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Life is FULL of ZIG-ZAGS! Life is FULL of ZIG-ZAGS! Five years ago on Christmas day in 2011, everything was going as planned. My wife and I were in our late 50's and our children were all grown and have children of their own. My wife and I have been together for the past 21 years and we both brought two children into the making of our family. She with a son and a daughter and I had two daughters. My oldest daughter and my wife's daughter, the younger of her two children were both born in 1982. My first-born daughter (Lori Elizabeth) was born with a congenital heart disease. By the age of eight she had been through five open-heart surgeries and was doing very well, to talk with her or just see her you would never know there was ever anything wrong with her. I was NOT a Christian man at that time and the scumbag dirty rotten drug dealer was going to die In November of 2003 her heart suddenly won the battle and she was taken from us at the tender age of just 21. Today as a born again Christian, I can say thank you Lord for the 21 years I had with her. Had I been born in 1956 with the same heart condition I would have surely died. Four months later, almost to the day, my wife's 21-year-old daughter (Caroline Loraine) died at the hands of a drug dealer alone in a very cold and dirty hotel room. Within four months we lost two of our four children. I was not a Christian man at that time and the scumbag dirty rotten drug dealer was going to die. I knew everything there was to know about the guy: his address, what kind of car he drove and what color it was. I knew his mother's name, where she lived and what kind of dog they had and its name. I had a bullet with the guy's name on it and he was going to die. And I was OK with going to prison for the rest of my life. Sort of funny, I ended up at the little church everyone refers to as "HOPE" House of Prayer-Ellettsville. I found myself on my knees shaking my fist at God and asking why. What was it that I had done that was so bad that He would take my children away? After some time passed and with much praying by so many of my now brothers and sisters there, I learned a little about Mercy and Grace, and God's forgiveness. I gave my life to Christ there in The Biker Church and I have not been the same man ever since. And now to let you in on the sort of funny part, I found out that God has a sense of humor, because He said to me: "So, you want to go to prison huh? Well then we will just get you saved and involved with The Biker Church (ought to be right up your alley) where there's a jail and prison ministry there called the UNCHAINED GANG; you can join this Motorcycle Ministry, ran like a Club, and go into all the jails and prisons you like. You just get to come home at the end of the day." Believe me, it 12 WheelsOfGrace.com Issue 35

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