Jesus is the thrill of my life and the passion of my heart and I so desire for you to know Him with passion, too.  He is so worthy! I do most things full throttle and my relationship with Jesus is no different. My desire is to see women discipled in their walk with Him. We, as women are the heart of our home and the Lord has given me a passion to point women’s hearts to Him, to know Him and make Him known, impacting generations.

Having not been raised in a Christian home, I grew up very skeptical of religion and all things “church”. After marrying and having our first son, my husband and I quickly realized it would take more than love to keep us together. The reality of life hit and we nearly gave up.

Thankfully the Lord saw fit in that season to reach down and save my sinful soul. I met Jesus on the pages of His Word, specifically as I was reading through the book of Genesis. A co-worker had placed God’s Word in my curious hands and I began to dig in. At first, for the purpose of disproving it all. Boy, was I wrong!

I fell head over heels in love with the True Lover of my soul that November evening and I have been ruined for anything less since. The Lord struck such a passion for Himself within me that I have never recovered.

The Lord Jesus now allows me to use my gifts to teach others His word, first to my sons through homeschooling and then to ladies through writing and speaking. He has blessed me beyond measure and teaches me continually about unconditional love through my two boys and my dear husband.

My favorite things include farmhouses, old Bibles and bright sunflowers. I love the beach, the summer and the smell of my boys fresh out of the bath. I am usually barefoot, carrying a coffee mug and twisting a piece of hair between my fingers in thought. The sound of my boys laughing or singing off key never fails to make me smile.

You can find my articles in Proverbs 31 Magazine, Journezine Online Magazine and CBN.com. My most recent Bible study, A Housewife Desperate for God: A Look at the Proverbs 31 Woman, is based on the life of my favorite woman in Scripture, the Proverbs 31 woman. It released mid-August 2012. My first Bible study, Knowing God Through His Names: A Ten Week Study with Our Unchanging God, released March 2011 through Tate Publishing.

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