There is a saying that “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” and every Featured Daily Warrior has definitely come a long way!
We will be tapping into their life experiences and wisdom as we get to know them one post at a time.
Featured Daily Warrior: JD
I use an old nickname, JD, to write under
Describe yourself in three words.
Loving, concerned, sincere
What are your interests?
My children, music, exercise, reading scripture, going for walks, my pets, and my husband.
Introvert or Extrovert?
3 Pet Peeves:
Meanness, impatience, selfishness
3 Things You Cant Leave Home Without:
My two children and diaper bag
Left or Right-Handed?
The Twilight Zone (old series on TV)
What would a perfect day be like for you?
Lovely weather, kids happy, everyone fed, and everyone smiling and laughing
What motivates you to do what you do?
If your blog was a color, which color would it be? Why?
Lavender; I’ve been given second chances and this color reminds me of the Resurrection.
In 1-2 sentences, what can you say about the world today?
It is concerning, considering the violence in other countries. I also worry about all of the suffering people go through.
Can you tell us about a challenge in the past (or in the present), and how you got through it?
Recently, I have been handing the fear to speak over to God so I can use my voice to glorify Him.
“I have experienced both sides of the coin when it comes to the aftermath of suicide and suicide attempts. I was once the patient and then, one day, I became the nurse.
There was a common theme among my patients when they were recovering from a suicide attempt: most did not have visitors at their bedside. They were alone, incredibly frightened, and incredibly broken. I have held more than one hand as a patient would sob and weep out of a place of complete brokenness.
I have seen God’s fingerprints all over some of the most traumatic moments of my life. And, I praise Him for it. I THANK Him for every moment I have ever lived through in spite of it all. Every step in my journey, even the most difficult ones, were used by God to bring me toward Him. That right there is my miracle.
Now, when I look back at the times when my will to live broke, I see God’s fingerprints.”
Excerpt from Come Out of the Tomb
In your opinion, what personal qualities do you think a warrior (in life) should have?
Courage, perseverance, and LOVE
What advise would you give your younger self?
Hang on, it will be rough, but just hang on. You will get through it!
What do you tell yourself when you feel like giving up?
To remember all that God has pulled me through.
Share your own experiences in being a Daily Warrior.
My blog turned into a personal ministry, so I pray over everyone I come into contact with and answer people when they reach out for prayer.
I love the encouragement to pray more, pray harder, and keep praying!
From the short time I have known her, I’ve grown to love and look up to JD as an inspiration. No pressure, JD! 🙂