Bread Box for the Broken
Rebecca J. Wetzler
Anyone else have childhood memories of watching the comedy variety show Hee Haw? Their silly song ‘Gloom, despair and agony on me-e! Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y,' was meant to be funny. And it was. However, it resonated with my young heart and spirit on a deeper level; already, from that young age, a shadowy melancholy plagued my quality of life and threatened my necessary daily functioning. How does one conquer deepening internal blackness? For me, it has only been through faith in the Lord that my soul is able to challenge the untruths forecast by the darkness. John 8:12 says, ‘When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”' This has proven true over and over again; no matter how black the darkness gets, there is always the Holy Spirit's steady glow to lead me out again. Through Bread Box for the Broken I share the scriptural light I have found through the years, proving there is blessed hope for life's journey through God's Word. Jesus says in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” Just as bread and water nourish our bodies, partaking of spiritual bread nourishes the soul with timeless truths, and we all may realize our lives are full of blessings the darkness can no longer hide.
Purposeful Overcomer sharing the fruit of faith
Rebecca Wetzler, originally a California girl, has lived in Alaska since she was eight years old. The oldest of five children, she was often needed in the surrogate mother role; therefore, she matured quickly. From early in life she was an avid reader, and subsequently developed an interest in someday writing her own books. Her favorite school subject was English writing assignments. To support her two children, she completed an accounting degree, towing her interest in writing along by minoring in English. Her successful career included advancing from an accounts payable clerk to a financial analyst—a far cry from the Christian author of her heartfelt dreams.
She has been a believer from her earliest memories as a small child in Sunday School asking Jesus into her heart. As her life progressed, Rebecca has realized her faith gives her a steady spiritual regrounding to weather the drama of real life, and she wants to share the spiritual truths with others so they may also follow God’s light past the world’s darkness. Bread Box for the Broken is her first book, and she has ideas for more devotionals, some Bible studies, maybe Christian romance fiction with mystery and suspense. It is important for her to share that faith in Christ is her foundation for challenging and purposefully overcoming life-long struggles with loneliness, self-esteem, depression, chronic pain from migraines and a permanently injured neck, and finally unexplained heart failure. Forced to early retire, she really doesn’t know what the future holds, but she knows Who holds her future.