April 2, 2018

God’s Dragonfly

In my soon to be published book, “The Making of a Dragonfly”, I share life stories and challenges from the perspective of one who has walked through hardships holding the hand of God with a steadfast faith. My heart’s desire is to walk in obedience to my Heavenly Father and be all He has destined me to be. But let me set the record straight, even before you read the book. Though I have a heart bent toward obedience to God, I am not His always-obedient child.

There are many things I struggle with, things He asks of me and I turn a deaf ear; there are emotional triggers I am working through with more failures than successes; and many relationships that need His healing touch. I, as you, am a work in progress, and I get it wrong more times than right. I am thankful God looks at the motives of the heart and looks at me through eyes of love and grace. Daily, I find myself walking by faith, trusting Him for each step.

The Next Step

The past six years, I have hidden in the shelter of His wing as He brought healing and wholeness. He is now calling me to share my stories through social media, blogging, traveling and speaking. My initial response is nausea and insecurity, as I am a natural introvert and prefer privacy rather than sharing. He stretches me outside my comfort zone daily. Who am I that anyone would listen to my stories of struggle and faith? Yet, my hiding days are in the past and I have stepped into a new life, filled with opportunities to preach and teach, to encourage and lift up, to stumble and fall, to disappoint and fail.

We each have the opportunity to live our faith out loud! To be transparent in our struggles, faith and successes. For the transparent life is one that is open to relate, learn, grow, impact and heal.

Through this site, I will share the ups and downs, the successes and sorrows, the life of a Christ-follower who occasionally gets it right, often gets it wrong, but more than anything, desires to live rightly in serving the God of the Universe and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Let’s do this together,

Mary

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Mary Ethel Eckard is an author, speaker and teacher called to encourage Christians in their faith journey. She is passionate about sharing Christ with all who will listen. Through her captivating testimony of relying on God's strength and guidance through the heights and depths of life, Mary helps others find freedom from the shame and pain of their past. Mary resides in Frisco, Texas and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

2 Comments

  • Patti G. says:

    Looking forward to your book launch, Mary! I do admire your honesty, openness and courage! We can do so much with God by our side!

    • Mary says:

      Hey Patti! Thank you.
      The book is getting great reviews and has been nominated for the Henri Award for best motivational book. Awards dinner is December 8th!

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