I used to have a strong relationship with the Lord. I read my bible, prayed frequently every day, went to church, and didn't hardly worry about anything. I believed that the Lord was always there, guiding me, teaching me. When I started 5th grade, things just went downhill from there. I was always busy in school, homework by the ton, and I started reading my bible less and less, until I stopped altogether. I was down to praying once or twice a day. Some days I forgot to pray. In sixth grade, school was even harder. Almost every day I dreaded getting out of bed, knowing what the day would bring. One day in the spring, I looked over onto my bookshelf. I saw my old NIV bible and I started to thumb through the pages. I flipped for a while before my hand stopped on one verse: John 3:16. I cried, and I knew that the Lord was definitely talking to me. I actually drew closer to him in that time. Then came the seventh grade, Stress City! I was so stressed about school that I couldn't sleep at night. I was drifting farther away from the Lord even more. Until just last week, I was surfing the web for beauty tips when I found this website. I started reading the free book and something clicked. I got down on my KNEES praying for forgiveness from God. I am reading the bible, praying, and just giving my life back to God now. This site made a change in my life, through God, of course. My life completely turned around!