introductions

Welcome.

I’m honored that you are here.

I think it is best that we begin with introductions.

I want to honor your time and let you know up front that no matter what impression this image conjures up in your mind, I’m a mess.  I struggle with selfishness and pride.  I’m far too content with the ordinary and I cling to my dust-collecting possessions more tightly than I would like to admit.  I am imperfect, but redeemed as well.  I find encouragement each time I choose to find my reflection in the Savior that made me in His image, rather than the twisted lies of the deceiver.  My story is important because it is part of God’s story and it is my prayer that as we grow together, you will find increased encouragement in the importance of your story as well.

Some of you have sat on my couch and listened to my heart as my story has unfolded over time but many of you have not sat face to face with me in a long time (if ever).  Perhaps the last you heard from me was before I retired from Mom 4 Life and slipped silently into obscurity.  In the last year, parts of my heart have been marinating and I’ve begun taking steps of faith toward God’s grand adventure, but other parts have been hiding and I’ve been missing important opportunities.  Today I begin flushing out my story with the wielding tools of words and phrases confident that as I look to Jesus, the “author and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2), He will use it for His glory.

I warmly invite you to journey with me.