Sinners’ Club

Disclaimer: I am 100% a JC girl. Short story long that means I believe that Jesus is God’s son and that He died for our sins. That said, I’m not trying to convert anyone, especially you. Faith doesn’t work that way and I’m not interested in making all of us uncomfortable by trying. Besides, who has that kind of time?

Sinners’ Club is simply a place where people who believe in Jesus share the stories about how that belief changed their lives. Because when God changes a life, really changes a life, the person who lives it can never be the same.

It’s also a place to ask questions. Even after a lifetime of believing I’ve never stopped asking God questions. I may not have the answers you’re looking for, but I’m always up for a discussion.

About Me

I’ve been a Christian since I was little. In honest terms this means that I loved God as a child, questioned Him as an adolescent, and turned my back on Him as a teenager. I made such a mess out of my life during that time that when people who knew me then see me now, they’re often surprised I’m still alive.

I figured that since I “asked Jesus into my heart” I was “in,” so I could do whatever I wanted as long as I prayed for forgiveness when I was done. And every time I came down from a high I did just that. But I felt an emptiness that I couldn’t fill no matter what I tried to fill it with. And then one night God opened my eyes to what I was doing with my life. He also showed me that even when I was at my worst, He never left me.

I dropped to my knees and repented. I knew it would be a tough road back and that I’d have to face the consequences for all of my actions, but I wouldn’t have to face them alone. Not to say that I haven’t made messes since. Much of what I write in this blog is me sorting through the mess I’m trying not to make out of my kids. But I trust God to direct my life and the lives of my children. And the peace that comes from His undeserved love and forgiveness is unparalleled.

LIFE

Catastrophizing

Come Out of Your Comfort Zone

Disobedience

The Problem with Praying

A Child’s Faith

Prayer Journals

Mysterious Ways

The Prayer of a Little One

Why

Walking the Dog

Kindness of Strangers

Forgotten Prayer

Hearing Voices

Sisters

Testing 1, 2, 3

Church Hopper

TESTIMONIES

Freedom from Hate

Miracles (Part II)

Miracles (Part I)

Peace for Despair

Future Blackmail

FICTION

A Journey

A Journey’s End (Part I)

A Journey’s End (Part II)

A Journey’s End (Part III)

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Melani February 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

Had to read this entry just from the title alone! I am a JC girl too! I was baptized into the Lutheran faith. My parents had some marital issues when I was about 11 and we stopped going to church, when clearly we needed to keep going. Then, when I was married the first time, we argued about getting our children baptized, which I did as soon as I divorced him and was on my own. 5 years after that I remarried and both my chidren are baptized and the older ones have done their confirmation. My husband now is a Catholic. I don’t try to convert him or make him change or even go to church with me and the kids. He goes when he wants and that is fine by me, as long as he knows adn the kids know God’s love I am ok with him not being as involved as me. It is his choice. Great post by the way!

Christie February 5, 2010 at 5:00 am

What a wonderful website! It is filled with inspiration and encouragements. Faith has helped me out of some very dark momments in my life. If not for any reason other than knowing that I could never sacrifice or experience enough loss in my life to convince me that life wasn’t worth living. It’s the ability to be able to change, support and or create a unity amongst people who have a genuine love for humanity and this earth that makes me feel thankful each time I meet someone who holds the same values. Thank you for creating this site and sharing your experiences. I think more woman should know this site is here and would love to include a link through an online webmagazine I am currently developing. If you are interested please contact me.
In the meantime…stay well.
Sincerely
C.

Julia Hull March 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm

You know, as usual, I just love how you have written this, straightforward, not to heavy, touch of humor. Not to mention, it’s pretty much my story too. I knew I was in good company!

afallingleaf March 18, 2010 at 11:00 pm

CJ ~ Jesus is my man … I use to tell folks that he was my boyfriend. *grin* You might like to read the following book — “Contagious But Not Quarantined: An Adventure in Telling Others About Jesus” by Timothy Fisher (or at least look at the synopsis). I really AM digging your blog, and am going to add it to my Blogroll. ~*~Peace & Blessings~*~

MrsFuda May 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

I am a JC girl too, was saved and baptized when I was 19. Honestly, if somewhere in the back of my head I didn’t KNOW that He had my back in all the nonsense in my life, I’d think I’d lose my mind. I really appreciate you writing about this, too. :)

Michelle Locke August 3, 2010 at 7:00 am

Love your blog and am adding it to my list if you don’t mind. Just broke the Santa news to my kids this past Christmas…whew! I am glad THAT is over!

Evan February 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hi,

I’m the mom of a 16 month old little boy. I just found your blog and its amazing. I especially love the fact that you are a proud JC girl. I love knowing that there is a blog that has an author that’s led by Christ. Thank you for sharing your life.

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