When did the Lord call you to himself?
After walking down an aisle and being baptized at a young age, I thought I was good to go. I knew that I should behave myself at school, respect my parents, and complete my Sunday School take home lessons; however, I never grew very interested in the Bible and the things of God. I made sure to pray before I went to bed, but as I grew older, it seemed strange to pray to someone I felt I didn’t really know. Years later, in early junior high, the Lord brought a youth pastor into my life that was faithful to teach the Gospel from week to week. Before meeting him and his wife (who is now a fellow contributor on the blog—how kind is the Lord?!), I couldn’t have even told you what the gospel of Jesus was. The Lord was gracious and gave me understanding in what it meant to be a Christian. He grew my knowledge of the gospel and called me to himself around the age of 14-15. I do not remember an exact moment of salvation, but I do know that God changed my desires from desires of the flesh to desires of the Spirit. Since then, I have been amazed at how God has continued to grow my understanding of Him through His Word. My heart and mind have been gloriously transformed for my good and the glory of God.
Why are you writing?
Since my eyes have been opened to what is relentlessly promoted in the realm of women’s ministry, God has grown a passion in me to combat the fluffy world of women’s ministry with solid, gospel-truth. I desire to be nourished and to nourish others by using the Bible. Though it may be portrayed in our culture as hard to understand, leading many to only answer the question of “how is this applicable to me”, the Bible is so rich when we understand the truths in their original context. God has much to teach us about our own lives, yes, but He also has MUCH to teach us about Himself. I desire to write and put gospel-truths into the hands of women from various backgrounds—the gospel is not only reserved for those who would consider themselves “educated” but for anyone who would open the pages and pray for the Holy Spirit to grant them understanding.
Things you do when you’re not writing
When I’m not writing (and I’m not at work), you might find me a few different places. I love spending time with my husband and precious fur-baby, so as the weather continues to get warmer, we will spend time in the afternoons at the park close by our home. Our pup, Lucy, loves to run and sniff and bark and play, and we love watching her do those things. My husband and I also really enjoy spending time with our church members, young and old. Aside from our weekly gospel community groups, we try to have a meal or coffee with some fellow members. I’m not the best cook, but Pinterest comes in clutch for most meals. 🙂 I also love to turn on my classical lounge radio on Pandora, grab my Bible or a book, and snuggle up with a blanket. Sometimes I fall asleep while partaking in this mode of relaxation, but I certainly don’t mind that. Lastly, once fall times rolls around, you will find our home filled with people on a Saturday watching a college football game. Since my husband is an Auburn fan and I am an Arkansas fan, there may occasionally be two games on, but rest assured, we always CALL THOSE HOGS!
Rainy Day Movie: The Blind Side
Most Impactful / Formative Book: Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
Snow cone flavor: Strawberry Daiquiri
Coffee, soda, or tea? All of them.
Coffee—mostly sugar and cream 😉
Tea—as sweet as you can get it
Soda—coca cola every time
Vegetable: cucumbers, bell peppers and avocados (I can’t seem to remember if those are considered a vegetable or a fruit, but either way, I LOVE them)
Item of clothing that is currently in your closet: cardigans for work and sweatshirts for home
Preferred style of pen: Pilot V5