The Word Among Us

Easter 2019 Issue

A Huge Leap of Faith

Did God really want me to give up my career?

By: Shannon Kennedy Garrett

A Huge Leap of Faith: Did God really want me to give up my career? by Shannon Kennedy Garrett

When I was a child, my parents took two different approaches to their Catholic faith. My dad rarely went to church and sometimes poked fun at people who asked God to help them make decisions. My mom attended daily Mass and turned to God regularly in prayer. Watching my parents, I didn’t know what to believe about God, but there was something I did feel confident about. My parents agreed on one thing, and it was very clear: as long as you were financially secure, everything would be okay.

A Wrench in My Plans. Sticking with Mom and Dad’s advice, I decided to go to pharmacy school instead of beauty school because it...


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