My testimony

Our experiences can be a blessing to others….if we are willing to share it…..

I believe that we have many testimonies in our lifetime, moments that God has brought us through.

Here is one of my testimonies:

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I grew up in a Christian home with loving, Christian people. My Mom could pray away mountains and I can distinctly see her in my mind reading her Bible often. They were always big….and well worn.

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I was saved in Ohio as a little girl. I can even remember my baptism! But, after we moved from Ohio, my parents just couldn’t find that church they loved and felt at home in, so going faithfully as we had in Ohio, just stopped.

But something in my heart always called me. I always seemed to find a way to go. First with friends down the street…later with Mike after we started dating.

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One day, I realized I couldn’t live on my Mother’s faith. Just because she read her Bible, didn’t mean it counted for me. Just because her prayers moved mountains, didn’t mean they would move MY mountains.

I had to find my own faith.

God was patient with me. He pursued me.

Even though I remained faithfully in church, there was very little growth teaching. Only in the last few years did I finally get it and understand what a relationship with Christ meant. I was saved, but my relationship was weak. I didn’t take the time needed to foster a close bond with Christ. I was a Christian with fire insurance, but nothing more.

Today, I stand strong. I’m not saying I never fail, because I do. I am not saying I am perfect, because I’m not. I am saying that I enjoy reading my Bible, my prayers are beginning to move mountains, and my life has changed. Christ is moving and working in my life and in my family and it’s exciting and scary all at the same time.

I believe in God the Father. I believe He created the heavens and the earth. I believe He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the ultimate sacrifice for my sins (and yours…and yours….and yours….) so we have an opportunity to join Him in Heaven. I believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word and should be read daily. If there are any more questions about what I believe, feel free to email me.

I am growing and I am learning. And I’m loving Christ Almighty!

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7 thoughts on “My testimony”

  1. i’ve always loved your photography but i love hearing more about the person behind the camera even more. Thank you for being bold and sharing your testimony!

  2. Thanks for your testimony. I just ran across your blog today- I’m not even sure how I got here. It reminded me that I need to get back in church. Its hard to have a ‘long distance’ relationship. (I work a lot of Sundays) My own testimony has to do with the verse ” if you have faith the size of a grain of mustard seed, you can move mountains” If you can picture someone staring at a seed, and willing it to grow, then you could see me. I WAS SEVERELY DEPRESSED THAT THE SEED DID NOT GROW !! Truly suicidal .I talked with David Hancock, and he told me everyone needs help sometimes. After accepting help,and going to church for a while, the lightbulb turned on! You have to water , fertilize and have the Son in order for a seed to grow. Jesus was speaking to an agricultural society that understood his parable.
    Thanks again-I love your pictures & how you add verses. Judy Black

  3. Love your photography! Love your testimony even more! Way to be a witness:)
    Lisa

  4. It’s so nice to find another blogger who is trying to walk with the Lord! I am just getting back, but as He was with you, our Lord is patient with me! Great blog, great photography!

  5. Hello, I came over from another photography blog, you know how that goes, you click on a link and then another and end up exactly where God wanted you to read (hear) exactly what He wanted to inspire you with today! I haven’t even looked at your photography yet, but I will! Just wanted to say Hello and thank you for your testimony. It is similar to mine, I’ve moved back to Missouri and haven’t found a church that I fit in yet, although I was very active in mine in California. I’m like your Mom, I read my Bible and know my relationship with God is good, just need the fellowship of other Christians, although I must say I’ve found some pretty good friends online! Be Blessed today!
    Margaret

  6. I’m new to your blog and I must say you have a new stal….follower in me. I love your story, something in it resonates with me. I bought a camera last year…I’ve always loved taking pictures, but I’ve just really started the learning my camera, shooting in manual, stuff. I love your worship pictures they are so beautiful.

  7. Trust His heart... said:

    It is amazing how God works! I was “introduced” to your page through a friend of a friend on Facebook — I am so glad to have read your testimony & some of your blogs. I, too, have a heart for children (a mither of three also) and feel God calling me to service – I am listening intently for His lead on this. I would be honored if you would include me your prayers over this. Thank you for your heart & for sharing it with the rest of us!

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