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I always think I know so much, and I’ve got the Christian life down pat, until I round the next corner and learn that I don’t. Graciously, He keeps helping me along. I am so thankful for His sovereignty and grace in my life.

I was completely and utterly unable to make even the slightest contribution to my own salvation. But what I could not do, God did – and in doing it, He did it all, sending His own Son into the world to die on the cross for my sins (Romans 5:6).

So what changed this time? Yes, outwardly I am different. But having been justified by faith, I have peace with God through Jesus. No longer do I want to be lord of my life, because I know my heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. My greatest desires are to behold the glory of the Lord, that He might transform me, and for Him to work in me to will and to do for His good pleasure.

I see now how the Lord in his mercy used so many things in my life to ‘hem me in’ during those years that I was wandering. I know without a doubt that he was gently guiding me back to himself. I am constantly amazed that God would choose to save a sinner like me, and I pray that he would continue to sanctify me and use me mightily for his kingdom and for his glory!

Jesus has impacted my life deeply, and I have been able to grow in my faith over the years through a number of important experiences.

The first few years of my sanctification process was chocked full of doubts and fears in regards to my salvation.

I am the first daughter in a family of 3 girls born to Portuguese Catholic parents from Newport, Rhode Island.

I was the second and last child born to young parents who both came from painful and broken family circumstances.

My life before Christ was all about my desires, my thoughts, my needs. I was the central focus in my mind's eye, with no apologies.

Ever since I can remember I have been plagued with the desire to please others more than God.