From Shame to Purpose

Have you felt the heaviness of knowing that you were meant for something more than you are fulfilling in your life?

At 16 years old, I knew I was called to be a minister and a writer. I felt it in my bones, it pressed against my heart, and in the dark of night, it whispered urgently to my soul. Every day, I wrote poetry and letters to God. I thought about questions of existence, morality, and awakening that my friends and much of my family could not understand. I was curious, searching, cracked open, angst-ridden, and alive.