Such a privilege to meet you!
If I wrote a memoir I’d call it Out of Order. Pregnant at 15 and newly married I became a mom just weeks before my 16th birthday. Not the order you’re suppose to follow on the path to happily ever after. I started college at 30 as a recently divorced mom with 3 kids to raise. And now at 67 I’m learning how to create online courses in a fledgling new career venture. WHAT??? Crazy, right? Definitely out of order. But I feel more alive and passionate each day about my life and walk with Jesus.
I was also out of order, as in broken in those early years. I recall actively searching for the something else that would make my life make sense. That thing that answered the big questions philosophers grapple with. Why am I here? Is there a God? And does He care about me and my life?
At 17 God came and introduced Himself through my local Avon Lady. She carried His message of love and forgiveness offered to me through Jesus Christ. He began mending my brokenness and for almost 50 years He’s been my Rock, my strength, my friend and my Lord. The beauty, joy and blessings in my life are all results of His promises, grace and transforming power at work in me.
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Spiritual Truth and Practical Wisdom to help guide you on your journey.
Photos help us remember. Like this one of my husband Gary and me in France. Fabulous food and some of the most stunning countryside ever. Great memories!!! And we had a Guidebook full of reliable advice on where to stay, where to eat and what to see and do.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a Guidebook for your life? That’s how I think about the things you’ll find here on this website. Yeah, think of this as a Guidebook for you, a Christian women managing all the ‘things’ at once. Marriage, kids, maybe a job or career and the challenges each of those add to your life.
But why me? Good question! Because I fit the description of what’s often called a Titus 2 woman. An older woman who’s walked long enough and close enough with God to be of genuine spiritual help to younger women who also desire a real friendship with Him and a life that counts forever.
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about the Bible
The Bible is a big book. Maybe you’ve noticed that. And though every word is God breathed, some parts are especially so. What you’ll find here is a focus on the passages that speak directly to us as Christian women. Their superpower is changing our minds and hearts and ultimately us, conforming us to the image of Christ.
I write about just three things because I want to make it easy for you to get your hands on the truth that will help you the most. Your own journey and spiritual growth, which I label Faith, is central to a lot of the content here. Marriage and Christian Parenting are the other two things you’ll see frequently. You can check under Blog for those three categories. In each post I’ll share a small portion of Scripture and a simple method for connecting that truth to the life you’re actually living.
When God talks about the Bible He says it’s alive and active. That word active means effective or powerful. Jesus said the words He spoke were spirit and life and in knowing their truth we would be set free. Paul said the word renews our minds and transforms us.
That’s what we want, what we’re seeking. Exactly those things He promised. Change, transformation, freedom and renewal.
*Quote from J. Sidlow Baxter, Explore the Book
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
I’m super lame at knowing what clothes look good on me. So a friend introduced me to her personal ‘Stylist’. Best money I ever spent! Saved me a million trips back to the Mall to return things that looked great on the hanger and oh so bad on me.
That whole situation taught me the value of objectivity and getting advice from someone with a deep knowledge and clarity on an area where I was struggling. I don’t know you, but I get you. I’ve been where you are and I can help save you time and effort if you want to make amazing progress in your Christian life.
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