Journalist finds God
I was brought up with Christian parents and believed in God from an early age, and so assumed life would be easy. No so! My Mum died when l was 15 years, and Dad a few years later. Life changed and l had to strike out on my own, I left lost my faith somewhere along the way.
Although l had a very successful career working for the Birmingham Mail, BRMB and the BBC, l wasn’t happy and nothing l did satisfied this feeling.
I went on a skiing holiday and, to my surprise, I met a Christian, who over many a glass of wine, spoke of his faith. He explained how l could come back to God. l committed myself back to God and immediately felt a great load had fallen from shoulders.
Since then my life has centred on God and l praise Him every day for His care and love. That doesn't mean things have always been easy.
Until three years ago, I had a very healthy. But then, whilst visiting my aunt in hospital, I had a heart attack. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. I knew that Christians were praying for me and felt the healing hand of God restore me to good health again. I now live in a small cottage on an estate near Chester Road Baptist Church, ride my friend’s horse again, and attend fitness class. I thought l had lost everything when l became ill but my faith has sustained me, enriched my life and given me a meaning to being alive.