Done Doing it My Way!

It was the summer of 2002, and I finally hit rock bottom. My husband left me, I suffered a nervous breakdown, and I resorted to writing a suicide letter to God. But He knew I wouldn’t realize I needed Him until I lost everything. I was raised in a Christian home, but by the time […]

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Getting Caught Saved My Life

How does a happy little boy with dreams and aspirations wake up one day a grown man with nothing to his name, except 435 pounds and a prison cell? I know. Growing up, my dreams revolved around Dad, a pilot for a major airline carrier.  I too will fly one day!

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Please Heal My Heart

Brokenhearted Girl Two days changed my life.  At the end of the first, I knew I was different… dirty different. Once again, my parents, four siblings, and I—the happy and helpful middle child—had just moved in response to military orders. My parents always

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Don’t Need to Run Away Anymore

As a young child, I was a hard-working, exemplary student throughout elementary school and the beginning of middle school.  Once eighth grade started, I began to spend time with the wrong crowd.  I knew the stuff they did was wrong, but still I adopted their habits.  Smoking,

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Do You Know the Vine?

“…As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in […]

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Strong Arms and True Strength

“Ready, go!” were the only words I heard, and then it was over. The year was 1980, and I was competing at a Canadian Arm-wrestling Tournament on a friend’s offer to pay my entry fee. Though this was only my first victory, it propelled the course of my life—one I never could have

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