Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to get to know me better. I was born and raised in Liberty, South Carolina (Go Red Devils!) and I am a Clemson Tiger fan to the core. My family and I now call Pensacola, Florida home and I absolutely love it here.
My husband, Chris, is an incredible man of God who encourages me to be me and loves me just as I am. We were high school sweethearts (though rival high schools) and we have been married for over 27 years. Chris serves as the pastor of our church and writes a bit also HERE.
We have two incredible sons, so of course I need to brag on them for a moment. My oldest is now 22, a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, an officer in the Army and is married to an amazing woman who I consider as my own. My youngest son is 16, a junior in high school, plays guitar in the church and school bands, and is seeking God for his next steps for when he graduates.
I enjoy being a pastor’s wife and have learned that it is okay to be who I AM…even if that doesn’t meet other people’s expectations all of the time. I find great delight in letting God use my “mess to bless.”
For many years I had the privilege to be at home with my children but as they grew older I realized I needed to think about my future. So 20 years after graduating high school, I decided to return to college and earned my degree in Business. Most of that time, I ran a bookkeeping business with a partner and great friend. I am now a Realtor and love helping others make their dreams come true.
Other than those basics I have an unhealthy love for ice cream with a lot of junk in it. I enjoy going on long walks with the Lord and don’t mind “showing out” when He speaks to me. One of my all-time favorite things is going to the beach to take in God’s creation. I know He approves because He often sends the dolphins to entertain me :). I am more of a “shopper” than a “buyer” and enjoy window shopping as long as I can touch. One of my favorite pastimes is spending time with women and sharing life over a cup of coffee. In fact, I hope this blog allows me to do that with you.
This forum is a little intimidating because most of my writings are an unfiltered stream of consciousness, but I have found that God is faithful in using weakness to glorify Himself. I am sold out to Him and believe Him not just in Him. My deep desire is for others to know Christ and enjoy a level of intimacy with Him that I have. He sweeps me off my feet and at times reaches out a hand to pull me out of the pit. This I know…He is faithful and has an unfailing love for you and for me.