but throughout my life, certain events and circumstances have brought me
to a deeper understanding of my salvation.
Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior.
I heard a sermon about Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. The minister
highlighted the fact that Jesus was not only God (I already knew that) but also human (I knew it, but never really
thought about it). As a human being knowing the agony and torture he faced the next day, he must have been terrified!
He was so stressed out, he sweat blood - a known medical condition called hematidrosis. He prayed, "Father,
take this cup away from me!" He could have run away - he had slipped away from his enemies may times before. But
he did not run away. He said, "Not my will, but your will be done," and submitted to the soldiers. And through
the entire ordeal, as Michael W. Smith wrote, he thought of me, above all. I finally understood what it means
that Jesus is my personal Savior - he faced ridicule, torture, agony, death and hell FOR ME.
I know I'm a sinner in
need of forgiveness.
I have been married for eleven years to my best friend in the world. Randy
is my true love, my strength and my joy. But like the Christian journey, getting married does not mean life will always
be easy. Marriage has taught me the true meaning of repentance and forgiveness.
my life to following Jesus.
Romans 12:1 says, "offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing
to God - this is your spirirual act of worship." As the lead singer for Joshua's Choice, I have learned what it
means to commit my life to Christ. That commitment goes beyond singing praise and worship tunes. I live for Christ
in everything I do - at work, at home, at play. I am always on the lookout for opportunities to share my beliefs,
to be a role model, to be a friend. On May 4, 2003, I had the priviedge of full-immersion baptism and recommitted my
life to Christ - what an awesome experience!