10 years ago: I was hot, on fire for Christ. I was listening to a Promise Keepers album over and over and loving it. I was dancing furiously, passionately to Joyful Joyful on the Sister Act II soundtrack, the one the choir won the award for. I was dancing to other worship music in my home, loving Jesus passionately. I started working with youth at Park Avenue United Methodist church in South Minneapolis. I was regularly visiting the church in Toronto from which the title The Toronto Blessing comes. At the same time I was getting snared in a foolish relationship with a man twenty years my junior - my downfall.
I lived in a studio apartment with three cats and was about to move into a whole house with my darlings - a wonderful prospect!
20 years ago: I was moving back to Minneapolis after seven years of adventure. I had been living on the East and West Coast as a sort of gypsy and was finally returning home. I started my own cleaning business and returned to college. I met the man of my dreams. He was 11 years younger and lived in a fraternity. I was on cloud nine. Unfortunately, I had sort of left God out of the picture, or on the sidelines. That may be why the man didn't stay in my life, but my relationship with God eventually did get much better.
30 years ago: I just landed in Los Angeles to live and lived there for the next four years. It was a wild period of my life. That year I met a Jewish man who befriended me and helped me find a community in the community that he had. He also became my boyfriend. I started a job in a Real Estate school and found a small apartment. I had two brothers living out there already, so I also had family there. I began to sing and play guitar on open stages and for friends. I had become born again and spirit filled prior to this, for a brief period, but was already drifting because some horrible experiences caused me to doubt God's goodness.
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