I’m so glad
If we were sitting at my kitchen table drinking coffee together, we would be swapping stories (well… I don’t actually drink coffee, but I would gladly pour you one and happily sip my tall glass of ice water).
As we sat and chatted, I would ask you questions about your life, and I’d share a tale or two from my own—in fact, I’d probably overshare because connecting and processing life together is a dream.
I WOULD ASK YOU: WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
I come from wide-open spaces and barefoot summers and rows of corn taller than my head. I come from the security of a family who worked hard, laughed long, and loved well. I come from Bible stories on flannelgraph and summer vacation Bible school and church every Sunday. But I also come from shameful secrets and bad decisions and walking away from God. I’ve flown halfway across the world in rebellion and once my reserves were gone, I sheepishly flew back home. I’ve walked a long, winding road back to God and have discovered the beauty of relationship with Him and the breathtaking brilliance of His story. And quite surprisingly, I’ve found my story on the pages of His Word.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.
The first boy I ever kissed gave me a ring, and we’ve made a home together for almost two decades. He patiently listens and challenges me in all the best ways. Our two babies have grown into teenagers, and they are equal parts sweet and sass, making me laugh one moment and driving me to my knees the next.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m a Bible teacher with a passion for biblical literacy. I open the pages of Scripture to study, write and speak, in hopes that it might encourage women in their pursuit of God. But of course, I also spend time in the kitchen, log hours as the mom-taxi, and do my best to keep the dust bunnies at bay. Forever a student, I’m the one frantically taking notes through every sermon at my local church, playing a podcast during mundane tasks, and highlighting bits of wisdom in the stacks of books on my nightstand. Mostly, I try to love Jesus and others well.
AND THEN WE'D GO A LITTLE DEEPER: WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I am passionate about God and captivated by His Word. His story is one seamless grand narrative of redemption, full of mystery and adventure, passion and heartache, unlikely people with impossible callings, and unimaginable plot twists and unfinished endings. And every page points to Jesus Christ.
WHAT STORY IS GOD WRITING WITH YOUR LIFE?
God is writing a story of redemption with my life. He is turning grief into joy, disappointment into fulfillment, and fear into faith. In a thousand ways, He’s redeeming wasted years by bringing a fruitful harvest. As our conversation continues in this space, I can’t wait to tell you stories of how He shows up again and again.
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I believe God exists in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three Persons are one God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection.
I believe in God the Father, the One true and living God, Creator of heaven and earth and all moves and breathes within them. Knitting human life together after His own image, He is the Father of us all. All creation lives to bring glory to Him, through whom all things are possible.
I believe in Jesus Christ, who willingly descended from the heights of heaven to walk this dusty earth. After living a perfect life, He surrendered to the will of His Father, dying on the cross to atone for our sin. Then—miracle upon miracles—His body was resurrected from the dead, ascended to the heavens, and He is now seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us. One day, the sky will be ripped open, revealing His glorious return.
I believe in the Holy Spirit who is indwelling every believer—whispering, guiding, reminding us of Christ’s words every day. His presence is what sets us apart in this world; His empowering is what enables us to live a holy life after Christ’s example. I believe in living by the Spirit and producing the fruit of the Spirit—by His grace alone. And thankfully, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
I believe we are born hopelessly lost—sinners by nature and by choice—and the cross of Christ is our only hope. Repentance is turning from sin towards God and asking for forgiveness. Salvation comes by grace through faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross, not by anything we try to do to earn God’s favour. Receiving Jesus as our Saviour makes us children of God, adopted into His family, fellow heirs with Christ. True salvation is manifested by a transformed life as we walk in faith and obedience.
I believe in the inspiration and infallibility of the Bible, God’s Word—His heart spilled out in ink on the page. These words are sure and pure, giving light to our paths and wisdom for daily living. As the final authority for faith and life, they are to be clung to on the mountaintops and in the valleys. All of creation points to God, but only His living word reveals His specific nature and work. The Bible is opened with the sole purpose of meeting Christ on every page.