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christina_m

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Hey there!

I'm feeling emotions of excitement and nervousness at the same time. Obviously, it is my first post on this forum. Hmm, let me stop rambling and get on with my introduction for those who may be curious, okay? :)

So I'm Christina and I'm 22 years old. I actually found my faith (please forgive me if I have weird choices of words, I am not a native speaker of the English language :rolleyes:) very, very recently. As recently as October of last year! But I'm very excited and keen to learn more. I was raised in a family where my father is a believer, but my mother isn't. In my childhood, me and my mother especially were treated rather poorly by people who claimed to be Christians and I don't blame my mother for her feelings towards Christianity. But I'm hoping to show her how beautiful it is to love God and receive His limitless love in return.

Actually my first impression of Christianity was quite scarring. An old woman that I loved visiting once told me about God and faith, she also told me describing very vividly, that my mother would burn in the eternal fire of hell. I was maybe, like, 4 years old? I then had nightmares for a long while and I thought, who is this God and if he really loved everyone like his own children, why would he let that happen to my mother... So I held on to my negative views for a really long time. I no longer carry any hard feelings though, as I know that she only wanted the best for us, but didn't really have the greatest technique.

Until recently, I came across this young, beautiful, Christian couple. It was obvious that God was the center of their relationship, and His love was shining all over me through them. They were glowing. It was the beginning of my journey to faith and God. Ever since then I can not stop listening to worship songs and reading the bible. I feel like I'm finally home! Do you guys know what I mean with this feeling? It's like the these 20+ years of my life I've been wandering around and now I finally found my way home.

Now I wish to find more people to connect with, to discuss God. :) Thank you for reading my introduction (if you made it this far, I can ramble quite a lot).
 

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Nov 14, 2016
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Hey there!

I'm feeling emotions of excitement and nervousness at the same time. Obviously, it is my first post on this forum. Hmm, let me stop rambling and get on with my introduction for those who may be curious, okay? :)

So I'm Christina and I'm 22 years old. I actually found my faith (please forgive me if I have weird choices of words, I am not a native speaker of the English language :rolleyes:) very, very recently. As recently as October of last year! But I'm very excited and keen to learn more. I was raised in a family where my father is a believer, but my mother isn't. In my childhood, me and my mother especially were treated rather poorly by people who claimed to be Christians and I don't blame my mother for her feelings towards Christianity. But I'm hoping to show her how beautiful it is to love God and receive His limitless love in return.

Actually my first impression of Christianity was quite scarring. An old woman that I loved visiting once told me about God and faith, she also told me describing very vividly, that my mother would burn in the eternal fire of hell. I was maybe, like, 4 years old? I then had nightmares for a long while and I thought, who is this God and if he really loved everyone like his own children, why would he let that happen to my mother... So I held on to my negative views for a really long time. I no longer carry any hard feelings though, as I know that she only wanted the best for us, but didn't really have the greatest technique.

Until recently, I came across this young, beautiful, Christian couple. It was obvious that God was the center of their relationship, and His love was shining all over me through them. They were glowing. It was the beginning of my journey to faith and God. Ever since then I can not stop listening to worship songs and reading the bible. I feel like I'm finally home! Do you guys know what I mean with this feeling? It's like the these 20+ years of my life I've been wandering around and now I finally found my way home.

Now I wish to find more people to connect with, to discuss God. :) Thank you for reading my introduction (if you made it this far, I can ramble quite a lot).
***** hi from Texas...
 

tourist

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I'm glad that you found your way back home. I've spent a few years wandering also. I have said a prayer that your mother is in God's eternal loving presence. I agree that it is most important that God is in the center of any relationship, especially true of marriage. You wrote quite the introduction. Your English is impeccable so I would not worry about that. Glad to have you as a member of our family. Welcome to CC.
 
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Welcome Christina, I pray that the lord will guide and protect you as continue your journey & relationship with him. I also pray that your mother will turn to the Lord because he does love her as well.
 

mailmandan

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Apr 7, 2014
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Hello and welcome to Christian Chat! :)

I truly hope that you will be blessed here!

 

Ahwatukee

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Mar 12, 2015
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Greetings Christina and Welcome!
 
Feb 7, 2015
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Hi Christina. I happen to think that Finnish people tend to express the English language more accurately than other people also learning our language.
 

blue_ladybug

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Feb 21, 2014
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You're a guy and your name is Christina? :confused:

Pink nicks=female
Blue nicks=male
 

jerry2465

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Hi and welcome aboard!!! Christians are human and therefore can be abrasive sometimes as you have witnessed. Sometimes these forums can get a little heated as well. We are still not at home but are passing through. We are in hopeful expectation of arriving there someday with our God, the only almighty God of the universe!!
 

christina_m

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Feb 1, 2017
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I'm glad that you found your way back home. I've spent a few years wandering also. I have said a prayer that your mother is in God's eternal loving presence. I agree that it is most important that God is in the center of any relationship, especially true of marriage. You wrote quite the introduction. Your English is impeccable so I would not worry about that. Glad to have you as a member of our family. Welcome to CC.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and your prayers for my mother. I appreciate it a lot! Hope to chat more.
 

christina_m

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Feb 1, 2017
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Welcome Christina, I pray that the lord will guide and protect you as continue your journey & relationship with him. I also pray that your mother will turn to the Lord because he does love her as well.
Thank you! I do keep her in my prayers everyday. I know the power of prayer and stay patient.
 

christina_m

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Feb 1, 2017
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Hi Christina. I happen to think that Finnish people tend to express the English language more accurately than other people also learning our language.
Hello Willie? Ooh, really? That's interesting to hear from a native speaker :)
 

christina_m

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Feb 1, 2017
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Hi and welcome aboard!!! Christians are human and therefore can be abrasive sometimes as you have witnessed. Sometimes these forums can get a little heated as well. We are still not at home but are passing through. We are in hopeful expectation of arriving there someday with our God, the only almighty God of the universe!!
Thank you! And I very well agree, I'm glad God gave me the power to forgive and understand. Nicely put!
 

blue_ladybug

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Feb 21, 2014
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I was wondering because it says "male" on your profile, and you have a male nick.. But a female avatar and profile pic..lol

I'll PM Oncefallen (a mod) and ask him to change it for you. :)


Oh, oops! Yes it was a mistake, I hope I can change it... I'm rambly and clumsy, what a combo huh!
 
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GODisLOVE7

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I've not been to Finland, but its on my one-day list! Finns are usually a lot of fun, but that's just based on the few I've met through the years.

Welcome to CC! I hope you enjoy your time here!!