I am Jacquie. I am proud wife and mother. I am the wife to a U.S. soldier who proudly defends our country and the mom to two beautiful little girls. I am a Christian. I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and my sole purpose in life is to share the love and grace that God has shown me. That being said, I am broken, and daily He is healing me and making me more like Him. I am a writer. I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember and just recently learned that I can use my writing to touch other peoples lives. Someday soon I plan to write a book about my venture to finding Christ.
I began running in May 2013. I used to be a person who looked at running great distain and contempt; but now God has used it to totally transform my life. I long for the rush of the run, to learn about the strength of my own body. It’s amazing!
Until October 2011 I did not know my earthly father or my Heavenly Father. And after a very short Google search, I found them both, (I think it’s funny how we talk about finding God…as if He could ever get lost, lol ;)). Upon getting to know my dad, I also learned about the One who created me, the One who loves me so much that He sarificed His Son for me – a love so great that I cannot fathom it. He shared his faith with me and our relationship grew. The man who I thought I hated more than anyone on this earth and who had caused me the most pain in my life is the same man who introduced me to the love of Christ. On November 18, 2011, I was baptized by my dad.
My distance from God for most of my life, I believe, is what has led me down such a negative path for much of my life. But by inviting God into my life and knowing that, no matter what, I am loved…is such a calming and amazing feeling.
I have found more healing, love, and encouragement through Celebrate Recovery than I have in any other place in my life. Celebrate Recovery is an amazing ministry and is something that I would recommend to ANY Christian. If you have hurt or been hurt, you need CR. CR has taught me that you are only as sick as your secrets – and I have A LOT of secrets. I am recovering, slowly but surely, from the damage those secrets have inflicted upon me.
You may notice the verse, Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost, used quite frequently on this blog. Here’s why: I was lost and I was not looking for Jesus. Yet, He still sought me out, found me, got my attention, and saved me. The Son of Man sought and saved me, for I was lost. I am humbled that God can use a broken vessel like me to help others and as long as He will let me, I will live to glorify His name.
Isaiah 43:1-4 – But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One, your savior. I give Egypt as your random, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
This blog isn’t about anything in particular, mostly it is just going to be about my faith and family. There will mostly random thoughts and poems I have written as I walk through my life with Christ.
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