Hi, my name is Marilyn Greganti. I have been married to my husband Mike for nearly 37 years. We have two grown sons and we are currently living in northwest Mississippi and enjoying life. I am happy to say I am a middle-aged woman in her sixties who was rescued from a pit of darkness forty-seven years ago on June 10, 1970. I am a product of a ministry called Young Life. I was befriended by many people in this group as an unbeliever during my high school years in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. For two years I attended our off campus meetings for two years until I went to summer camp in Buena Vista, Colorado in June of 1970. My reasons for going to camp was not based on any spiritual motives whatsoever. It was rumored that a high school in Waco, Texas would be there too and I heard the boys were really HOT!
All joking aside I am glad it was a divine set up that would change my life. For the first time in my teenage life I heard the full story of what Jesus did for me on the cross. I never knew that someone loved me enough to give their life for me so that I could be rescued from the misery and darkness I found myself in. And still to this day I can recall the night I said the simple words “Jesus, come into my heart and make me clean.” I knew instantly I was changed. I could feel the difference inside.
Forty-seven years later I am still amazed at the love of God! I know there is no life worth living outside of Christ. It is He that sustains me, it is He that gives me strength and hope daily as I walk with Him. I know to whom much is given, much is required. I have walked through many situations and have come out victorious on the other side. I am still a work in progress. The process never ends. Until I see Jesus face to face I am being transformed from the inside out.
I believe that God has given me a the gift to share my stories and what God speaks to me by writing them out and sharing them with others. I hope and pray that the stories and encouraging words I share will give you hope, encourage your hearts and even make you smile from time to time. It is my goal to be a blessing and to remind us all that God’s desire for us is to be strong and to flourish in the world we live in.
So I hope you will enjoy what you read her and you will always desire to be a tree planted by the water that is not bothered by the heat and one that always produces fruit.
Blessings to each of you who read.
Living by the brook,