For the past 20+ years my husband and I served on a Christian college campus, as the on campus parents, and my husband has been a college professor and dean of students. We have lived on the campus and have homeschooled and raised both of our children here. My greatest desire is to fulfill the most important callings that God has given me – God follower, wife, mother, member of the body of Christ, and gospel proclaimer. In my spare time I love to write, and I recently authored my first book “Grace Gifts: Celebrating Your Children Every Day“.
I am the manager of The MOB Society’s “The BoyRaiser Tribe”, and have written for MOMLIFE Today, The Busy Mom, For The Family, The Better Mom, Timewarp Wife, and The Happy Housewife.
I was 22 years old when I met Brian. I had dreamed of the kind of man I would like to marry, but never thought that a man with the qualities that I longed for would ever take a second look at me!
Having felt called to full time ministry, Brian began attending the seminary that was located on the same campus where I was attending Bible College. When we met, I was immediately drawn to Brian, but I was dating someone else, and Brian made it very clear that he was there to study…NOT date! Almost two months later he asked me if I would pray about whether or not we should begin dating. Two years later we were married!
Our marriage has been far from perfect because we are not perfect people, but God’s grace has carried us, and we are continuing to grow and learn together. Our prayer is that God will give us opportunities to point other couples to Christ, as we share the things that God has done in us during our marriage. It is a privilege to be married to a man who has stayed faithful to his God, and to me, for 29 years!
Sometimes I STILL have a hard time believing that a man with his qualities ever took a second look at me!
I have been gifted two amazing children! Brianna is 27 and is engaged to be married, and Caleb is 24. Being a mom has been the most amazing, incredible, terrifying, exhausting thing that has ever happened to me! As much as I love being a mom, it has also been a tool that God has used to bring me to my knees and show me how much I need Him!
It is my greatest gift and privilege being a part of this little family that God has given me. I try to soak up every second I can with them. I am pretty sure my children have taught me much more than I will ever teach them!
WHY DO I WRITE?
I love to write! But even more than loving to write, I love to build friendships with people of all ages so that we can share what God is teaching us! Ultimately, I want to turn your attention away from me and onto Jesus, the gospel, and God’s amazing, amazing grace. For there is where your answers, strength, and hope lie- no matter what season you are in!