Then, in 2008, the spiritual battle between God and the devil was revealed through my marriage. The experience caused me to take the devil and God more seriously. I began to question, "What does the day, Halloween, really mean?"
As God would have it, this past week, as I sorted through old boxes of keepsakes, I found a picture of a past Halloween. In the picture, I was sixteen-years-old. On that Halloween night, my date and I were going to a College Wide Party at UCSB. That same week, I had participated in choir rehearsal with my church. I planned on singing during mass the following Sunday.
So, today I prayed, "Lord, let me glorify YOU today. Please be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide! In Jesus' Name, Amen." Within moments of my prayer there was a knock at the door. Then the phone began to ring. God was giving me plenty of opportunity to choose Him over the devil, Christianity over costumes, the Bible over a bucket of candy and Holiness over Halloween and I was going to take them!