Year of Faith Q&A

Sheri Benson

Name: Sheri Benson
Age: 50 … Vatican II and I are the same age!
Residence:  Newton
Family: Divorced; daughter, 23; son, 16
Parish: Sacred Heart
How old were you when you became aware of your Catholic faith?
In my teens; I was raised and active in a United Methodist church and converted to Catholicism when I married at 20.
How do you use your faith in making decisions?
I practice continually to ask God first what he has in mind when I am faced with a decision. While “wait on God” proves time and again to be the best position for me to take,  I regularly grow impatient and take matters into my own hands or flat out don’t ask because I think I already know what I should be doing with the circumstances before me.
 How do you pray?
I believe prayer is my 24-hour open line to God. Thus, I practice praying without ceasing. That is, I ask God when I awake in the morning to use me as he would like to that day. Then, I ask him to give me the eyes to see him and what he wants me to do…

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