When did the Lord call you to himself?
I grew up in a Christian home and asked Jesus into my heart at a young age. I knew much of God’s love, but nothing of His wrath. I thought that as long as my parents didn’t know about the sins I was committing then there were no consequences. Even though there should have been many red flags, I never once doubted my salvation. I was sure that I had asked Jesus into my heart and that he had forgiven me of all my sins – even the ones I was about to commit. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college that this mentality was challenged, by none other than my future husband. With much gentleness and love, he challenged me to look to God’s Word for the truth of what it means to be a Christian. We watched Paul Washer’s Shocking Youth Message together on YouTube and I saw myself, for the first time, what I really was – a sinner. I realized I had created a ‘god’ where I could do what I wanted and still ‘go to heaven’, but I never once had thought to read God’s Word to see what He had to say about it. So at the age of 19, the Lord called me to Himself and gave me the desire to know Him through His Word.
Why are you writing?
Every single person is a theologian because we each have ideas about who God is. This means we can either have a very poor theology or we can strive to align our thought about God with His Word. I am writing because, by God’s grace, I see the importance of knowing who God truly is through His Word and I want to encourage women to think about theology. The study of God should not be reserved for men who are studying to be pastors; it is a worthy endeavor for all Christians. I don’t claim to be a perfect theologian – no one is – but I trust that writing alongside these women who have this same vision in mind, I will be held accountable to rightly handle the Word of truth.
Things you do when you’re not writing
I have two young children. My idea of a good day would consist of getting together with other women, letting the kiddos play, and chatting about life and godliness. Some hobbies include thrifting/antiquing for all things mid-century, and when my creative juices flow, aka when I get on Pinterest, I enjoy doing projects around our home.
Most Impactful / Formative Book: I can’t just pick one so here’s two: Think by John Piper and The Hole In Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung
For-fun book: The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers–okay anything by her.
Snow cone flavor: All of the flavors mixed!