Our Lives Restored

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:14

I would like to say that things were oh so easy, but that is far from the truth. I was entering back into a town with a lot of pain. The hurts, hang-up’s and habits didn’t go away.

Forgiveness had to take place.

Scott was a Christian and I wasn’t yet. It wasn’t until four months later that I received the FREE gift of salvation from the Lord.

That’s when God moved..

He took us out of Chiefland Florida and moved us to Jacksonville Florida to a beautiful little fellowship, Hogan Baptist church.

Not long after being in Jacksonville, God moved us into the “Baptist Home For Children”. Scott and I became houseparent’s to inner city kids that were abused and neglected. DID WE FEEL UNQUALIFIED!!!

No one is unqualified when they are doing what the Lord has called them to do. This is our place of healing, our place of restoration. We didn’t know it at the time.

God is so good and works in ways we don’t see. He put our family there to bring us together as one. Scott and I were forced to trust one another and to work side by side. See, what would have took years to accomplish, God did in three years!

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8

We became one flesh! This is something the Lord desires for all couples. Something I never thought possible for my marriage.

Forgiveness came!

Scott and I made a vow to never bring up divorce again in our marriage. It’s been 20 years now and we are still together doing ministry for the Lord. He is my best friend and I can’t thank the Lord enough for a life redeemed and restored.

Oh, and my puzzle is being put back together. Each piece is being put back into it’s place, little by little God is forming me into a new creation. It’s beautiful to see in my life and the lives of my family. God is so wonderful!

He is still writing my story. I still have a lot of transforming left to do. But I’m walking hand and hand with the lord and trusting Him.


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