Day 24: Janet Rollero

Psalm 46:10a
"Be still and know that I am God..."

Dear Friends, As I reflect on my journey, I can't help but be grateful for the unwavering presence of God in my life.
From my early days as a latchkey kid, I always felt a divine companionship, a knowledge that God was with me even when loneliness threatened to creep in.
My spiritual foundation began with my father, a Christian, who took us to church but struggled to practice the love and grace that he expected from us. The environment was one of perfectionism, where we had to conform to an image rather than embracing an authentic journey of faith. The strict adherence to military and Southern Baptist rules, coupled with a fear of punishment, left me isolated and naive about the world.
As I traversed my 20’s through my 50’s, the Holy Spirit became my guiding light. Despite the constraints of my upbringing, I felt the gentle nudges from Jesus leading my life. The world began to open, tempting me to follow the crowd, yet deep down, I knew that wasn't my correct path. I sat on the fence, choosing to stay true to the intuition (Holy Spirit) that guided me.
Now, in my 60’s, I find solace in spending more time with my Bible, being still, and eagerly anticipating the unfolding of the next chapter in my life. My desire to serve has been a constant thread, both professionally and in daily life. However, my journey with Grace Chapel is just beginning, and I am filled with gratitude for the entire congregation.
I want to express my thanks to those that lead and guide the young children and young adults. They are the future, and they need our support. In 2024, I look forward to serving in some capacity, contributing to the beautiful tapestry of our faith community.
May we continue to walk this journey together, extending grace and love to one another. Blessings to all...Janet Rollero
My Prayer is for all of God’s people to be filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit daily, and serve one another with support and love as Jesus did.

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