I have written and rewritten this little blurb about myself more than I ought. I think to myself “What do others really want to know about me?” “What is really important for people to know?” “What is the truth about me?” All I could think to do was make a list….so here it is:
A. I am a Christian. I have been saved for 23 years, but fully surrendered to Christ for 15. I believe Christ is the only way, the only truth, the only life in which we are to be saved. God’s Word, the bible, is infallible. For the last 15 years, I have read and studied the Word of God and have grown to treasure the truth I find within its pages. I am passionate about discipleship and I want everyone to fall in love with truth and the Holy Spirit of God.
B. I am a Baptist. Never in 23 years would I ever imagine myself declaring this truth. LOL! This is a joke among my friends and I. I have spent 21 years of my Christian life attending Charismatic churches. Almost 2 years ago the Lord led my husband and I to First Baptist Church of Dallas, Ga. Our Pastor jokes that I am on the Deacon’s list and they will tackle me if I start running the aisles! I have found a fondness and freedom since attending this church. Truth is preached and the gospel is shared. I have also come to admire and appreciate hymns and often find myself singing them within the privacy of my worship time with the Lord.
C. I am a writer. I have always had a desire to write, even as a small girl. I remember the first diary my mother bought me for my 7th birthday. I loved to journal my life…to tell of the adventures I went on, the emotions I felt, the difficulties I faced, and the joys I remembered. Sitting under my writing desk is a big Rubbermaid tub full of journals I have written going as far back as 1997. Although I have always loved to write, I didn’t recognize the gift that the Holy Spirit gave me until 5 years ago when I wrote a short story for a writing contest. It was published in an anthology of short stories and I felt accomplished. However, that accomplishment caused me to long for more. I began this blog almost 5 years ago to satisfy that longing to share my life with others.
D. I am messy! Life here on earth has caused some pretty deep wounds that have turned into ugly scars. I have, on too many occasions, scraped my knees into a bloody mess trying to figure out where and how life and God’s Word meet and mesh. I have become stained with the dirt of life as I have went through the valleys. I have also been washed by the flowing waterfalls on the peaks of great joy. I am real. I have experienced life’s messiness…and much of its joys.