Testimonies, Tips and Tidbits is a book project that I’m working on. I have decided to put the pages of this book project on my profile pages at http://www.faithwriters.com The testimonies, tips and tidbits come from my life as I walked with God and ministered to His people. I would like to share them freely with other believers in hope of admonishing, encouraging and providing stories with humor and wisdom for those who wish to read and learn from them. To access these stories go to the website http://www.faithwriters.com, scroll down the page to the search box for authors, and type in my name: Robin Ulbredtch. My profile page, with links to my articles, should appear. Just click on the link to the article you want to read. So enjoy! Hopefully you can glean something from these testimonials.
Testimonies, tips, and tidbits? What a mouthful. What kind of book would have such a variety of stories and topics? In this book you will find humorous stories revealing the antics of small children in church, mini-testimonials of God’s work in my life, tips learned from years of working in children’s ministry, and tidbits that God and others have taught me over the years. I hope you enjoy reading about these experiences from my life, and you see how God truly covers His children.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has truly transformed my life. He met and encouraged me at a time when I desired to end my life, and attempted to do so. But I am alive—and here today—to testify that God pulled me of the mud and mire of living in a marriage with an abusive, alcoholic husband. Living in that situation brought me to the lowest point of my life, and I literally tried to commit suicide. But God lifted me out of the darkest pit and gave me a new life that is filled with joy, love, peace, hope, and many other blessings and promises from God. As Scripture says, “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord, (…).” (Psalm 40:1-3 NIV) God has truly done this in my life!
God stopped me from committing suicide. He healed my broken heart and gave me a new life, and a new marriage. Since He has done this for me, I know God can do it for others too. Whether it’s a bad marriage, an addiction, or a broken heart because of other circumstances, I know God can heal it too—if people will only commit to following Him, and giving Him a chance. Committing suicide would have robbed me of many things, and I praise God that He stopped me from making that terrible mistake. No matter how hopeless our situation looks, in Christ there is always hope and the promise of a better life ahead!
The stories in this book are true but the names have purposely been excluded to keep the people anonymous. The stories are meant for good, not to put someone on the spot. So sit back, relax, and read on to see how God can touch your life!