straderHi, my name is Karen and I’ve been a Christian, living for God for 13 years now. It started when I was young, the search for what I wanted in life to make me happy. At first, I looked to friends, alcohol, drugs, and men for love and acceptance, but I wound up brokenhearted, depressed, and feeling hopeless and empty. Then, for a time, I lived a better life than the party one with marriage, kids, a home, and money. But even in having all that good stuff that I thought would make me happy, I still felt something was missing in my life. No matter what I did or how much I had, I didn’t know how to fill the deep down empty place inside me. One day, I was told about Jesus Christ and when I gave my life and heart to Him, I found out He was what I had been longing for all my life. Jesus has healed my broken heart, gave me hope, peace, and the true love I have always looked for