Posted by: macahajo | February 28, 2017

25 years ago…

25 years ago. Leap year weekend. Do you remember where you were? I was at Silver Birch Ranch when my life changed forever!

I grew up in Naperville, Illinois. I was blessed to have my mom and dad, and one older sister. My parents raised me with good values, and they took me to church.

But, I didn’t become a Christian until I was 16 years old. A friend from school invited me to go with her, along with several other friends I knew, on her youth group’s winter retreat.

So, the last weekend in February, 1992, I went to Silver Birch Ranch in snowy Wisconsin. While I was there, I heard the Gospel for what seemed like the first time; that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. Jesus says in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It was as though the blinders had been lifted from my eyes that weekend, and I put my faith in Jesus to save me from my sins.

I began a personal relationship with Christ that weekend, and my life has never been the same.

Continuing to follow Jesus, Cathy Lynn

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

 “… if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:9-10


  1. Thanks Cathy! Always good to go back to the beginning, in gratitude. So simple and yet so life changing! Thanks for ‘confessing with your mouth the Truth you believe in your heart’!! That everlasting life assurance has been so real again to me after sitting by Mom the moment she entered heaven.
    Thank you Jesus!

  2. Thank you for sharing reflections from your heart. I thank the Lord with you for the assurance of salvation we have in Christ. Our hope is in Him. ❤

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