You mean a lot to me and I appreciate that you have taken time out of your day to read my words, words that are inadequate when compared to the loving words of my Savior, Jesus Christ. For those that I do not know personally or have never met, I am even more blessed to have you on here. You are appreciated and loved here and I am praying that you'll be encouraged to know that you are not alone in your journey.
This website, artbysaroum.com, originally started out as a portfolio of my artistic and creative passions (art, photography, graphic design and crafts). I love creating and writing was a private passion of mine. One thing that was missing on this website, was sharing my passion for words because I've been hesitant to share my personal words, since they are glimpses into my heart, into the dark and painful moments but also into my joys and laughter. I've always been drawn to words, I think it's because I have a hard time verbalizing my thoughts and most of the time what's in my brain sounds better than what comes out of my mouth, and when pen meets paper or as in this case, when fingers meet keys, it usually sounds better (I hope).
Lately I have been writing more, due to the experiences of losing my Dad and beloved Shih Tzu, Bear, within such a short time apart. These losses have caused a ripple effect in my life to just write, which has been a tool in my healing, as well as stirring up emotions and painful memories that I hope to share with you when I muster up the courage to do so. I felt challenged to write more, but to also step out of my comfort zone to share my thoughts and experiences with the world (your eyes and hopefully your hearts). These recent tragedies have caused my heart to open up more to all the possibilities in seeing God's grace and experiencing joy in the small things even in the painful ones.
I look forward to taking this journey of healing together and looking forward to finding and embracing God's grace in our daily lives, even when the road is uncertain and the nights are chaotic.
What I Believe (in Words)
I believe in God the Father.
I believe in Jesus Christ, our living God, our Savior, our Intercessor and our Friend.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, a gift to us and our constant Helper.
I believe in the Grace of Jesus Christ because even in the darkest of times when it's hardest to see and feel His grace, it's there and He's there.
I believe in the Hope of Jesus Christ.
I believe in the unfailing Love of Jesus Christ and in forwarding love to others.
I believe in a personal relationship with Jesus, who reveals His attributes to us in our daily lives.
I believe in Jesus because in those darkest of times when I couldn't feel His grace, He was always there.
May we be wrapped up in His Grace,
Love Saroum (sa-roam)