This week is hard for me because nine years ago yesterday (September 10), I lost my mom to cancer.
|Mom and me|
Personally, I hate that phrase.
Because in my book, my mom didn't lose. She overcame a lot. She fought the pain every day. She loved fiercely in spite of it. She didn't complain.
Last week, I watched the new video from Mandisa for her song, "Overcomer." It's so inspirational and features a lot of people who had horrible things happen to them -- like Gabrielle Giffords, for example -- and who overcame them with God's help.
For my mom, "overcoming" didn't look exactly the same. But that doesn't mean God was any less a part of her story. He was there, helping her overcome day in and day out until He called her home.
Today, let's celebrate all that we have overcome -- all that we have yet to overcome -- through the strength and grace of God, who never leaves us nor forsakes us.
Here's a link to the video:
Mandisa's 'Overcomer' Music Video World Premiere | Video - ABC News
Your Turn: When has God helped you or someone you know to overcome?
*I'm headed to the American Christian Fiction Writers conference tomorrow, so will be taking a mini blogging break. I'll be back next week!