New Beginnings

In this blog, I am documenting my life. I have come full circle, from trying to become a child of God to actually becoming one. It took me many years of self-deception and searching for something I could not describe to finally find Christ.

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I write research articles, have done so since 1994.  I married my best friend in 2012, and we are in it for the long haul.  I have four children and five grandchildren.  My expertise is in teaching Sunday School.  I love listening to them memorize verses, and telling them Bible stories.  You can see my current endeavors at nicenet.org, and on Facebook at Yucaipa Writer's Group.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Linda Lou

I want to introduce you to a friend I met on the Internet, and have contined to communicate with by phone. Linda Lou has been through a lot, including having been a Jehovah's Witness from the age of 4 until her child was 7, having been married to a pervert who also was a Jehovah's Witness, and having had a major stroke in 1996.

Linda Lou's nickname on the Internet was Queenie. She was and is very opinionated. But if anyone needs help or comfort, Queenie is there with an ear and a heart of gold.

That is Linda Lou.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

A Newsletter Which I Read Today

It was a newsletter about ex members of Jehovah's Witnesses, of which I am one, so it interested me. It told of abuse within the cult, much of which I have heard from reports of others. I read it, and much of it was familiar. However, the editor put her picture on the front, as she has in the past, and I have seen it before. But this time it was different. I had been speaking to a friend on the phone, another former Jehovah's Witness, and this friend told me that two people that I know were divorced earlier in the year. I think that the editor of this newsletter is the wife in this situation. She spoke in her newsletter of being married to an alcoholic, and that was the abuse of which she is familiar. When I think of these two people, the guy could be a heavy drinker; he gave a conference where there was beer in his hotel room. I did not stay that long to see anyone drink, because I felt very uncomfortable there.

If I get any further insight into the situation, I will post it on this blog.