Christina Holder is a freelance writer whose stories have appeared in USA TODAY and The Washington Times. She is a former reporter for the Naples (Fla.) Daily News and a former reporter/researcher for syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak in Washington, D.C.
On the days when I feel unsettled and isolated and like I don't fit, I reflect on the truth and hope of heaven.
It's possible my emotional low was a mix of post-traumatic stress and reverse culture shock, if we're going to put a name on it.
I've tried to pay closer attention to how God may be using circumstances and people in my life to get me through tough times.
I didn't know what I "had." All I knew was that I was in one big emotional funk.
The winding journey proved to be a sweet remedy for all of the pain stacked like cemented bricks inside my heart.
The week following my 30th birthday, I hit an all-time low.
The years are not lost. They've only been let go.
The mountain was filled with moguls. But He would not leave me to brave it alone.
It had become a box of bitterness.
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