Hi there! 

My name is Ida and I am the author of Soli Deo Gloria Blog. I am affectionately called love, mommy, step-mom, filha, sister and friend. Though these names mean the world to me, nothing compares to how The Lord called me by my name. I was a sinner and God in his Mercy showed me grace! He brought me out of my wretched ways and filled me with grace, and then gave me more grace. 

Here's a little bit about my past..

I was born in poverty, abandoned, neglected, sexually abused, suicidal, depressed and broken all before the age of twelve. On the outside I was quiet, nice and by all labeled a "good kid", but on the inside I was dead. I had no passion for life, no joy, numb and hopeless. My teen years were consumed with searching for love and acceptance. I was constantly looking to be reassured that I was loved and wanted. This ultimately resulted in disappointment because no human could fill what I was missing. The first fifteen years of my life were so dark, but God showed His light upon my life and gave me hope above all hopes. 

And that's what brings me here to the internet, hope. As I blog and share in this space I pray that someone else might find hope in Christ. That the stories I share, whether hard or easy would bring Soli Deo Gloria, "Glory to God alone".

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
For the help of His countenance.
— Psalm 42:5