Charlotte Pence Bond
Charlotte Pence Bond is the New York Times best-selling author of Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President along with two other books in the series. Her first solo book, Where You Go: Life Lessons from My Father (Center Street) was released in October 2018 and reveals lessons her father, Vice President Mike Pence, has taught her.
She is a current contributor to Lightworkers.com and her work has been published in The Washington Times, Glamour magazine and featured in US Weekly, among other major media outlets. A graduate of DePaul University with a BA in Digital Cinema Screenwriting and English, Charlotte contributed writing and production skills to the Emmy Award-winning documentary Fleeced (WFYI Productions).
Charlotte currently attends Harvard Divinity School where she is a candidate for a Masters in Theological Studies, with an emphasis on religious themes in literature and culture.
And even now, our country is going through another transition – not just from the coronavirus, but the presidential election.
It is not only a call out to God, asking Him to lead me, admitting that my soul is “cast down.” It is also a promise – that my hope is in His plan and purpose for my life, because I will “again praise Him.”
Christians often talk about God’s work of refining us and changing us into better people. It has a nice ring to it, but in reality, it can be a pretty tough experience.
It is important to remember that Christians are not exempted from feelings of anxiety and stress.
However, I have come to see this in a different light. It is actually a humbling experience – and often a very difficult one – to be the person who is required to forgive.
Growing up, I sometimes found myself getting along better with non-Christians because it seemed to me as if they were passionate about issues, even if I didn’t agree with them on their views.
In a way, I feel as if being forced to stay inside our houses actually forced me out of hiding.