What do I say about myself? I am a baby boomer. I have had MS for seven years that is in remission now. I was struck with it late in life and suffered severe damage from the large lesion that it left on my brain. At first I thought I’d had a stroke. I knew nothing of MS before it happened to me. It is a complex disease that brings many side issues with it.
It is only by the grace of God that I function as well as I do today. I still suffer from a depleted immune system and have to be careful of what illnesses I expose myself to, even a simple cold is not so simple. I also have short term memory loss issues, but I am 100% better off than I was before.
Last year I had to switch neurologists. When I went to the new one, he told that anyone at my age, who suffers as much damage as I did, never recovers as well as I have. I told him it was only through a lot of prayer and hard work. When I got ready to leave, he handed me a new prescription for my shots and said, “You must have Somebody up there looking out for you!”
The road I’ve walked has been one of falling away and returning to God many times. It has, I admit, been quite a painful one but I wouldn’t change a thing! I’ve made a lot of stupid mistakes. Through the rebellions and the states of grace, I have grown much closer to God. I would not be the person I am today and have the relationship that I now have with Him if I had not been struck down with this disease.
I know He is a God of love, compassion and forgiveness. This is why I started a blog in the first place and named it “What about God?” I have a wide variety of life lessons to share with anyone who wants to listen. Hopefully some of you will relate and find inspiration from them.
God bless you and always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!
Addendum added 11/22/11:
I used to have some long discussions of my addictions and my life with an abuser for 12 years that I have since removed as my blog grew in the number of categories that I was carrying. Therefore, when I realized today that my About Me page mentions nothing of this, I decided I needed to put something on here about it.
I am a 20 year recovered alcoholic. I was addicted to meth/cocaine/crack until nearly 8 years ago now and they term that “recovering”, I call it recovered by the same grace of God for this condition that He gave me for my MS as well.
Due to those addictions, I know what it’s like to go from way up to rock bottom. I was literally homeless for 5 months; 45 days of which I was in a Salvation Army shelter, 45 days in jail for contempt of court and the remaining 2 months were from car to couch to car to couch etc.
I lived with a man who abused me both mentally and physically for 12 years. I’ve suffered 3 broken ribs, 3 black eyes, a lip busted open so far that 1.5 inch scar resulted, had the back of my head busted open leaving another scar of similar proportions and so on. I know what terror is. I also know what battered women syndrome is to where you will kill your abuser. I came within milliseconds of doing it twice.
I know what is it to be made to sit and listen for two hours straight to a diatribe on what trash I was; low, dirty, worthless, slut, whore, unworthy of life itself, etc. I made my escape to a woman’s shelter for almost 2 months. I know what it’s like to walk out of such a place and scan all the surrounding rooftops to make sure nobody was up there with a gun waiting to shoot me.
I was terrorized, controlled, battered, belittled and unrecognizable to myself as to who I ever used to be. And I survived, overcame and have a husband now that is beyond anything that I had ever imagined for myself. His love combined with the love of my Father in heaven, my Saviour the Lord Jesus, His Holy Spirit and my Guardian Angels has rescued me from death itself.
I am so very grateful for it all; the good, the bad and the ugly, for I would not be who I am today had I not been where I have been. Thank You God Almighty, Holy Trinity, Three persons in One God and my ever solicitous Guardians who were charged with my safe keeping!
Another Thought – 2/3/12:
I was reading back through my page when this thought occurred to me and it might well to you too as you read this;
when I first found out that I had MS, I felt sure that it was caused by my drug usage. I didn’t really want to know for sure due to the guilt it would have caused me, so I didn’t ask the doctor until about a year after my diagnosis. When I told her about my past, she looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Absolutely not! Drugs played no part in you having this disease.”
It was comforting to know that, and yet I still felt guilty as though I were to blame. I began thinking that it may have been punishment from God for my multitude of sins.
Over the years, that thought, along with the guilt, has been removed. If anything, the MS has been a blessing to me and that is what I want for you to take with you from this page; that I am blessed beyond measure, fully redeemed and forgiven, loved unconditionally, both here on earth and in heaven above!
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Hello, I love the blood of the Lord and it’s liberation but, I think you will find the segment that I wrote on “The Soul-ution” both part one and two based off of Katie Souza’s teachings through revilation from God. It has changed me a lot and I believe that you will enjoy the value of the information and the helpfullness as you apply the Glory Light of Jesus to your daily life!
What a great story and my sister has lymes disease, and fibromalygia. I have an aunt that died from LUPUS. I thank GOD DAILY that I am in great health. I am glad you are in remission. Praise the Lord.
Thanks Jackie, you’re so sweet! Yes, our health should never be taken for granted. I am glad that I’m in remission also. I am getting a new MRI done since it’s been three years since the last one. I pray that it doesn’t show any new lesions on my brain! I will pray for your family members also! Those diseases are pretty wicked things to have to deal with too. I’m am truly sorry for their troubles! Thanks again for you comment and I hope to hear from you again soon. God bless and keep you always, Teresa
I am not sure if you were posting a message to me, Miz Maggie but, you would go to http://www.expectedendministries.com/ and send a message to the ministry team, that is how I got permmision to ask them if I could write a post about them on my blog and they were pleased. They are sweet so just send them a message and they will reply. As for advertising my blogs, I don’t mind at all. The more that hear the message, the better. We all need the Word!
Thank you for your blog, it is inspiring, …I love it
Thank you for your compliment! To bless and inspire others was my whole desire when starting this blog. And thanks for subscribing too! May God richly bless you, Teresa
Hello Teresa, I have read your articles and I found them very inspiring. Thank you for sharing them and thank you for being a friend on Twitter!
Keep on writing! God bless you!
Hello Eyob, Thank you for your kind words. Thank you also for your wonderful tweets, I love all the quotes that you put out there! Good friendships as well as good people are a commodity that I cherish. Looking forward to more interaction with you in the future. God bless you as well! Teresa
I notice your material has a copyright. How do I go about getting permission to use it?
Caroline, You would need to ask me. First I would want to know the details as to what you would want to use it for. If you really want to use something, let me know. Thanks for your comment. God bless, Teresa
I Love you!!! May GOD Bless!!! Mark
Thanks Mark! Wow, another Mark that I now know. I visited your blog as well and will do so again when I have more time to read. Love and blessings, Teresa
Wow! Your testimony is good and strong I enjoyed the read,I tell ya can’t nobody do us like Jesus can. No matter the situation God brings “Hope”!! So that we can give it to others our God is “awesome”.
Love ya and thanks for the hook up 😀
Pat, You are welcome for the hook up! I always appreciate them too. God has blessed me so much in my lifetime and I just want to tell everybody how awesome He is! That is my whole purpose in everything that I write on this blog! God bless you as greatly as He has me, Teresa
Your testimony that brings God glory will certainly not go unrewarded. Thank you for sharing. God bless. Your brother in Christ Jesus!
Thank you so much for you comment and validation. I love my Lord and Savior and it is my greatest desire to give His the glory that He most richly deserves. Our pain is our gain when bathed in His Light and love, I pray that I share it well with all of you. God bless you aslo! Your sister in Christ Jesus!
I’m so grateful you graced my blog Teresa! You are an awesome inspiration and a true testament to the hope we have in Christ as believers. To serve unselfishly with your gift of writing despite your challenges is a sermon in itself. With God on your side, you are always a winner in all things. I pray for more grace towards your ministry.
Thank you so much for your kind and gracious words of encouragement and blessings! I really needed to hear that, especially after the beating I’ve been taking over a certain post I made. My character and Christianity was questioned and, although I know it was untrue and without foundation, the words still stung me a little. God worked through you today to give me the affirmation that I needed. God bless you and your endeavors as well, Teresa
Jeanne, Thank you for the prayers! I appreciate every one that I get. Shalom, Teresa
you also know the GOD thinking. Thanks for shairing with us
Thanks for your comment and you are most welcome. 🙂
What a beautiful testimony of God’s hope you are! I have fallen in love with you blog! 🙂
Thank you! God has been very, very good to this old sinner. I am living proof of His grace and love and that is why I started this whole blog in the first place. It is rewarding to me just to be able to tell the world of His greatness! I’m so happy that you have “fallen in love” with it!! Humbled, Teresa
What a wonderful testimony! My sister has been living with MS for the past 8 years and to see your story truly inspires me to continue to support her in the Lord.
Thanks Marlee! Please tell her to never give up hope. It’s hard to hold on sometimes but God is faithful. If she wants to read more about my struggle with MS, I have a whole catagory where I go more in depth. If it would help incourage her, please feel free to have her contact me. Peace and blessings 🙂
you have become a very dear friend of mine, you have comforted me with beautiful poetry as well as become a cyber friend at times that i needed one. Your poetry is always amazing, i sometimes wonder to myself how you come up with it.. because its always so incredible.. 😀 That’s why i have put you on my list of versatile bloggers award. :-D.. I am glad to have found you.
Thank you Abi for that! I sometimes wonder where I come up with it too, lol! I have come to believe that I am just the mouthpiece God uses to speak sometimes. Of course the silly ones don’t come from Him but I do believe that He allows me to use the gift for my own pursuits as well… 🙂 You are very dear to me as well and I believe that God blessed us both the day we met (so to speak)! Love ya xoxo
i absolutely love your blog. it’s right up my alley. Thank You so much for your inspiration and willingness to share your faith. May God Bless you into eternity.
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement! And also for subscribing to my blog!! It is my pleasure to share my faith with anyone who is willing to listen, you just made my day!!! May God bless you too, Julie. I’ll be over to see your blog shortly. Peace and love, Terri
I love your writing 🙂 but I had to say I am so inspired by your words and your battle with MS that you are winning. God Bless You and keep writing 🙂 Autumn
Autumn! Thank you so much for the beautiful thoughts! I am truly humbled and grateful. I will keep writing, have no doubt. How can I not when He has healed me to do so? Thanks so much for the encouragement and God bless you as well, Terri
Amen! What beautiful about me, something told me to come back and read and I must say I’m glad I came back and read it. Without God bn with you through everything you experience in your life or anyone where would with be without him. I’m glad I came across your blog today you encourage me even more to continue my journey. No matter how things get rough in life we got to keep pushing it. God Bless You! 🙂
Thanks so much for returning so quickly and your encouraging comments. You are absolutely right, where would we be without Him? Acutally we wouldn’t be at all, would we? lol! I have been blessed so tremendously that I could never praise Him enough for it. His love for me is what gets me through a lot of hard times! When we hold on to Him, no matter what the circumstances, He is ever faithful to be there. God bless you too!!! 🙂
Yvw and you so right. I know many times in my life when I’m lying in hospital bed or at home and dont want to go to doctor or hospital because body just in so much pain. without him I wouldnt be here. i done had my near experience, but he Bless me and kept me alive to see another day/year. When I was in hospital last month the nurse gave me ideal to blog about my illness or my major. I choose my illness, because I have overcome so much and its a battle sometimes. God Is So Good. lol to quick comment, I’m actually doing homework and taking a break to read blogs and work on entry. Your life is A Blessing to many of us. God is truly doing wonders in your life. Many Blessings. 🙂
I am so sorry for your pain! May I ask what is wrong with you? It is inspiring to me to hear the story of others whom God has blessed. Thank you for sharing with me and May God hold you in the palm of His hand, Terri
I have Sickle Cell, I have a section where I talk about it on my blog. I need to explain it for some that don’t know what it is exactly. Yes, its very inspiring to hear others story. You know you not alone out there. God Bless.. 🙂
I had a niece by my first marriage that had Sickle Cell so I know what you are going through and it is not easy! My prayers are with you! God bless your heart, my dear, hold on to the Great Healer. Peace, love and blessings, Terri
Ty for your kind words, prayers. Can never have enough of them. Prayers r with you as well! God Bless
Hello! What a wonderful and inspirational “about me” you have shared…I found you through another blogger. I am happily married for almost 23 years and have 2 wonderful, teens (well, 16 & 20). We all have been fortunate with our health, but our “hiccup” in life has been financial. We are Christians and without our belief and faith, we simply wouldn’t make it through…however, I do struggle with my faith and so I invite you to read my “Faith” poems on my blog. Any feedback would be much appreciated. http://lscotthoughts.wordpress.com/
Thanks for listening and for your amazing blog; I’ll be back soon.
L- I read a couple of your faith poems and left you some comments. Thanks for your kind words. I have been where you are too, maybe even worse. I was homeless for an extended period of time. More recently, Mark was unemployed for 2 years due to the diminished job market in our area. He now has a good job but it doesn’t pay all that well, especially for all that he does. We live paycheck to paycheck. He has lost 1/2 of his 401(K) due to the stock market fluctuations. The only thing that we have not lost at some point in our lives is our faith! It’s not ever easy to live a life of faith but it is well worth it 🙂 Peace and blessings, Terri
Thanks, Terri, I did see your comments and really appreciate your feedback and advice. There’s always room for more…I’m sorry to hear what you’ve gone through, too. I admire you for your strong faith through it all, though. It’s wonderful people like you who are so encouraging to others. 🙂 I will admit that when I’m feeling “unfaithful” I don’t feel as peaceful inside, so there is a definite, surreal difference, and I do choose the “faithful” side, even though it’s tough sometimes. Here’s a link to another poem and you’ll know what we’re anticipating: http://lscotthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/the-layoff/, just sharing…L 🙂
L- Thanks again for the kind words. I don’t know that they are all deserved by they are appreciated 🙂 I did read you link and left you another comment. I am truly so sorry for what you are now going through!! The waiting must be awful. Anticipating something bad and then having to wait for the other shoe to drop is disheartening, isn’t it? My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you a pass on this one!!!! Peace, love and blessings, Terri
Theresa i hope you like my lasted poem its a tribute to you for all you efforts and the pleasure you give to others on here with your beautifull poems and poetry and for all your hard efforts at home with your illness and suffering you have had to go through .i think you truelly deserve a few special words and iam sure mark will agree when he reads it with you take care from kevin in hampshire uk look after your self.
My dear Kevin, I have not had the chance to read it yet but will as soon as I get done with this reply. Let me say that you made me cry! Other than that, I don’t know what to say except that I am honored, humbled and touched that you would write a poem for me :)!! I am truly blessed to have made so many great friends on the net such as yourself! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I’ll now go read the poem. Peace, love and blessings, Terri
Teresa, thank you for sharing your story of grace and love! Thank you for your beautiful, encouraging site! And for stopping by to see me. It’s a privilege!
Maria, Thanks so much for your kind words and you are welcome!! It was my pleasure to stop by 🙂 Blessings, Terri
Dear Terri I couldn’t find your email so have replied here …you wanted to know if you could give a copy of my kids rhyme A Fairy is Born to your daughter, of course I would be delighted and flattered for you to do this and hope it gives some joy . kind regards …Kez
Kez, Thanks ever so much! She is going to love it!!! Peace and blessings always, Terri
The grace of God – all the power one needs.
Amen! I truly is and there is no great power than Him. Peace and belssings, Terri
Amen and keep writing!
How could I not when He has done so much to make sure that I can? Thanks Gary! Blesings, Terri
I just wanted to write you a note. I noticed you had been following para-DOX parABLEs online at wordpress.com, I am just trying to contact you to let you know that our site has moved to http://paradoxparables.justparadox.com and wanted to let you know in case you where still interested in following. Thank you for your time and consideration. Shalom, Jeramiah aka Just para-DOX
Babe, I think that I am following your new sitr but maybe not, I will have to check to be sure. I was looking for you on my circle and you disappeared from there, are you not on +1 anymore? Let me know if I messed up somewhere so I can connect again 🙂 Love and Shalom, Terri
I added a post on how to follow me on wordpress.com so you can add me here’s the link.http://paradoxparables.justparadox.com/2011/12/30/para-dox-parables-has-moved-if-you-want-to-continue-to-follow-pp-click-this-link-to-follow-on-wordpress-com-or-your-favorite-social-media-site/ also have you heard of BeInHealth.com ministries or read the book A More Excellent Way they have a retreat center and ministry thats like a week long healing and deliverance ministry-retreat… I’ve been twice my wife went once with me… they have had success seeing healing from ms and other issues you’ve mentioned… I can related in some ways but not in others… there ministry has changed my life… I’ve done a few blog on it… Here’s an intro to there ministry with some online resources and audio links.http://wp.me/p1XwJv-2PP
thanks Jeremiah!! I appreciate the information and will check it out online. Now, as for getting hooked back up on WordPress, I may be a little ditzy but I followed what you said and, once again, I’m having trouble. When I clicked the W icon, it didn’t go anywhere or do anything 😦 Help?! I really want to remain in touch with you 🙂 Peace, love, joy, and many blessings be yours and your family’s this year!! Terri
Thank you for sharing your backstory, Terri. It’s amazing how many will readily say they can relate but really they only relate in the context of a bad day or one event not years of ongoing abuse and emotional violations. Onward and upward we forge. Your journey humbles me so, the fight against MS and such terrible abuses. What courage. I thank you for your understanding as I offer my own ear should you ever need one. Your email is in my private email program and I may just say hello one day 🙂 Much gratitude and love,
Thanks Janice! I am going to e-mail you in a minute for a little further, more private discussion. Love, Terri
I don’t have a testimony anything like this, but it is touching. Take care.
Thank you Christina! I will be sure to stop by 🙂 Blessings, Terri
Hello! This is my first visit–I came by way of Planaquarium. You have a beautiful blog, and your spirit is that of a beautiful overcomer!! I praise God for you & send you a Big Hug for coming so far in life, and continuing to live in victory. Although my story is not exactly like yours, I too am an “overcomer”. Without God’s “never give up” attitude toward us, we’d be so lost. But when we partner with Him, there are no limits! I try to explain to people that, having Jesus doesn’t mean you’ll no longer have struggles–but the struggles are Richer, they have Purpose and are so Worth it. I’m so thankful to meet you–I will add you to my daily prayers (re the MS, mostly). Be encouraged, be of good cheer in this most holy blessed season!
Your sister-in-Christ, Caddo
Thank you so much for your comments, words of encouragement and prayers!! I am blessed by them all and to have had you visit me. Caddo, welcome and please visit me again!!! Hopefully you might find something here to encourage, inspire, bless and delight you 🙂 I will be over to visit you very soon 🙂 Peace, love and blessings be upon you and yours in this season of our Lord and always, Terri
Thank you, Terri, for revealing so much about the hard times you have suffered, because it brings that much more glory to our Lord Jesus for bringing you through it. He is the one Person who never gives up on us, who always believes in us, and is always determined to see us through and bring us victory. Way to fight with Him for your life! May He continue to bless you to minister to others, bringing much hope and joy.
Thank you RJ! I do it for His glory alone. If it were not for His faithfulness to me, I obviously would not be here today! And when He gave me the privilege of glimpsing what awaits us beyond this life, with Him, I knew that I would never be the same. This is my way of giving Him the praise and honor that He deserves! 🙂 Blessings, Terri
Happy New Year’s, Terri!
In His joy,
Happy New Year Maria!!! May peace, love, joy, laughter and many blessings be yours in the coming year!!!
Hi Terri, I couldn’t help but cry when I read your addendum. You say it so matter of fact. I can hear your healing in your words. You know where you have been and what it has done to you, and you burst with love. I am so happy for you to find someone that truly appreciates you for you. You deserve only the best.
I found you through Eric. It is so nice to meet you, with your loving spirit. God Bless!
Christine, And your words made me cry!! How kind of you to take the time and leave such a wonderful comment for me, thank you!! I truly appreciate it so much. It means even more to me now since my marvelous husband and I just won custody of my 14 year old daughter who was also being abused by her father!! Because of my drug usage and subsequent fall to MS, he has had custody of her for the last 7 years. We have been fighting him for 3 months in court and were awarded custody on Wednesday last week!! Sara told my husband that it was only because of him that she knew what a real dad was supposed to be like, thanked him for taking such good care of me and her and told him that she loved him 🙂 He almost cried when he told me. I later told my daughter how proud I was of her for having put that much thought into it and expressing her feelings to him. Also, I told her that God blessed us with this gift at the time in life that we needed Mark the most!! I truly mean that too. I am so very aware and grateful for each and every moment that He has given me to make amends for my past. That’s probably more that what you expected but you touched me and I just wanted to share that with you 🙂 Peace, love, blessings and joy to you, Terri
Awe…I am so happy for you and your family. New beginnings are wonderful! Your daughter sounds like an awesome person and thank God she is now in your hands and with a wonderful father. I pray she will be able to minister to others as you are, so she can heal and move forward. I am sure she will do just fine, especially with the love that she feels with you two. I hope you are doing well with your MS. You will most definitely be in my prayers and I will be back exploring your site. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your huge accomplishments with me. I am so proud of you!
Dear Teresa, it is a good thing you dare to step out and show how God could find his stretched out hand been accepted by you. The Creator of all things is always prepared to help us out if we are prepared and willing to give ourselves in His hands. I do hope you shall be able to get to know Him better and that when you shall find out more about His position, His son his position and how God would like to be known, respected and honored, that you shall be able to adjust your customs and get rid of certain traditions which blur the real good faith. I do hope you shall take the time to grow in the Faith and that you shall find blessing in the readings of the Bible (Old and New Testament), keeping up the good humor, easing your pains and struggles. No matter what happens and how much pain we have to go through, you may be sure, there is always One who is feeling with you and understanding you, always prepared to help you.
Lots of courage,
Marcus Ampe, from Belgium, European Union
Marcus, Thank you so much for your wonderful words of encouragement! I have spent a lot of time in the Word, read many books by those “great men of God” such as C.S.Lewis, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Max Lucado, Thomas Moore and many others. I was raised in the Catholic Church and educated in their schools all twelve years. I have a firm foundation to stand on and with the subsequent life experiences, I have seen the hand of God move in my life many times. I have had the privilege of nearly dying and experiencing a taste of heaven, a visit of Light and the release of all my fears of it. I am truly blessed beyond belief 🙂 Thanks again and God bless you as well, Terri
Your blog is thoughtful, beautiful, and colorful….just love all the images. Some great stuff here. I had a wonderful time visiting.
Thank you Celeste! I’m so happy to have you along with me 🙂 I have returned the favor as well. Feel free to visit and explore often. Blessings, Terri
I don’t know why I hadn’t read your “About” page before, Terri. For some odd reason, I was drawn to it today. I say there are never any reasons necessary when that happens – just divine intevention. I’ve always enjoyed your blog. Knowing your past history, now, I realize why you have the in depth knowlegde and experience to write how and why you do. You have a lot to teach because of your past. I pray that you continue to be healthy and that your pen never run dry.
Thank you Izzy! I am humbled by your words. I feel that God has given me so much and I owe it to Him to do what I can to bless others long the way. This is why I named my blog What About God? After many years a falling away and returning, I have come to realize that He never lost track of me 🙂 I pray to repay Him as best I can. hugs, Terri
I have not seen you around my blog lately and wanted to say hello. I love your new About Page…it’s nice to make changes if needed. I think I added more on my About Page too this time around. I am doing a Project 365 photo challenge, and writing each day for post a day and today I received an award and now I am visiting blogger friends. Much Love, Jackie
Hi girlfriend!! I have not gotten around much lately 😦 I’ve been sick for a little while and I promise to come visit you soon as I get better!!! I’ve just been posting and sleeping. hugs, Terri
HI, I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! To learn more if you wish to accept, you may visit the link here http://wp.me/pGRsE-FP
all the best to you!
Thank you Linda for the nomination. and congratulations to you too! 🙂 blessings, Terri
Tag you’re it!! 😛
You are gonna get it, sonny boy!! lol, just kidding. I will see what I am supposed to do and do so asap, either today or tomorrow 🙂
look forward to it 😛
Looking forward to receiving what you have to offer. Thanks for putting it out there.
Thanks you so much for the wonderful comment and words of support!! I keep it about as real as it gets, I promise you that 😉
Everyone should really respect a person that has been through the things you’ve been through!
thank you so much!! That is very kind of you to say and I truly do appreciate it more than you could imagine 🙂 Blessings, Terri
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Hi Teresa Marie,
Your blog up here is wonderful! Well done! I enjoy what I have been reading so far. 🙂
Aftter taking a joyful ride in your blog, now I would like to kindly invite you to visit mine. Please feel free to have a look at some of my poetry and flash fiction that may be of interest to you. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂
May God bless you, forever and for always.. 🙂
Thank you Subhan! I will be sure to visit you as soon as I get a chance and leave you a comment as well! God bless you too, Terri
Terri, I have found a new doctor for my cystic acne, keep praying as it is finally going to heal. I am healing in just three days, it’s amazing. I wanted to thank you for always standing in Prayer with me and being my friend on the internet. You amaze me with your thoughts, words, prayers, inspiration and strength from our Lord.
Aww, Jackie, that’s so sweet of you and I do say the same to you as well!! You have been with me since the beginning and are always in my prayers!! blessings, Terri
I just Love your About Me profile. So Real, True, Genuine! I too am a person with my own disease, and I am very proud of you for putting your Addendum to your profile, because it has inspired me to possibly add more to mine.
Thank you! I feel that God saved me from all these different things for a specific reason, to help and inspire others! The only way that I can do that is to be open and honest about myself. I used to feel great shame over a lot of it, but am getting better about forgiving myself. God forgives and forgets, it’s harder for us to do that at times 🙂 Thank you again for your compassionate words and I encourage you to add more if you feel led to!! Peace and blessings, Terri
You are an extremely strong lady, i have to look up on you, you make me proud, and happy that i am a woman…….Keep on posting!:)
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! I appreciate the follow and have returned the favor to you as well. God bless, Terri
Hello…thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian
Thank you Sebastian! and thanks for following me as well. I pray that our meeting will be mutually beneficial 🙂 Blessings, Terri
You are welcome Terri! I pray and believe our meeting will be indeed! God bless! –Sebastian
you are a chosen vessel of the lord HE knew you before you were born .JESUS Christ has wiped your pages clean so why do you think about your past history
Thanks for your comment and in answer to your question, I don’t think about it much at all anymore unless I’m using it to share or inspire people. I talk openly about my past, my feelings about it, etc. because I want others to realize that you ARE NEVER out of God’s reach, no matter how low you sink, that He cannot pull you back up again! Thanks for the kind words of support too! God bless, Terri
Hi Terri, I also have a past that goes far beyond the usual drama, so I was intrigued and pleased by your reply to lovely regarding why if we have been forgiven and the slate wiped clean we continue to talk about it. I get the same question occasionally and while I understand their rational for asking it, I believe it is important to let people know that if God can “save a wretch like me” then He can help them out with their day-in-day-out living.
BTW…thanks for reading, then deciding to follow my blog…I hope yo enjoy the trip.
Thank you Stephen for the encouraging comment!! It was my pleasure to follow your blog and I hope we find it mutually beneficial! Blessings, Terri P.S. I agree with the “save a wretch like me” comment too, that is the whole purpose I started this blog in the first place.
I felt that I had to extend this award to you: The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. Your posts and faith are a constant encouragement and reminder to me that no matter what goes on in my life, “What About God?” I hope you realize what a blessing you are to so many people. How could I not extend this award to you. You can see the post at http://serendipityplus.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/. 😀 xoxo
Thank you so much for all your kind words and what a honor to be considered so highly! I am humbled. I shall be over shortly to see the post, thanks again 🙂 xoxo
You are so welcome and so deserving! 😀
Touching and You are absolutely a strong woman Terri.
I thank you for sharing this with all of us. Sending many blessing your way 🙂
J. Michel, thank you so much for your kind and gracious words. It is my privilege to share my experiences with you and many blessings on you and yours as well!!! Terri
Hello my friend Terri,
You’ve got a nice blog up here. Great job! 🙂
I would like thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride.
Thank you again and lovely day to you, my friend! 🙂
Thank you Subhan! I hope to enjoy more of yours in the future as well. Have a marvelous and blessed day yourself, new friend! Terri
I love all the articles and topics in your blog. It’s really awesome, I’ll be reading back through some of your posts soon
In the meantime, I’ve decided to pass on the Inspiring Blog Award to you. It’s a badge you can put in your side bar, and nominate others if you’d like. Here’s the link of my award nomination so that you have an idea of what it is:
Keep doing what you do! All the very best!!
Thank you so much for your comment and the nomination. I do so appreciate it! I already have that award but I’m honored that you would think to nominate me for it! God bless, Terri
hope the dawning of autumn 2012 in the near future makes you smile – i love the autumn colors in new england…
David in Maine USA
What a beautiful testimony on the grace of God. I pray the Lord continues to bless you richly in Jesus’ name. 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind words and blessings! God has been good to me, without a doubt, and I know that I am blessed beyond measure 🙂 May He bless you as richly!
Praise the Lord for all He has done for us! I am so thankful to God for blessing you and will be praying for you with the many struggles that life tends to throw at us. Amazing testimony! Don’t ever stop sharing the love of God or be dismayed by trials, my sister-in-Christ; God has a wonderful plan for you and I that we cannot ever even imagine.
Thank you so much Shannon for your kind words! I do appreciate them ever so much, and your encouragement warms my heart! Many blessings be yours, Terri
Hi Terrie, I have been searching for you and your blog for years now..Ohh my I am so happy I found you again. I miss our email interactions and I just wanted to say I hope you are doing great during these terrible times and I hope we can catch up. I lost the email I used before to communicate with you. All my love Terrie
Abby!!!! You have no idea how much I needed to hear from someone special to me today! Just seeing the notice of a comment from you raised my spirits like you wouldn’t believe. I am happy you found me again too. I’ve missed you as well. I thought you were probably busy with your studies and young life and forgot about an old lady like me that you met on the internet, lol.
Honestly, no I haven’t been great but I’m still here and clawing my way through. Tell me how life has been for you and I’ll tell you my tale of woes. All my love to you as well sweetheart!!!
You can delete it now Terrie.. hugs