Love. Mercy. Justice.
Vice. Virtue. Victory.
My God works in mysterious ways. In November of 2016 (as I was going through one of the most painful seasons of my life), God set afire a dream and a new direction in my ministry to which I was not completely made aware of at the time. As my time back in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio was nearing a close (as my work had been completed there), He wanted me to relocate back to Columbus, Ohio – the place where I became a woman, received my undergraduate degree, and began my career – to pursue another journey. I had no idea that it would be so adventurous and fulfilling yet so daunting and tumultuous. He sent several confirmations of the move He wanted me to embark on, and though I had no money, no plans, and no means of support, I set out to fulfill the work of God.
Being back in Columbus has not been at all what I had expected it to be. I expected it to be glorious and never gruesome. I expected it to be prosperous and never painful. I expected it to be joyous and never jolting. However, I have grown in God and in love. I have embraced love more extravagantly. I have surrendered to love more quickly. And I have experienced so many things – things you wouldn’t believe – that have shaped me and made me more of the woman that God has called and created me to be.
There is suffering. There is heartache. There is abuse. There is trauma.
There is love. There is joy. There is peace. There is restoration.
There is torture. There is agony. There is hardship. There is adversity.
There is ministry. There is marriage. There is motherhood. There is miracle.
Poetic Justice is a true story of my relentless pursuit of God and what it has costed in the material sense. It is a story of forsaking all for the Kingdom, and counting all as a loss for the excellency of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord. As you travel through the past and the present within the pages, you will read personal, real-life stories of what I have experienced, encountered, witnessed, and endured in the four (4) months I have been back in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Names will be changed and several events will be altered to protect persons involved, but this is my story. As God and the Holy Spirit give me utterance and the words to write, my life in this season is chronicled in book form to minister to a diverse group of individuals in a completely diversified way.
Poetic Justice. Christ Jesus. Hebrews 11:33-40.
Subduing kingdoms, working righteousness, obtaining promises, stopping the mouths of lions, quenching the violence of fire. All with faith, spirit, and words.
It’s like nothing you’ve ever read about. So brace yourself. Buckle up. It will be one heck of a ride. In Christ Jesus. Always.
With God’s Love,
Porsche R. Armstrong
Founder, Love Is A Lifestyle
Poetic Justice: A Story of Love, Mercy, Justice, Truth, and Eternal Triumph – The NEW Book Is Coming Soon!
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.