kacb3 (kacb3) wrote in saltshakers,

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Hi, I'm new. My name is Kim. I am 37 and also new in the faith. I am married 15yrs and have two children. I was baptized twelve years ago and went to a bible study for about eight years. We moved and I have been unable to find a bible study that I can attended. I've never joined anything on line before, so all of this is new.
The rules say that I am supposed to give my testimony, which is rather lengthy, so I'm going to leave some out. I am married to a non-practicing catholic who is not supportive of my faith. My father is agnostic, my mother is whatever (she does believe in God). My mother made me go to church until I was in Middle School then I stopped. I was very lost. Did all kinds of drugs. I found (or finally heard God calling me) Jesus when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I was baptized one month after my daughter. I am continuing to struggle on my journey of faith and desperatley need help in reading the bible and applying the lessons learned to my life. I have been unable to meet new friends in the faith. I also have learning disabilities, so it takes me three times longer than someone else to learn something. People get easily frusterated with me. I believe I am at another crossroads in my life and need to be closer to God. I am glad to be here and thank God for people like you who organize and facilitate web sites like these.
My favorite Bible verse is in Philippians Chapter 4 Verse 6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will gaurd your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
The trick here, I think, is that God is saying bring everthing to him, no matter what it is, and he will give you peace, not necessarly what you want, but a peace that you will not experience by anything else. I have found that truly bringing everything to him is more difficult than it seems.

Your friend in Christ
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