by Stephanie Annis
Summary: My new beginning came with Michigan's Proposal 1 in 2008. When Michigan citizens came together to legalize Medical Marijuana in 2008 the calling stirred something deep in my soul and awakened my voice. Prior to 2008 I was a quiet and meek lady; as child I rarely spoke up. At my 8th grade confirmation questioning the Pastor told my mother I was the only child even with a microphone who couldn’t be heard past the second row.
The synergy of events in 2008 happening all at once made it clear this was my calling. I feel it was at the point the Lord gave me a voice. From 2008 to 2012 both my own medical condition and my personal calling to serve were so strong that it was not a choice to become involved but rather it was an obligation or calling from the Lord to share my truth.
I believe my message is from the Lord. He tells us in Genesis 1:29 - And God said, “Look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants through the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.” - God is the creator of this mighty lifesaving plant; and when it saved my own life I felt a calling from the Lord to share his word.
Where it not for the whole hearted belief in a calling from the Lord to serve I do not believe I would have put myself out into the public eye.