Gem, from Olathe Kansas, got really vulnerable and shared her story with us this morning. It started before she was even born; her birth mom wasn’t married and considered terminating the pregnancy. A group of Catholics (including her new parents) found out about it and started praying for her – and she wasn’t aborted.

Looking back on this situation, she now realizes that she should have been grateful – but in her heart she felt rejected and unwanted. She also struggled with fitting in. She thought that even God couldn’t want her.

One year at Steubenville, during Adoration, a feeling of God holding her heart overwhelmed her…

“I invite all of you…to open yourself up to God, because God will touch you if you let Him.”

Written by Paul Masek
Paul Masek is Lisa's husband and is honored to be the father of four practically perfect kids ~ Jacob, Audrey, Kyle, & Dominic. For fun, Paul loves hunting, fishing, eating, hanging out with the fam, and impersonating Jon Lovitz. He claims to be the funniest person he has ever met - and his wife says he hasn't met enough people - because she is funnier. He also loves stirring it up and is the director of the REAP Team for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. You can find out more about Paul on Twitter & Insta - @clasekmasek