I gave my heart to Jesus at a very young age and enjoyed serving in the church in a variety of ways when I was a teenager. I memorized lots of Scriptures. I believed God had a plan for my life. My faith and trust were in Him and life seemed pretty smooth going for a long time. My world was turned upside down when a close friend was murdered in 1997. I spent months in a whirlwind of unanswered questions and nothing seemed to bring the peace I was promised in the Scriptures I had memorized. One night, as I was reading a book called If God is God, Then Why?, I was presented with this question: Is God Lord of your life or not? Whether or not I get all the answers or understand any of the whys in life, my answer to that question was and still is “YES!” The journey with Jesus is a great one, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Since 2006, I have lost two very special friends who died at a young age, walked through a difficult layoff from a job I loved, experienced the excitement of an engagement & the disappointment of a broken engagement, returned to college to prepare for a new career, moved away from my closest friends, grieved the loss of my mother, and most recently, I lost my brother in law, who fought courageously for three years a disease (ALS) that I watched wreck havoc on his body and on all those who loved and cared for him daily. And through all of the emotions and heartaches and questions and tears, I can say that God’s grace and love is more real to me today than ever, and I continue to live with the hope that I find in trusting the One who knows me the best and actually thinks I’m pretty neat.
"He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it." - Phil. 1:6