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One night, in a Bible Study chat room I met someone called "Twomacs

One night, in a Bible Study chat room I met someone called "Twomacs." The topic of discussion turned toward the name; jokes were made about ordering more than just two Macs! (Referring to MacDonald's Big Macs), etc.

As we began to chat, this new person & I seemed to find an instant connection. After a brief discussion to be sure that they were a "SheMac and not a HeMac" her “handle” officially changed to "SheMac.”  ~*Smile*~

Jill is a fun and wonderful woman of God. As our friendship has grown over the past two years, I am daily thankful that the Lord brought this anointed preacher, teacher, poet, prayer warrior and friend into my life!

Meet my friend ~SheMac~ from New Zealand

 

 

Hi from shemac!

It's a real joy to be able to include my testimony on the website of my very special friend JJ, who has blessed my life beyond measure... she is My Cyber Friend .... and inspired the poem of the same name (below).


MY TESTIMONY:

Born in 1942, I was known as a war baby, definitely unplanned, almost certainly unwelcome. Yet against all odds, I survived! My father died when I was 5 months old and my mother, widowed at age 25 with two infant children, remarried within 3 years. My stepfather then became the much loved, and only dad I ever knew.

I was a happy child, and grew up in a nominally Christian home, the second of five children. From a very early age I was aware of God's hand on my life; but it was not until many years later than I came to know Jesus personally.

Because my parents farmed in an isolated area of New Zealand it was necessary for me to go to boarding school at the age of twelve. This was not a happy time in my life, and during those years I formed some very negative opinions of who I was as a person. This period was followed by several years where I came to know abuse, rejection, and severe depression.

At 23 I found myself alone, with an infant daughter. My life had lost it's meaning, and I knew that I wanted something better for my child.

One Sunday I got off a bus, with my baby, then six weeks old, and walked into a Salvation Army meeting. At the close of the service I walked forward, and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I left walking on air, My life had taken a dramatic turn.

In the years that followed, I met and married my husband, and we adopted two sons.... However, during those years, I still suffered badly from depression - a hangover from troubled teen years. And during those early years of marriage and motherhood, there were several failed suicide attempts, and hospitalization.

On Monday the 6th of June 1979 - In Christchurch, New Zealand town hall - at a Christian Business Men's Convention, Something happened that changed my life forever. I was filled to overflowing with the Spirit of God! ... baptized with The Holy Spirit. The only way I can describe it is with the words of that old chorus - "Heaven came down, and Glory filled my soul."

In that moment, I was totally healed of depression, and have never suffered from it since. The Bible came alive for me, and I felt like I was reading it for the first time. I couldn't eat for a week! I prepared the families meals, and ran to read some more scripture!! I felt the presence of God around me, in a totally new way. I had the desire to be baptized, and began to speak in a strange new heavenly language when I was praising The Lord. It was like I ran out of words to describe how much I loved Him.

Now that day was the beginning of the rest of my life. There have been so many adventures that Jesus and I have walked through together, that it would take forever for me to tell about them. Nothing has ever happened to me that He and I couldn't handle together... Not even the sudden death of my beautiful little granddaughter. His Holy Spirit has remained with me, loving me...comforting me... restoring me... and strengthening me. Oh, I have failed Him many times, but He has promised that He will never leave me nor forsake me... and His Word is true, He can not lie.

I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, three great children, and five very special grandchildren. I am blessed, indeed!!!

I don't know where God will take me next on this journey; but no matter... it is enough to know that when I can no longer walk alone - He will carry me.

Jilly
















 

 


~Poetry by SheMac~

Book of Poetry Available: shemac@this-rock.org


~~MY COVENANT~~

Lord I renew my Covenant

Made long ago with You

When I promised I'd be separate

And Holy unto You

When You called to me to come apart

To be washed and made brand new

And that day I made a Covenant

My Covenant with You.

Now I have journeyed far and wide

'Tis so long since that day

And I have mixed the gold You gave

With dross along the way

My feet are heavy from the dust

As I've traveled in the world

And pitched my tent outside the camp

With banner tightly furled.

My light it does not shine so bright

My praises not so long

And I've found the music of the world

Has crept into my song

And I have sought the praise of men

In place of Your approval

And from the place of Covenant

I have made a removal.

So subtly the change is made

As words remain unspoken

And things I promised long ago

I find that now are broken

And the altar where I placed a stone

And promised to be true

Is broken down in disrepair

Like my Covenant with You.

But Lord today I'm reaching up

My arms extended high

Will You please repair the breach

And hear my deepest cry

Forgive me for my apathy

My boredom and discontent

As I build again this altar

And renew my Covenant.

 

 

~~My Cyber Friend~~

You breezed into that crowded room

and the chatting ceased awhile

As each one paused to speak your name;

to hug you, and to smile.

You wore a gown of richest pink;

"Hey Church" - I heard you call

"Is Jesus Christ your Lord today"

Is Jesus Lord of all?"

As I sat behind an unseen face

I felt the love you shared

And though I didn't know your name

I knew that "His Girl" cared.

You showed concern for all who spoke

and that was plain to see

And JJ, when I joined right in,

I knew you cared for me.

Then reaching out across the world

I felt a precious tug

And you became my Cyber Friend

as our hearts met in a hug.

I don't recall the time, the date,

but many hours since then

We've chatted deep into the night;

we've laughed and laughed again.

You've held my hand across the waves,

heard my heart's cry o'er the sea

Until it seemed no time or space

separated you and me.

We've talked across long distance lines

for five hours at a time.

We've shared our joys, our hopes, our dreams

and the mountains we must climb.

We've cried together, prayed together,

and helped each other stand.

And there's one thing that we both know,

this friendship God has planned.

So JJ, let us guard it well

it's a precious thing, and rare,

To have a friendship such as ours;

it will outlive time my dear!

And though our paths may never cross,

and we may never meet

We may always be just cyber friends

'till we stand at Jesus' feet.

But when we're there on heaven's shore

what a wondrous thing 'twill be

When Jesus says "well done My Girls"...

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