My name is Veronica Arnold and we can experience God’s purpose and fullness in every area of our life if we stay on God’s path for direction. My desire to write this book was mainly for therapy, but also to share my source of strength and security in the Lord. Phil: 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. In such a crazy mixed up world we are living in; with such a diversity of people, I have come to realize there are many young girls, women or men who have let tragedy and disastrous things come in and out of their lives and if somehow reading my book can help them to understand their circumstances and situations better; then I feel it would have been worth the time and effort spent in compiling my thoughts to share with others. I currently reside in Lincolnton, North Carolina in Lincoln County. I have been married for 32 years to a wonderful man named Bruce Arnold; together we had one son; Brian Arnold. I have one grand-daughter, “Addison Grace Arnold” who is the love of my life. I graduated from East Lincoln Sr., High School in 1974. As I traveled my journey through life; I carried such heavy burdens well within my soul from the passing of my mother and father at such a young tender age and many other things that were never worked through until I was married for 20+ years. I sought out christian counseling that helped me deal with many problems in my life and felt compelled to share with others about my childhood years growing up and it doesn’t matter how indigent a family is; or how many trials a person has gone through in their life; I encourage people to look to God because He is their only hope. All that I had been through in my life; God sought me out; saved me and my life has never been the same. I’m just a sinner saved by Grace.
I share strands of my life about growing up in the Appalachian mountains with older siblings and one younger brother who is younger than me; to make up a grand total of fifteen brothers and sisters. I was faced with many decisions at such an early young age, from losing my mother who was killed in a tragic train accident and losing my father due to a massive heart attack. I was forced to make decisions in my high school years of trying to figure out how to raise money to pay for my graduation. I then went onto making plans of getting married to the man God put in my life for my soul mate and would spend the rest of my life with. When my husband and I had a baby, I soon realized the huge responsibility I was facing without my mother's help. God brought me through many trials, and by His grace I made it, through prayer and asking for His guidance. He blessed me beyond measures and I am thankful today for all the things He carried me through.
I was born in a small hospital located in Richwood, West Virginia and lived for a small period of time in a hamlet of Leivasy, West Virginia. I had fifteen brothers and sisters, of which I was the youngest of the girls. We all grew up in a Christian home where the Bible was taught and lived out in our home. We all obeyed our father and mother by their enforcing rules with great care and compassion, but yet with much love. Mother was the one who managed the authority when it came to church activities and her rules were exemplified in every walk of her life and carried down to each of her children. I loved my father, mother and siblings,being they were a vast part of my life. There certainly was plenty of communication between the family and we all understood our roles in helping out around the house. We knew to follow instructions from our parents, how to respect one another, always treat people with kindness, never say anything unkind about anybody and of course the golden rule always applies and still does today, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". At the age of 23 years old; I accepted Christ as my personal Savior; ask Him to reside in my heart and have now been a Christian for 33 years. We have been members of Denver Baptist Church for several years and our son grew up as an active member of the youth group. I count it all joy to be members of a body of believers where the Bible is taught and love is spread among the members.
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