Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Testimony Part1

His Grace is Sufficient!

Born in a small coastal town in Maine on a cold January day just before World War 2, right after the depression, I somehow managed to bring a decree of happiness to my family.

My dad had a small boatyard/hardware store which kept us going financially. Later, he went to work for the US Government in the Department of Civil Service for the United States Navy as a Government Ship Hull Inspector.

My two sisters, one older and one younger, and I caused the usual family squabbles. Mom and Dad often had their hands full trying to find out who was right and who was wrong. Nevertheless, we were pretty happy kids and really adored our parents.

Mom always made sure we were in Sunday school and church every week. We learned much about the Bible and its historical value, but somehow it didn't affect my life significantly. Full of pride and self-will, I went my merry way, fully enjoying all the world had to offer.

I married young, and I found myself straying further and further away from the Lord. Apparently, when one is young and has everything going for her, it is easy to forget God. Many times in a tight spot, however, I would stop and pray and ask the Lord to forgive me of my latest sin.
One of the rare visits to church, I could hardly restrain myself from going up and taking communion. The Spirit of God so strongly impressed me that I felt as if I might burst. Still, I wasn't ready to make a move toward anything spiritual.
(will be continued)

Have a blessed day!


Homesteader in Training said...

Hello my most excellent Mother! I am going to put you on my side bar. I am going to promote this too....
Love you!!!

Patti said...

All these weeks with that dear daughter of yours have affected you, haven't they? She has convinced you to be a part of the blog world. Well, welcome!!

Kim is a DEAR friend of mine, and since I love her so much, I just have to get to know her momther!! I will look forward to reading your testimony.


Jennifer said...

I just wanted to stop by from your sweet daughter's site and say "hi". I am excited about reading you testimony. I know that I am going to like it here...we have the exact same background layouts! LOL! You have good taste :-)

He And Me + 3 said...

Kim sent me...so I am stopping in to say hi and welcome to the blogging world. I think you starting a blog is awesome...my mom doesn't even know how to turn the computer on. I am off to read part 2.

Sherry said...

Great to meet you! What a blessing to hear your testimony. I was actually born in Limestone. My dad was Air Force. :D

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Your wonderful daughter Kim sent me your way. I just wanted to stop on and say hello. Am anxious to read the rest of your testimony. I think it's awesome that you are blogging. You must be one proud mom. Kim is an awesome woman. :)
Blessings to you,