Hello! My husband and I have been at Lighthouse for 6 years, and I am happy to say they have been years of much spiritual growth. My husband (Chuck) and I just happened upon the church as we were driving around to learn of our surroundings, and we have been blessed in so many ways since then. We came to Texas from Albuquerque, New Mexico in May of 2013. I retired from the school system after 26 years and Chuck closed an electrical business after 26 years. We were ready for a new adventure, not to mention that two of our granddaughters were here also! We are both now happily in new professions that challenge us and give us meaning. Who says you can’t start over (right)?! I am a blessed woman who has been married to her best friend for 43 years. We have three sons and 4 granddaughters that mean everything to us. I truly believe that God brought us here for a reason and we have been restored, inside and out! He has strengthened us in order that we may work towards building his kingdom.
I became a Christian at the age of 17 through a friend at Young Life Camp. It was a life-changing experience, although at that point I had never experienced God's compassion and unfailing love for me; it was a time in my life when I needed Him more than I knew. I chose this scripture because there have been many times where I have had nothing but the truth of the Lord. He has shown me such faithfulness through a pregnancy in which the doctors were recommending I abort my child at 5 month, to losing my sister to ALS. He has shown me that I am stronger than I think I am, and that He is always with me even when I am angry that he has taken someone I love from me. Life has brought me many times of growth and times where I have found myself feeling like I was being held in my God's arms and carried. It is “my life” and I would not change a thing for it is through all things that He has strengthened me.
Lord, with so many responsibilities and distractions vying for our attention, too many of us have built unhealthy cycles of rest. As a result, we burn ourselves out, striving and straining against God's intent for our lives. I want to be intentional in working towards a more purposeful and sustainable life with Jesus. Amen.
Published on Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 6:08 AM CDT
Your story gives me hope in the one who can sustain and lead us. Thank you
Posted on Mon, Aug 5, 2019 @ 9:33 PM CST