After getting my Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, I worked overseas with Citibank, Life/DowChemical and consulted and taught at various universities and business training centers. After my two children were born, I had a very beautiful and life changing encounter with Jesus, when with all my degrees and knowledge I found myself divorced and without work back in Minnesota. The next day after Jesus came to my heart, my five year old son drew a picture of me with a heart that covered my whole chest and he said he had seen a light go out of the sky and into my heart. Shortly after I saw a scripture that said,”I will take away your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
I call this the Divine Exchange. My life improved, God brought to me wonderful people, Christians and non-Christians, who supported me. Shortly after I began to teach at the U. of Minnesota and then at the U. of Houston, at Texas A&M, Central Michigan University and then UNILID for Campus Crusade for Christ.
Some years later, while teaching at Texas A&M, I read a book where Marie Margarite of Alacoque, a French nun, sees Jesus in a vision and he asks her to give Him her heart and that He would give her His heart. Yes,here again, I saw the Divine Exchange. His Life for my Life, His heart for my heart and a better life as a consequence.