Even though raised in a very moral home and attending church regularly (and loving it), I still went my own way until, as a 30 yr. old adult, the pressures and strains of a life apart from God sent me running to Him, looking for Him, and He found me and saved me, setting my feet on the Rock, Christ Jesus. During years of deep darkness, due to severe family problems, Jesus baptized me in His Holy Spirit and began a new work in me, always, in the midst of trouble, surrounding me with His faithfulness, goodness, and love. After the death of my husband, He began restoring my soul and teaching me, through many venues, of His great mercy and grace, enabling me to progressively understand His wonderful love and mercy. During a recent hospitalization, the Lord healed me of physical illness and delivered me from debilitating fear. The latter happened as I waited on Him in prayer and He showed me Moses with his rod,which turned into a snake. He told me if I would grab that snake by the tail, "it will become a rod of deliverance and victory for you". As I spoke the gravity and severity of the doctor's words to family and friends, there was deliverance and victory and healing.