Welcome to my hectic, crazy, God loving life. I am a wife/mom/sister/friend/writer/ speaker who, in a moment of surrender, met God at 50. My sweetheart husband, my blended family of 10 children, my 15 grandchildren, and my 1 great-grandchild. My family, my job, and my travels give me plenty to thank Him for every single day.
I spent 50 years running from God. Sin littered the landscape of my life. There were not enough hours in the day to clean up the mess I had made of things. The only words that rang in my head were “you’re not worthy” “you’re a sinner” “you’re not loved” “you’re useless” “you’re a bad mother, wife, daughter”. No matter how hard I tried, I felt I could not get clean enough to come into God’s presence and ask for forgiveness. I had resigned myself to never knowing what God’s Love felt like. After all, He wasn’t in my marriage, my life, or my heart.
Just before my 50th birthday, I heard the song “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe on a rock and roll radio station. Shortly afterward I found myself at an event where Jim Caviezel bore his testimony about his part in the movie Passion Of The Christ. Suddenly, in an instant, my heart opened and Christ came in. The God shaped hole that was my entire life was filled to the brim with His mercy and grace. All that I was disappeared, leaving only a yearning to make up for what I had been missing. I have been forgiven, changed, set free, and filled with a desire to share Him with every woman I meet.
In June 2017 sweetheart and I sold everything we owned (practically) and moved into a 42 ft Tiffin Phaeton. Because we had spent the last 8 years living 2 weeks together/2 weeks apart for his work, our life together was fragmented and in chaos. We realized that we weren’t honoring God in our marriage by choosing to live apart just so that we could have a nicer home and more stuff. So we made the decision to become full time RVers until God shows us our permanent home. Right now we are living in Houma, LA because that is where sweethearts job is based out of. For now.
I am finishing up a double degree of Christian Counseling/Theology from Liberty University Online. I also have a minor in Family Advocacy and Divorce with an emphasis on Blended Families. While I had no idea what was in my path, God did. I accepted a position at Coteau Baptist Church here in Houma where I will be serving as the Marriage/Family Counselor. Surprised? Me too! Who knew my brokenness could be used to help others heal!
I have learned that every day is a new beginning, a clean slate, a new adventure filled with God’s gifts. It is my desire that every woman finds the unclaimed gifts that God has for her. My ministry is to share with every woman that it is never, ever too late to meet God for the first time or come back to Him after a season of brokenness. His arms are open wide. Give Him your heart and claim the gifts He has created just for you.