My marriage is proof God can use anyone or anything to write a love story – I met my amazing husband on Match.com. We have four kiddos – Emory, Lane, Colton, and Elena.
Many years of my story can be categorized as messy with a capital M! I lived in messy, I created messy, I endured messy. With the weight of experiencing years of messiness, I hit rock bottom at age 30 and what a glorious day that was. I met Jesus in an unexplainable way – I don’t know if I will ever be able to adequately put it to words.
I was raised Catholic and grew up in the church – never missed a Sunday or a holy day of obligation – but somehow, I missed Jesus through it all. Although I had known Him my entire life, I never accepted His offer of true, intimate relationship until that day. I did not know or realize that He truly died for me, that He had created me with a plan and a purpose before I even came into being. How could a perfect God love and forgive someone as messy as me? And yet He did!
From that day I have felt like the deer in Psalm 42 panting for flowing streams… “so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” I want all that He has for me so that my life may glorify Him, and as Erma Bombeck once said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”
Something Most People Don’t Know:
I was homeless at 16
My Trademark Expression:
Have you read….?
Besides the Bible, my recommended reading would be:
There isn’t enough space here, but these are the ones I have given away most and have read and re-read…
The Noticer by Andy Andrews
I Once Was Lost by Don Everts
Saving Casper by Jim Henderson & Matt Casper
Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro
Bait of Satan by John Bevere
Hand of God by Alistair Begg
Choose Love Not Power by Tony Campolo
The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
Quest of the Keys by Scotty Sanders
I’m Most Excited About:
People experiencing true freedom in Christ. I love meeting people who don’t know Him and watching their journey of experiencing the only One who has ever truly set the captives free!
My Favorite TV Shows:
If Jeb has the remote, I will be forced to watch a western… I’m pretty sure I have seen them all!
In my free time, I usually:
Love any outdoor activity with my family, reading, running, studying, learning, watching movies