Sunday, February 20, 2011
I have wanted to start a blog of my own for a long time. It seems that some days there are multiple ideas and things floating around in my head and so much going on in my soul. I just want to write and share these thoughts and experiences with others. Please bear with me at this time; I am new to this world of “blogging”.
Let me start off by telling you a bit about me. My name is Jenni Case. I was born in Indiana and lived most of my life in wonderful Colorado. My Grandpa was a Pentecostal preacher from Kentucky. I grew up in the church some and loved listening to him preach. As a teen, I began to stray from God. I ran away from home at only 14 years old. I spent time on the streets, and in and out of many foster homes and institutions. I was pretty much on my own. At 18, I decided to get out of the “system” and do my own thing. I was never respectful of authority. I began partying and hanging out with the wrong people. Before I knew it, I was a stripper, a prostitute, and ended up getting involved in porn. I spent most of my adult life completely stuck in the sex industry. Time went by and things spiraled downward and out of control. I had hit bottom and had nowhere to go but up. Then, I had that moment of clarity. I realized my life was a mess but found hope in the Lord. I gave my life to Jesus and realized God was in control. Now I try to use my past experiences to help others in any way I can. This is the part in my life that I am really getting out of the boat. I will keep my eyes on Jesus because he will never leave me.
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.