When my mother died, the Gospel became more real to me than ever before. I had already been a Christian for some time - I want to say about fifteen years or so by then, but there was something about the magnitude of what I believed that set in for me at her funeral. There... Continue Reading →
"My husband changed after we married. He would not look at me, talk to me or even say my name... As time went on and four children later, I thought of suicide... ...I began to search the Word for a way out of my marriage commitment...
In 1953 I was married in the Catholic Church. God gave us four boys and four girls. In 1974, my oldest daughter was invited to a service in a Baptist church, and I gave her my permission to go there.
I have heard people that were raised in Christian homes claim that they don't have exciting testimonies. I don't agree, at all. I have often thought anyone who thinks that about their own testimony does not understand how sinful or how needful of God's grace they really are. Here is a great testimony of God's... Continue Reading →
I take the girls, and we have a “Ladies Theological Society Meeting” -complete with Bible Study, prayer, and chocolate. And, my husband takes the boys to another room in the house, and does “Men for the Lord.” (Which, by the way, was quite an undertaking for those years when some of Dan’s ‘mighty men’ were still in feety-pajamas and needed to be in bed by 8:00 PM).
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” Numbers 23:19 Trusting in God is a necessary means to the end of experiencing the many graces... Continue Reading →
Totally where I am at today. Found the hymn by a "providential-accident" (that is an intentional oxymoron). I haven't heard this hymn for a while, but I needed to hear it today. I needed to be reminded that coming to grips with the wickedness and treachery of my own heart (at deeper and deeper levels)... Continue Reading →
The cross is the place where our weaknesses and God’s sovereignty make sense. When we bring our weaknesses, brokenness, and messed up pasts to the cross of Christ, we can start to grasp the weight of the truth that Jesus, of His own volition, identified Himself with our frailty through the incarnation, and then willfully... Continue Reading →
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried, therefore, with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”... Continue Reading →
The following account is a formal written statement primarily describing my post-conversion life. I wrote this as part of a church membership process. My goal in writing this was to share my faith in such a way that if this were a court document, and I were on trial for being a Christian - I... Continue Reading →