Telling you about me on a blog about the truth of Jesus and His Word seems strange, but people are relational and we want to connect. My voice and the conversations we’ll share are shaped by my preferences, the places I’ve lived, circumstances I’ve encountered, the people who have influenced me, the astounding ways God has confirmed His presence and His love for me, and by the infinite number of reasons why I can’t help but love Him back. That said, you may like to know…
I’ve lived in 10% of our country’s 50 states (I know – math. Stay with me.) Those 5 states are all over the map. To me, home is wherever I happen to live, which right now is the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. Also known as the Valley of the Sun, the forecast is almost always pure sunshine, allowing me to be outside year round without braving snow or dodging raindrops. This makes me very happy.
My husband and I were married 4 months after we met. He’s my best friend. We have 3 daughters and 1 son. Naturally, life with 4 children is a continuous swirl of activity and noise. And fun. I’ve been a mom since my senior year of high school. Yes, I am the cliché pastor’s kid.
All half birthdays are celebrated in our home with a homemade dinner and dessert of the half birthday person’s choice. Sky’s the limit. I am inclined toward all things culinary and all things fitness. A good day involves going rogue on a recipe, but I will not be found raving about last night’s dinner. That’s not what I’m doing here.
I blog because I recently rediscovered my fondness for writing while journaling through the entire Bible for each of my children. During those 2 years, I also rediscovered my delight in the Bible’s simple truth. My parents’ compassion and patience led me into God’s overflowing love and forgiveness, but my children have helped me understand more about love, life, and Jesus than I ever could have imagined.
There is so much more to discover. I want to know Jesus better, I want to love Him more, and I’m glad you’re here. Let’s do this together.