I am a retired educator who grew up on a small Kansas farm. Even though I was saved at a young age, I chose to defy God during much of my adult life. God has dramatically changed my life in recent years and created in me a strong desire to share with others how he works powerfully in the daily lives of those who love him. God provides for our needs, encourages us, directs us, and gives us peace as we engage in a personal relationship with him. God is with us every day in our everyday activities.