TESTIMONIES

GOD’S HOT PURSUIT FOR AN ARMED BANK ROBBER PART 1

After I surrendered to the FBI, I surrendered to the Holy Spirit. It didn’t take a moment of genius introspection to realize that doing life my way had led to nothing but disaster and destruction. It was the summer of 2009, and I had just completed an almost 11-year...

FROM A POTHEAD TO A PREACHER’S WIFE (PART 2)

Continued… After reading what my husband had written, I turned to him and told him what had happened to me a few days earlier. We both knew someone was trying to get our attention and tell us something. Now in the years prior to this, we had Christians and pastors...

FROM A POTHEAD TO A PREACHER’S WIFE (PART 1)

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2 As I stood there in the dark, dingy bathroom of a friend’s home where we had been partying most of the night, I caught a glimpse of my...

A HOPELESS SUNDAY

“Hey Patrick, what are you up to?” Patrick turned to look at me and with the usual smile on his face, he replied, “Nothing really. Just waiting for a place to serve.” It was just like him. Thirteen-year-old Patrick loved to serve God around the church building whether...

BREAK FREE

I am God’s prodigal daughter. Jesus came into my life when I was very young. I was born and raised in a loving Christian home, and I attended a Christian school up until I graduated from high school Outside of the academe, my world was small – it revolved around...

HAPPY EVER AFTER

Let me tell you a story about how I met the love of my life. 2013 wasn’t the easiest of times for me. Life revolved around work. I worked non-stop that I hardly had time to spend with my family and friends. I felt so exhausted. One Sunday afternoon, my friend asked me...

UNWAVERING FAITH DESPITE ONGOING SICKNESS AND PAIN

I grew up with a typical absence seizures, the kind where you get the aura . . . then stare out . . . but they never went away. I grew up taking Phenobarbital. I also grew up in a family that didn’t know Jesus. I got married when I was 19 – and after we got married he...

DADDY IN THE MIX

I had a boyfriend for ten years. It was a clandestine relationship; one which my parents didn’t know the details of, and one which, when they finally found out, requested the end of it.  I didn’t obey them, and even when my boyfriend left for the U.S., we continued...

UNASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

Growing up, Ricky had always been a top student and a good rule-keeper. His parents and teachers praised him highly and people around him would comment that he was ‘very mature for his age.’ While he tried his best to maintain the image of  ‘the model boy’ in the eyes...