more about me
I am a homeschooling mama of two, babysitter, and occasionally postmistress. I love gardening—flowers, vegetables and anything that grows (except for weeds). I love having a clean and tidy house, but it's not usually that way unless I know someone's coming over! I have been happily married for over 14 years (in a row!).
I was raised in a home where the Bible was read and my parents were born-again Christians. I went to church meetings and Sunday School all my life. When I was five years old, I thought that I had gotten saved. A few years later, I was very upset when I realized that I hadn’t. When I was ten, I began to feel that I was being picked on about not being saved, and I made up a story about being saved so that people would stop bothering me about it, but I knew it wasn’t true. I was never really troubled about where my soul would be when I died, but sometimes I was afraid when I thought about the Lord’s coming back to take all the believers to heaven. I knew my parents would be gone and that I would be left behind.
When I was 13, we went to a Bible conference in Tracadie, New Brunswick, and stayed a few days after. On the Tuesday, we went to a gospel meeting that was held in a house in Néguac, N.B. My father preached first, and told how he got saved (I think), then Mr. Bert Grainger spoke. The passage he read was the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. As he spoke, I realized that, just like the man in the parable who was going down, I was was on my way down to hell. I felt a sense of urgency to be saved, but then realized that I had already tried all I knew to be saved and nothing had worked. I had tried to believe, to come, to trust. I had done my best. I just gave up and thought, “Well, I’ll just have to go to hell because I can’t get saved.” Then I realized that there was nothing I had to do because Jesus had already done it all when he died in my place on the cross. At that moment I was born again.
I didn’t tell anyone right away because I wanted to be sure I had it this time. Back home a few days later, when I was reading the Bible, I came across the verse in John 6:37 where Jesus said “...him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out.” I knew that I had come, and that I would be His forever.