|Hi there, my name is Marie Nicol. I was born in 1961 and I am an only child. My parents did not bring me up in a christian home, but thankfully, my grandparents regularly took me to church with them from when I was about three years old. I stopped going to church at about 14 years old, living a rather wild life, with many boyfriends and parties. Thankfully, I didn't get into drugs or heavy drinking. I met someone when I was 17 and we got married when I was 20. About a year later, I was searching, thinking there must be more to life. I was feeling a 'deep hole' in my life even though I was "happy". I eventually went and talked to the pastor at the Baptist church I grew up in and gave my heart to the Lord. My husband didn't mind, but a year later, he left me for a young girl, not wanting the responsibility of being a husband and father (we had a 3 month old baby son by then). Only having the Lord with me, he got me through this painful time - all my dreams had been destroyed. But I got through this time in peace and felt so safe in God's arms. A month later, I joined a christian penfriend club and wrote to a few guys, just wanting a friend for the odd night out and there I met a wonderful man named John.|
|We went out for two years and then married and now we have three more children. Two months after we married, my mom died which left a big gab in my life, we were extremely close; but you just have to get on with life. John and I have now been married for 16 years. We have been going to a penticostal church for the last 7 years. I have done childcare in my home for a job for about 7 years, then I was a teacher's aide for nearly 2 years and now I am in a brand new job - as a caregiver in a home for the elderly. It is challenging, exhausting but also an amazing experience with adorable older people with many stories to tell. I have also been a rape crisis worker for 7 years. I worked along side with the police and doctor, but my role was solely as a support person for the victim. I am very compassionate person and always feel people's pain with them, I feel a great burden to support people that are hurting.|
|My favorite things to do is READ!!!!!! (I love the word of God too), to sit beside or walk near water, be amongst nature, do cross-stitch, knitting and sometimes crafts. I love to shop for clothes or books, go out for coffee with friends and I love to meet new friends online and talk about Jesus together.|
|My Favorite Bible Verses:
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."
God has said "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
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