Have you ever had a crisis of faith? For most of my life, faith has come pretty easy for me...until suddenly it didn’t. Years ago, my world was rocked by a rapid fire series of devastating losses including those deeply personal, professional, and ministry related.
I remember going to a local festival when I was in first grade. There was a clown selling balloons and, to my surprise, my parents bought one and promptly tied it to my wrist. I loved that balloon. I don’t know why, but it instantly felt special to me. As I walked around with my balloon proudly stretching out from my tiny wrist—I felt it. The knot that secured my prize to my person slowly unraveled and slipped away. I watched the balloon float up as my heart sank.
Vickey has been a dear friend and ministry partner for two decades. As such, I’ve had the privilege of watching her in and out of some of the most joyful and heart-breaking seasons of her life.