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On blogging & connecting…

You could be anywhere, but I’m glad you’re here. If you like a good story, let’s stay connected.

This blog’s mission statement…  Encouraging women to build up their faith through stories of life, faith, and family.

On me…

Reading my posts will teach you way more about me than you probably care to know, but just for starters…

  1. Though I’ve traveled the world, I have lived in the state of Oklahoma my entire life.
  2. I am a native American Indian {with a bunch of other stuff thrown into the mix}.
  3. If necessary, I could survive on coffee, peanut butter, cheese, and Crystal light peach mango green tea¹. And my chronological Bible.

On family…

I’m a wife, mom and Gigi. I’m married to a coach and VP of athletics at a Christian university. We have two adult children, both married, and two delightful grandsons.

On faith and purpose…

I believe…my primary purpose is to bring glory to God. Some days I fall short, but the amazing thing is, by Grace, I can get up tomorrow and try again.

I believe…in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption for mankind.

I believe…I have a responsibility to point others to Christ – through my actions, steps, words and writing.

I believe…we are meant to enjoy life and in doing so, we demonstrate the joy and freedom we have as children of God.

I believe…I was created to live a life abandoned in worship to God. I must die daily (in a spiritual sense) that I might live with Him forever.

I believe…in the Nicene Creed,  Apostles Creed and our church’s statement of faith. {More on Nicene Creed & Apostles Creed and why I recite/pray both.}

¹Crystal light peach mango green tea


On work, education and freelance…

For most of my adult life, I’ve worked as an administrative assistant in the Christian nonprofit arena. I’ve served at all levels: local church, district, international, and university. For the past seven years, I’ve done the same work as a virtual assistant to Christian nonprofits. I hold a Master of Ministry from Southwestern Christian University.

Looking for my VA services? Visit VA Services Page.  My experience is primarily in (though not limited to) Christian nonprofits and ministry.

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