About


Who am I?


A pic my good friend Elizabeth
took from our trip to Africa.
Honestly I am just a normal mother of 3 fantastic kids who has worked in youth ministry for over a decade now. It's been a wild and amazingly blessed time, but lately the Lord has been challenging me in new directions. 

From a trip to Africa, to becoming an activist for global poverty and human trafficking, I am discovering God can use me in new ways I never thought possible.
The Lord has been using my previous struggles with health issues, miscarriages, and even my painful past of experiencing abuse to help others discover the healing and recovery process available to us through Jesus Christ.

God always has something new for me to learn. He is always challenging me to think outside of the box, and to even live outside of it. He challenges me to think bigger than I want to and to do more than I am personally capable of.  (Which I fully admit, some days I do better at this than others.) All this equates to living in the limitless possibilities of Christ, whether in the ordinary tasks of life or the extraordinary adventures He leads me on. 


My husband and I believe our two main goals are to love the Lord our God and to love people. We have been blessed with 3 fantastic kids. Each one is so different even if they all look quite similar. It’s a blast learning each ones personality. They are full of blessings and challenges! Each one is truly a gift from God.


While my husband is an Electrical Engineer he is also a Youth Pastor. It is one of the craziest and most fulfilling jobs. Where else do shaving cream, marshmallows, goldfish, and edible bugs also lead to empowering teens to go out and change the world? Helping them to discover who God created them to be and giving them the opportunity to choose Christ and have eternity with Him?  

Honestly we have quite a few people ask why we work with teens and simply it’s because God called us both to it. How else can anyone choose to delve back into the world of Junior High and High School drama, and yet consider it pure joy! (Okay there are days I want to hit my head against the wall, but most days it’s worth all the heartache…or errr headaches!)


 Staying focused on the Lord's call to live out my faith is not easy and sometimes I find myself slipping back into the draws of the superficial wants of this world. It leaves me in the dumps, feeling like I am missing out and I am! My focus needs to be awakened to Christ each morning or else I can slip up.


My hope is that I learn through this process of blogging more about the Lord, and more about people. If it encourages you, challenges you, or causes you to crack open your Bible then I am grateful.


The adventure that the Lord has called my husband and I on has been amazing. Not everyone understands why we do what we do and that’s okay. I know that I love my Lord and life is amazing when I am following Him. Never losing hope or peace is an amazing thing. Without the Lord I can honestly tell you I would not have these three beautiful children. I would have never met my husband, and I probably would have succumbed to the depression I struggled with, maybe even suicide.


I thank God for those that prayed for me and patiently lived out their lives following Christ in front of me. You played a role in saving my life and now I pray it can be lived out in front of others in a manner that points to the Lord of Lords!

I invite you to come along on this journey with me or maybe choose to start writing your own blog that may encourage others. Either way I pray you live this one life we have each been given awake to the limitless possibilities offered us through Jesus Christ.


Ephesians 3:20-21

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

22 comments:

  1. I have been a youth miniser myself. I love that I can find CHristian on this blog hop!

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    1. How fun!? And I saw that you are a teacher. I used to teach as well. (Art and Phys Ed.) :)

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  2. Woot! So glad you made it to the party!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know and encouraging us to join! :)

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  3. Stopping by from the UBP. I look forward to checking out your blog. I, too, have recently become more aware of the human trafficking going on, and I post on that from time to time to try to raise awareness. Thanks for all you do on this front!
    -Bonnie

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    1. That is awesome. I cannot wait to jump over and read your posts. :) This is so important to get the word out. I am so grateful to meet you.

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  4. Stopping by from UBP 13 and I enjoyed my visit.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    (Link # 59)

    ps. My husband and I were in youth ministry for many years (and lived to tell about it.) :)

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    1. Lol! Youth Ministry is so rewarding and sometimes dangerous. ;) Here's to surviving it!

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  5. Wish we lived by each other! My husband and I are youth workers with international students in Ecuador. I have had a miscarriage too, and God has given me a special heart for young women I come across who want to get an abortion. Enjoyed getting to know you a bit! www.hollandfamilylife.com/alaina.html

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    1. Amen Alaina! Ah! I have to tell you, I just love the ministry of missions! So now you will have another prayer warrior praying and cheering for you both. Looking forward to reading more on your blog. I love how God can bring people together even oceans apart.

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  6. Awesome blog and photos. I'm visiting with UBP13. Look forward to getting to know you. Lauren, RunHoly.com

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    1. Hi Lauren! Thank you for stopping by! I am looking forward to getting to know you too.

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  7. Just visiting from UBP (link 16) and I really enjoyed your welcome. My husband and I also served in YM for about 10 years! I love working with kids of all ages! Blessings and Prayers from Kerry @ www.oldfashionedgirls.wordpress.com

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  8. Ah! I just love how many people I am blessed to be meeting who are or have been in YM! I hope I get to hear more about your experiences. :)

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  9. Hi! Sounds like we have some significant pieces of our journeys in common... Jesus being the biggest one, of course. Stopping over from UBP. And it's so funny - Eph. 3:20-21 are in the post I wrote today! :) Anyway... nice to meet you! Blessings!

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    1. Nice to meet you too Dana! I hopped over and truly enjoyed your riveting story. I love that verse. :)

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  10. Hi visiting from UBP. Yes, God does challenge us continually. He challenged me last June to begin a blog (at that time I didn't even know what it is) A month later I began my second blog and November I wrote my first Christian fantasy novel. It was released about two weeks ago.
    I think all of us should have the goal of love, after all we serve God who is love.
    I am going to follow you to see all the wonderful things God is doing in your lives. Blessings

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    1. Phew! You are amazing. I am excited to visit your blog and check out your book. :)

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  11. Hi Heather! Visiting from UBP13. Loved getting to know you and look forward to reading more. My husband is a part time student minister with a full time "real" job. It's crazy. But we love working with teens! This weekend I made color bombs to launch during a game before small groups. Talk to you again soon, Amy

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    1. Hey you know all about the crazy bi-vocational student ministry life! God bless you both lots for loving on those teens! And color bombs!? I want to know more about this one. :)

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  12. It is nice to meet you and as I read your journeys I pray God will continue to carry you and will also help me along.

    I've visiting from the UBP.

    Thank you for sharing about your life.

    Have a blessed week!

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  13. Hi Collete! Thank you for those prayers! I enjoyed checking out your blog and I just love the name. It's perfect!!! :) Keep dancing chickie!

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