I have been searching for God all of my life, and I now know that He has always been with me.
My childhood years were spent mostly with my grandparents, where I learned about God. I attended church sporadically and really had no formal church affiliation. This continued through my teenage years and into my early adult years.
For the next twenty years I was a practicing Catholic and became enmeshed in the rules and regulations of the church. During this time, I would try to seek God, but He seemed always elusive to me. I had heard about a personal relationship with the Lord but it always seemed to be for everyone else.
I became divorced after twenty years of marriage and really felt very depressed. I thought I would never be forgiven by our savior. I remarried some years later and began trying different churches, but I did not feel very comfortable. I began to read the Bible and continued to pray - but still did not feel close to God.
Then two years ago I started attending the Church of the Nazarene in Shippensburg with my daughter Kelly, and Pete who is now my son-in-law. There were weeks when I would be in church and just cry. And other weeks I would feel such joy. I was beginning to feel that God was real and that I could have a relationship with Him.
I want to thank: