The Word Among Us

October 2022 Issue

Marking Time with the Lord

My Conversion Brought New Meaning to Life

By: Karen Edmisten

Marking Time with the Lord: My Conversion Brought New Meaning to Life by Karen Edmisten

Isn’t it amazing how much our lives are dictated by schedules? The new year, the first day of school, kids’ sports practices, the work calendar—they all demand that we set goals or meet expectations created by other people. Those calendars tacked on the wall or the refrigerator are so crucial that we’d be lost if they disappeared. But what if there was a better way?

I grew up without religion, and by the time I was in college, I was an atheist whose life was dictated by school, work, and worldly...


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