My Testimony

Like many, I was raised in a “good, Christian home,” but somewhere along the line, my identity was found in things other than Christ: my friends, my academic success, my leadership roles, my athletic prowess.  And this got me searching. I still went to church and did all the things I was “supposed” to, but I was always very unhappy.

When I got to high school, I fell in with a crowd that accepted me for who I was, but also who did a lot of things that I always swore to stay away from. For a year or two I was involved in some things I still regret, and still deal with the consequences of even today. But on the tail end of it, I believe is when I truly became a follower of Christ at age 16.

It didn’t suddenly get easier. God led me to attend the University of Kentucky, 17 hours from my South Florida home, and it was hard. I tried to become as involved as possible with the Baptist Campus Ministry there, but my selfish living still got the best of me sometimes. My sophomore year my life hit the bottom and it was only because of my Jesus that I survived. That summer, I went back to Florida and sought healing. And God began to change my heart into the woman I am still becoming to this day.

My last year and a half of college were some of the greatest times, with the BCM becoming my rock, and getting involved in a church family in Lexington called Church at Tatesbrook. I spent two summers working camp for Crossings Ministries, serving as the videographer at Jonathan Creek in Western Kentucky. This is where the Lord has planted seeds of His plans for my life.

After much debate and prayer, I moved to New Orleans in January 2011, and everything changed again. God is teaching me new lessons every second of every day. I spent 3 months in New Orleans before coming back to Lexington.

I am learning what it means to be a new creation, and how to live my life practically from that. Trusting my Savior and His perfect love is my number one focus, and I try to let everything else fall into place from there, though it’s harder than it sounds.

To be continued… 🙂

I’d love to talk about any of this with anyone reading this. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

{updated 3.9.2011}

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