So you came over to find out a little more about me, huh? Well, I am a country gal who grew up across the street from cotton fields and went to the same little school all the way up from Kindergarten to graduation. Now I live in a big city and instead of “going to town” for groceries we travel 20 minutes to minister in a new church plant in an elementary school.
I love saying “y’all” and “howdy,” but I don’t have an accent. Turquoise is my color and I like to decorate our home in a western country feel that reminds me of my home state of Texas. You know how they say you can take the girl outta Texas but you can’t take Texas outta the girl, whelp, that’s me! Recently I have dived into my love of photography and have become an avid bird watcher (aka: bird nerd!).
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour when I was 4 years old in my home while my mom was cooking spaghetti in our kitchen. When I was 12 years old I was called to the ministry. I remember finally surrendering to God’s prompting on old red carpet in the tabernacle of church camp that night. After graduating from high school I attended a Bible College in the Midwest where God changed my life and made ready to do His work. Three years into college my husband and I were married. After a break in having our boys (18 months apart) we finished our last year of college and graduated together. Months later God moved us to the Southwest to work in a middle-sized church. While living there God added our three daughters to our life. We served there for 5 1/2 years and now we helping a church planter build a new work he began in November of 2015. We are used to the hub-bub of a fast ministry life and are growing to appreciate a bit of a slower pace and the time I have now is giving me extra time to be able to work here on the blog for resources for ministry wives and Christian families. We are independent Baptists with a zeal for living and learning what God has to teach us.
When God first moved in my life to call me to work and serve Him full-time I believed that I was being called to become a missionary to Africa. God eventually worked on my heart in Bible college and asked me, “Would you be willing to give up any of the ideas you have for your future and just follow me?” I had to give up “missions” in the sense that I would not be pursuing the road to Africa and resolve to follow my husband where ever God leads us. But I have not given up on missions because I believe that all missionaries need good support in the States, especially out of their sending churches. My dream ministry work would be to travel around the country and around the world encouraging others in the ministry. And although I don’t have the ability to travel, I do have the ability to write letters, emails, and now blog to encourage missionaries and other ministry workers alike.
God has provided many opportunities to serve Him through the years. I have served as a church secretary, in the bus ministry, working with 6th grade girls, organizing Senior luncheons, creating the flower arrangements for our church, being the go-to girl for our church functions when it comes to decorating. I play the trumpet and have sung in the choir. I have worked in Jr. Church, served in the nursery and been a mother taking my baby to a nursery. I am thankful for the multiplicity of opportunities and perspectives God has given me while I have served Him through the years, I hope that it helps me be able to give new ideas to those who need them.
I love Pinterest and creating new ideas for Sunday School lessons, writing skits for ladies meetings, and just making God’s work more fun.
This blog is about my personal growth and is geared to helping other people in the ministry. My hope is that you will learn and grow with me.
~The Ministry Mama~