If I hadn't been raised Mormon, if I hadn't had all the steps along the way, if I hadn't known what it was like to try to earn my worth every step of the way...
...I would have never known true grace.
He was preparing me the whole time to do what He is asking me to do, right now, to further His kingdom- to help you.
I was Mormon in an unconventional Mormon home. I left when I was 18 and spent 20 years lost, searching in all the wrong places. And through one the hardest times in my life I realized one so incredibly important, life changing thing...
...on my own I would never be enough.
I would never be worthy or strong or big enough.
This story wasn't about me...
...this story is about God, what He did for us that we will never earn. He is strong enough, He makes me worthy, He is big enough for me and so much more.
I am forever changed.
And now, I live to know Him and make Him known.
"for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose." Philippians 2:13
But God's plans for us are so much bigger than we know.
I've been through a very winding road of faith. I always wondered why God, or in my Godless days, why I had to go through all that confusing stuff.
Bet you didn't know...
I love coffee way too much and am a sucker for a great audio book!
99% of the time I can be seen doing something creative, from my next illustration, to writing the next podcast on how to creatively partner with God.
I love learning! I have a BA in Mass Communications and Journalism and Sociology, am a serial course taker and would love nothing more than to one day attend seminary.
Like you, I had a big story to tell about how God pursued me and worked miracles in my life.
My family and friendships are my world and I firmly believe that is where happiness truly lyes.
And in those relationships, I had a story- I had been raised in a mixed faith home of loving parents, but with a very complicated base of Mormon or the highway.
It took me 20 years after leaving the church to finally find God.
AND THAT STORY IS WHERE THIS ALL STARTED- I NEEDED TO TELL IT!
Wouldn't trade it for the world
The hubs, Carl and I met first semester of college in astronomy class. I didn't know his name for two weeks and just referred to him as the cute boy I was going to marry. That was in 2000. We have now been together over half our lives! Our lives are now run by our two teenage kiddos, Mason and McKenna and our zoo we have for a house complete with 2 horses, 9 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a partridge in a pear tree. We live around the corner from my mom and dad, both work with family and will probably call New Mexico home forever.
This is how we roll...