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Hi, and welcome to my "Faith" page.
When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and became a Child of God, it gave me peace and a joy I had never known. It was also so very much more than I thought it would be.
You see, I had not attended church except as a child, and I really did not know what to expect. I was at the very lowest point in my life, and despaired for my health and sanity, and it was in desperation that I began attending a church near where I stayed, and within a few weeks, in my despair I turned to my Lord Jesus Christ, and changed my life forever.
I now live my life with Him, every day. The Lord is always present, always with me. I need never fear, or feel alone again. I can talk to Him about everything, and frequently do. He helps me feel my way through my ever-changing life, and He leads me through each day. When I first came here and worked in town in the dark of winter, with ice fog, and slick snow and ice to drive on, my Lord was with me every mile I drove. We held conversations the entire way, and he held my hand if I needed it.
If I have a big problem, or something comes into my life that I have questions about, all I have to do is to "give it to" my Lord, and soon I will find a message that answers all my questions. How does He talk to me?
Well, that was a mystery to me at first... how would He communicate with me? It did not take me long to find out. His messages come to me most often in His word, the Holy Bible. And, most often, they come in the form of a sermon at His church. Somehow I seem to know, most of the time when I am looking for one, when there will be a special message to me in the sermon, and He does not ever fail me. It is a constant source of amazement to me that I ~ I who am as nothing, a sinner and a new and inexperienced Christian, could matter at all to Him, but He has proven it over and over again to me. He hears every word I say, He answers every need I have. I really do matter to the Lord, as do each and every one of His children.
There is so much joy in living my life with the Lord that I don't know how or why I could have lived so very much of my life without Him! How did I? It is simple, really. No one ever told me. No one told me that I was missing life as it is supposed to be, as our creator wants it to be. No one told me that I could be rid of the fear, the loneliness, the sorrow, and the pain of life as I knew it. No one said "There is a very simple cure for all your ills, and it is to find salvation."
I did not know of salvation, and the word of the Lord.
"Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except
"Jesus saith unto him,' I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.'" John 14:6
When I think of all the people I have known in my more than 60 years of life, I am shocked that I did not know anyone who would say that, and I think I actually knew very few people that even knew it.
And it makes me fear for them mightily. It makes me fear for my children, as well as feel very responsible and guilty that I did not know this when they were small, when I could have easily given the Lord to them. Now it is more difficult, as their lives are full of raising children, changing jobs, problems with marriage, or any other other daily problems and irritations that a young family in the world of today, faces.
It makes me fear for the rest of my family, and all the other families in the world who do not know it, or who have rejected it.
"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." John I, 1:10
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
I remain so full of the joy I have found as a Christian that I want to shout of it from the rooftops, so that everyone can know what a wonderful life they could be having, but it is not always that simple...
So, this is my way of shouting it from the rooftops.
When my (then new) husband took me to his church here in Alaska, I knew right away that it was truly God's home. He speaks to me there... He leads me in the direction in which He wants me to go, and although He has to sometimes almost knock me in the head for me to know what He wants, He has definitely led me to the place where I am now. He took me from California, gave me a wonderful Christian man... brought him right to me, and then put it into my heart to leave there and to come to far away Alaska, where I am now. Why? Well, I'm not sure I know all His reasons for that yet, but I have pledged my life to His service, so I will follow where He leads me.
This last winter (2002-2003) I discovered I have lung cancer. This has brought me even closer to the Lord. You can find out about it here.
If you are interested in hearing the full story of my testimony, you may read it here, at My Testimony.
I have a new page that will help answer a few questions that some might have about being a Christian. I have named it How, What, and Why?
I hope these pages will be of help to someone. Please let me know if you have questions I have not answered. If they are questions I do not have the answers for, I will turn to my husband, my church family, and the Lord, as always, to provide an explanation.
May these pages be a blessing to the Lord and bring honor and glory to His name.
Jim and I have been truly blessed by the Lord, and feel such joy that we must share it with the world! We shall do what we can to spread His word and word of his His mercy, faithfulness and most of all, Love, so that more of the world may come to know Him, and will be able to rejoice in their own "Walk with the Lord."
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
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