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I just want to praise God for all the times He has protected me while I have traveled.

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God was with me all my life.He helped me get over a bad childhood mental illness Help my sick and disabled family and some others to , He gave me a strong faith peace and the ability to love God myself and others To forgive And love of learning. Got that from my English teacher who told me I have the ability to understand and grow in knowledge.That would help me my whole life

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Anybody with a new Story that gives HIm the glory???? emoticon


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God has shown Himself to all of us in many different ways. He has shown me that He was there several times, many of which I wasn't sure that He ever was there.

My mother is an addict/alcoholic. When I was young, probably around 8, my older sister and I went to live with my grandparents. I rarely saw my father, maybe about once a year, and after moving in with my grandparents, I have never seen my father since. For many years, my mom suffered from her addiction. I saw her only on occasion, and barely ever spoke to her. When I turned 20, I became the foster parent of my 8 year old brother. He had entered the system at 2 due to our mom's and his father's disease. Many years went by that I thought "If God is out there, why is He so mad at me?"Today, his father is in Texas (we are in Oregon). He has not laid a hand on him or our mom in 8 years. Our mom has 11 1/2 years clean and sober.

On September 7, 2001 I began working at a recovery house for women and their children. I didn't want to work there, but needed a job. I have found passion in my life. I have seen women fall, and I have seen even more women reunited with there children. The most recent, a mom who had lost children before due to her addiction. She wanted to be clean from meth, but didn't know how. She found our program and after 10 months of fighting for her baby girl, her daughter was returned to her. We asked her how she felt when she put her baby girl into the car, she said "Complete." Today, this mom has 16 months free from drugs and alcohol.

I could go on, but my last story will be of my daughter. There was nothing more that I wanted when I was young than to someday have children. I wanted to be a mom, so that I could love them and have someone to love me back. At 17, I was told that I would never be able to have a child. If on the off chance I got pregnant, I would not be able to carry the child to term. I would never be a mother. I thought once again, "Why is he so mad at me?" When I moved out on my own, I stopped going to church. I lost my faith. In October 2000, I met someone pretty special to me. He was, and is, a meth addict/alcoholic. We spent 5 years in a relationship. I never used, only lost. I found out I was pregnant. I told him goodbye. We expected a horrible pregnancy, and nothing went wrong. The only complications I had were minor and during delivery. I have a wonderful little girl named Eliana. She got her name for God. Eliana means "My God has answered me." And that is what He did. Her middle name is Grace, that's always His answer. She may not have been brought into the world the way He intended, but He brought her to me. For that I will always thank Him. Her dad is still around, he even cleaned up for awhile and we tried to be a family. But he went started drinking again. He sees her about 5 hours a week, at his parent's. He told me yesterday he's finally going to go to treatment. Praise God!

Sometimes, I still wonder if He's upset with me. But no matter how far I may fall, His hands will be there to catch me.

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6/6/08 11:07 A

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A little story of glory from my mom who is now deceased! She was an alcoholic and she refused to go see a doctor for fear he would realise she was a heavy drinker! Then it happened....her belly bloated up,her skin turned yello and even the whites of her eyes were turning yellow! My dad ohysically picked her up off the couch and took her to the dr ,who then sent her straight to the hospital in the assumption that she would not live much longer! She was doing very very badly .....we prayed and they called for a minister to pray last rights with her! He spoke to her and told her he didnt think it was time for her to go.He told her that her kids and grandkids still needed her too much! She expressed to him that she was ready and asked him if he could see her father over by the widow, he was waiting for her in the bright light! Gods light!(her dad was deceased already)She was adamant that her dad was standing there waiting for her! The minister was sure that it was not yet her time! They prayed together! The next day my mom was seeming better! SHe did not die that day! Infact she got better every day and within a week or so there was no sign that she EVER had any alcohol related liver damamge at all! The doctors were in awe! There was no medical explanation to her complete recovery! Then she also stayed sober and lived for many more years after that! My mom did end up going to meet Jesus and her dad abiut 5 years ago but it was a sudden brain cancer that took her not the alcoholism and she was able to be here on earth for a few more years to mend fences with family and be there for her grandkids! It was a miracle and deffinitely an Intervention of a wonderful and loving GOD! Bless you all ! Just thought Id share as she has been on my mind a lot today! hugs and blessings Tina

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PUNKINFACE... just curious how ya story is going today? God truly does love each of us! I'm so glad that you are experiencing the good moments of life.

Audie... you are so right... it is LOVE from God that truly changes our lives, minds, and hearts. We cannot even take it all in, as Paul said... cuz it truly is such a big love, an unconditional love, a love like we will never know any other way, but through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Lots think that the crucifixion was the biggest act of love, and it is one, but think how many times his flesh died before he would sin before the cross... all those times of attitude choices, even in anger he didn't sin. WOW! I am in awe.

Love is the greatest!!!

"I came that you might have LIFE, and more abundantly." Jesus

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4/30/08 2:13 A

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It's just about 1 am here and by all rights I should be past in the bed! Beyond sleep and cruising into a wonderful dream. But I am not I am sitting here eyes half shut but my heart is full. I am busy taking care of business and making plans for the remainder of the week but I am stopping to share something with my brothers and sisters in faith.
You know the bible is an incredible book. Yes, because it is the written word of God's heart. But what I find so incredible is how the written word gets in your heart and transforms you! It's nothing short of a miracle. I have pondered for days even weeks what part of my testimony I would share. Would I tell how God saved my life from death when I was so desperate to loose weight and underwent a gastric bypass at a very early age and died but God in his awesome plan worked a miracle. Or do I tell how I thought I loved a man that I thought could make all my dreams come true only to find myself not only disappointed and devastated but left with a life that was ramshacked, broke down, and unnoticeable. But God in his merciful way rescued me. Do I tell how I know what it is like when those closest to you turn their backs on you and there is no one but God....but you have fallen so far away that you wonder does God even care.... But God in his mercy and grace was always there. I am not sure what or which part of my testimony to share. There are so many times that I have witness the hand of God---seen him do the impossible for the unworthy. So many times that I have felt the heart of God---seen him love the unlovable and woe the unwanted. There are so many times that I have seen the face of God---I have felt so close to Him and He is more real to me than anything in my life. He has taught me that faith is not a wish or a dream....but faith is tangible and real and that in our actions faith can not only change a life but a community, a city, a state, a nation, and a world. Faith is not complicated it is simply birthed in relationship with the one who will never let you down. So many times I have experienced so many things that he has prove to me over and over again that He is the great I am.
But what I am experiencing today surpasses anything that I have ever experienced yesterday and that is his love. Understand me when I say His love. Lights are not beaming, foundations are not shaking but something incredible is taking place. I am not talking about the love that we all smile and nod our heads in simple agreement. I mean a love that you can't understand but can only accept. A love that by all rights you are unworthy to receive but he so willingly gives. The love of God that envelopes you and holds you through all that comes your way. A love that you don't understand why but just the mention of his name brings tears to your eyes.
At times I feel I get a glimpse of understanding what Paul meant when he says, "I want to know you in the fullness of your suffering and in the power of your might." I find myself saying God I just want to know you and to love you more. Paul wrote 2/3 of the bible and he prayed that he wanted to know Christ more!!
So I guess I am saying that I can tell you some stories where I have been there, done that, and God brought me thru. But I am finding the most amazing story is experiencing his love and seeing that the reason he did bring me through was simply because he loved me. It blows my mind that he could love me the way he does. But I am so glad because it is in his love that I am loving him and loving others.

Edited by: AUDIE40220 at: 4/30/2008 (09:34)
Lord teach me to be a WOMAN OF GRACE witha HEART of COMPASSION, an ATTITUDE of MERCY, and a DISPOSITION of HUMILITY.


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4/25/08 5:46 P

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Sing it Girl!

Lord teach me to be a WOMAN OF GRACE witha HEART of COMPASSION, an ATTITUDE of MERCY, and a DISPOSITION of HUMILITY.


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emoticon Because He Lives

God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal, and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Saviour lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

How sweet to hold a new born baby
And feel the pride, a joy he gives
But greater still the calm assurance
This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

And then one day I'll cross the river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives...


"I came that you might have LIFE, and more abundantly." Jesus

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4/24/08 8:23 P

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Julz---make a joyjul noise!

Lord teach me to be a WOMAN OF GRACE witha HEART of COMPASSION, an ATTITUDE of MERCY, and a DISPOSITION of HUMILITY.


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This is short and sweet... about prayer.

I asked God specifically for something for someone else a couple weeks ago. He did it in the time period I requested it. Yes, I know that He doesn't always say 'yes', but in this situation. I was reminded that God truly loves each of us, will give us what we ask for, cares about the little things (no matter how small), and really does want to 'make us happy'.

I love my Lord. Wish I could sing, cuz I would sing for Him all day long everywhere I went!! Let's see... what would I sing for you now?

Because He Lives... powerful!!!

"I came that you might have LIFE, and more abundantly." Jesus

Mind over matter... what is in your mind DOES matter!!!



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4/14/08 7:21 P

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It has been a bumpy road for me over the past 6 weeks.........I have come to terms with so much and I have regain my love for God....WOW what was I thinking for all those years......so much sadness, bitterness and anger consumed me.

On Thursday April 10th I finally surrendered myself to the Lord. I have been so scared and angry. Blaming him for all my problems and worries. Not anymore. I have reclaimed my life.

I have learned that I needed to forgive my husband and allow him back into my heart. I needed to do this for me and my family. I truly feel that it is the right thing to do, I have no regrets. While the trauma of everything is still vivid in my mind, I am at peace. I have allowed myself to let go of all the resentments and move forward, I have stopped focusing on the negative things that ate at my soul.

I feel like a new woman.........inside and out.

Upon my own acceptance came so much happiness that my cup overflows. I can feel the inner peace, something I have NEVER felt before. I am savoring every moment of everyday. It is an experience that makes my smile and glow.

Once I gave in to my fears and accepted the Lord as my Savior, it was like a awakening in everything in my world.

1. My husband and I have reconnected completely.....it has been such a wonderful time

2. My daughter made Honor Roll

and lastly.........I have been asked to assist in leading the DONE girl team........WOW.....what an honor....I admire each and every member of this team.....everyone brings something wonderful and there own personal touch to my life and the team.....


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4/14/08 4:21 P

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My Story.
I was told in 1971 I would have no children. My Grandmother, a woman of God told me I would have them when God was ready. I have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I almost died in child birth with one. They said I was praying,but I was out cold. The Nurse told us.
January of 99, a Lady, a stranger in another city said, Hello Reverend, I SAID you must be talking about my Husband. In September 99, I went to a Prophetic conference and the Speaker there told me I'm Blessed. I received the word and remembered it later in December 99, I had a Massive stroke. I couldn't read better than a first grader,but I continued to read my bible.(slow going). Every health scripture in the Bible I would say out loud. I couldn't walk without pain. I was almost blind. Then in September 2000. God allowed me to walk out of it all. Praise God. No side effects. If I didn't tell people they wouldn't know. I gave God my life. I've been a Minister of the Lord's Since 2001.
In May 2005, my Husband was told he had cancer. We just stood on God's word.We did what the doctor suggested. 36 radiation treatments, not a day out of work. They told him He was too Healthy to be sick. All He said was, God's way is mighty sweet. He is cancer free today.
This life experience is to encourage all that Live for Christ that Earth Doctors are good, but the Heavenly Doctor is better and does have the Last Word. So be encouraged.
Thank you for reading this.


Ladies and Gentleman, I praise God for all of you. Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

But God Said NO! That's why all of us are still here.
God has a plan for each one of our lives. For how can we be a witness or Testify, if we have not gone through and came through VICTORIOUS. One day, you will save a life, one day you will lead someone to Christ, one day you will know if someone is telling you the truth or not, ONE DAY, God will reveal it all. Just continue to keep the FAITH. Your Crowns are already waiting for you.

Be Blessed my Sisters and brother, We Shall come Forth as pure gold.



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Here it is! Time to testify. When I was young Pastor Davis would say, "Now we are going to have Testimony service. Who wants to tell what God has done for them this week?"
So now we are going to have testimony service!
Don't worry about how long or short....Just tell us your story about how God worked it out, caused it to happen, brought you through, made it work, brought it to you, or however you want to put it!
Tell us your story that brings HIM the Glory!

Edited by: AUDIE40220 at: 4/14/2008 (15:45)
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