Hearing God’s Voice: My First Encounter

My First Answered Prayer

SunglassesMy mother had been a preacher before I was born.  She had a real heart for people, especially children.  I don’t remember her teaching me when I was young, but she must have because I grew up with a real sense of God, I grew up knowing how to hear God’s voice. When I was very young I remember being able to just know that God was near and watching out for me.


The first encounter I remember, I was about 3 years old.  I had asked for a particular pair of sunglasses.  My father told me “No, I didn’t need them.” After he told me no, I remember my mother pulling me aside and telling me, “Ask Jesus for them.”

I don’t remember my prayer, but I do remember asking.  At three years old, I had no doubt that I would get my sunglasses.  A few weeks later, as we were driving the 125 miles to my Grandmothers, my father saw something shiny on the highway.  He stopped to see what it was – my pair of sunglasses.  The exact kind I had asked for and in my size.

After spending approximately 20 years as a programmer analyst working in both the private sector and county government, Dena Warfield returned to college earning a Masters Degree in Psychology and in Creative Writing. Since graduation, her main focus has been on marketing – Direct Sales, Copywriting, and Writing for the Web. She co-owned and managed a direct marketing company with her husband working, primarily, with local newspapers. She managed the business office, human resources, and helped with training and marketing. She also designed their company Web Site plus writing for other web developers. Dena’s years of business, computer programming, and writing have helped to focus her copywriting skills in the marketing arena. Whether she is writing content for websites, emails, brochures, catalogs, or direct-response her goal is increased traffic and sales to your site or business. Education Dena earned her Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and a Master’s in Creative Writing from National University in San Diego, California. She has also completed a certification program from AWAI (American Writers & Artists Inc., Delray Beach, FL.) with a focus in copywriting for the web. Author Dena has authored a self-help book designed to help people become aware of their negative thoughts and core beliefs that keep them from becoming successful. The techniques described in her book were used to help their sales rep to become more successful. Her book is currently on Amazon.com. She also enjoys writing Flash Fiction which can be found on her Facebook page, WarStories by Dena – Flash Fiction with a twist.

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