Who I am...

John 10:10 tells us "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." Jesus did not come so that we could grin-and-bear each day, barely making ends meet, living half-unglued, struggling through one day onto the next, having relationships fail, and suffering through heartbreak after heartbreak. He came in opposition to those things: to give LIFE and give it ABUNDANTLY

Let's explore God's many promises about having an abundant life. Let's learn together how to steward our resources, honor our husbands, shepherd our children, heal our temples and walk with Christ to answer his calling on our lives.

I'm a girl after God's heart- seeking the fullness that He promises to each of us in His Word. I believe that Jesus Christ died for us on the cross, and rose three days later. I believe that His death and resurrection cover my many sins, and that by His sacrifice alone, I have a great hope for eternal life. 

My family...

I'm a wife of 15 years to my elementary school sweetheart (yes, since we were 11). Once upon a time, a girl noticed a boy for the very first time, when he arrived at school with his new glasses on. She told herself that she didn't know who he was, but one day he would be hers, forever. That promise that God placed on my heart that day was fulfilled 9 years later, and so our story began. My husband- and our relationship- is only surpassed by my commitment to God, for He alone is responsible for giving me this man, this gift- my own personal version of Jesus with skin on (as much as a man can be). He is my heart-throb, my best friend, my wisest advisor, my sounding board, my "calm down, baby" and my heartbeat. I could NOT do life without him.

I'm a homeschooling mama to 2 beautiful, vibrant, loving young ladies, and two precious toddler boys (15 months apart). My sweet babies challenge me, keep me going, and give me fits of giggles regularly. We've been homeschooling for 5 years, and though it's challenging, it's the best thing I do. My heart's desire, above all things, is to leave a legacy of Jesus-crazy with my babies... that they would pursue Him above all else and reap the rewards of an abundant life. 

{Here are a few very out-dated pics of my family. The baby pictured is actually #3... He's 25 months now and now he's a big brother. Updated family pics coming soon!}

My Purpose...

I love Jesus, I love my husband, and I love my babies and so much more: coffee, writing, crafting, creating, photography, talking endlessly... but above all, I love to encourage other mamas and wives. In my short 36 years, I've created a lifetime of messes, made almost all of the mistakes, and have been brought down to my knees a time or two. I've also had challenges in my family's health like multiple food allergies, autoimmune disease, and learning differences. I know in my heart of hearts that the Lord gave me these obstacles and brought me through significant trials so that I could learn... not just for myself, but to encourage others with the lessons I've learned... above all, walking alongside them so they know they are not alone

 So, you are not alone. I've either been there, am there, or am probably headed there. Take my hand and let's travel together, seeking God's abundant BEST for our lives.