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Wendy Murtishaw Blog of Wendy Murtishaw
42 years old
, CA
United States of America

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 Interests and Personality
About MeI was raised in a Christian household. I have always believed without a doubt that the Bible was true and have never been without Jesus in my heart and soul. I have always been `luke warm` though. I have done what I wanted through life and only trusted God when times were difficult. I sit here, now, during difficult times trying to change that. I`m trying to use my lifelong knowledge and gain more so i can have the tools to live a happier and more peaceful life through Christ. I miss Him and I love Him. I feel the tugging of readiness to truly begin living for Him.
Why Iím using this websiteThis website is a blessing. It`s a daily devotional for me because I am learning about the man and culture Jesus lived in. It is helping me understand, deeper, who He was and why He did some of the things He did. I am getting a much broader understanding. I love that mixture of true history combined with my faith.
InterestsI love to read and learn. I am interested in learning how to love and accept myself through Christ because I`m tired of my way....it has never worked. I enjoy walking because it clears my head. I enjoy teaching. I love history.
MusicI listen to everything........old.....new...religious....secular. The only exception is degrading rap
MoviesI enjoy all types and genres of film.
FoodI am a steak and potatoes kind of girl. I also enjoy some seafood,mexican - if it`s NOT hot (lol), Italian, etc.
HeroesI have so many people I look up to. Essentially, anyone who is courageous enough to stand up and speak about the Lord, their personal truths, and live by them in the face of persecution is my hero.

 Background and Lifestyle
ReligionChristian - other
ChildrenProud parent
EducationCollege graduate

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 Latest Blog Entries
Title: How do Jesus` words make you feel? You may want to save your answer as "Private"    Posted: 30-April-2012
Title: How does being forgiven increase ones love for God? Note: According to Jesus, God`s forgiveness is motivated by love.    Posted: 30-April-2012
Title: What is the Kingdom of God?    Posted: 30-April-2012
Title: "According to Jesus, what does it mean to be loved by God?"    Posted: 30-April-2012
Title: Does Jesus believe lowly people are valuable? How valuable?    Posted: 28-April-2012
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 Views On Jesus
7 of 10: My current level of knowledge about Jesus?
10 of 10: My current level of respect/appreciation for Jesus?
I consider Jesus to be
Friend, God, Guide, Historical Person, Lord, Philosopher, Prophet, Son of God, Teacher
Jesus makes me feel
Stable, Calm, Free, Grateful, Forgiven, Accepted, Valuable, Not alone, Secure, Peaceful,
Am I a follower of Jesus: Yes
What is my journey/story with Jesus?
He has been patiently waiting for me to stop being stubborn and think I know it all.....unless I am in trouble. He has never stopped loving me. If I`m happy and ignoring Him he still tugs at my heart to warn me of a bad choice I`m about to make. He knows that I will ignore it make the mistake anyway but has ALWAYS been there to pick me up and put me right again.....just so I can go back to doing things MY WAY. He has been so patient. I feel the tug inside my heart that it is time to acknowledge that MY WAY has NEVER worked long term and I have suffered in my soul for my stubbornness. I am in a place where I am trying to reconnect my relationship with Him and no longer just be a `fly by night....only if you can help me` kind of person.
How has Jesus helped me (with self, family, work)?
Jesus has always been there, without fail, to give me the strength through some very hard times as well as little hic-ups. He shows me the deepest strength and clarity of purpose when I am about to give up. He has taken the reigns of my life when I could no longer steer. He has put a hand over my shoulder and the other over my mouth when it truly mattered. He is my Savior.
How has Jesus changed me?
Jesus is changing my heart as we speak. He is showing me that I cannot shine without His light. He is showing me to look at Him instead of myself. He is giving me insights and wisdom to make healthier choices in my relationships and friends. He is calming my spirit.
How do I describe "A relationship with Jesus?"
My relationship with Jesus is Father/child. He is my Father and I am His willful and petulant child/brat. I need His guidance because He knows best. I need His love to know that I will NEVER be alone and/or unloved. He gives my spirit value and worth.When I talk to Him, He never fails me. He knows me better than I know myself and with infinite patience teaches me about me with love and kindness. He is my best friend and my Lord.
How have I experienced Jesus?
I have experienced Jesus in my failures when He has lifted me back up. I have experiences Him with the gifts He has given me...I am blessed with so many things that can ONLY be given to Him...both inner spiritual things and material things. I have experienced His forgiveness most of all.
Why and how did I become a follower of Jesus?
I grew up in the church. I accepted Him as a child without question. I had wonderful people, youth pastors, family, church family, who were always there for me to answer my questions and nurture my faith. My will and selfishness were too strong for them so I went my own way when I came of age. I am now trying to truly become His follower, not just in my heart but in my actions and words and deeds as well.