Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quiet Moments With God -- How Great Is Our God.

This week I'm a guest on K Dawn Byrd's blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com. She asked me if I would share three things people didn't know about me. One of the three that I mentioned is a speech impediment I had when I was a child.

A speech impediment doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was for me. The response from others left deep wounds. I'd try so hard to make people understand what I was saying, but I couldn't do it. One by one the other kids turned away from me. I was different. My mother says I'd try so hard to communicate. I'd say something over and over until I was yelling. Who wants to listen to someone yell gibberish at them?

It took only two years of speech therapy to cure my speaking difficulties, but another twenty to heal my wounded heart. Sometimes, even today, I get hurt without real cause and I can trace the hurt all the way back to the days when I was an outcast.

Even when I felt I was good for nothing God had plans for me. Surprisingly some of those included public speaking. Not only do I speak for all sorts of groups, but I love it. Who would have guessed.

In a response to one of the people who commented about my speech impediment on K Dawn's blog I said, "How great is our God!" He is great, beyond our understanding. He can do more with our lives than we can dream or imagine. I love the verse Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

When I was a wounded little girl I had no idea what God would do with my life. I couldn't imagine that He'd bind up my broken heart and teach me to trust Him. He knew what lay ahead for me. What an amazing thing He has done.

He has a plan for your life too. Trust Him. Keep walking your path and be amazed at how great is our Lord.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Anonymous3:30 PM

    I enjoyed this interview.

  2. Dear Anonymous -- Thank you for letting me know. Interviews are fun and often they teach me something new about myself. And I always meet new people.

    Grace and peace to you.

  3. Hi Bonnie, greetings from Australia :) We haven't read your books before, but Jess has seen the Sydney Cove series in the Christian bookstores here and they sound very interesting. Hopefully we will read them soon :)

    Great blog, thanks for sharing with us. And yes, God is certainly great!

    Helen & Jess, Book Review Sisters

  4. What a bittersweet story! It reminds me that those difficult times -- no matter how excruciating -- are really only for a season and that God always has something good in store if you can just wait it out. I still hurt for that little girl who so wanted to be heard! Just curious. Did you find solace in books? That might have been the impetus for your writing career!

  5. Helen and Jess, thank you for writing to me. How good to hear from friends across "the pond". I hope you'll have a chance to read the Sydney Cove series -- it's one of my favorites.

    During the research my admiration for the strength and courage of the early Australians grew and grew. They were a special bunch.

    Grace and peace to you.

  6. Kav, thank you for writing and for your tender heart.

    I always loved books--reading was one of the things I did well. And stories made life more fun.

    I think I've always had books in my blood. They are part of me.

    Hugs to you.