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I am married
I am a female
I am 27 years old.
My birthday is: March 19th.
I live in Boonville New York USA
I was saved at age 12 by my mom in the month of June. I had drifted away from the faith until about a year before I got married, wherein I joined the church worship team and then began marriage counselling. The combination of these two things, and by the grace of God, I am now a fully devoted follower of Christ! I am a happily married woman with a two year old son. My husband works two part time jobs, and I am a stay at home mom who is attending college online. My husband is God's gift of steadiness to me, and my precious son is God's reason for me to get out of bed every morning. I love them both dearly, and my daily schedule revolves around them. I am still a singer and sometimes trumpet player for my church's worship team, a deaconess, and a Sunday School teacher. Sometimes these activities seem overwhelming, and sometimes I beg God for more of a challenge! At any rate, I fully believe that every person needs Jesus as their personal savior, and that every person is a work in progress, me most of all!
When I was twelve, my mom sat me, two of my older sisters, and my younger brother down one day in June. Very simply but very passionately she told us how to be saved, and we all accepted the Lord as our Savior that day. For my older sisters, this was a re-commitment, but for Andrew and I it was when we became sealed for Christ. Unfortunately, I didn't stay with the faith, and only a few years later I was living the confused and awful life of someone who knows they are saved but are not living the life of the redeemed, and it only got worse. I'm not sure why, but I started going to our church's worship team practice regularly, where I was loved, really loved on and accepted. Two women, good friends of mine now, spring to mind as wonderful examples of loving uprightness of the faith, and it was because of them I started coming around. As I've said to one of them, they put the key in the door. Then, I became engaged to the wonderful man I'm married to now, and started going to premarital counselling sessions with the Pastor. That was what turned the key, and the crucial action of actually LIVING the Word began. It has been a slow and sometimes painful journey, and I'm still on it, but every day I'm drawing closer to the Lord, and my life is so drastically different than it was before. The main difference is in the area of living for self. Before I only really cared about what I wanted, and was incredibly selfish, even manipulating and toying with others to get what I wanted, and rationalizing away pricks of concience to I could have and do what felt good to me. This had me in a constant state of moodiness, and a constant state of hopelessness, even to the point of suicidal depression (self is a very poor god). Now, as I turn my eyes to worshiping and living for the true Living God, I have an untouchable peace and constant optimism for the future. Praise God!