I’ve never really been comfortable talking about myself, and I hate promoting myself. However, what I love to communicate is what my website is all about.
I truly cannot boast about my accomplishments, education or social media status, because to be honest, my resume is sparse. What I can boast about is Jesus, who He is and what He has done in and through me. What the Bible says about the disciples, Peter and John, is what I want my resume to say…
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.Acts 4:13
I came to know Jesus personally when I was a confused and hurting 18 year old. I first heard about Jesus in church, and I really understood who I was without Him which drove me to ask Him if He would be my Savior.
Without Him I was on a wild goose chase; searching for love, acceptance and belonging in all the wrong places. I tried many things and in many ways to be a person other people could love and want to be with, because I felt as though I was worthless. The reality is that all those things never filled the void. I was lost and dead because of sin. Then one day Jesus told me that I was loved and that He wanted me. He died on the cross, taking all my sin and shame to give me love and forgiveness.
With Him I was made whole. However we are still on a quest together. What He began to do when I was 18, which was to slowly, kindly, gently and lovingly unravel the mess of my heart, He continues that process today. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
He gave me a husband who would love me (and all my mess), and two sons who have grown to be incredible young men. Recently God has blessed me with a daughter-in-law who has given me a new depth of understanding and experiences. I am also very fortunate to have a wonderful loving extended family and a church community that continually sharpens me and challenges me.
This life is not perfect or easy, and Jesus never promised that it would be, but He has promised the hope of a resurrected life and an eternal home.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.2 Corinthians 4:17-18