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First Name

Ellen

Username

ebro606

Nickname

ebro606

Gender

Female

Location

Charlotte, NC, USA

Looking for

Friendship

Marital Status

Single – Never Married

Christian Affiliation

Calvinistic

Race

Mixed

Height

5' 9"

Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Graduation Year

2011

Level of education

Select

Employment

Select

Occupation

Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Seeking Ethnicity (those I am willing to date)

Any

My ideal place to live

In the heart of the city

My view on smoking

I might not mind a pipe or cigar

My view on drinking

I drink occasionally

On the subject of children

I would like to have children one day

How old were you when you were drawn to Christ and how is your Christian walk these days?

I was around 11 or 12 when God saved me. I was raised in a Christian home and for the longest time, I assumed that I was a believer because I had prayed a prayer when I was in kindergarten. As I grew older, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my sin and through this, I saw that I was not a follower of Christ.

Since the day of God’s calling, He has been faithful to sanctify me and I have grown in my love and understanding of Him.

How have the Doctrines of Grace changed or affected your life?

To be honest, I struggled with understanding these doctrines. It was hard for me to accept that God would pick and choose who would receive His grace and who would not. Ultimately, it was my lack of understanding of the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man that kept me from seeing that no one deserves the grace of God. Those whom God has chosen are truly blessed.

This knowledge has had a profound impact on my life. I recognize that there was nothing in me that could have chosen God, it was completely His work alone that saved me from my sin. It did not matter that I grow up in a Christian home. The fact that I was a “good” person made no difference. Even though I knew the scriptures and somewhat obeyed them was not God’s reason for calling me from the darkness. He is a merciful God who deserves all glory in the salvation of His church.

In the last few years, these doctrines have been especially important to me because of sudden health struggles that have pretty much shut down my life. My sickness has brought great pain and heartache. It is something that not only drains my body but also my soul. Remembering the Lord’s loving-kindness in my salvation has been one of the greatest comforts to me. Even in my suffering, I can truly say that God is ever kind to me.

Do you have a "Quiet Time?" What are you studying?

Yes!! I have quiet times! I struggle to make it daily, but this is my ultimate goal.  Currently, I am reading through the bible. I have made it to I Samuel. This is just my light reading. I am doing a more in-depth study of Psalm 119 using Spurgeon’s Golden Alphabet commentary. I also want to finish memorizing the book of James.

Who is your favorite Biblical Character and why?

Oh man, after Jesus, I have a hard time choosing. I love the writings of John and Peter, but I also receive much encouragement from Abraham.

John is helpful to me in that he gets straight to the heart of the matter of Christ-centered living. John 13-17 are some of my favorite passages to study and read.

The story of Peter is very relatable to me and is thus a great source of encouragement when I feel disheartened. His perspective of a Christian’s life in persecution and suffering calm my soul!

Abraham was a man of faith. He challenges me to follow the truth regardless of the circumstances. His life also convicts me to always remember the promises of the Lord and to recount the many good things that He has done. It is important to remember the work of the Lord at all times.

Are you content being single? Why? If not, why?

Yes and no.

What are four qualities your friends would attribute to you?

Oh dear. People have called me quirky, an old soul, gentle and tough.

What are three things you are most thankful for?

My salvation, the fellowship of the church, and the scriptures. I have to also add my family to the list:-)

I try to be thankful all the time!

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