I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for many years. I was baptized in 1989.
I believe that God has been with me throughout the joys and sorrows of my life. God spoke to me when I was unhappy with my first teaching job out of college and told me that if I left, He would put me where I needed to be. Three weeks after relocating for a new teaching position, I met my husband-to-be. Russ & I were married almost 2 years later.
10 months after we got married, we had our first child, Shauna, in April 2001. We knew that we wanted to have two children. Our next two pregnancies ended in miscarriage. I was very angry with God during these experiences because I thought, as God, He knew that the pregnancies would fail. In my mind, I thought if I was going to have a miscarriage, I would rather not have been pregnant at all. In January 2005, we welcomed another daughter, Maddyson. Shortly after Maddy was born, we learned that she and I have a rare skin condition that is fatal to boys. Although the miscarriages happened too early to determine the sex of the babies, we believe that they were probably boys.
During my struggle with being angry with God, I turned to the Bible for comfort. I read the Women's Devotional Bible 2.
More recently, Russ, who was a truck driver at the time, became unemployed for an extended period of time. I spent a lot of time in prayer and Bible reading again to try to find God's direction for our lives. I have developed a habit of reading some form of the Bible or a devotional almost every morning. I am currently reading the Old Testament and Proverbs passages out a One-Year Bible.
I will be using the subject index at the back of that Bible as the basis for my devotional blogs. I will list the subject(s) as the title and type in the Bible verses that correspond with the subject matter. I plan to start with the subjects and devotionals that are listed on Mondays in The Women's Devotional Bible 2. You will find these under the Monday Moments tab.
My prayer is that through reading these Scripture passages, people will either come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior for the first time or develop their relationship with God. If you read my blog and are touched by anything that you read, I would love to hear from you.
Have a great day.