LIFE at Wheaton Bible Church

Home of Wheaton Bible Church's Quarterly Magazine

My Story: Michele Donna

I was 31 years old, unmarried, and living in a high-rise apartment in downtown Chicago. I was experiencing professional success and making good money. To top it off, there were plenty of eligible bachelors to date. On the outside everything looked great, but on the inside I was insecure, overly critical of myself, and judgmental of others. I was searching and wanted fulfillment. I began to think if I got married everything would be okay.

One of the young men I became friends with was a Christian. He was one of the most solid people I had ever met. He shared his faith with me and gave me a Bible. Joe tried to get me to focus on Jesus. I tried to get him to loosen up and have a beer. Our friendship grew, and we began to date. He was so different that I knew he was the man I wanted to marry and have a family with.

Joe tried to get me to focus on Jesus. I tried to get him to loosen up and have a beer.

Then Joe ended our relationship. All my hopes of marriage were gone. I was broken to the core. I took time off work, and with nowhere to turn I began to read the Bible. I read it from cover to cover, from morning until night. I could not put it down. Then I got to the story of Jesus Christ. I understood that He died on the cross to save me so that I could someday be with Him in heaven. I realized He was the only way to peace. I started confessing my sins. It took days. When I was done, a calmness that transcends all understanding came over me. I was free. I was changed from the inside out. I no longer felt I had to look good on the outside to please others. I knew God loved me, and he gave me a new love for others. I began to see everyone as a precious child of God.

Joe and I were engaged a year later; now we have two boys. Sometimes I am tempted to struggle with how I appear on the outside, but then I remember Christ’s love for me and regain my inner peace.


Never underestimate the power of your story!
Telling our stories helps others to know us better and gives them a real-life picture of what it looks like to personally experience God’s grace—telling them how being a Christian is not about what we do, but what God did for us.

What story could you tell?
Visit our Stories page at wheatonbible.org/Stories and share your story of how God has changed/is changing your life!

2 comments on “My Story: Michele Donna

  1. Pingback: Telling Our Stories « LIFE at Wheaton Bible Church

  2. Pingback: My Story: Fred Martin « LIFE at Wheaton Bible Church

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 29, 2012 by in My Story, Summer 2012 and tagged , , , , , , , .

In This Issue…

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 31 other followers

%d bloggers like this: