I am a wife and mother who is passionate about Jesus and about simplifying things so that others may see Him in this crazy world we live in. God is teaching me what it means to grow where I am planted… to really live for Him. This blog is just a collection of my ramblings along the way.
We all struggle. We all have weaknesses. My desire is that this will be a place of transparency in a world that makes us think we need to be perfect. We all have a story. Here is a little of mine…
After 37 years, I finally came to the realization that God has given me a story to tell. Although I have made my own choices down the path of life, He has always known what those choices were going to be. My testimony is a GIFT that He wants to use as a blessing and encouragement to others. You can read that testimony, From The Inside Out, on my friend Karen’s blog: The Couch. The place where I am “planted” is a true miracle, a clear example of what God can do in a life.
Why “grow where you’re planted”? God does not want us to “run” to try and find greener grass. If we are living for Him, within His will, we are to allow Him to use us right where we are. As you may have read in my testimony, there was a time in my life when I thought I could find greener grass, and God set me straight. The goal for this blog is to be a continuous story of how we can grow and be used exactly where we are at any given time.
1 Timothy 1:16 says, “…I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life.”
Now for the FUN stuff about me. I love spending time with my family and friends. With 3 kids 8 and under, I stay pretty busy! When I’m not busy wiping noses and trying to survive the hurricane that is my house, I love to get down to my artistic & athletic roots. Writing, designing, doing anything creative, playing the guitar, running, golfing, watching baseball and college basketball… all of these things bring out the best in me (and the competitive side of me). One of my fun goals in life is to see a baseball game in EVERY stadium in America. I’m now at 7. Oh! And did I mention that I love coffee??
So now that my serious stuff and fun stuff is out there for you all to read… let me sum it up by saying this: My life is very blessed. Not perfect… not by a long shot. But very blessed. And it would not be what it is without Jesus. If you do not know Him, I so desire for you to find Him here on these pages.