A smile warms the heart of others. It can actually make our own soul feel lifted. Many people give us that fake smile. We know deep down that they are either full of crap or they are just covering reality. Heck, we all have been there, but we are never more effective than when we… Continue Reading →
About Jerry Hughes
As long as I live, I will never forget April 14, 2004. I was sitting with my doctor when she spoke the solemn words, “I am so sorry, Jerry, but you have HIV.” With a heart full of despair and eyes filled with tears, I got up and walked out of her office. My body was shaking from the fear of death. For a moment, I felt I had lost all hope in life. But it was only for a moment.
I spent much of my life seeking self-worth and love, as we all do. My journey before my HIV diagnosis was filled with many, very challenging times. I often felt like a little boy inside a man’s body who just wanted to be loved. As I reflected on the meaning of the words, “Jerry, you have HIV,” the little boy inside this man decided to step out and into the arms of God. In that moment of trust, I experienced incredible peace. It might sound very confusing, how a moment of such tragedy would feel so peaceful. I like to describe the moment as “peace in the midst of the storm.”