Surviving the Edge: A (Not-so-funny) Hilarious Tale of Escaping Life’s Cliffhangers and Offering a Hand to Fellow Misadventurers:
Once upon a time, in the chaotic carnival of my life, I found myself lost, like socks in a dryer, unsure of which direction to stumble in. I was so broke that even my piggy bank filed for bankruptcy, and my house was about as stable as a Jenga tower during an earthquake. To add spice to my misadventures, I had a couple of kids relying on me to be the responsible adult – a role I played about as convincingly as a cat in a Shakespearean play.
There was no safety net in sight, just an ominous cliff with a sign that read, “Welcome to the Edge of Sanity. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” It wasn’t exactly the motivational poster I needed at the time.
I had zero experience in rock climbing, cliff hanging, or any other extreme sport that didn’t involve pushing my luck with expired dairy products. But fear not, for in my pocket, I carried the secret weapons of fierce determination and an unwavering faith in God.
Miraculously, just when I was about to start my career as a human bungee jumper, someone swooped in like a superhero with a cape made of good intentions and pulled me back from the brink. I didn’t ask for their credentials, but I assumed they had at least watched a few episodes of “Cliffhanger Rescue 101” on TV.
A New Perspective on Cliff Hanging: Choosing to Make a Difference
The cliff incident shook me to my core, and I vowed never to return. Little did I know that fate had other plans for me. It led me back to the cliff’s edge with a sudden jolt. From there, I could see others who were hanging on the branches of despair like overripe fruit. I had failed to notice them before because I was too preoccupied with my own problems.
It dawned on me that no one person could solve all of the world’s problems, let alone those of a small community. I realized, however, that I could make a difference in one person’s life by providing them with a few tools, such as snacks and a good sense of humor. This would, in turn, inspire them to help others, creating a chain reaction of kindness.
In all seriousness, I want you to know I have been on the brink of financial disaster, having nothing to hang onto but my pillow and a prayer. I see you. I am glad that God inspired someone to come and throw me a rope. I am honored that He called me to share the same hand of hope to you. I do not profess to have all the answers to your problems, but I do have an understanding of how you feel, and have learned a few things along the way. I would like to share what I have learned with you.
“God allows, nothing, absolutely nothing; to come into our lives that He cannot bring glory from, and shine the light of His love upon. His love is what carried me through and His love is what propels me today.”
“The art of rock climbing should be learned prior to hanging over a cliff!” ~Marsha Mars
Marsha’s vision, through Agape Source Financial Corporation, is to help others learn how to navigate their finances.
“This is what God has prepared me for, and the reason I took my crash course in rock climbing, so I would turn to help others out of what feels like; ‘hanging by one hand over a cliff’.
“If you have been under financial strain, you know exactly what I am talking about. I invite you to join me in this call, either through your prayerful support, financially, experimentally, or by being a partaker and one day a helper. This is going to take a united front, the Body of Christ working together, if you are reading this, it is going to take you!”
In Christ’s Service