Is God Good All the Time? (Confessions of a former widow)

Wow wow wow wow this is so good.

Dancing On My Ashes

by Heather Spring {Gilion}
(Blog post originally appeared on JCaro.com.)

I cried through most of my twenties.

Who am I kidding? I’m still crying in my thirties, but for very different reasons.
Thirteen years ago, dreams were coming true. I had my college diploma in hand, the handsomest fellow by my side, and a wedding ring on my finger!
“God is good!” said the preacher. “All the time!” said the congregation.

I grew up in a church that said it a lot. We were taught when anyone from the pulpit said, “God is good…” in response, the congregation should echo back with exuberance “All the time!” 

As my life of ease and dreams was on its way to “happily ever after”, I easily joined the echo: Yep, God is good… all the time! (Even if I didn’t chant it out loud, I gave the pastor a good head nod.)

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  1. MikesYf
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:39:50

    Oh my! Are you kidding me? That was awesome!! (I almost typed that in all caps) When I read the title I wasn’t expecting someone to tell the truth… sad. I was expecting someone to make a bunch of worldly confessions. I bought the book, for my kindle and then I was thinking I should have bought the paperback so we could all pass it around but hey, if the book is as good as the excerpt (and I expect it’s better), I’ll just buy everyone their own copy for Christmas! Thanks for sharing this, I hope more people read it!!!

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