Hi, I’m Tiffanie. Originally, I’m a city girl. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. My husband Joel is from England and we married in 2013.
I am the oldest of three kids and we grew up going to church occasionally. My parents divorced when I was in middle school. When I was in high school, I had a friend invite me to church. It was through that church that my life was transformed by Jesus.
When I was a kid, I was always really serious. Everyone called me a worry wart, I’d always jump to the worst possible scenarios possible in my head. What I didn’t know was I would end up with a serious anxiety disorder.
I had my first panic attack shortly after Joel and I got married. My heart started racing, it felt like my throat was closing and I couldn’t breathe or stop crying or stop the thought spiral I was trapped in. It was terrifying. It was also confusing. I had just married the man of my dreams and there was nothing I had to complain about but I couldn’t control my anxiety.
What was really hard was there were times when I felt like a bad Christian. I know what the bible says about not being anxious and trusting in the Lord and I was just struggling to do that. I kept reading the bible though. I kept praying, asking friends to pray for me, which you can always do through the HIS Radio prayer center. I even talked to a doctor. Sure, there were days when I didn’t want to pray. I didn’t want to read my bible or go to church. But I did. I made the choice to push through and in those times, that is when I really began to see that even if my emotions are all over the place, God is still faithful. He is still kind. My husband and our church community were so kind and loving toward me through a really hard time – they modeled for me the truth that God still loves me even when things are hard.
That’s the truth that I want to remind people of every day on HIS Radio. And if you don't know Jesus, I urge you to take that step. It’s so amazing to know that no matter what someone is facing or where they are – they can turn on HIS Radio and be reminded of that God is always faithful and always good. I know it’s a reminder I need and I’m glad to help our listeners know that too.