A Brief Outline about my Faith Journey so far
I grew up knowing Jesus – loved hearing stories about Him. I attended church and church groups as a child and teenager. Then I “grew up”. Yes I got into the world – away from the church and into university. I found my own way – the prodigal daughter.
But as time marched on and I tried to do it all my way – my body, my spirit and my mind gave out. I became controlling, angry, judgmental and sore. I ached everywhere – my shoulders, my jaw, my arms, my legs and my back. I kept talking to God – but only when I really thought I couldn’t do it myself and when I really needed help.
But God never left me. He kept leading me onward. I found a new church – new Christian friends who really cared about me.
I found Jesus.
Yes – finally I understood the cross, the resurrection, the grace, and being saved.
I accepted all this in 2001. I asked for forgiveness and felt His assurance that all was well with my soul.
Then He started me on a wonderful search for truth – of myself. I started to read and study the Bible. I attended Bible studies. I went to church regularly and really listened to the message. I worshipped with a soul filled with longing.
Then in a startling way, that only God could ordain, He led me to writing poems when I journalled my thoughts. After writing 150 poems, I attended my first writers’ conference, Write!Canada 2003 put on by The Word Guild. That opened new doors to writing, painting, and meeting the best Sisters and Brothers I could ask for.
In 2008 I started to blog – first calling a blog Spirit-Filled Canada, then A Better Way. In 2010 I started UTCOP – Under the Cover of Prayer which ran for 4 years. In 2015 I decided to rework my website – and it continues to be a work in progress. My focus has returned to studying the Bible – and helping others to do that too.
In the fall of 2012 I published my first children’s book, Tadeo Turtle. My story won the best children’s book for 2013 at The Word Awards, sponsored by The Word Guild.
This year things are exploding. God gave me my word for the Year as Abound. Abound in grace. This year the second of the series, Growing With God, will be published by Siretona Creative. It is called The Kingdom of Thrim.