update: 9-24-08 Super-Moms Network made it to the featured group of the day page! YEAH! :)
i'm just your everyday house-wife and mommy. i have four kids, ages: 9, 6, 5, and baby. i have a wonderful and loving husband who works his butt off every day. i love him and my family very much.
we are a church-oriented family, trying to raise our kids on the right path. we attend church in our home-town, in Michigan.
as for why i joined this community website, here's a little history: for many years i studied other faiths and alternative religions, with mostly good experiences, and i have nothing bad to say about that, even if i am now saved in Jesus's name and am faithful to the christian religion. in fact, i believe in my heart, if not for that i would never have found God or Jesus. my parents raised my sister and i to be open-minded people and to follow our own beliefs and what we thought to be just and right. therefore, i never attended church in youth, or read the bible, or had any idea what it meant to be a christian. it was as new to me as anything else. so, when i got to the point in my studies of "green craft", as i termed my personal beliefs, where i felt that all i knew was the goddess and the female aspects of life, i was stuck. at that point, i asked "the goddess" for guidance, to open the way of "the god" to me. at that point, i was also going through some personal difficulties in my relationships and life in general. this was last year, in the early part of 2007 and late 2006. i didn't know it then, but, when i was introduced to my future husband, i was going to have that door opened to me. the first thing he told me about himself was that he believed in God and walked with Jesus. of course, i was worried about telling him that i did not believe in god, and wasn't sure about telling him what path i was on. when i did, however, he was accepting, and didn't judge me for it. so, when, after taking him to church every weekend, and going off to do my own thing, for several months, he asked if i would like to join him one time, i agreed. i have always been a studier of religion and of spirituality in general, and my thought was: what can it hurt? i might just learn something. i have been attending church ever since that day, and we are very active in our church now. things have changed for the better in both of our lives, it seemed that we truly needed each other to open doors for each of us; him to open the door to Jesus for me, as well as to learn how to trust, and me to open the door to a more steady way of life, or help him practice what he preached, so to speak, and hold him to his word. for belief is one thing, and to walk in that life, another. we have both grown emmensely in our personal lives and on our spiritual paths with God. he got baptised later in the year, and i got saved shortly thereafter. in Novemeber we married. i am a great believer in the concept that when one door opens another closes, and that everything does happen for a reason.
since finding God, i personally have found that miracles can happen, and i know that i can find joy in my life where there was none before. and with Jesus and God, i have never had to work for it, as i had with the goddess in green craft.
that is where i am at now: happy and loving my life. but i know there are others out there who are struggling, perhaps with the same things as i had, and i am here to offer my testimony, but more importantly, to reach out my hand to help. so, ask, or tell, or just say hello. i haven't lost my sense of open-mindedness. :)
for some insight into the inner workings of my mind, please visit my journal: Happenings in the Darkwood (i add to this often) link below