It {Begins with God}

March 11, 2015Karen Courcy

7c2371eefe65fc8932ca2a141bef8c1aI am linking up with “Three Word Wednesday” today, and I am choosing “Begins with God” as the three words that really resonate with me today.

Today, about 2 hours ago, I took a step that I haven’t been able to take in over a year, I went to confession at church and did penance. I went to church and embraced my faith and really took a step towards God again.

I was never away from God, I was more so away from myself, and when we are away from ourselves we sometimes distance ourselves from God and all those who love us.

Like I wrote about last week, I have been isolated from people and things in my life for about a year … being away from church has been the hardest of the isolation, because I know how much the church and being in my faith and around those in my faith makes me happy.

Today I took that step towards God and my faith, and not only did I take a step, but I confessed and put myself out there in front of God .. it was such a big step for me today. It felt amazing to be in that place that makes me feel whole.

I know that God is everywhere… God is sitting with me right in this moment as I write this, but something about going to church and putting everything else away in my life to be in his presence is such a big big thing for me.

SO much of our days are filled up with busyness and computers, and phones and phone calls, and errands and kids .. we never stop to really take time out with God.. this was always my way to take time out for God and to really allow myself to “HEAR” him. It’s so important and today I really got how important that was to me.

A year has been a long long time for me.. but so hasn’t the isolation I have been through … I have gone through tough times.

My therapist and I talked about that a lot today and we both wondered what would come first? me taking a step out of the isolation, or finding a way to feel worthy first .. well, today, I realized, it begins with GOD .. the first step is always with our creator, because he knows our heart the most.


  • Anne Costa

    March 11, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    My heart is filled with joy and gratitude to our Loving Father God whose heart is so full of love for you. I pray that the balm of His tender mercy will continue to soothe you and heal you of your deepest hurts. He will never leave or forsake you…not ever.

    1. KarenBeth

      March 11, 2015 at 9:05 PM

      Thank you Anne … I am grateful for your kind words 🙂 thank you for stopping by my blog.

  • Tiffany Parry

    March 11, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    KarenBeth – your bold, brave steps toward Him are beautiful and knowing that He receives you with open arms, in grace, and loves you completely makes you so very worthy. I’ve been taking my own steps out of the shadows and I’m cheering you on!

    1. KarenBeth

      March 12, 2015 at 11:05 AM

      Hi Tiffany .. Thank you for your comment and stopping by my blog 🙂 thank you for the added reminders, much needed 🙂

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    March 12, 2015 at 12:43 AM


    GOOD on you, Karen Beth!

    When I look for the word ‘courage’ in the dictionary, they won’t have a description. They’ll just have your picture.

    1. KarenBeth

      March 12, 2015 at 11:05 AM

      Hi Andrew…. Thank you so much for your CHEER.. you always make me smile… you are so sweet.. thank you so much for your comment!

  • Kristin Hill Taylor

    March 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    I’m so glad you linked up with #ThreeWordWednesday. And what a testimony you shared! Life does begin with God, but I’m guilty of sometimes thinking it begins with me. I’m so glad God continues to cover me with grace and teach me his ways. Well done, Karen Beth!

    1. KarenBeth

      March 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      Hi Kristin .. thank you .. YES I do believe sometimes we get lost in thinking the change needs to start with US.. it always begins with God, he is our creator, he knows our heart more than we even know it. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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