When we went in 2010, we were in one of the general sessions. We had been talking the whole time – and my husband Rich was very excited about the offerings in the breakouts.
We came into the last General Session and Dan did an altar call. Rich had been listening intently to the speaker, and then Dan came up and spoke about God’s Presence in our lives. Dan said that all of us could have more of God's Presence if we just invited Him into our hearts, and then invited everyone to make a commitment if they wanted to. Rich got down on his knees, and then I went down with him, and he prayed quietly and rededicated his life to Christ. He said, “I want more. I am seeing what more is, and I want more.”
In Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist, a shepherd goes out into the world in search of enlightenment…and finds it right where he started. So it was with me, I have had a lifelong search for God. I came into this world in a house of the Lord, and came back to it through Jesus.
I was raised in a devout Catholic household, but it wasn’t enough for me. I studied everything from Buddhism to Hinduism to the rites of the South American indigenous. I devoured every spiritual book that found its way into my hands, from C.S. Lewis and Christian apologetics to ancient gods and customs to earn divine favor.