I am a child of God. I have been in recovery for substance abuse since 2013. I have been substance free since 2015. Through the power of Christ I have been blessed to meet new friends He put on my path. I have recognized character defects and work through those daily. I ask the Holy Spirit to lead me and want to love others like Jesus did. I get to work with those struggling with addiction and share my story. I never saw this as my career. It all happened by Gods Will.
7 years ago, there was a horrible accident in which my husband accidentally shot me through my right knee with a 30/30 lever action rifle. Again…it was a horrible accident. Not intentional at all. After the gun went off, my husband ran over, tied a tourniquet as tight as he could on my upper thigh, called 911 and prayed. We both prayed. Even though I was screaming in unbelievable and unbearable pain. Not only were the orthopedic trauma surgeons able to save my life…they somehow saved my leg as well. I had massive bone loss, 5 plates and 30 screws, fake bone, eventual bone grafts, severed nerves and a dropped foot, etc. I was on crutches for an entire year and then had to learn all over how to walk again. My knee now only bends about 30 degrees on a good day. There are many things that I cannot do that I could before. This happened when I was 32, a young vibrant woman with tons of life and energy! I spent only three weeks in the hospital…the doctors predicted I would be there for months. But I was determined. And I was full of love and forgiveness in spite of everything. I had forgiven my husband the moment it happened. I didn’t want him to beat himself up. Nothing could change the past. I only had control over how I handled my future. There was a peacefulness and calmness that came over me those weeks I lay in the hospital. I knew that I was going to be okay. I knew that I was being given a second chance at life. I knew that God was with me all the way no matter what. And this was something I hadn’t believed in years.
I was married 3 years and all of a sudden my husband assaulted me…i prayed and prayed that god would help me through this and He did…giving me a new outlook on life..getting me back to “Heather” and also getting me back to the Lord. I’m baking and giving all my baking to the seniors in my town putting a smile on their faces and a smile in MY heart..praying that God gives me the the strength to move forward…god gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers…i’m disabled..and God gives me the strength and the LOVE to help others making me a better person..gods not dead..he’s alive in all of us!
Jesus IS Enough for me! He IS healing me from a Stroke & as I reach out to people, my testimony Daily encourages Them. My Gift from Holy Spirit is…..to encourage! I have applied Before & I will continue Until………..I am Blessed with an Awesome Shirt!
Jesus is amazing. I have a wonderful testimony. My now husband had a traumatic car accident that left him without oxygen for 2 hrs and his hospital release papers said he was never to survive the flight to the hospital. They said if he did he wouldn’t live over night. Well that was three yrs ago and this March we were married. If you meet him you would not believe he has the worst brain injury that you can have and only by Gods amazing grace did he live to tell his story. #atruebelieverinChrist
As a foster child I experienced the ways of many denominations. Earlier today I was telling how this instilled a string faith in me when I was young. The one thing I could count on was my faith in Jesus. Today, I’m a painter, I love wearing white shirts that advertise for Jesus. They fit my uniform but still give a bit of a good conversation starter, as most of my clients are Christians met through church contacts, and I love to wear things like this. It’s also an icebreaker, and allows me to testify to the amazing things my faith has shown me. Jesus has been by my side as that foster child, as a lost homeless youth, and now as a committed Christian father.
I was saved at Camp Copass when I was 9 years old, a week later baptized by water at my family’s church at home. Shortly after that, I began sharing His good news (and mine now. lol) from north Texas to Austin and Corpus, then all the way to Florida–both coasts, with anyone who was having a bad day. (Starting first with children, but not limiting my conversation to them.)
It made me feel free, responsible, and like one of God’s super heroes.
I turned 44 years old this week, and not much has changed about that part of it.
I was homeless for a year or more, but because of Jesus, I knew that it wasn’t because of something wrong I had necessarily done, but because that was His place for me at the time. Jesus is the reason for the season–no matter what.
I am a representative of Christ, I am his child, I belong to him–and no one else. Whether we are in the end of times, or the beginning, we are here to love and we are instructed to encourage and lift one another in obedience and gratitude for our Father. This is a gift, not an obligation. I like sharing this Agape with my brothers and sisters that yearn for knowledge and outer confirmation of his existence, and his love for all of us.
I believe wearing this shirt would simply give a person a Green Light to ask me what it means, what it means to me, how they could get one, any thing and any way they might learn more about Jesus’ love for them, me, you/ us. It’s my birth right. God said so.