Overcoming 

Days short of exactly two years ago I sat in a tattoo parlor filling out paper for my second tattoo. 
  

I have had my tattoos planned out since I was 17. This one though was my favorite and had the most meaning. Scripture multiple times declares God’s light on the world. John 8:12 “ When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 
For most of my life I lived in a home filled with abuse from my father. ( If you would like some of the story click Here ) It had taken a huge toll and still does on my family. I had experienced 3 different close friends in high school enter the gates of heaven too young. I had experienced darkness I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. 
One truth always reigned: Light will always overcome darkness. It’s a truth I’ve held dear to me in the darkest times both in my past and in my present. “ The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 
Sitting in that chair two years ago I really did think my darkness was over. I really did believe ( so naïve, I know ) my turn for all things bright was happening. Which in a lot of ways that was true, I was following Gods calling to move across the ocean and work with a church that felt like home in Uganda. I was ready and excited. “ I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.”- Ecclesiastes 2:13
since that move I’ve experienced more death than I like to admit of children I loved and cared for like my own. I’ve said goodbye to that beautiful village, I’ve experienced friendships ending, ministries failing, closing, heartbreaking realities of poverty and disease. Today as a family we are navigating the next steps in what life will look like at home with a pretty sick child. 
AND .. 
I’ve experienced more truth, encouragement, honesty and love from across oceans. I’ve experienced community in raw and real ways. I’ve fallen in love with a country my children and I call home. I get to watch my children grow in a home filled with love. I get to experience God in ways I didn’t know I could. I get to watch friends and those in the dark begin walking in the light because of a wonderful hospital that feels like home. 
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome.” – John 1;5 

In honor of this season and to fufill our need of a car to use while Priscilla undergoes treatment. 
We will be selling these t-shirts. 

   
 T-shirts $15 + $4 shipping ( US) size s-XXL($2) Tank Tops $22 + 3 size s-XXL (+$3) shipping ( US). All shirts will be ordered and shipped by July 1st ( once all orders and invoices are paid) If you would like one (sizes s-XXL) please comment below or email me at Meghan.liddy1@gmail.com

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