Find hope and inspiration through my book and music
My book and my music is about my journey through life. I made more mistakes than I can count, was taken advantage of and abused, yet I not only survived, but I lead a happy and fulfilled life. My nightmares are calmed and my scars are healed by the love and grace of God. Have you been thrown away? undervalued? abandoned? Join me as we find our true identity in Jesus Christ!
I am a worship leader at a small community church and a retired school teacher. However I have also worked as a professional musician, a dancer, a cook, a waitress, a house cleaner, a maid, and was forced into being a prostitute. I have been raped, beaten, robbed, homeless, abandoned, and left for dead and yet I survived and now live a happy life, grateful for my salvation and centered in my relationship with God.
I lived much of my life feeling that I was unwanted and thrown away by my family and deserted by those who were supposed to care for me. I felt there was no place for me and I was ignored by society. Some of my experiences are a little extreme, but many of them I share with a large segment of the population. As I examined my life experience, I realized that I am not unique. Our society can be cruel and heartless, you don’t have to be abused in order to be 'thrown-away', we live in a society that ignores those people that don’t quite fit. We give lip service to honoring diversity, but the reality is that people are quite picky about who they care about and many of us simply do not make the grade. If you feel that you don’t fit, if you feel that you are not cared for, or are recovering from a ‘thrown-away’ past, I am here to tell you that you have value that is greater than you can imagine!
Annie is the worship minister at Journey Community Church at 201 Doyle Drive in Vallejo, CA. You can join her any Sunday at 11:00 am for service. All are welcome.
She also co-leads a support group for folks recovering from abuse and addiction, and serves on the advisory board for anti-trafficking organization Pillars of Hope.
Annie has a degree in music, a masters in education and is working on her doctorate in Theology. Her book, Thrownaway Found is available at Amazon and Barns and Noble and her worship CD 'Thrownaway Found' will be out August of 21.
You can hear Annie's original worship music at anniemariemusic.com
Call or text her at 707 495 3698
Thank you for visiting!!