About Me

Anthony Verderame Whole Life Hypnosis-100006Hello there!  Thanks for checking out my blog.

I was raised in a wonderful Italian, Catholic family.  I am so grateful to God for the family He blessed me with.  We are a pretty typical crazy, loud & fun bunch!  I am proud of my heritage and my family.

I met Jesus back in July of 1976 at a Young Life summer camp.  What blesses my heart is the memory of the first thing the Lord did in me.  I vividly remember suddenly having a heart filled with love.  I noticed that I truly cared for those in school whom I previously thought were the “unlovable” types…I’m sure you know what I mean.  Well, when I got to college, I got involved in Campus Crusade for Christ & my relationship with Jesus exploded.  I began to grow by leaps & bounds.

I got married in my last semester of college.  After graduation, I was in the ministry for about 4 years.  The tragedy is that I was steeped in legalism and addiction which ultimately destroyed my life.  You see, I didn’t know of God’s precious grace and the freedom that comes with it.  

Around 1995, I discovered on the radio the ministry called People to People.  God began to slowly change my life by changing my beliefs, but I didn’t realize then how truly bound I really was in my legalistic thinking & beliefs.  I ultimately went through a divorce, but the Lord continued lovingly getting my attention especially through my bad choices. 

God’s GRACE & the EXCHANGED LIFE are now the passion & message of my life!!!  I love Jesus and enjoy intimacy with my Father and blessing His “body”.

My sonsThe Lord recently (July 2, 2013) blessed me with Ann, my wonderful new wife.  I have fulfilled a dream by marrying my best friend!!!  I have have 2 adult sons whom I love very much.  They are Anthony who is a business owner in Rochester, MN and Jonathan, a Chiropractor in Norway.  I admire them both very, vey much.  I enjoy doing ”stuff” with them whether it’s golfing, eating out, watching hockey, sitting around just talking, playing games, etc.  They inspire me and bring me great joy!!!


Engagement Celebrating-edited copyI love people & it is a joy helping others.  It is so wonderful to be able to be a “change agent” in someone’s life.  I  absolutely enjoy sharing Jesus’ life & watching Him work in other’s lives!

Blessings my friend!

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christy Brady
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 02:51:46

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the Lord and how He has grown in you! I too have a story of blessing but I am a bit on the quieter side so I don’t speak out about it as much. Thank you for sharing with me.

  2. Jeff Hall
    Apr 15, 2009 @ 15:50:49

    Anthony!
    Your testimony shines forth the love and grace of God. I rejoice in what God has done, is doing, and is going to accomplish in your son’s lives, hold on to the promises concerning them. I was truly blessed in fellowship with you. We feel like missionaries here and have had very little fellowship as we are desiring to work out what God is so radically working in us. Blessings to you my friend.

  3. Zack Delmont
    May 19, 2009 @ 01:33:25

    Hi, Anthony! What’s up, Brother?!

    Hope you are well, and I hope you remember me. We met last week at a local school thru one of my best friends, our site psycho(logist). 🙂 I enjoyed our conversation and the words you shared with me. Love the site. I’ll email you soon.

    Z

  4. Cindy
    Jul 04, 2009 @ 22:30:18

    Hi Anthony,

    So glad you have found a place extending God’s grace in and to those around you. I found Steve McVey’s book (Grace Walk) amazingly freeing when my Pastor gave it to all the congregation to read about 10 years ago. I use it in mentoring those bound to confusion and legalism. Am teaching a class this summer using it as well.

    Amazing how God takes so many through similar paths to get on their knees in needing Him and then back up to minister to those just like us =)

    Bless you!

    Cindy

  5. Stan Balken
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 02:42:30

    Hey Anthony… Few people in life, really live out their passions in a positive way as you do… So many times we chase our passions, only because of how they make us feel, rather than focusing our energy on the passions that God wants us to follow after… like loving the things HE loves, and hating the things HE hates….

    keep up the Good Work……….. Stan

  6. Jonathan Dale
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 05:28:12

    Hello Brother in Christ! What an awesome blog.. God is working in you in so many ways I see. God is doing many things in my life too, so much so that I don’t want to forget it! So I even created a blog to keep track of everything He’s doing in my life so I will never forget it.

  7. Steve Espeaignnette
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 00:50:42

    Anthony, I often think of our times in Anthem, AZ. I remember our Bible study where we met for the first time at Kari & Brian’s home. I’m grateful for all the talks at our home and pouring your love and Christ into Renee’ and I. My son’s still talk about you often and we think of all the fun times in AZ. Miss you brother! Steve & Renee’

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