Allow me to introduce myself…

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My name is Sheila Taylor. I am the author of Everyday Surrender.

Everyday Surrender is what happens for me on a daily basis. That moment between my eyes opening to a brand new day, and my feet hitting the floor. That moment, that for years was wracked with stress and fear. That moment when I have a decision to make. Will I go forward with dread, or will I surrender every day to the One who redeemed my life?
I have a ritual I go through every morning, with my hands held open wide, I pray:

“Jesus, You are my Redeemer. You were with me yesterday, and You are with me today. You have always been my faithful God, and I know I can go into this day, simply trusting You. Wherever You go, I’m with you. I give my life to You. This is my Everyday Surrender.”

I am married to the incredible Mr Taylor.
Together we are Dad & Mom to three grown-up children- well at least two of them are grown. One is still “in the nest”.

I work outside our home three days a week at a Birth Center, answering phones, making copies, scheduling prenatal appointments, and holding as many precious newborn babies as possible.

I find pleasure in tying an apron around my waist to feed those I love, stargazing with Mr. Taylor, hanging out with my teenagers, digging through vintage antique stores, drinking coffee and long visits with friends, reading, studying God’s Word, and of course, writing.

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has redeemed me from the deep pits of abuse and despair. I will spend my life counting His goodness, and sharing His love.

Thank you for visiting me here.
Sheila

5 thoughts on “Allow me to introduce myself…

  1. Thank you for posting about the movie. I am also a survivor of sexual abuse by my father for many years. If nor for Jesus I would not have survived. I still struggle.

    • May I share a Scripture with you?

      Hebrews 12 New International Version (NIV)
      12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

      If you’d like to know more about how I related this to my own crisis, I’ll share. Just let me know.

  2. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and I think what you wrote was a gross generalisation. You are certainly entitled to your opinions but we who have been through things like that can have a tendency to view everything through the eyes of a victim and it’s not always as black and white as you make it out to be. If you choose not to see the movie that’s fine but there is sex and violence on TV every day, and that’s just the news! I don’t object to your point of view, only the sweeping generalisations!

  3. I have looked for a way to contact you, but couldn’t find one, and wanted to leave a reply on the movie post, but comments got closed. I wanted to make mention of a fabulous organization call G.R.A.C.E. it stands for Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment. They are a wonderful resource for those who have been through the dark valley of abuse, either themselves or a loved one

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