Tell Me Your Secret


As a former hospice nurse, I found this profoundly stirring, and I thought you might, as well! Enjoy!

The Grief Experience: Blog


As a widow, I find the words of Isaiah 54 to be the most tender in all of scripture.  My Maker is my husband, the Lord of Hosts and my Redeemer.  With great mercies He will gather me; with everlasting kindness He will have mercy on me.  The covenant of His peace rests on me.  But even more precious than the promises of His care for me, is His declaration, “And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children” (v. 13).

In the rare moments when I screamed why to God’s face, it was on behalf of my children.  Why couldn’t You let them know the love of an earthly father?  Why would You leave little children without the protection and security of the daddy they cling to?  And so the most precious promise of all in Isaiah 54 became…

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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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