God works in mysterious ways. My mother always brought me to church practically every Sunday as a child. Children would be dismissed from the regular service and I would attend Sunday school and hear various bible stories from my beloved Sunday school teacher Ms. Casperson. She was a much older soft spoken lady who care about all her students. I remember her to this day like it was yesterday because the way she told those Bible stories introduce me to a God that made me feel safe, secure and at peace, while my environment was not so peaceful. I was seven-years-old at the time. She was spreading the word. Little did I know the profound effect she would have on my life.
Fast Forward to High school. I got a scholarship to go away to a prestigious Boarding School . I was the poor kid. However, as prestigious as it was ,the students did drugs , drank alcohol , and took mind altering substances. In addition, sexual promiscuity was regular behavior among my class mates. Temptation was high. I keep remembering Frank saying “I had sex 3 times with my girlfriend today already ,I am going for four” laughing loud. The age was 14 to 18 years old. I must admit I felt from grace with regards to having a sexual encounter.
However, one thing kept me grounded, it was Chapel on Thursdays. The Minister would say a scripture or two and add a story with the scripture. It reminded me of Ms. Casperson. He was Spreading the Word of God. All of a sudden, I felt the same peace I felt when I was seven years old at Sunday school. It was a comforting feeling. A feeling that allowed me to overcome four years of serious temptation and a whole lot of trouble. Many of my class mates were suspended, expelled and even ended up with severe psychological issues.
I did not have the ability to tell stories like Ms. Casperson, however I held tight to the bible scriptures. It allowed me to create Faith and Hapinesss.com. Which, Ironically, allows me to Spread the Word like Ms. Casperson did when I was seven years old. I only hope the Bible verses on the Christian Clothing and Apparel gives the customers the same feelings of peace, comfort and safety I received during times of serious trials and temptations. I thank Jesus Christ for all he brought me through.
Disciple of Jesus