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Therese Stenzel

I am a born again Christian and love the Lord with all my heart. I am married to Neal and have three kids, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Olivia. I have always had a love and a fascination with history. As a tween, I devoured the Little House on the Prairie series, probably reading them all ten times through. In college, I studied German and got to live in Germany for three months, and then later had a chance to travel in Eastern Europe for six weeks and taught English.

Because of my British born grandmother, my mother was obsessed with all things English, thus I picked up this wonderful obsession and have been reading history books on England ever since. I’ve made three trips to England, once with a motivational speaker company I worked for. The second on a, “Let’s make our married friends jealous” tour with another single girlfriend and we charged the whole thing on a credit card! And third time, on a business trip with my husband.

Jon and Mom

Therese and Son

And then one day, my husband came home and spoke those magical works all Anglophiles long to hear… “move to England.” We lived 30 minutes north of London in a tiny hamlet called Lower Stondon for 8 glorious months. I loved English living. I learned to drink 5-6 cups of tea a day (they even had tea breaks at my husband’s office!) I learned to be very polite, and say “thank you” for even the smallest gesture of kindest to which that person would usually respond, “It has been my pleasure.” I leaned to use words like queue, (wait in line) duel carriageway (highway) lorry (truck) biscuit (cookie), garden (back yard). Since then, I’ve become obsessed with writing about English history.

Family Picture

Family Picture

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As a child I was raised a Catholic. Which I liked because it gave me a revernce for God. I remember as a littel girl praying for bank robbers because those were the most evil people I could think of that needed God. A few years later, we attend a Baptist-like church. They had these things called “Bible Drills” but I didn’t know Matthew from Ezra to Revelation. And I didn’t under stand my need for a Savior. That the Bible says, “The wages (or cost) of sin is death. I learned that, that is why Jesus died on the cross to pay my debt of sin and that I could be free of sin and certain of eternal life if I asked Jesus to come into my heart and forgive my sins. A few years later, we headed back to the Catholic church but it was a Charismatic church where they beleived in praying in tongues and healing and miracles were for today. I was “filled with the Holy Spirit” as the Christians were in the book of Acts in the Bible by being prayed over by a friend in a church parking lot. Suddenly my lips were all tingly–my first and onlys upernatural event.  Once again my paretns switched churches to attend a Protestant Charismatic church. I loved teh exuberant worship. As we song I could sense the presence of God in the room.  Now my husband and I attend a non-denominational Charismatic church, we love the Lord and do what we can to tell others about their need for a Savior.

 

If you have never asked Jesus into your heart you can do it now. “Dear Jesus, come into my heart and forgive my sins. I thank you for paying my debt on the cross. Be my Lord and Savior.”  If you just asked Jesus into your heart for the first time, the Bible says the angles in heaven rejoice when one person asks Jesus into their hearts, so if you did, please let me know so I can rejoice! stenzel1@cox.net

Therese in a green dress

Therese and her Daughter

 

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