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Romans 1:6 "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..."

Monday, March 2, 2009

Titus 2 Blog Party

I learned of this party over at Home Haven Ministry and Civilla's Cyber Cafe and since I love a good party thought I would join in. There is a link to the left and I think it would be grand if you joined us as well. There is still time left.

Here's a bit about me...

My life is pretty much an open book. While I got my first taste of blogging on MySpace I began blogging in earnest sometime last year. My blogs are typically religious or spiritual in nature, though I actually disdain both those words to describe my relationship with my Lord and Savior.

I gave birth to my first son at 17 and as you can imagine...I took the hard road to growing up. I was a battered wife, drank too much...and did any drug that was offered to me just to numb the pain of the decisions I had made and the mess my life was in. I credit my son, Richard, for giving me the strength and courage to move out and start over...sober and clean. I could never have done any of this without the support and love of my parents. I am thankful each day for their belief in me.

My husband was a Christian when we began dating and I thought going to church with him was a condition to continue dating him. My children laugh when they hear I told him I would go to the Sunday morning preaching but I was not going to be one of those "sisters" who was at the church every time the doors were opened.

I was saved at 28 and it was at that time that life began to have real meaning. I know I am where God wants me to be and I know I am who He has made me. It is because of my relationship with Him that my marriage, my career, my family have been successful.

My husband and I will be married 20 years this coming June. My oldest son, Richard, is now a youth minister and both he and his wife, Cheri and their two children, Hunter and Gage are very active in their church as well. Our youngest son, Jake, also a Christian, is active duty Army and is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

My husband, Jimmy, led both Richard and me, to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. I taught Sunday School for many years. Jimmy and I were also part of the Children's Church Ministry Team at our former church.

2009 brought with it a renewed sense of urgency for me to share the gospel with all I come into contact with. I am so thankful for my new friends in the blogosphere. I am learning much, growing more, and hope and pray I can make a difference in their lives as much as they are making in mine.


  1. Dear Devoted,
    Hi there! This Titus 2 Blog Party is the first one I've ever done and it's great fun.
    Have you considered putting the Titus 2 Blog Party Button up on your site? (This button is different than the "She Looketh Well".)
    Your blog address will be posted for others to see and check your site out.
    You have an awesome testimony and have written it so beautifully.
    Talk to you soon,
    Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

  2. Another beautifu heartfelt and touching post!

    A bloggy adventure is in your future! Start packing!

  3. That was touching. Thanks for sharing. I pray that your testimony will reach someone that needs to hear your witness. It's very powerful.
    I love your new background and banner. Purple & Lavender are some of my favorite colors. I think we're all ready for Spring as we're putting happy colors on our blogs! :o)
    God bless ya pal. ♥ ∞

  4. Love your testimony, Theresa. God finds us where we are and turns us into the something beautiful He had in mind all along :o) He is so wonderful.


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