A Story of Courageous Faith
ABOUT SIGHT UNSEEN: God had initiated our adventure in faith, and we heard a clear word from Him. Our home base was to be our car, but we didn’t think God intended for us to sleep in it. And it’s not like we had a long track record of living like the Israelites.
Our first cloud-move took us to Conyers, Georgia. Because it was our first opportunity to recognize a cloud-move, God graciously allowed us the space to figure out that Jackie’s invitation was also His will. The next move happened because of an ice storm. After arriving at the Beacham’s home, we realized God intended for us to stay for a few weeks.
The panic of that Monday morning was overwhelming. It felt fearful. It seemed dark, like a black screen dropped across our future. It felt like what I imagined it is like to be blind. It must also be true that panic causes a person to say insensible things. “For the first time in my life, I cannot visualize tomorrow!” one of us blurted out.
About the author
Rebecca Shirey is a storyteller, faith-seeker, and grace-dweller. As a frequent speaker for conferences and retreats, she communicates with vulnerability, humor, and grace as she passionately encourages others to pursue the abundant life that Jesus offers. The Lord led Rebecca into a decade of intense Bible study preparation before releasing her into a speaking, teaching, and writing ministry. Since then, she has spoken in twelve foreign countries and venues throughout the United States.
Her writings include contributions to Pause for Moms by Chris Maxwell; Room 6060 by Jon Campbell; Make us One—a Journey Toward Racial Healing, compiled by Niko Peele; and The Church Prayer Leader’s Handbook, edited by Carol Madison. Rebecca has also written for Upper Room publication and Prayer Connect magazine.
Fifty-one years ago, Rebecca married her college sweetheart, Lou. Today Dr. Lou Shirey is a retired army chaplain. Rebecca and Lou serve on the presenter team for Galatians 6:6 Marriage Retreats for ministry couples and More than Married Conferences for church congregations. In addition, they are members of America’s National Prayer Committee.
Their family includes three adult children and ten amazing grandchildren. Rebecca and Lou reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
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