Through It All, It Is Well……

Scott Oswald:

Please take a few moments to read this writing by my wife Carey. She writes about a very real physical and emotional situation she’s going through. But through it all, It Is Well…

Originally posted on Beautiful Savior, Beautiful Women:

Today, I’d like to share an emotional story with you about someone you may know.

My story is about a woman who, in her 40’s, had suffered with mental illness for nearly 30 years. This woman had  been suicidal, had tried cutting herself to ease the pain, and had been hospitalized for depression. She would scream in her sleep, imagining people were going to hurt her. She has had many diagnoses, among them Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She went through years of counseling and did well without medication for many years.

At age 25, this woman received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. It was then that God began to stir feelings she hadn’t ever felt inside her. Since then, she felt the closest she has ever felt to God, reading His word daily and praying often.

Recently, something changed. Something drastically changed.

She began asking God to…

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Originally posted on Beautiful Savior, Beautiful Women:

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may know that I (Scott Oswald) sometimes fills in for my wife Carey.  Today I am sharing about a recent trip I took.  About 5 weeks ago I returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica where we partnered with Christ for the City International.  Before this year our church was involved with missions in Hong Kong, China.  Although the destination has changed, the need for such trips has not.  If you are interested in hearing more about this mission field, it will be shared during the sermon time at our church this coming Sunday.  Next week, you can view the sermon online via our Vimeo page at

Prior to traveling on this trip, the only thing I knew about Costa Rica is that it had rainforests, monkeys and a soccer (futbol) team.  Located in Central America…

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