Hello, friend! I’m so glad you’re here. I will be honest, I’m really not one to talk about myself. I much prefer listening. But, since you want to know a little bit about me, here’s a quick overview…
First and foremost, I am a woman saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, and strive to glorify of God in all that I do. I am a Midwest wife, mama, homemaker and writer that enjoys deep conversations (small talk renders me speechless), taking photos (almost exclusively with my iPhone these days) and hiking in the great outdoors (provided I have taken allergy medicine). Oh, and daisies make me smile!
As a writer I am passionate about encouraging and equipping women to live by God’s grace and for His glory by writing about gospel-centered faith and family life. I have written three eBooks including: Clean Enough (a grace-filled approach to homemaking), Deeper Devotions (a guide to Bible study methods) and The Gift of a Savior (a Christmas curriculum to use for family devotions or Sunday School class). If you subscribe to my email newsletter you can get them all for FREE! 🙂
Because of my love for words and culture, I earned an A.A. in English and a B.A. in Spanish with an emphasis in International Studies.
I’ve held a wide variety of job titles in the past, such as:
- Library clerk – I have always been a book worm.
- Barista – Me? Addicted to coffee? Yes, I used to be. I still have a weakness for a decaf Cinnamon Dulce Latte once in awhile.
- Supervisor – I’m great a bossing others around when I want to be… Ha! (I am the oldest of four kids, you know.)
- Missionary – A perfect combination of Jesus, people and traveling around the world.
I have to say, serving as Associate Director/Missions Coordinator for a year at a collegiate ministry was one of the most rewarding (and challenging) jobs I had before becoming a wife and mommy. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to several places, including Mexico, South America and Central Asia.
After that, God closed the doors for me to serve in full-time missions and I started talking to an old friend, which leads me to…
My husband, Matt, and I have known each other for almost 20 years. As we were growing up, he was my best friend’s brother and he finally convinced me to marry him six years ago. Marriage has been a rewarding journey, even in the difficult moments. I couldn’t ask for a more loving, understanding and compassionate husband. His passion to boldly share the Truth with others inspires me every day.
I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mama to our daughters, Claire (5) and Amelia (2) and have a little boy due in February 2017. Our little blessings keep me on my toes and fill our home with joy and laughter.
Although my life isn’t what I expected, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. God has truly blessed me far above all I could hope or imagine.
Stay in Contact
I truly enjoy reading comments on my blog or receiving email message from readers and attempt to reply in a timely fashion. I often am photographing everyday moments and sharing them on Instagram (my favorite social media platform). When time allows you may find me pinning my favorite things on Pinterest, posting family vlogs or informational videos on YouTube and sharing encouragement on my Facebook page. I would love it if you joined me! 🙂
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