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Maggie’s Story

CONGRATULATIONS! The Department of Online, CE and Extended Studies is pleased to announce that you have been selected to receive the Departmental Award for Religious Studies.

Thank you Lord. I am honored to be selected for this award. I give God all the glory and honor.

All praise belongs to the Lord. Never let your past be the deciding factor for your future. Most know about my past. For those that don’t:

I was in an abusive marriage and my kids were taken away from me. I left my husband and tried to make a new life. DSS kept coming up with different stories why I could not get my kids back. I worked 16 hours a day. I lost faith in God, myself, and everyone else. I walked away from God into a self-destructive life. For 15 years I was always running from something. I got involved with someone who drank. We were in 2 car wrecks and I got hooked on pain pills which escalated to heroine. I was on drugs for 10 years. I died in 2008.

In 2015 I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. In 2015 I asked God to forgive me and begged him to take my life. And that he did. In August 2015 I totally surrendered my life to God. I went to prison for the third time. I did not have any withdrawals. God completely healed me. During the time of my addiction my youngest daughter came to live with me. She got hooked on drugs as well.

In 2016 I was released to a transitional house in Raleigh. My mentor took me to RFA, where God did a new thing in my life. I completed my GED class with high scores and accepted at St Augustine’s University (they knew about my record and said to file it away and gave me a chance).

I have been on 4 mission trips and was scheduled to go on three more this summer. Right now things are up in the air. I will not fear. God’s word will go forth. This too shall pass. I will continually be at peace and serve God faithfully till he takes me home.

I dropped out of high school in 1987. I totally went south when I lost my kids. Addicted to drugs for 10 years. And since surrendering to God I have been on the Presidents List and Dean's List every year. I have been inducted in 2 Honor Societies. I am being awarded the Departmental Award for Religious Studies and will be graduating a four year program in May.

My baby girl moved in with me and gave her life to God in 2018. I was reunited with my son in 2018 (it had been 18 years).
This month my oldest daughter who I hadn’t seen in 13 years came to visit. We all gathered for a family reunion. The first time we had been together without DSS since 1997.

All this to say:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

He saw the best in me, when everyone else including myself could only see the worst in me.