Author Archives: Heather Marsten

About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather

Hi.  I have a second blog. The carrier Xanga is closing down and I’ve been moving my blog over to this WordPress address: Hope you visit this site. I will get back to updating Healing from abuse, but there … Continue reading

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Chapter One of my memoir: Tell Me What He Did

I hope you enjoy this chapter – there may be some parts that are triggering and there are some swear words.  Let me know what you think.  My memoir is a healing journey from abuse – and this shows a … Continue reading

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A beautiful article on healing and massage written by my friend Julie Evans.

Hope you enjoy her article. She has an anointed massage ministry.

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Who Am I In Christ

A small group Bible Study I’m participating in had never heard these affirmations. I thought I would give you the entire list of “Who Am I In Christ.” I looked up the verses in New King James (NKJ)  and in … Continue reading

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Truth, Facts, Deliverance

Notes from a Bible study taught by Pastor Don.  This is a link to my other blog. This Bible study is vital to our healing. So many of us look at the facts of our lives instead of the truth … Continue reading

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Really and Truly Forgiven

FORGIVEN Every week for several months I walked into Pastor Don Moore’s office (Living Word Chapel) and confessed the sin of the week. Our dialogue went, “God can’t forgive me because I did _______” Each and every time I said … Continue reading

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Sometimes we need to laugh

Some days we need a good laugh.  Today I came across this video of the fairytale of The Three Little Pigs told in Shakespearian language – well worth the eight minutes it takes.

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We have been going through a list of Bible verses called:  Who am I in Christ? My favorite translation for Colossians 2:13-14 comes from the Amplified Bible:  “[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control … Continue reading

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Take Captive Your Thoughts

I am blessed to sit under the teaching of a wonderful pastor – Pastor Don Moore – Living Word Chapel His sermons show up on TBN on Thursdays at 12:30 PM if you live in the New York area. I … Continue reading

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When I was a kid I used to walk to school, eyes focused on the side of the road looking for soda bottles which I could redeem for two cents. A few soda bottles could net a bag of candy … Continue reading

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