Welcome to my nest! I believe everything in our lives is a Divine Appointment scheduled by God and our being “here” is no accident. We have been reserved by God and knitted together in this very moment so we can strengthen each other in the assurance of His presence and purpose.
I had committed 22 years to raising my family God’s way when the breast cancer diagnosis came and, after 15 months of treatments, I did what most mamas do after a crisis – I fell apart.
The children were moving forward, my husband was thriving in his career and I felt alone, unseen and without purpose. Life seemed like an endless journey of struggles that somehow, haphazardly ended in heaven.
My heart asked, “Really God? All that for this?” It seemed that the woman who gave up everything, ended up with nothing.
Jesus, with gentle kindness gave me Psalm 84:5-7 –
Happy are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Tears, they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength
till each appears before God in Zion.
Here, God told me I am never moving from one hardship to the next. No ma’am, I am moving from one strength to the next and, with each one, He is building me up until I take the final strength step – the one that overcomes death – and I see Him face-to-face!
God told me we have strength in numbers too, and we are to call out to one another saying, “Come! Let’s go to the house of the Lord …together.”
Every connection, in-person or online, is an opportunity designed by the Creator Himself, to give the reality of His presence and purpose to another.
My passion is to give these Truths away to women, in my every-day, who feel forgotten and unseen. She is the cashier at the grocery store, the coffee shop barista, the mom in the car rider line and the woman I work with.
God has given us vast territory online and within the 30-square miles we live. Our calling to the woman right in front of us is no less than the precious soul called to serve in a foreign land.
Here’s what I know:
- We are never without God’s purpose and presence.
- Every connection is a divine opportunity to pray, encourage or speak hope into someone else’s life.
- Jesus wants us to live with strength in numbers by calling out to others saying, “Come! Let’s go to the house of the Lord …together”
- The woman who gives up everything, ends up with everything …and more!
Beautiful Sparrow, would you fly with me?
Let’s fulfill God’s purpose, right where we are. Let’s move from strength to strength, together!
Some other stuff about me:
I am a 5-year Breast Cancer Survivor living in the hopes and promises found in Jesus Christ. I am hopelessly in love with my husband, Scott, of twenty-one years. We are blessed with five amazing children: Trey – 27, Will – 21, Christian – 19, Lillian – 18 and Joshua – 16.
My favorite place is the beach and my favorite food group is ice cream (I’d eat it every morning for breakfast if I could)! I am dreaming big things for myself and the women God loves.
Opportunities I do not deserve and have not earned:
Author, and weekly teacher of Give Me This Day, Fulfilling God’s Purpose, Right Where You Are to 130+ women at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte.
Devotional Writer, Encourager and Team Leadership Member of Women Leading Women, an online community of over 5,700 women.
Book Contributor and Online Bible Study Facilitator of over 500 women for Proverbs 31 Author and Speaker, Tracie Miles’ Your Life Still Counts.
Ministry Assistant to Proverbs 31 Author and Speaker, Lynn Cowell.
Devotional writer for The Seed Company.
Keeping it real – my disclaimer:
- Life always looks better on a blog and the only perfect thing you’ll find in my home is God’s Word.
- Everything I say is what God wants me to hear.
- I’m a woman, on my knees, daily seeking Jesus’ presence and purpose for myself and those He loves.
Strength to strength,