Saved by grace, wife, mother, homeschool teacher, member of my local church, teacher and writer–sharing what I learn as I follow Jesus.
At heart, though I know I am growing older each year, I still feel like I’m 25. Or less. I am learning at the feet of Jesus, but with each passing year my awareness of how much more I could learn grows deeper. When I view life as an adventure, that I want to suck all the marrow and fatness out of, while leaning back and listening to the only One who has words of eternal life, then I’m quite contented. Breathe. Sigh. Abide. But I’m sure you know, the joy and peace found in abiding in Him are sometimes disrupted as my focus shifts toward circumstances, or if my focus becomes all-too-inward.
I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mama, happily married to my best friend, living in the heart of Central Virginia. Prior to having children, I earned my M.A. in Religious Studies (Philosophical Theology), and I also worked in Student Affairs at a university for ten years. I have been teaching, speaking, writing, and leading Bible Studies since I was eighteen. I met and fell in love with my husband shortly after college, and we have enjoyed many outdoor adventures, pizza dates, and games of cribbage together. I enjoy the outdoors, whether gardening, teaching my children about nature, hiking, camping or otherwise adventuring with my family. I also enjoy good conversations, especially accompanied by coffee or tea; music, early American history, pretending to be an urban homesteader, and good books.
I started a blog after finishing my Masters, while working in Student Affairs. Soon after my firstborn came into our lives, I had neither the time nor the mental clarity to continue writing, and so that blog is gone. I have enjoyed the little years, knowing God has called me to focus more on mothering the souls of my little ones through sleepless nights, growth spurts, and all that they need to learn about this world they are living in. Lately, we’ve entered a new season of life, one where “quiet time” really happens every now and then, and so begins this new blog. I’ll be periodically blogging some of what I’m teaching in a Bible study, or thoughts from what I’m meditating on in Scripture, or other lessons the LORD is teaching me.
Since my thesis-writing days, I have not ceased to be burdened for true fellowship under the Word, for being used as a vessel for honor in encouraging others to grow in grace and knowledge, and in love. In teaching at my local church, my prayer has always been to follow Paul’s heartbeat:
The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart
and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 1:5
My desire is the same for the writing I will share here, I will share my love for the Word with the intent of encouraging my fellow sojourners.
Grace and peace!