It’s funny. I find I learn more about myself with each passing day and with every story the Lord lays on my heart. I suppose that comes with age and hopefully a tad bit of wisdom as well.
To tell you a bit about myself…I am a mom of 3 awesome kids. They have an amazing way of bringing out every grey hair on my head. Actually, they are such a blessing from God and every moment with them is not only a challenge of faith but one of great joy. They are ages 13,12, and 10 and I must say I am NOT looking forward to the teenage years. It will most definitely improve my prayer life.
Other than my full time job as a supermom (yeah, right…) I am a Christian fiction author, as well as public speaker and have amazing plans for Godly Mom Link in 2010. I’ve spent my entire life running from echos of the past…voices that hold me hostage to a life I’ve worked so hard to escape. After many years of abuse as a child, I went on to my adulthood with self inflicted abuse and numerous mistakes that have scarred my spirit (at least in my own mind). Thankfully, I have a Father that does not see my past nor hold it against me. Unfortunately, I have an eternal enemy who makes it his priority to remind me every moment he can, of the life that haunted my dreams for years. In each novel I write, you will see characters struggling with the same issues… a tape player they can’t turn off in their head (we all have one), bad choices that alter their lives and their families, and decisions of faith that change eternity.
I love laughing and even attempt singing every now and then, though my kids run for cover when I do. Of course, as I remind them, it is my duty in life to embarrass them and when God gives you a talent, you should certainly use it. I enjoy anything outdoors….fishing, hiking, rock climbing, any of those things that get me closer to God and allow me to admire all His glory.
I’ve come close to death on more than one occasion, and each time the Lord has brought me out with great plans for my life. It is my prayer that you find the plans He has for your life.
I speak at women’s conferences about overcoming strongholds that Satan has on our lives….abuse, addictions, and generational sins. It is my heart’s desire to see mothers, wives, daughters, and all women be free in Christ and live the lives we were created to have. He does have a Hope and a Future for each of us and I believe we can all achieve that if we fully surrender to His will. I will also be attending book club dinner discussions upon request when a book club reads one of my books.
It’s been a long road of submission for myself. Being a single mom and a survivor of many forms of abuse, it isn’t so easy to trust and walk in faith, but that’s exactly what He calls us to do. Every single day is a new step I must take on this road to recovery.