My name is Diana Rockwell. I am a daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I sometimes struggle with who I am in Christ. How about you? As a child of God, I am Christ friend, I am justified, I am a saint who sometimes sins. I am free forever from condemnation. What is true of me is true of you if Jesus is the LORD of your life.
I am a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a grandma. I am a nursing case manager who help people discharging from the hospital. I have had a wonderful nursing career. I am preparing now for retirement. God has given me wonderful opportunities to help people who are hurting both emotionally through a Freedom In Christ Ministry at my church.
I have suffered with migraines, osteoarthritis, sinus problems, and obesity. I am at goal weight now but in October 2011, I weighed 233 pounds. Food was my source of comfort, I self-medicated with food when I was happy, sad, or mad. My journey to weight loss has had many bumps in the road as I have lost and gained weight many times over the years. However, in July of 2012, I made a rock-solid decision to never eat past full again. After much preparation and as a last resort I had a gastric sleeve procedure. My health has improved, I do not have to take blood pressure medicine and my knee does not hurt. God asks us to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, today I eat to live no longer do I live to eat. You can read my story in Tracie Miles book “Your Life Still Counts.”
Life changing events that have occurred. I married my husband Doug in 1970 after high school graduation. I became a mom in 1974 and again in 1977. My mother passed away in 1977. I returned to college in 1984 and in 1999 I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Nursing. I have practiced as a Registered Nurse since 1989. In 1992 I became a home health nurse and then began my career in management. I became a grandma in 2002 and now have five natural grandchildren and one by marriage. In 2010, I gave up nursing management and became a nursing case manager who help patients. I have loved every moment in my career from caring for patients with HIV to assisting the homeless in the hospital.
I invited Jesus as my Savior when I was eleven years old. I have been a discussion leader for Bible Study Fellowship. I have been a Sunday School teacher/director for 2 and 3-year-old children. I had the rare opportunity to go to Israel and share my testimony in 1995 in Nazareth where two people accepted Christ. In 1997, I went to TaTa, Hungary with Emanuel Faith and we served missionaries on retreat by taking care of their children. There was a group of us children leader’s who led a program similar to Vacation Bible School. I have been with Freedom In Christ ministry team since 1996, we have led countless people through Neil Anderson’s “Steps to Freedom.” Currently I serve at Proverbs 31 ministry as a small group leader.
We were providing care for his mother. I am still working 40 hours a week as a nurse. In my spare time, I love to write and read the Bible. Of course when ever there is an opportunity, I love spending time with my grandchildren.
Lastly, I thank God for the opportunity to serve God with my writing, I hope that my writing influences your life. Friends come and go but God and Jesus are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13