The Early Years – A little lost girl.

 

 A Life that is Blessed by God’s Mercy and Grace…..

My first memory was at about the age of 3, hiding under the bed because my birth Mother who was an Alcoholic use to belt me when she came home from the Hotel, I was very frightened of her, she use to pull my hair, kick and hit me, why she did this I was never sure but I think it was because my father wouldn’t marry her, I was the result of her having an affair with him, sadly I suffered nightmares for many years as a child because of her abuse.

My brother John, I called him Johnny, was two years older than me, I haven’t seen him since I was 5 years old although I have tried many times to find him, he use try to protect me as best he could but he wasn’t strong enough. At other times when my mother wasn’t drunk she use to just ignore me.

When I was 4 she left me at my fathers factory door with a note saying… you can have her I don’t want her, my father took me home and no doubt he made up a story, but his wife Edie knew, as I was told later, that I was his lust child, anyway I was a lot like him so it would not have been hard to work out, which means no doubt Edie found it very hard knowing he had been unfaithful.

Edie wasn’t cruel to me and provided the basics like food and clothes, but I was neglected and would often be left alone or with strange Uncles and Neighbours, Edie never showed any Love to me and both her and Dad use to argue all the time, I was often very frightened and tried to stay out-of-the-way.

I didn’t have a lot of time with Dad because he came home very late at night and then later he was in and out of Hospital. Thankfully towards the end of his life through contact with a Minister he repented and accepted Salvation.

One night he called me into his bedroom and holding me close to him, very softly said to me … Be a Sunbeam for Jesus and keep shining, I kissed him goodnight and he closed his eyes and opened them in Heaven.

I was 8 when Dad died and was then cared for alternately by two different families both only for a short time, I think because of my being Dyslexic and having problems learning, I was too much trouble so they sent me back.

Edie then left me with a Neighbour when I was 9 to visit her daughter in N.Z who was my half Sister, we met each other about 12 years ago, sadly she died December 2011. Edie never came back, she told Mum to put me in an Orphanage but Mum kept me and then Adopted me when I was older.

Because of not being cared for properly I was sexually molested from the age of 3 till in my early Teens by 5 different men the last one was a Doctor who raped me, as you can imagine it took years to come to terms with, but I was only really healed when as a Christian I forgave those men who had hurt me and this was the same with my birth father, birth mother, Edie and others, of course I still have the memory but not the pain that went with the abuse.

How did I start my walk with the Lord and experienced God’s Love, Power Mercy and Grace in my life, I was a very lonely little girl of 8 years who was Dyslexic and shunned by the Children at School, nobody wanted to be my friend and it hurt greatly, they called me the dummy, even the Teachers thought I was mentally challenged. With not being able to read and write until I was over 12 years old, I found it hard to relate to my lessons and so was inattentive during class and was often in trouble.

One night I ended up going to big Church, I had only ever gone to Sunday School… now I’m sure the Minister would have talked about why we need to repent and Salvation and all that involves but all I heard was Jesus Loves you and wants to be your friend, it really hit home … Jesus wanted me to be His friend WOW I rushed down the front, someone wanted Me to be their FRIEND… I sang and danced all the way home my Joy was so overwhelming, I have never forgotten it.

I was not followed up because I was only a child of 8, but I had a FRIEND and I played dolls with Jesus and I told him all about feeling hurt and asked Him to help me be good .Jesus helped me with my learning problems l will share how as we continue on our journey.

Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of Men.

Please hold onto this Truth from God in the Scriptures, He knows us before we are conceived and it is not His will we suffer but He knows that we will and strengthens us. Some ask why did He not stop our suffering but if He was to stop all evil He would have to end this World and many would be lost but He is patient not wanting anyone to perish, meaning to be eternally separated from Him and so suffer without Hope forever, He is giving them time to come to their senses and repent, accepting the free gift of Salvation in Christ Jesus and not one of us whom He knows as His own will be lost.

Even after all that happened to me some of which my childlike mind repressed till many years later, I was always a people person and loved visiting the elderly and other Neighbours. I use to pick flowers from their own garden and give them as a gift, it was my way of saying thank you for your friendship, of course they knew but there was always a warm welcome, bickies and warm milk and so I also knew kindness from those who God put in my life to lighten the load of a little lost girl, I also had the gift of humour but at times I was very sad and so I use to sing to Jesus and that always made me feel much better.

I penned a few Poems about this time in my life, both are similar as they focus on these same years, I hope you are blessed by them. The last links are about other times in my life where God’s Grace and Mercy is also shown.

Thank you for Listening- Christian Love Anne.

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Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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186 Responses to The Early Years – A little lost girl.

  1. I am really sorry Anne that you had to go through all that hard time as a young girl. But I’m glad that you are now experiencing the life and grace of God that is available to us through Christ Jesus. God bless your heart.

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  2. Hi Anne, growing up I had a lovely but quiet child hood. My parents did and gave us the best of what they had but I wasn’t a happy girl. My parents never allowed me to mingle with my peer groups, i wasn’t allowed to talk when they are talking, i wasn’t allowed to voice my opinion. At that time it felt normal for them but it wasn’t to me. Since i wasn’t allowed to speak i dare not content with them. It affected me so much, i lost my self esteem, i could not speak when my peers were speaking. I could not look at people in the face whilst talking. It was really terrible. I didn’t know how to laugh, that seemed like a crime cos my parents were always strict and serious and that felt like a normal thing to me and so i saw laughing as a crime. I could only smile. Today, i am grateful to God for his faithfulness in my life. My life is a testimony Anne, i am beginning to smile more and laugh too. I am building my self esteem back, and am beginning to look people in the face when talking.
    Accepting the life of Christ in 2007 gave birth to a new me. I learnt that i was free to be anything and do anything. I learnt there is no limitations when you are in Christ. I began to question things that were happening in my life, i came to understand that my parents didn’t know the Lord and so they can’t give what they don’t have even though they were Christians. There is a big difference between been a Christian and a believer.
    My child hood was tough, lonely, sad, and I don’t wish same for my children. I want them to constantly know that they are free cos i know” Who the son of mine sets free is free indeed.”
    Thank you for allowing us all the avenue to share our lives journey. God bless you and more grace.

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    • Thank you Whitney for sharing about your growing up years and yes I’m sure others could express the same as you in regards to not having the opportunity to share their deep feelings when they were young. It’s True a lot of Parents were brought up themselves to believe Children should be seen and not heard and this is very sad because we all need to express our feelings and thoughts and have confirmation on them or if needed correction.

      This is why Whitney, Blogging to me is Communication, it’s a two way street not just a dead end. God tells us to take an interest in others and not just be a loner and believe it’s all about ourselves. I have mostly been very encouraged by what others have shared and have also valued their Godly advice, warnings, correction and their encouragement both on their Blogs and mine.

      But have not appreciated the actions of those who show rudeness and seek to hurt others even though calling themselves Christians which means Christ in us, they may believe in God intellectually but are not in Unity with Him in their Heart which is showed by their selfish and self-centered actions and words but they may come to their senses and this is what we Pray for and we also remember Hurt People Hurt People and show it unless they are Healed, which is why we share our Faith and correct them if needed and also seek to show them Compassion and Understanding.

      Please continue to share your Thoughts and feelings on my Posts Whitney even if you do not agree with all that I share and I will do the same with you. I was wondering did you have any Brothers or Sisters ?

      Blessings – Anne.

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      • Your words are always encouraging Anne God bless you for that. Thank you reading my post and responding back. Yes, i do have siblings. I have 5 sisters and 4 brothers. But from my mother’s womb i have 3 brothers a sister. Blogging is a way of communicating my deepest thoughts and my fans are priceless. With them I know am not alone. God bless you

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        • Wow much the same as me Whitney, Mum had three of her own Children, she Adopted Alfred and I and than also Fostered Morry but sadly we were not considered equal with her own Children and she even told me she couldn’t Love me as her own.

          As we know Whitney we are to Treat others as we want to be Treated and how we Treat them is how we are Treating Jesus. Although I value Communication greatly with others on their Blogs or on my own and appreciate when they join up with Freedomborn but I don’t want them to follow me Spiritually but to seek after God with all their heart and follow Jesus our only Spiritual Teacher to guide them into all Truth.

          This is why I share about God’s Wisdom and also warn against False teaching and Cults, seeking to expose Satan’s lies that they claim to believe in and use to deceive even Christians, their deception cripples and stops Maturity in Christ Jesus. I have even known them to cover up their deception, so if they believe it is True why do they!.

          Did you get on with your Siblings Whitney or were there problems? did you feel you could share your thoughts and feelings with them as you were growing up or did they show they were not interested?

          Blessings – Anne.

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          • Thank you Anne for your kind response. I don’t want be to follow me just like that, i want them to follow Jesus Christ and to respond to his calling. Do you know what I call my blog each time I am praying about it? I call it Jesus blog. I remind God every day that he owns the blog and he should bring as much souls that he wants to save through me. I can’t reach out to the whole world but I surely can reach out to as many as the Lord permits me to do. I also thank him for the privileged to manage his blog for him and by so doing I don’t loose focus or get carried away by it. As for my sisters, and brothers

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          • As for my sister and brothers, we got along pretty well. You will never know we are not from the same parents. If there’s anything I have learnt from my siblings that I want to teach my children and pray constantly for is let there always be a strong support system from each other. We loved and supported each other till date. We fought and defended each other even till date. For every time i look at my siblings I am reminded that God is perfect, love, and never makes a mistake. I couldn’t have asked Jesus for a better siblings. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share this. God bless you

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    • Wonderful Whitney to hear your response to all your Brothers and Sisters and that you Love and support each other today, sadly this is not so for Alfred and myself in regards to Mum’s own Children.

      When Mum died they didn’t want to know us, they say we are not really family but I keep in contact with Alfred as he does with me but he has many health problems, Morry died years ago. But I feel like you do that I have Blogging Brothers and Sisters in The Lord and I Love them very much and miss them when they no longer Blog.

      Blessings -Anne.

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  3. Dear Anne, going through your story i felt your pain as a child l. It was as though i should hug you and shower your faces with kisses and whisper into your tiny ears ” You are not alone” but yet again i remembered that you are grown up and in a better place now. We all have our own story to tell but having Jesus and his Grace in our lives makes the story worth telling and life changing for the readers.
    Thank you for sharing this with us. Your life is and journey is a perfect reflection of God’s love for you.
    God bless you my dear and more grace to walk with him.

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  4. I feel so for you thank you for sharing … you have no clue how much it means to me to be able to read that I’m not alone in my past however I’m no were near been ok with it like you are.
    Thank you for just sharing Ps :I emailed you
    Love lisa

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  5. God cares greatly about the sufferings of His little ones who’s innocence has been stolen from them, whose souls and minds are polluted by the promptings of the perverted and Carnal nature of Mankind.

    God will heal and Restore those wounded, giving them something far greater than what was stolen…. When we Trust and Obey He leads the way.

    Blessings – Grannie Annie

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    • Some ask why does God not stop all the evil but if He were to do this He would have to end the World like He did in Noah’s time but He is Patient not wanting anyone to perish, meaning to be separated from Him eternally in Torment, He is giving those He knows as His own time to repent and than Jesus will return and separate the Sheep from the goats and take us to be with Him in Heaven and than the end will come and judgement.

      In Christ’s Name – Anne.

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  6. I really believe that those of us who have been severely traumatized have a depth of mercy in the Holy Spirit that we cannot comprehend. I really believe that. The way the Lord has revealed Himself to me is nothing short of a miracle.

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    • Yes and to with me also Shattered in Him, how many times God has intervened to help me is amazing, even after being deceived that I came from an Ape and He was just made up He still saved my life 3 times that I know of but maybe there were more times that I don’t know yet.

      Do you have other links to share with me about the ways the Lord has revealed Himself to you, if so I would love to read them.

      Thank you for visiting and sharing again – Blessings Anne.

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  7. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to read your story! Wow! What a powerful testimony. Thank you so much for coming over to my blog to share. Those scriptures and that song were all very meaningful and HUGE to the things I have been going through. I responded to you over there.

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    • Your response here and on your Blog Shattered in Him were very Heart Touching and so was your sharing of your life on your Posts, if you knew my life now, you would understand why but yes even my Past identifies with yours and how God has strengthened us to endure it all.

      Christian Love and many Blessings – Anne.

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  8. I am sending you my tight loving hug. I wish I could do that for real. I felt your pain and hurt from abandonment and abuse not because of the same experiences but because I think all pain and hurt feels the same altogether no matter the reason. I have my share of them for the past years and it’s only within this times that I’ve learned how to let go and let God. Truly, your testimony is a powerful witness to God’s great love, thank you for sharing it. There are still a lot of people hurting and hating in this world and we can only do so much praying for them to find God’s light. I pray your story continue to be one of those light in the dark as the years go by. I thank God for making you strong and be the person you are now. He is truly amazing.

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    • Dear Claire, I only just found your very Loving Comment in Spam, I’m sorry you did not have a reply before, I will check my Spam more regularly in future. I have found my comments on Blogs have also gone into Spam, so please check if you don’t hear from me for more than a few Posts or if you don’t receive a response to your comment on my Blog and if you can’t see it, please let me know.

      I’m amazed just how much God Loves me Claire, I have lost my way more than once but He rescued me and than blessed me greatly showing me that I’m still Precious to Him.

      Claire you are a beautiful Christian Woman who seeks to encourage and uplift others, I respect you greatly for this, it shows your very Loving Heart. Life can bring hardship but we are never left to battle it alone, God will carry us if needed through the Storm.

      Thank you also Claire for your faithfulness to pray for me, each day presents problems because of my recent accident but so far I have been able to continue with my commitments and responsibilities when needed, which I Thank God for.

      Yes it is just one day at a time and that really is how it has been for many years, I Trust God in the Morning and Thank Him each night for His unwavering Love for me and His response is more Love.

      God Bless you dear Claire greatly -Anne.

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      • Hi Anne. Glad to hear from you. No worries about having to reply late. Things always comes with lessons, if I may so. I have been checking my spam inbox regularly now and for good reason. I think WordPress only has our best interest and looking out for us bloggers. My comments may have gone straight to your spam box because of the links I shared.
        I am glad to meet your here as another Christian who continues to uplift others even when you yourself is battling adversities in life. We can only keep on keeping on and with that, we become witnesses of Christ’s faithfulness in our lives. Godbless you Anne and I hope your week is off to a good start. 🙂

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        • Hi Claire, Thank you again for your encouraging words, yes life can bring hardship but how wonderful that we have Support and Help when needed, sadly those who don’t believe in God think they don’t need His help but they often find they do because they don’t have the inner strength to overcome adversity and others let them down.

          I don’t see any links on your comment Claire but checking Spam is very important as I have found other Bloggers who follow me in there quiet a few times over the years that I have been Blogging.

          God bless you greatly Claire and yes I give Thanks too that our paths crossed, you are rich in Love for God and others.

          Blessings Anne.

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  9. Thank you for Anne being so honest in sharing
    What a wonderful testimony, Only God can turns such horrendous experiences into a blessing for others through your blog, and you have provided a shining example God’s love
    Keep the faith regardless what critics may say, you are a true child of God
    May God continue to Bless You

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    • Thank you Graham for visiting and sharing, sorry I was so long in responding but I have just found your comments.

      I had a quick look at your Blog but will visit again soon and comment, although I would really value any links to your messages that have Special meaning for you, I have no doubt that you are a Man of God whose heart speaks of His Love.

      “Christ”ian Love – Anne.

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  10. Hi Anne, wow thank you for sharing your story. It breaks my heart to think of such an innocent child having to endure what you endured. I am so glad that you’ve found peace and safety in Jesus’ arms. His love is transformational and unconditional and healing and praise God that you’ve found that love. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more from you. Hugs and love xoxo

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  11. ANM7 says:

    You have an amazing story, Anne. I hope that one day it is put to a book. Putting that aside, should bloggers be faithful and read them, God will work through them. God always finds a way. I know you have put all things in His Will and trust.

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    • Yes God always finds a way Mike, I feel that your reading my Book , it’s my Blog, I can’t write a letter Mike it can take weeks when I try, I’m Dyslectic, but I write fluently Posts and Comments even though there is spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, yes I’m a cracked vessel but God is the Super Glue.

      Christian Love Always -Anne.

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      • ANM7 says:

        Most important, as you have demonstrated, Anne, is the ability to employ grace upon the self on the behalf of God, so that you endure your handicaps with the love of God, coupled unto your flaws. Freedom to endure your flaw and permit the Grace of God upon self, in acceptance, and you do that beautifully Anne. It shows in your writings.

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        • Thank you Mike, I’m looking forward to visiting your Blog again through the links you have given me and I hope to do so tomorrow before my Funday School with the Children. It’s almost 1 AM in Aussie land, with the house being up for sale, I have had a very busy day but I wanted to respond to yours and my other Blogging friends comment, and yes I have been very blessed doing so, Thank you again.

          Something very surprising happened to me this week Mike which I will Post about soon, our God is indeed Awesome and yet He takes the time to let us know He is with us in many ways even some that are very unexpected and different from the norm.

          God bless you greatly dear Mike as you have blessed me and others- Anne.

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  13. aprilcoon says:

    Your testimony made me cry. From being hurt and abandoned to feeling loved and wanted by a loving heavenly Father. Your life has been difficult, but you pressed all that to becoming whole in Christ and having the courage to tell your story with the world. That’s breath-taking. My mother was neglected and sexually abused as a child. I saw how she had to forgive the man that hurt her and finding love in Christ. It was not an easy thing for her to do. It is was a process. I commend you for taking that step of faith and going through that process.

    In my post, you put a lot of truth and Scripture that we can all live by. When I was suicidal, I would repeat the Scripture, “Be still and know that I am God.” Through all the chaos and confusion, all I knew I to do was to sit in God’s presence and just cry for His peace. I love the song you posted as well. It is one of my favorite songs. God raised me from the darkness and gave me freedom in Him.

    There is a reason why we met on here. We both can relate to our testimonies about feeing accepted and being loved. We both found that in Christ! What an awesome testimony!!!!

    Bless you for telling your story and touching others. I know you have touched my life.

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    • Thank you for visiting and sharing aprilcoon, you have a very Loving and compassionate heart and I’m looking forward to sharing more with you on both our Blogs.

      Only one thing remained constant in my life and that was Jesus’ Love and Faithfulness, I was deceived that I came from an Ape in my Teens and was also told Jesus was just made up and so I really messed up my life and even later when going to Church I fell into sin but not away, I never rejected Jesus, I rejected myself, but He rescued His lost sheep at the point of Death. I did not deserve His great Love that was shown to me but He called me precious. I never want to hurt Jesus again and He has set me free so I can overcome any Temptation, He tells us to hate what is evil and Love what is good and that is my focus now, I Love Him so much He is so Good!

      I have a problem aprilcoon with my Internet Provider and unless I can get help I will soon be disconnected but I will save your Posts and respond to them when I’m on line again or when I can have access to a Computer that is connected.

      Thank you again, you are a Blessing – Christian Love Always – Anne

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  14. My what a traumatic childhood you endured Anne. Thank goodness you receive some kindnesses along the way from neighbours etc. My childhood while not normal was certainly not that bad. I had a loving mother and family. My father was not in my life as by the time I came along (#10 child) he had been banned from our home. He had always been an alcoholic but not abusive… until around the time I was born and at that point my mother had to go it by herself…. There was I guess 3 of us by that time.. the rest married or moved out. … .. Anyway.. enough for now… take care Diane

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    • We all have some form of hardship in our lives Diane, what is so very wrong is when people blame God for our suffering, God is Love and can do no evil, to even say that Christians do evil to bring good out of it, the Scriptures tell us is slander and yet some say this about God, His discipline and chastisement is also very different to what some believe.

      I’m sorry you didn’t know the Love and guidance of your own father Diane, I understand this loss, it does cause lack of understanding of their role as being in Loving Authority but wonderfully we have our Abba Father and His Love for us is very great and is with us Eternally.

      I would love to have more of your links about your life Diane, if it’s OK with you, Thanks for sharing my Childhood with me, it’s appreciated, I will be in touch soon.

      Christian Love Always – Anne.

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  15. 50djohnson says:

    Oh, dearest Anna, this breaks my heart. As a teacher and lover of children You remind me of several children through the years that wound up turning into CPS. The went into the foster care program and were eventually adopted by their foster parents. I wanted children of my own so badly , I could never,ever understand how or why people got them that didn’t want them and here I was dying to have on but unwilling to compromise myself outside of marriage to make it happen. The very thing I wanted most in life was hence kept from me by my own beliefs. Yet, somehow…I trusted Him through it all. God draws his children to himself and takes care of us.

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  16. The Holy Spirit is most certainly with you. You are a better Christian than I. I can forgive only to a point but beyond that there are a few I will hate beyond the grave. I have gotten past revenge. That’s the best I can do.

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    • Dear Carl I just wish I could visit you in America and not just to get your Dark Chocolate but to give you a big (((Hug))) for your Honesty. I am no better than you perhaps I have done much worse than you before I had heart repentance but I appreciate your Loving , Kind words both now and on your Blog, Thank you.

      I would like to share Carl with you another link, my message will reveal my weaknesses too but in doing so it may help you to see my vulnerability and Jesus’ Mercy and Grace, no one can forgive without His empowering but we do need to choose to forgive first and when we do He helps us to.

      Rescued – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/rescued-from-the-graveyard/

      Christian Love Always Carl in Christ Jesus – Anne

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    • 50djohnson says:

      Carl, it is very strange how I can forgive others when they do wrong against me. But when thy do something or someone that hurts husband, you better not get very close to me…It just makes me livid. I’m praying for God to give me a heart that forgives even them.

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  17. MTJames says:

    God has indeed shown His love and glory to you by rescuing you from the bitterness that so easily would have consumed you without Him. Praise God! Always!

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    • I’m overwhelmed Jim by your response, Thank you for your kindness, I will reply to all your comments later, right now I’m going through another Storm, they think Ron has Leukemia, his white blood count is extremely low and it is in his family, he is on the way to the Doctor now, hopefully not to have it confirmed but they did phone him to come in.

      Christian Love from us both – Anne

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  18. bjsscribbles says:

    I am sure I read that once before but it was good to read again…It hot hot here but wow it has been so good in the unit. After the last couple of days I truly know I made the right decision. God is good.

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    • Yes God is indeed Good B, He is Love. We are having strange weather too, one day hot next cool and the next raining and than back to hot , I just take one day at a time and don’t worry about it, at least I get to wear my whole wardrobe of clothes not just winter or summer ones. Lol

      I’m sure also that you have done the right thing B in moving but I have decided not to at least for now, I would miss the Children too much.

      Thanks for reading again and commenting – Christian Love – Anne.

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      • bjsscribbles says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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        • Hope it was cooler for you today B, I was sharing with Carl another Blogger, that some days we have cold, hot and than it rains, so we get to wear both winter and summer clothes, which means we don’t have to worry about moths.Lol

          I’m starting Collage next week, I will be doing a Degree in Counseling, which I need, if I want to Counsel professionally, I’m seeking to help those with Addictions. I will phone and tell you all about it.

          Blessings – Anne

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    • MTJames says:

      I can relate to the hot weather issue; I used to live in Houston, Texas, and during the summer the temperature and humidity would both reach triple-digits. Now I live in north-west Montana where the temperature seldom exceeds 90 F. I have much to thank God for. He is indeed good—ALWAYS!

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  19. azmofo says:

    Dear Anne,
    I think we do have a lot in common, and while that pains me to know I am also comforted that you found me. I felt so honored and inpired by your comments on my blog. I am happy to have met you and I am looking forward to reading your stories. Thank you so much for sharing with me!
    Best,
    Monica

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    • What a beautiful response Monica, you have indeed beauty within and even though you have been very hurt over the years, you have not let it crush and rob you of this beauty.

      It was not by accident though that I found you Monica, I believe I was lead to your Blog, I was not following Daily Post and I’m not even sure now where I saw the link to it’s Blog but it lead me to everyone’s Posts for the day and your message touched my heart, than as I read your Story, I wanted to comfort you, I wasn’t sure if it was your Sister or Brother who hurt and resented you but I was angry that they did, although I understood why, as I shared jealously often causes bad responses like your brother had to you, his new little Sister.

      Thank you for following all my Blogs Monica, you are very thoughtful and kind to do so, please always feel free to express your thoughts or ask questions and I will do the same if it’s OK with you.

      Christian Love Always – Anne

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  20. Hello Anne,

    How courageous of you to share your story from your childhood as a testimony to the saving love you found in your relationship with Jesus Christ. The fact that you withstood so many storms of life from such a young age indicates that God has always had a grand purpose for you. I can see how He has strengthened you and and taught you to trust solely in Him, and your love and faith in Him clearly show in every one of your writings for the Lord.

    Please never stop sharing your journey with Christ! Your story is certainly a special one that will touch many more lives to come.

    With all the love of our Father,
    Katrina 🙂

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    • Thank you Katrina for you encouragement, you are very supportive which also shows a Loving heart.

      Yes I do have a strong Faith now but it was not always so, I lost my way because of deception and lack of guidance, this it is why I stand up strongly now against error or incomplete teaching.

      Katrina do you have some special messages, close to your heart, that I can share with you on your Blog, if so and you are in agreement, I would really appreciate the links or would you rather that I just explore, although to be honest, I have done this before but they must not have received notification because there was no response from the person who owned the Blog, this is why I like sidebars, we can see who comments, or links to follow so we both know and can both be encouraged.

      Christian Love – Anne.

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      • Hi, Anne!

        I do in fact have some special personal anecdotes that I’m eager to share. Here are two you may like:

        http://ilivebecausehelives.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/musings-the-man-by-the-wayside-2/

        http://ilivebecausehelives.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/musings-why-forgive/

        I will also be writing soon about a great miracle that happened in my life. It is not something I have shared on my blog yet, and I pray that it may be a powerful testimony to the mighty hand of God.

        This past year has actually been the most spiritually challenging for me yet. Amid all the recent events, blogging and being able to share my thoughts about the Lord have been an invaluable way of finding strength and growing in my walk with Him. I would not give up any of the experiences of the past months for anything, for only by great storms is my spiritual strength measured and intensified.

        I am perhaps most grateful for meeting fellow Christians like you who fervently and tirelessly proclaim His Word. It has inspired me deeply to hear from someone as spiritually mature as you that my love for God is apparent in my writing. May we continue to grow in faith together!

        Christian love also,
        Katrina

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        • Thank you Katrina you are the first one who has responded with links and I have asked a few for them, it seems they can’t find any or perhaps they haven’t the time to look. I enjoy using links because it saves detail and others can read them when they have free time and we are to take an interest in what others do in Jesus name and encourage and uplift them as God asks us to do and links help us to do this and it was why I liked Awards.

          But to be honest in the end with Awards, I started to feel they were not being genuinely given. I believe you have to mean it when you say someone has a good Blog that inspires etc some people never came on my Blog before or ignored me on their Blog, Integrity is very important but seems to be lost today by some, I have a few Awards still to Post but some who gave them to me no longer Blog and those I would have liked to give them to have moved on.

          I will be going out soon Katrina but will read your links later today or tonight and respond on your Blog, you will see them tomorrow as our times are different. I will also be looking forward to you sharing about your great miracle, I have had some in my own life as well and signs and wonders that have been witnessed and cannot be explained or copied by man.

          From what you have shared so far with me Katrina, Yes you have a beautiful heart but what is also important is that it is genuine.

          Christian Love – Anne

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  21. lorriebowden says:

    Dear heart…I could spend days here unraveling your story…following link upon link!! I wish I had more time now…I will return…I promise. You are a pillar of God’s love..and I understand your journey…and I raise you up and I send you beautiful love!! Stay in the light ❤ ❤

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    • Thank you Lorrie for your uplifting and kind words of encouragement and for taking the time to read my links, it is how I share my heart and it does help to cut down on detail, I’m known for having lots of this but it just flows, in Truth I have never been able to write in detail in any other form of media for communication because of being Dyslectic, although I have improved since Blogging but not to the extent of my Posts and comments.

      Thank you again Lorrie I’m looking forward to your next Post, Blessings – Anne

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  23. TJ Petri says:

    How very incredible is the depth of God’s grace as evidenced by your testimony. I can only have my faith increased as I think of your story. God has surely used your experiences to be such a great witness of His love. Thanks for sharing your story. tj

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    • Thank you TJ Petri for sharing your heart thoughts they encouraged me greatly, although my life continued to have Storms one thing that remained constant as I look back now and that is I was not alone, even when being deceived as a young Teenager that I evolved from an Ape and Jesus was not real or the Bible, God kept me in view and when needed rescued me from dieing so I could share my Story and give Hope to those who suffer as I did.

      Your work is very important TJ Petri, many are hurting and hurt people hurt people, I will keep you in prayer.

      Christian Love from us both – Anne.

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      • TJ Petri says:

        Without a doubt God is taking the things that happened and pulling a Romans 8:28 on you! LOL! I don’t know of anyone with a testimony who hasn’t had a test or anyone with a message that hasn’t had a mess!
        Tj

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        • Very True Tj and only God can clean up the mess that we make or others afflict on us and of course when Satan puts us to the test things can get very messy but we remember what Paul went through 2Corinthians 11:24-31 and he confirmed too that all things work together for good even our afflictions, weaknesses and shortcomings and so we too believe God will do as He tells us He will do and we also do what He tells us to do through His empowering and so we don’t give up!

          Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

          But He also sends someone like you along Tj to help those who are in conflict until they find their way to the cross or to remind them while they are on the way to being conformed by His Love that what He offers is eternal Hope and that He does not give up on us.

          Christian Love Always – Anne

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  24. Patty B says:

    Anne, God created such beauty out of terrible ashes. I cried for the little girl you were but rejoiced as you spoke of the love of Jesus in your life. Forgiveness does set us free as does acceptance. Once I accepted my dad for who he was and his struggles I was able to finally stop running from the difficult struggles of my childhood and from adult life. Pretending that things are alright became a way of life for me. May God continue to bless you in ways we cannot imagine and fill your life with His Peace. Shalom dear sister in Christ!

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    • Thank you Patty for visiting and sharing and for your Loving words, it has been a blessing meeting you, and yes for many years I was known as Happy Annie, especially at parties but I use to go home and cry, I still enjoy humour but I can be real now too and I will share hurt and even anger but I resolve it before it leads to sin.

      I’m looking forward to sharing with you again Patty, may you be blessed greatly in your Ministry on your Blog.

      Christian Love Always – Anne

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  25. Dear Anne,

    I have no words but to tell you what a great witness you are and what an inspiration. I cannot imagine the courage that it took to write your story but God has a way to turn evil upside down and bring good out of the most horrable circumstances. As you very well know, all we need to do is to look at the Cross. Thank you for your courage and for your example of forgiveness, determination and genuine Christian Love.

    Love,

    Caleb

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    • Thank you for your kind and encouraging words Caleb, although I suffered greatly as a child and even later on, Jesus has healed me of the hurt I experienced, so when I write although it does bring back memories, they are not painful anymore but to be honest, one or two messages were hard to write because of fearing rejection and harsh judgment from others but as you said Caleb, God can bring good out of the most horrible happenings and circumstances.

      Christian Love -Anne

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  26. Ada says:

    Your suffering hurts me, Sister, but I am glad that Christ has used it to His glory. ❤ Ada

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    • Jesus also healed me Ada and I can share now without pain, to realize just how much Jesus Loves me even after I hurt Him on the cross so badly and also in my life, means nothing that has happened to me or will happen, can take away the Joy in my heart, my life is but a Neo second in Eternity but I will be with Him for all Eternity, nothing but nothing can dim the sparkle.

      Blessings dear friend – Anne

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  27. ncduhalde says:

    I feel speechless having read this, Anne, and also your amazing poems. I can only praise God that He rescued your spirit, saved your soul, and poured His Love onto you without limit. You are indeed a child of the King! A beautiful princess created and cared for by God Almighty! He is now doing a Mighty Supernatural Kingdom work through you here on earth as you’ve brought all things into light for His Glory and that is sheer blessing for all of us. And yes He will one day wrap His arms around you as Perfect Peace, Holiness, Joy and Purity envelop you in Heaven where there is no pain, are no tears, and us no memory of the sorrowful past! What a glorious eternity awaits us! God bless and keep you always dear Sister in Christ!

    “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” – John 10:28-30

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    • Thank you dear Nancy, I would love to follow some of your special links too, it’s a good way of joining others where their heart focus is. By the way I love your detail, short and sweet is OK sometimes but I love meat, so please don’t change.

      Often when I read what I have written I’m speechless too, both with my Posts and comments but all glory and heart felt thanks to God and also thanks to you and others who overlook my weaknesses in writing, I’m very thankful for Firefox’ spell check but I still write backwards at times and have used wrong words to describe feelings etc.

      I also believe like you Nancy and the Scriptures confirm it too, God knows by His foreknowledge that we will come to heart repentance before we are even conceived, He knows all things and so He predestined us to be conformed into the image of Jesus and if we are those He knows than we can’t loose our Salvation, we had it before we were Born but we need to accept it by our heart Repentance, which shows we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

      We also need to do what He asks us to do and to ask in Faith for those things needed to perfect us, yes we are Saved but we still work out our Salvation as Paul told us to do, this is not fleshy works, it’s obedience.

      See you soon – Christian Love Always – Anne

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      • ncduhalde says:

        God speaking through you affirmation to my heart and mind here, Anne. I am a very detailed writer, and have been thinking I should be more concise or perhaps not blog, as I have so few followers. This morning God says to me- “Is your obedience to Me dependent upon man’s response to you?” Bam! God doesn’t beat around the bush! And He didn’t stop there… then He asks me why numbers mean so much to me! He reminds me of Abraham’s questioning Him if He would destroy all of Sodom and Gomorrah if there were just (decreasing from 50) 10 righteous men found there- to which God says No- He would spare it. He asks me, “Do you not know that even ONE soul is important to me?” You may have already accomplished My work!” He reminds me of Col 3:23– “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord not for man. It is the Lord Jesus Christ you are serving.” He reminds me of my displaced futile need for man’s approval, and tells me I am not ready for mass response. He humbles me once again (boy do I need that!) Oh, thank You Lord that You do not give me more than I can bear!

        I love how you explained working out salvation, Anne- that God indeed predestined us before the creation of the world to be saved for His glory, but we need to accept salvation by our personal heart repentance and walk with Him each moment. Yes we must do what He asks of us and pray that He helps us in our areas of need to be conformed into Christ’s perfect image.

        Thank you again, Anne! May God bless you always!
        Your Sister Nancy

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        • Dear Nancy, we are not the only ones that have detail, did you know Paul said he wrote big letters and he sure did and so did the other writers of the Bible. There were no Verse numbers or Chapters either and no punctuation etc or small particles such as is it a etc and The New Testament and part of the Old were all written in Upper case. So relax, we have it right but perhaps not for those who like it short and sweet or instant like their coffee, I guess ours must be peculated.

          We remember too in Paul’s time there was no distractions like T.V or Football and Computer games, or Mills and Boon, only the Coliseum were Christians were eaten alive by a lion, sadly it still happens today because some don’t know how to be protected from Satan as he prowls around waiting to pounce, I use to be one of them! just too busy to read the Scriptures in detail or in context, bits here and there, but some also have itching ears and even want their errors approved of and so hate correction and Godly advice as well.

          With my being an Anointed Evangelist, in my life and with my Blogging, I have Joy reaching out to others and sharing God’s Truth and just how Awesome He is, it’s hard not to but than The Holy Spirit is not Mute and He does not wait for people to come to Him, so like the Disciples after Pentecost, we reach out to others in Love, like you did with me Nancy, yes at times we will be rejected but only by those who don’t know Jesus in their heart, just in their head or they reject Him too (see below) so He tells us to just shake the dust off our shoes and move on, in other words not take their rejection or apathy to heart.

          John 15:17-19 These things I command you, that ye Love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

          Do we need others Nancy, yes we need each other in the Body of Christ, to help carry each others burdens, to cry with each other to rejoice together and worship, to uplift, encourage and spur each other onto good works for The Lord, thanks so much for your encouragement dear Sis..

          Christian Love – Anne

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  31. You have been given a tremendous insight on love vs. neglect and on panic vs. security. Jesus must truly be unto you a caring, strong Elder Brother, who cuts lots of slack. This becomes a precious audacity and a currency to be spent in helping others who hurt. (Doug Blair)

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    • Thank you for visiting Doug and for your kind words and yes Jesus is my very Loving Brother and also my Spiritual Husband, He teaches me whats needed and when it is , I never have to fear confusion again. Because of how much He suffered for me, how can I not forgive others for much , much less but you are right Doug it’s His Love in me that causes me to Love unconditionally

      Doug I just want to say sorry for misunderstanding your comment to Bill, apart from reading it out of context, I was also dealing with recent rejection, maybe Anthony explained about this to you, anyway I will be much more careful in the future, yes sometimes correction is needed but asking intent first would have avoided all the hurt, I caused both of you.

      Anthony your friend and my dear Brother blessed me greatly today, he made me feel so special and wanted and than gave me the precious gift of his friendship which I will be eternally thankful for. I’m hoping to visit your Blog tomorrow and spend some time in getting to know you and Anthony better, I just wish I could give you both a big Aussie Hug but my arms aren’t long enough.

      Christian Love and Blessings from both of us – Anne (((HUGS)))

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  32. Don Charisma says:

    Hey Anne, thanks for sharing your story, you had a real tough time as a kid and takes a lot of charisma to both share your story and be in the world as a positive force now. The part which made me feel saddest was your relationship with your mum, to have not been loved and abandoned by her, tough, very.

    Not making light of anything you’ve written, but I’m sure you realise, many many people have suffered childhood traumas too, so you’re not alone.

    I do my best to be a good friend with people that have shown me the same. Quite challenging to get out and visit all the people I’m connected with, it’s a best efforts, I think a lot of my genuine connections realise this already. Please do know friends are never forgotten in my mind, people with good hearts never forgotten either – generally the same thing 🙂

    Warm regards

    Don

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    • Thanks Don, I really appreciate your visiting, I know how busy you are, I’m also thankful for your compassion but yes our own toothache hurts us more than others toothaches but it also helps us have understanding for them .

      I have known and Ministered to many hurting people over the years, including my first husband who had been also badly abused as a Child and so was very violent, as was my Mum who Adopted me, it is True hurt people hurt people unless they are healed and knowing my friend Jesus I have been, yes I remember but not with pain.

      Thanks again Don for your genuine friendliness and you may be young but you do have life wisdom that I’m sure will continue to increase as you mature.

      Blessings – Anne

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  33. Mary says:

    Anne, what an amazing story you’ve shared, and more importantly, how you have risen above the ashes. You are not bitter and you have a heart of gold reaching out to the “whosoever wills.” I read a quote that said: “God loves us just the way, but He refuses to leave us that way.” Aren’t you glad that He makes all things new? Blessings!

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    • Thank you Mary for your Loving words, God often talks to me through my writing and others who comment as well as by their messages on their Blogs. You said I have risen above the ashes, I will share a link with you below that talks about this but I will also read it first which I always seek to do, I have been very , blessed by doing this. A lot of the stories I share, were written by others, yes I sometimes add a few words, but those who wrote them have been an encouragement in my walk with the Lord and have encouraged me for good.

      Beauty for ashes – http://alifeofhopeandjoy.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/615/

      God does not willingly afflict us to change us, He allows us to choose to let Him he does not force us by causing us to suffer and if we choose our own way we reap what we sow but sometimes others hurt us or we suffer because we live in a fallen world. But as you shared He makes all things new? and in time following His guidelines we become all we were meant to be.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

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  34. sistainarms says:

    What an incredible story of God’s love forgiveness and redemption, thank you so much for sharing your story and giving me the link God Bless Leeanne 😃🙏

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    • Thank you Leeanne for your kind and uplifting words of encouragement, yes God has been very Loving, caring and compassionate towards me and believe me I’m the least deserving but His scales are not ours, He weighs everything by Love not pay back.

      I will be in touch soon – Christian Love – Anne.

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  36. secretangel says:

    Anne, you have an awesome testimony for God’s love and redemption. I am so sorry for all of your heartache as a child but praise God that you found your real Father. He heals. He restores. He redeems. He is Truth… not this world. I was just listening to this song and feel that I should share with you. Many, many blessings to you, my sweet sister in Christ.

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    • Thank you Secret A for your compassion and yes as this Song tells us,God will change our tears to Joy, He stores them in His heart but what gives me great comfort in the Storms of life is that He promises us that we don’t walk alone and that it is not Him who afflics us, His plans for us are very good.

      Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

      Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

      Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

      Christian Love – Anne

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  38. limbiley says:

    wow,what can I say?your not being bitter is a testament to you,and I thank God for taking you through all this and keeping your mind intact and full of love.So many others cant cope with this sort of thing and succum to defeat either in depression,addiction or extreme behaviours,anger,violence,
    Makes me sad inside but glad you came throughit and today well……. here we are(don moen)
    God Bless you.

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    • Thank you Limbiley for your kind words but before I came to heart repentance and asked for God’s wisdom, I experienced deep depression,addiction and extreme behaviors, such as fleshy anger without a cause and violence.

      You may find this hard to believe Limbiley, I’m not perfected in Love yet but I’m aiming for it as Paul tells us to do. Putting my flesh to death by The Spirit as I choose to walk in His Fruit and He empowers me so I can, Yes Jesus has set me free and I never fear I can’t because He tells us no Temptation will be greater than we can bear, He is our Armour.

      Yes I’m still learning but ” I am Learning ” where before I was just very confused.

      Christian Love – Anne

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  41. Bee says:

    Wow you are an amazing woman, I am so amazed with what I have learned about God and the good he does. I am still amazed how God has worked in my life since finding God and Faith again after so many years.

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    • Thank you dear Bee for your kind words, your honesty warms my heart, how wonderful that you felt a loss and came searching for the only One who can fill it, Jesus, our beloved Saviour and He Loves you greatly and knows your Name and has from Eternity which has no begining or end and as you seek Him you will find Him, how do we seek Him by Trusting in His word which is His Truth but not with our own understanding but by asking for His wisdom and His empowering through The Holy Spirit.

      Wow Bee can you imagine never having fear again in this life only Peace and Joy, that is what we receive when we are perfected in Love and this is what we are to aim for by choosing good and rejecting the bad.

      I will visit soon Bee, I hope your feeling better, how wonderful we are not alone and all things work for good.

      Christian Love – Anne

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  42. You are a strong woman, Grannie! I believe that God made it possible.
    Who would ever believe that you ever had difficulties learning?
    Who would believe that people ever rejected you or treated you roughly?
    God has transformed you, healed you, refined you and has made you a beauty to behold.
    God has unleashed his exceptional wisdom upon you and you are so distinguished.
    You now exude sweetness and you are so adorable.
    See how different God has made you.
    All things work together for the good of them that love God.
    The past may have been tough and painful, but it was part of the process to get you to the present.
    Greater glory lies ahead. Better beauty awaits you. Remain grateful and faithful to God, He’s still got more for you to enjoy.
    I’m proud of you Granny. So glad you turned out fine! 🙂
    Regards to Ron.
    More grace!

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    • Thank you Son for those beautiful and Loving thoughts, if you knew the rest of my life story you would know that it was not God who planned the suffering I experienced so He could mould and shape me, or use it for good, in Truth it twisted me and I hurt God, others and myself. God tells us this can happen when He explained about His Truth or the good seeds that fall in thorns and are destroyed, this is never His will but like me it happens to many during their life but He knows His children and rescues them and yes then uses everything for good.

      I was once told that I was molested and raped as a child because God wanted to use it for good but He tells us in the Scriptures this is slander…God is Love and can do no evil or does He willingly allow it but He tolerates it till we come to our senses. I came to heart repentance willingly, God did not force me but He did show me how much He Loved me and continues to do so, my cold heart melted and I felt His Love and saw His light shinning bright through the dark clouds of despair. Perhaps I need to Post about this Truth so many are confused or deceived or both.

      Take Care dear Son – Christian Love Always – Grannie Annie

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  43. I am filled with sadness as I read each pain you experienced. The torment, the abuse, the neglect, of having to endure such trauma at an early age. I’m sorry that people can be so evil and without conscience. I am happy to know though that you found God and his love. You found the path of healing and forgiveness. Not everyone is lucky to realize how much fortunate they are to embrace God in their lives. Your story will serve as a source of voice and strength for those who haven’t come out to tell their story because of fear. You are God’s light my friend. Thank you for sharing your story and letting people know they are not alone. God bless you always.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you for your kind and compassionate words Island Traveler, it all seems so long ago and when I think back it is with memories that bring Joy, have you ever played dolls with Jesus or been treated like a princess by two loving and caring elderly Neighbours, or come first in most subjects at School when everyone thought you were a dummy.

      Although the other memories do remain although dim, they don’t cause pain now just sadness for those who suffer like I did but also for my birth Mother, how very damaged she must have been, I don’t know much about her but perhaps she had been hurt too and hurt people hurt people unless Jesus heals them, I hope she found the way to freedom..

      Take Care dear friend and Christian Love from both of us

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  44. robin claire says:

    Hi Anne,
    You almost told my story except there was covert sexual abuse – no overt – that I can remember that is. I would love for you to come over to my blog and read “Feeding The Finches” / “The Way I was Saved” / and / “My Testimony”. We might be able to become friends. I also have a heart for the Atheist believer as you do.We walk similar paths. All my Christian friends, including my husband, think I should stay away from “those people” because they (Christians) think the Atheist influence will weaken my faith – but it only seems to be making it stronger. I have the love and friendship of God (whom I met through JC) deeply implanted in me – to my bones. My Atheist friends’ (and my twin sister who is a Gnostic) hard questions only pressure me to dig deeper into why I believe the way I do. Some day I also will post my life story (which I’ve already written) in segments as it is 27 pages long. Most of it was extremely hard to go through. Your story so far is the closest I’ve ever encountered, to mine. Your recovery also seems close to mine. You have come out of it realizing the how deep and broad is the Father’s love for us. Thank you for writing such an amazing blog for us to be inspired and benefited by.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      We are already friends in The Lord dear Robyn and Sisters, thank you for taking the time to read my Story and I look forward to reading yours when you Post it, although sad God has used both for good, He is so Loving and so wonderful our Awesome God of the impossiable.

      I am having Computer and Blog problems, I’m being blocked from replying and Posting on my Computer but God has provided a gateway, so hopefully I can come and visit you soon, my heart is touched by your words expressing how you feel, I Love your honesty.

      Christian Love Anne

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  46. Donna says:

    Dear Anne, As I read about your childhood, I wept with sadness for what the enemy did to hurt you so very many times. Children who are not under the protective umbrella of the Blood of Jesus are made vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks. Christian parents, or even others, are able to call this protection in for children. Sadly, God is blamed for these tragedies. I am thankful your Dad came to know the Lord, and spoke a blessing over you before he passed. Your testimony of salvation, healing, restoration and blessings moves me to tears as well, but tears of joy! I am reminded of Job’s story, that he was more blessing in his later years, than he was in his former years. So be it for your dear sister….may your years that lie ahead only be filled with His love and favor, and may you continue to voice His praise in the wonderful and impacting anointing God has given you.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Dear Donna, thank you for your compassionate and Loving heart and by this God tells us we will know those who are His redeemda children. Yes my life has been hard but it was not as you shared by God’s hand but He knew I would experience suffering and heartache and He also knew that I would also seek Him regardless and even after I was deceived for many years that I would accept and believe His Truth. I know without a doubt He is Love and can do no evil or does He willingly allow it but He never leaves us when we go through it, I should have died at least 3 times if not more but God intervened..

      Thank you for visiting Donna and by doing so blessing me greatly.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  47. LubbyGirl says:

    I love the way you respond to the comments here – with dignity and love, even to those who do not believe the same. THAT, to me, is the truth in the testimony of being a born-again believer. I enjoy both your posts and your comments!

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    • God is so good to us.. He is a God of compassion and love. I believe God looks deep into the hearts of those who are living a life of sin or unbelief and through people like us- he sends a message of salvation, love and hope.
      In my mother’s bible, she wrote-“He who is forgiven much, loveth much”

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      • Freedomborn says:

        Hi Tina, thank you for visiting again and it is very True what you shared, we are God’s vessels, as the Body of Christ we are His hands, arms, feet, voice in this hurting world and He has prepared us for the good works He planned in advance for us to do.

        I have sinned greatly Tina, hurting God, others and myself, at the time I excused it and would claim, well everyone else does it and besides it makes me happy but it turned into a nightmare and there was no escape until Jesus rescued me, I was reminded He Loved me and I called out to Him, how I longed to be Loved, really Loved and I am and yes because He Loved me first, I Love.

        Christian Love Anne.

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        • As I read your testimony, I think of how many children there are today who are being abused. I want so much to reach out and help. I pray for God’s people to unite and pray for the children. I am seeking open doors to somehow help these precious children find hope and healing. I am always amazed at how God can turn a traumatic experience into a blessing for others. Your Blog speaks the truth and will bring healing to many.
          Thank you for being you!
          Love, Tina

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          • Freedomborn says:

            Wow Tina, I’m in tears, what a beautiful heart you have, as a new Christian and later I was told that everything that happens to us comes from God’s hand, sadly I told others this untruth believing it to be True and so deep inside I feared God our Loving Father … will He hurt me again ? but now I know He is Love and like us would not hurt or willingly allow His Loved ones to be hurt and His Love for us is even greater then we can understand and His plans for us are all good.

            Tina one of my Blogging friends T is sharing about Compassion at the moment, I will leave a link for you, yes Open doors is a wonderful Ministry, we have been involved with it for years but I have just joined up again as my e-mail address has been changed, thank you for reminding me.

            Blog Post by T – http://astorybyme.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/a-very-special-letter/

            Christian Love Tina – Anne

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi LubbyGirl, thank you for visiting and thank you for your Loving encouragement and yes I do seek to respond in Love too and also with comments on other peoples Blogs, although at times I may be very direct and to the point if I see error, to me ignoring it is not Love.

      Sometimes LubbyGirl someone touches your life and you feel a sudden closeness to them that brings Joy, that is how you have made me feel, thank you for being you, a warm, caring, open and Loving woman. God has brought us together even though we live in Countries that are far apart, thank you for touching my heart.

      Christian Love Anne.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi LubbyGirl, I’m not sure what happened to my first reply to you but I very much appreciate your kind words, to me no one is better then anyone else, we are saved by God’s grace not how good or how popular we are, I make the same claim as Paul did and that is… when I’m weak in the flesh then Jesus our Saviour is strong whithin me.

      Thanks for visiting again – Christian Love Anne.

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    • I can only apologize LubbyGirl for not replying to your encouraging and kind words in your comment, they are very much appreciated. I must have missed it but not sure how .

      Sorry again and Thank you – Blessings Anne

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  48. Tina Serrano says:

    I love your website. Not only are the visuals beautiful; your words will touch the hearts of many who have gone through heartache in life. I had a rough childhood too, and God became my heavenly father when I was 21. After my sister-in-law was killed in a car crash, I began to search for meaning in life. I found it in her Bible. Jesus! Healing is in the Word of God. Keep writing. God bless you!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Tina for your kind words and for your open and honest sharing, God is our Abba Father, our Daddy, how very blessed we are, we have His name which is greater then any wordly surname.

      Thank you Tina for taking the time to share with me and may God bless you and your Loved ones greatly.

      Christian Love – Anne.

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  50. rjdawarrior says:

    Please forgive me for not stopping by sooner. I have been self Absorbed during my treatment. The medication size effects hold me under water a lot. It’s hard to concentrate, and my mind half of the time is either numb, or going like an F-5 tornado. But the two of you have been on my mind a lot lately. So wanted you to know I have not forgotten know your kindness, and in invitation.

    Knowing God has you covered all I can say is stay strong, and loving! RJ

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Dear rjdawarrior, I’m pleased you visited, when moved by the Spirit I have prayed for you, I know you walk a rocky road and it’s hard even to Trust when we are hurting and no matter how much we are Loved we don’t feel it. For many years I found this to be True and sadly I even rejected those who cared for me but my heart was crying out to feel someone really cares, I mean really cares and puts me first all the time not just now and again and who would never hurt me or leave me but I found at that time only our Spiritual Husband Jesus Christ never let me down never, never, He is constantly faithful.

      But we do need other people, we were created that way, God doesn’t want us to live a solitary existence, so I prayed for someone to Love and who would really Love me with God’s unconditional Love and also for those who I could encourage and uplift and who would do the same for me, who I could Trust and be real with and not just say what was expected and Jesus heard me and He is constantly faithful.

      I live a long distance from you rjdawarrior but if you would like me to phone you then please e-mail me on the address in my About and I promise you two things, I will never turn you away and I will always care, not the same as Jesus who also heals us and makes us complete but as a Sister in The Lord, we are family, we are one.

      Below is some wonderful Scripture that comforts and uplifts me greatly, I hope rjdawarrior you will take it to heart and know without a doubt just how much you are Loved.

      Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

      Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

      Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

      Psalm 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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      • rjdawarrior says:

        I believe I will take you up on that offer, miles never stop the gifts of the spirit.

        Thanks for your prayers, and yes it is hard for me to trust people. But God is working on my pride, and reminding me of my Faith! I need to look at others like Jesus see’s them, not how I see them. It’s never to late to grow, believe me I know 😉

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        • Freedomborn says:

          Hi again rjdawarrior, so good you accept my offer to phone, do you have an accent ? my Aussie friends tell me I don’t even if Americans think I do, strange don’t you think 😀

          It’s not always our pride but our hurt that blocks our view of others, although yes when I realise how much I have hurt God and others my pride goes and I don’t concider myself better or even dislike anyone else, that is putting me above them but that does not mean that I agree and accept the evil that they do, but I don’t repress the hurt they have caused me either, I seek to resolve how it affects me and choose to forgive and move on in Love. Some times I have lost it and have had to apoligise but I do forgive them for causing me to loose it 😦 I will be in touch as soon as I hear from you.

          Christian Love Anne.

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  51. T says:

    This is an amazing testimony I wanted to cry as I read it. I am sorry you had to go through all that suffering. I just found your blog site in the past few days and have been reading a lot of your past posts. It amazes me how God can take something so tragic and turn it into something so good. Your site is very uplifting and encouraging. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you T for your compassionate heart, I’m so pleased to have met such a caring new friend. Yes my life has been hard but also I have been greatly blessed, as you will agree, to know God as I do now and His great Love and mercy not just for me but for everyone and to be healed emotionally as I have, even though I remember what happened, all the pain is gone and the inner Joy that I have now can never be taken away from me.

      Thank you again for taking the time T to get to know me, I have read a few more of your posts too, you have such a beautiful response to our Lord, how very blessed I am that our lives touched, I will visit again soon.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  52. Lady Deidre says:

    It makes me sad to think you grew up in that kind of an environment, but thankful because Jesus saved you. You are a beautiful, powerful, living testimony for our Lord and Savior. Praise God!
    Keep shining and God will Bless You Greatly for it!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Dei you are such a beautiful friend, how I so wish I could have a cuppa with you and give you some flowers ( P.P ) just to say I Love you in the Lord, at least they won’t be out of your garden 😀

      Thank you my Blogging friend, I give heartfelt thanks for you, I see Jesus reflection bright and beautiful as you shine with His Love.

      Christian Love Anne

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  53. God is love and his love endures forever. His love gives us hope and strength when things becomes unbearable. Thank you for sharing a story that touched my heart today and gave me inspiration. Our journey is never easy but with our family , friends, and God who love us first, we will make it through. God bless you my friend and your love ones…

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    • Freedomborn says:

      God is Love and His Love endures forever, so very very True Island Traveler and nothing can change that reality, all the years because of deception that I denied Him, He did not stop Loving me, yes my sin separated us but my name was and is written on His heart as yours is and we are United by His Love with Him and with each other, we are one, we are family. Thank you for your faithfulness we both Love you in The Lord our dear Brother.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  54. Ron says:

    Thanks for sharing Anne it’s an encouragement for others , you are a testimony to Gods love and grace.

    blessings
    Ron

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Love it has taken me many years to understand God’s great Love for me, there has been much confusion and pain, some of which you experienced with me, but it was in realising that God would never abandom me that I found His Peace and although not perfected in Love yet, I know I will be because He is faithful to finish what He started but I also know that my healing did not start untill I came to True heart repentance, I had to see just how bad a sinner I was so I would turn from evil and seek to do good but not because I had to but because I wanted to with all my heart.

      I Love God and others so much, why do I Love them because God Loves them and I don’t ever want to hurt Him or others again, this is why I’m putting my flesh nature to death as I choose to walk in Love by the empowering of The Holy Spirit. Thank you for your patience with me Ron over many years, even through we have had many ups and downs that has been constant and I thank God with all my heart for it.

      Love you so – Anne your wife and so pleased I am..

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  55. A shining example of the power of God’s love to pick up the broken pieces of a human heart and make them whole in Him. Blessings.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you J, it is True God brings good out of evil and works it all for our benefit but I hope J what happened to me in my young years has assured you that God is not the Author of evil or does He willingly allow it. I say this because to claim God does evil to bring good out of it is Slander, as the Bible tells us, He choose to give us free will and we as humans are in control of our actions and the consequences both good and bad and what we do will determine if we suffer without hope, others will cause us to suffer and living in a fallen world. Can God stop evil yes and at times He does intervene but to stop all evil means He would have to end the world now as we know it and He is being patient not wanting anyone to perish and if we do it will be our choice.

      We also need to understand The Spirit of The Scriptures not just the written word, it is because people don’t we have so much confusion and error which causes lack of Love and disrespect both for God and others. This is why we need to ask for God’s wisdom and believe we have received it instead of trusting in our own understanding or others regardless of their degrees, training, Titles or popularity.

      Christian Love Anne

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Sorry J but I’m unable to leave a message on your Blog or a Like it could be the Hacker or a WordPress Technical problem. I did try with one of your messages 3 times perhaps you may need to write to Support as it many be happening to others as well, Lady Dei said others were upset so it seems so. If you look in your Spam you my find my comments.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  56. Nice, I bookmarked this page on Digg under “The Early Years – A little lost girl. | Freedomborn”. So hopefully our friends can give you a visit. Thanks.

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  57. isaiah43123 says:

    Out of the darkness and into the light… you definitely are a bright sunbeam for Jesus, Anne!

    Keep the faith!
    Karin

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Karin, I’m sorry I didn’t realise you had left a comment, thank you for your kind words and I think you are too a Sunflower I mean Sunbeam, so my idea is you take the North and I will take the South, lets pray about it as we watch the Sun rise up and shine.

      Christian Love your Sister in The Lord Anne

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  59. NFQ says:

    I’m not sure what you wanted me to get out of reading this article. I’m very sorry for all the hardships you’ve endured in your life, Anne. I’m glad you’ve found the strength to move forward with your life. But as a testimony for belief I’m afraid it falls far short.

    The clincher for me was the line: “WOW I rushed down the front, someone wanted Me to be their FRIEND” — yes, exactly. You were suffering and lonely for so much of your childhood. When someone told you you could have a new friend who loved you no matter what, well, who wouldn’t jump at the chance? But you were vulnerable and naive. “I wanted it to be true very badly” is hardly a sound basis for belief.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi NQF, in answer to your question, I wanted you to read my story for the same reasons you wanted me to read yours, sorry I have yet to do so but I will or are they just links to unproven Theories if so forget it.

      What you missed NQF was because I had a need for real friendship I responded to that need it was not being fulfilled so when offered my hearts desire I was excited. You have a need for Salvation but instead of accepting that Truth you cover up in many ways and as hard as you try to deny it, you too need to be real and there is only one way to be real and that is for someone to Love and value you just the way you are and yet to offer you a chance to excel.

      Another thing you missed was that Jesus wanted my friendship too but unlike me He never stopped being my friend, you see that is what True friendship is all about never giving up on those you Love and Wow does He Love me, I abused Him heaps and I’m sad when I remember that, but He forgave me, my sadness is because I hurt the only True Friend I ever had, Jesus never once let me down. Yes I have other friends some who have been close friends for up to 30 years, some longer both Christian and non Christian and I Love them all but Jesus is with me always He never lets go of my hand, I can stop what I’m doing any time of the day or night and share my ups and downs with Him, why would I want to reject such a wonderful friendship and go back to what I had???

      Kind regards Anne.

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      • NFQ says:

        Yes, exactly: “when offered my hearts desire I was excited.” If someone said to me, “Join my church and you will be done with your PhD!” I would on some level be excited at the prospect to have my wishes fulfilled. But at the same time, I would know that they were promising something impossible, something that did not make sense. I would not “believe” I had finished my PhD despite not having written my thesis, not having presented my thesis defense to my committee, etc. Wanting something does not make it true!

        The links I emailed you have to do with why I do not believe what the Bible says (e.g. contradictions with science and history, internal inconsistencies, contradictory teachings, and so on) and what kind of evidence I would need before believing in any deity. It’s worth noting that this applies to all gods. You may have heard the saying: “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do.” It’s not only Jesus that I don’t believe in, it’s also Zeus and Allah and Odin and Vishnu and all the other gods that human cultures have worshiped over the millennia. There is no evidence for any of them, and no matter how nice it might be to imagine them, there is simply no actual reason to believe.

        I have a loving husband who values me the way I am. I have friends and family who care about me and support me. I don’t need to make up imaginary friends to get that. As strange as it may be for you to imagine, I don’t actually have a god-shaped hole in my life. (Do you have a Zeus-shaped hole in your life because you don’t believe in Zeus? That is how I feel about the Christian god.)

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        • Freedomborn says:

          If you are so fulfilled NFQ why are you trying to prove there is no God to everyone, I know why I try to reach others including Atheists and you too with God’s Truth but what is your motivation what are you offering others? My God offers Hope in a wonderful Eternity starting now, what do you have that is better then this?

          Your Links prove nothing I can give you even more that shows why yours have no foundation so what would it achieve for you. I have no doubt that God’s wisdom is so much greater then worldly wisdom which has been proven wrong over and over again that now your Scientist are forever trying to justify their mistakes and come up with more unproven theories, or do you still believe the world is flat? Do you know God had man record that it was round before there were even large boats let alone Space ships.

          Please do us both a favour and forget what you have learnt by man’s fleshy worldly Logic, reasoning, understanding and wisdom ….God’s is vastly greater.

          I’m praying for you NFQ Kind regards Anne.

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          • NFQ says:

            I believe people make better decisions when their understanding of the world is more accurate. I’m not trying to offer something “better” than Christianity — I’m not promising a heaven full of hope *and also* puppies and chocolate bars, or something — I’m trying to offer something more likely to be true.

            People hate themselves for being “impure” because of the made-up standards they think their imaginary gods have for them. This is why I speak out against religion.

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            • Freedomborn says:

              NFQ I was not molested and raped by Christians or God, the horror that Secular people have perpetrated in the name of free will and free speech is unthinkable and I would not have enough space on all my blog to post the Links that talk about it. As for those who call themselves Christians and continue to wilfully sin without repentance till they die spiritually or physically or continue to sin and reject the Truth having heard about being Born Again of God’s seed claiming it’s ok because their under grace, then they like all those who reject God will be judged.

              NFQ just because you are born in a Garage does not make you a car… I can claim to be a Princess but unless I’m ordained or crowned one, I’m not, you too NFQ can claim to be anyone you choose to be on your Blog but that does not make it True.

              Take Care – Princess Anne

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          • Bravo Anne, Well said Atheists seem to pop up anywhere there is anything Christianity, the only thing in NFQ’s favour is he didn’t use foul language as many Atheists do on YouTube

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  61. hscraig says:

    Hi!!!!! Anne!!!! You have such a wonderful testimony! we have a few things in common but most importantly we are united in Christ! Thank you for your amazing blog and true words.

    In Christ,
    Scott

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  62. This is so beautiful, Anne – a real love story!! Thank you. I am touched. My heart breaks for the pain you suffered but it rejoices that Jesus came and rescued you!! I, too, was rescued by my Lord! Now, we are sisters in Him. Thank you, friend. I pray all who need to hear your story – the story of God’s great love and how He saved you – will be drawn here. Blessing, peace and love in Christ.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you my dear Sister for your kind words and compassion, I also believe your own Story and sharing will uplift those needing comfort and reassurance and so I have added you to my Blog role and will also pray those who are in need, will stop and visit and so be blessed by your good news.

      Yes I have had a hard life and in some ways the storm still rages but the Lord’s inner Joy always lifts me up as does His refreshing when needed and knowing how much He Loves me reassures’ me I’m a person of worth, so no matter what happens I know to Him I have great value.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  63. ThanK You for sharing your story with me. I am touched and it moved me to a greater level of gratefulness. I added your Blog to my Blogroll and I hope that even more people can glean from your wisdom.

    Jillian

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Jillian I also feel others need to share in the Hope that you offer on your Blog and have added yours to mine also, I’m sure many will be blessed as they are draw closer to The Lord through your words of Love.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  64. Wayne Augden says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how God takes the terrible and often tragic things that happen to us and makes good come of them. What a blessing you are, Anne.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Wayne, and what a blessing you are, with all you have suffered you still give thanks and praise to God not for what you have indured but that He strengthened and preserved you through it so you could share the Hope you have today.

      It is not God’s will that we suffer and hurt, He does not do evil to bring good out of it, the Scriptures tell us to say this is slander but He does bring good out of evil and He works everything out for good for those who Love Him. People do not understand what God’s discipline and correction is so they get confused and blame God for allowing what He only tolerates so none will perish.

      I have a healing balm that helps with my pain I will give you the ingredients if you would like them it has been a blessing to me and was given to a Christian friend as he sought the Lord.. I have had a great deal of relief.

      Thank you again and God bless you greatly – Christian Love Anne

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  65. robinb333 says:

    I had to fight back the tears Anne. It’s so heart breaking to hear you had to endure such pain, but it’s so wonderful knowing you accepted Jesus into your life. I know God hates what this world has become. And it’s so sad and heart wrenching knowing Instead of walking in the footsteps of Jesus, so many choose to follow the lies of Satan. By you choosing to forgive those who hurt you truly shows was a wonderfully blessed lady you are. May God shine his white light of protection all around you. May you know your always loved by me and others whom you have touched with your posts, May the words of Jesus penetrate your very being so others realize just how special your are. I love you my friend…Robin

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Wow Robin, I think Jesus just gave me a big hug, your words of compassion and Love touched my heart and left a beautiful glow.

      Thank you and come again I’ll put the jug on for a cuppa

      Christian Love Anne.

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  66. freedomborn says:

    Dear Gramma Velta, I’m so very sorry you had to suffer as you did, why do people choose to do the evil they do and how does God feel when we and many other Children are abused this way.

    He cares greatly for the sufferings of His little ones who’s innocence has been stolen from them, whose souls and minds are polluted by the promptings of the perverted and carnal nature of man ( women ) who are being controlled by their sexual lust motivating them to inflict harm and degradation on a child that often stays and haunts them throughout their lives causing them to suffer emotional pain, deep anger and feelings of humiliation.

    God hates what Paedophiles do to children with a passion it breaks His heart and grieves Him greatly and to those who commit these horrendous acts against Children, He solemnly warns them….

    Luke 17:1 – 2 Then said He unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto Him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

    God tells us in the Scriptures how He feels not just about Paedophilia but all Sin and how we are to deal with it, do not doubt for a minute that He hates sin passionately, He does and always will but because of His great Love and Compassion, He understands that without His empowering we all sin and hurt Him and others as well as ourselves. He also knows what motivates us to sin, this is why He offers us forgiveness and restoration and freedom in Christ Jesus, it is not His will that anyone perishes He Loves all Mankind but hates their sin.

    For those who have committed Paedophilia, God will forgive them if they come to heart repentance which means to have great sorrow for the sin they have committed and no longer do it and when anyone does this the burden of guilt and fear is removed regardless of the sin that has made them a slave to depravity and the evil of their fallen flesh nature.

    And for us my beautiful Gramma Velta and all those who have suffered any type of pain we do need to choose to forgive who ever hurt us and seek to Love them in our heart with the Spirit’s empowering and as you so wisely shared … Jesus healed all the hurt and pain. Praise God! He Loves us and has never left us even before we knew Him. How else would we have survived?

    But what is also very wonderful Gramma Velta is that the Bible tells we will have no memory of the old earth with all it’s pain and suffering, all we will know is deep abiding Joy from the outpouring of God’s Love and we will rest in His eternal Peace knowing the awesome wonder of being a Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    Love you so Gramma – Annie ( Anne )

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  67. Velta Maes says:

    Oh Honey, I am so sorry that you lived such a hard life. This story is so similar to many I have heard over my lifetime. Why does this happen? I have prayed and asked that question so many times. I was molested by my father for several years when I was a teen and I left home as soon as I graduated from high school. The wonderful part of our lives is that we found Jesus and He healed all the hurt and pain. Praise God! He loves us and has never left us even before we knew Him. How else would we have survived? I know we will have the answer when we are with Him.
    Love you so much,
    Gramma Velta

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    • Dear Velta, I did it again as you can see above, I posted your comment in the wrong place again, I hate to think how many times I have made that mistake and people thought I didn’t care about their response, I know I have felt that at times when I have had no reply, I really appreciate them very much, sorry again. I put my reply on the bottom for you.***

      *** I’m so very sorry you had to suffer as you did, why do people choose to do the evil they do and how does God feel when we and many other Children are abused this way.

      He cares greatly for the sufferings of His little ones who’s innocence has been stolen from them, whose souls and minds are polluted by the promptings of the perverted and carnal nature of man ( women ) who are being controlled by their sexual lust motivating them to inflict harm and degradation on a child that often stays and haunts them throughout their lives causing them to suffer emotional pain, deep anger and feelings of humiliation.

      God hates what Paedophiles do to children with a passion it breaks His heart and grieves Him greatly and to those who commit these horrendous acts against Children, He solemnly warns them….

      Luke 17:1 – 2 Then said He unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto Him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

      God tells us in the Scriptures how He feels not just about Paedophilia but all Sin and how we are to deal with it, do not doubt for a minute that He hates sin passionately, He does and always will but because of His great Love and Compassion, He understands that without His empowering we all sin and hurt Him and others as well as ourselves. He also knows what motivates us to sin, this is why He offers us forgiveness and restoration and freedom in Christ Jesus, it is not His will that anyone perishes He Loves all Mankind but hates their sin.

      For those who have committed Paedophilia, God will forgive them if they come to heart repentance which means to have great sorrow for the sin they have committed and no longer do it and when anyone does this the burden of guilt and fear is removed regardless of the sin that has made them a slave to depravity and the evil of their fallen flesh nature.

      And for us my beautiful Gramma Velta and all those who have suffered any type of pain we do need to choose to forgive who ever hurt us and seek to Love them in our heart with the Spirit’s empowering and as you so wisely shared … Jesus healed all the hurt and pain. Praise God! He Loves us and has never left us even before we knew Him. How else would we have survived?

      But what is also very wonderful Gramma Velta is that the Bible tells we will have no memory of the old earth with all it’s pain and suffering, all we will know is deep abiding Joy from the outpouring of God’s Love and we will rest in His eternal Peace knowing the awesome wonder of being a Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

      Love you so Gramma – Annie ( Anne )

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