To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions


Posted on Jul 11, 2017 by Leticia Schelm, Finanacial Secretary


This year marked the 20th anniversary of an accident that I was involved in. I wasn't sure how I was going to come out but in the end, I pushed through. God showed me that just because I may do it a little differently does not mean I am doing it wrong. There are obstacles that you will face throughout your life that you will question. That is the natural human response. However, there is nothing you go through that you cannot handle with God’s help. Suicide has resonantly struck close to home with my family. No matter what you are feeling emotionally or physically, this is never the way out. I have struggled with depression several different occasions in life and could have easily given up. This was true especially 20 years ago; I was 16 and had to have my family help me do everything because I could not even brush my own hair. Talk to someone. Anyone that will listen. Kids, if you do not feel comfortable talking to your parents talk to a good friend that will listen or another family member. Adults, there are so many people that are willing to listen. So many people that have been there where you are and have come out on the other side stronger than before. God will not lead you to it and leave you there. He will always walk you through. The greatest advice I ever received was from my mother that said, “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not the train”!

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