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Melinda Stanaland
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  • Slidell, LA
  • United States
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Country (not County)
I'm here to...
make friends
Reading, music, learning new things. I really need to get a hobby. I like planning and organizing.
I'm passionate about...
Doing what is right . Working hard and being a productive person. Other people and the problems they face. I try to help everyone.
My story with God
I was raised in a family that always went to Baptist churches. When I was younger maybe 11 or 12 I was saved. My parents went through a divorce and after I finished high school I moved away to Louisiana with a guy I barely knew. I was not living a good Christian life for several years. We got married. It didn't help that he was Catholic and wouldn't go to any church. I had a job as a dancer and felt such guilt and shame about what had happened with my life. Hurricane Katrina flooded our apartment and tore our world upside down. I wasn't in a good marriage. He was an alcoholic and once a good friend of ours passed away his drinking got out of control and violent. I tried to leave once but ended up coming back. The next time I left I had made up my mind to change my life. I also had some support from a wonderful friend I made. I lived with my grandma who is a good Christian woman and I rededicated my life to God. I worked hard and my life came back together. I filed for divorce even though I don't believe in it, I know God doesn't like divorce and it was something I struggled with. My friend Chris and I started having a long distance relationship which gave me the space and time I needed to heal and grow. After 6 months I moved back to Slidell to be with Chris. He bought a house so we could be together and I didn't have anywhere else to stay in Louisiana. I know God didn't want us living together in wedlock but I felt like I was out of options and Chris is such a wonderful and caring person. I started going to a Methodist church about 5 mins away from the house and I went for about 6 months and then became a member. Eventually Chris started to go with me and we have been going there for about 2 years. We try to go most Sunday's now. He proposed after we were together for 4 years and we are getting married in June.
Other stuff about me:
I am a very hard worker. I love animals and babies. I am a mostly positive and upbeat person. I like to stay busy. I guess I am a workaholic since I have had 2 jobs for about 5 years. Most of my friends consider me a neat freak and probably think I am high strung. I like a sense of order in my house and in my life. I have had several friends call me "mom" just because I try to take care of everyone but myself.

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At 11:42pm on June 12, 2011, Prophet said…
That's wonderful, we are praying for you. Be Blessed and remember let God be first in your life and your marriage and all will be well with you. Amen
At 1:52am on June 10, 2011, Prophet said…
Thank you for the gift, ime is getting short now, how are the arrangements progressing?
At 11:51pm on May 15, 2011, Prophet gave Melinda Stanaland a gift
God Bless and we are praying for you
At 9:23pm on May 15, 2011, Sunn G gave Melinda Stanaland a gift
At 3:39pm on May 14, 2011, Melinda Stanaland said…
Thank you soo much.
At 4:44am on May 13, 2011, Prophet said…
WOW congratulations on the approaching wedding, I pray that the Lord will Bless you and draw you closer to him and will bind you together with cords of Love that will never be broken In Jesus name . AMEN
At 11:58pm on May 4, 2011, David Velasquez said…

Welcome to our Community in Christ,

I have created groups that might interest you. Check them out and feel free to join.

This group will make you laugh -

This group will teach you bible doctrines -

This group will teach you how to be equipped

and this one focuses on Godly relationships.
At 3:41am on May 4, 2011, rosary flasius said…
i gave you friends request, blessings and thanks for your ribbon
At 1:00am on May 02, 2011, rosary flasius gave Melinda Stanaland a gift
many blessings my beloved, can you add me in your friend's list

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