I am 53 yrs old & live in Goderich. I have 3 adult children; 1 son age 30 & 2 daughters ages 27, & 24
I grew up in a christian home or so they said. My father was a quiet man while my mother ran the house with an iron fist. I was told my whole life, i was never wanted because i was girl.... At 16 yrs of age I made the decision to walk away from God. After all, He allowed my mother 2 beat the heck out of me & my father to ignore me. There was no one in the world who cared, least of all God. I went on my merry way way filling the hole in my heart with drugs & booze. In 1978 I married a man I thought loved me. One mth into the marriage he began to beat me regularly. This was what I believed was my lot in life, I was someone who deserved to be beaten by people who claimed they loved me..... Then around Easter in 1989 I was watching a movie. It showed Christ being beaten & killed 4 no reason that I could see. The Holy Spirit used that movie to pull on my heartstrings. But after the life I had lived these first 31 years, I wanted 2 "know" who this God was before I made any kind of commitment. So I did the only thing I knew 2 do, I started reading my dusty old Bible. That was in April of that year. By June 5th I had finished my 1st time through.... As always my X husband was angry at me & took his wrath out on me. I believed I would die . So I called Huntely St. a christian tv show, which had a prayer line. A man on the other end of the phone prayed the sinners prayer with me. It was June 5, 1989 at 7:30 pm - the day my life changed forever! I had made a public confession of both my need of a saviour & my acceptance of His free gift on the cross. Now if I died, I knew I would spend eterity with Jesus. I prayed a prayer that day that put me in the course for my walk with Jesus. I prayed that the Lord would let me live long enough to memorize the Bible or read it 100 times! You see, I expected to be killed, I really expected that He would give me the ability to memorize every word. I also expected that my family would see Christ in me & would be drawn to Jesus.... My X husband gave me about 6 mths to get over this nonsence. When this didn't happen, his anger & violence grew to a place I could hardly stand. My love was given anger & violence in return He threw me & my dresser down ths stairs, told me I could back into his bed when God was no longer in his house. Well lets see, live eternity with the Lord, or walk away & maybe get beat a little less. The choice was easy. Jesus was my Lord & Saviour! Then came the day when there was the greatest sence of evil, I'd ever felt in my life. I thought I wwould die that morning. I was tried of being beaten. I knew the Lord would take care of my kids. I didn't even call out to the Lord, I just covered my head & waited to die... The Lord however had other plans 4 me. He sent His angel to protect me. No matter what he threw, there was an invisible wall of protection. I watched things diverted away from me, impossible to miss me, but I was never hit by flying objects. This evil stayed there for about 90 min. he never approached me - God - held him back, then he left 4 work, it was over, for a little while. Funny thing, after I stopped crying, the Lord spoke to me these words "You don't have 2 die 2 see him saved, I did the work at the cross 4 him, 4 everyone who will answer my call". That day I started praying to find a way out of that house, a life where we could live without fear, without anger. It was Sept. 4, 1994 when with the help of my dad & brother we put the kids stuff in storage, & came to the shelter here in Goderich..... That was the first day of my new life, now Jesus is my husband, friend, my everything. No turning back only looking forward to the Praise & Glory of God my Father.
Well I love to exercise about 4-6 times a week. I belong to 3 small groups at church. Love to see what the Lord is doing in the lives of others, I enjoy taking pictures of nature with my little camera. I also love cooking dinner meals, love the time I have with friends & family.
Favorite Music / Movies / Tv Shows / Books
I listen to contemporary christian music.
My favorite book is the Bible. I'm in my 63rd time through our Bacic Intructions Before Leaving Earth !!!
I enjoy the legal type shows, CSI, Law & Order, Criminal Minds, Lie 2 Me, .... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (the Lord is blessing many believers through CBS)