Hey ya'll!

My prayer is for this to be a place for God's wisdom and grace to just flow.Not cause I'm so smart or special, but because He is. So ready to see where He leads us girls.

Come along, journey with me.

A tent raising in my backyard marks the beginning of my girl's journey away from home.

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Women in the Bible were sturdy, living their day to day callings, hoping for the promises of God to be evident in their lives. They pressed forward in faith, particularly when things on this earth were difficult, particularly when people on this earth made them feel less than. They pressed on, knowing God had plans, believing in His promises.

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When we hold onto things that God has called us to surrender, our physical bodies cry out. Seeing more scalp, less hair, can lead you to the sweetest place, it did for me.

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Wanting to soak up every inch of our trip in Israel, I found a sweet reminder of Jesus's presence.

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Often called "Beautiful", the view from Joppa will take your breath away. Digging in and finding this to be the place where Jonah fled God's order of going to Nineveh takes your breath in a whole different way.

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While an invitation to a dinner party had me spiraling over the thought of more on my calendar, another line on my to do list, God had other plans.

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There is blessing in going into the most usual of places in anticipation of what God has in store.

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Know the heart with which the mouth speaks, before you get your feelings hurt.

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Spending quite a bit of my time in the past couple of years pondering my place in the world, God's purpose in my life and how He is calling me to live out that purpose.   Lots of my prayers noted in my journal have included questions about me.  Worries about my life.  Grappling for what's mine.  Me, my and mine.  Three words that have gotten me off track for most of my life.  The bible refers to this self focus as pride and boy does it often have me by the collar.  I've had this long time dream of writing and teaching about God's word, like a deep down craving that has been a through line of passion for so long I can't name another dream I've had.  Much of my pondering, asking and preparing has all been with this end in mind, to write and teach His Word.  When Lord?  Why not now Lord?  How Lord?  How come she Lord? Am I gonna miss out Lord?  
Pouring out my heart in prayer, in my journal to Him, through digging in His word and talking to His people, God has slowly revealed a different lens in which He's called me to see.  He has gently pointed out my arrogance.  I wanted to write and teach about  His Word  on my timetable and in my way.  He has sweetly corrected my thoughts by bringing John 3:30 into view on multiple occasions (He must be become greater, I must become less).  He has used my time of study to illustrate through His Word the folks He chooses to use are humble, often invisible and for sure allow His light to shine, not their own.  
So as I begin this blog, which I feel nervously ill-equipped to do, my hope is for His truth, His love and His way to be all that is written and all that is read.  I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing what God has planned for this space, for His purpose.  
Stay tuned ya'll and bring a cart full of grace as I venture into this new territory with a heart full of Jesus and a desire for my eyes to be on Him alone.    

Created for a purpose... His Purpose.

When everyone and everything around you seems to be defining your worth, choosing your identity, and confusing the heck out of you, be encouraged. Take heart. You were carefully and on purpose, created.

"For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16

  • Pewee Valley, Kentucky, United States

I live in PeWee Valley Kentucky with my husband Matt, daughter Macki, son Cam and Chocolate Lab Rooster.  I've been an elementary school teacher, counselor, seminary student, writer and avid reader of God's word.   I'm so thankful for the difference Jesus has made in my life and am passionate about encouraging others to know Him closely with the hope that they will find their purpose and worth in Him alone.  I'm learning to rely less on me and more on Him, figuring out that I've lived too much of my life with too much of me.  I am so excited to see where God leads us, what words He gives me to type into this blog and what folks He connects through it all. 
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