Thought For The Day 03/26/11


The world I live in is hectic….like the world of most women, especially mothers. I care for my husband, children, grandson,  home, pets and then, in the time left over, myself. It seemed I had little time left over for remembering God, never mind thanking Him for the things he has blessed me with. Then the thunderbolt struck. I was not doing anything more than answering email when I felt…..yes, an absolutely tangible sensation…a hand on my heart. I remember looking at the clock and noting the time……10:48 AM, Tuesday, 3/22/11.  I knew with an absolute certainty that God was there, speaking to me. I knew absolutely that my life would be guided onto a path of service in His name. Will my life now be any less hectic? Absolutely not. Will I still be caring for my husband, children, grandson, home and pets? Absolutely. But now I will remember to place thanking God for my blessings and repaying Him for those blessings by service to my fellow man first in my life and in my heart. (Although, as a fallible human being, and a Grandma, I must admit my grandson ranks almost as high, and I think that’s as it should be! I guess I’ll be taking baby steps at first!)

About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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