that I have someone to talk to about it. I’ve talked to S about it a bit but I can’t quite get a read on where he stands. I think he’s very worried about the emotional toll it could (and probably will) take on me.

I’m a little bit worried about it myself.

But the thing is…I know that God can give me the strength I need to do His work. I’ve seen Him do it before. And since this is something that has been on my heart for months now, I feel more and more each day that becoming a CASA is His work for me.

Please pray for me as I consider this step in my life.

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