I am a Christ follower and need His Grace that is sufficient for every single day of my life. I absolutely love the Word of God as it is breath and life to me.
I am the wife to my best friend in the whole world (who is an amazing gift to me and is full of surprises), and we are raising two daughters that teach me something new everyday. My first calling is to these three human beings that God has entrusted to me to love, extend grace to, and to give of myself all that I have. My husband and I also pastor Foundations Church, a church we planted in 2008. God has brought us through a long and windy journey to this church planting venture and I wouldn’t trade any minute of it. I love this church, God’s church, and am so excited to watch Him move in His Church.
As we have been in full-time ministry for 17 years, I have gone through the journey of learning to become perfectly weak. Within the highs and lows ministry, I have been taken through the process of brokenness to become fully reliant on God. Through these processes, I have learned how weak, feeble, and futile my own efforts and thoughts are, and have learned to boast in my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. I can see that I am so small, but my God is so big. I have been able to watch Him do immeasurably more than I can ask or imagine in my life, in the midst of my smallness.
My husband and I are church planters and lead pastors. As we decided to launch out into the scary unknown of church planting I was less than eager. I told my husband ‘no’ several times, in addition to telling God that I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t imagine trying to venture out in the world of church planting and lead pastoring after being hurt so many times in ministry. One night as I laid in bed crying about it all, God –almost audibly– told me that if I would just be willing, that He would do the rest. He just needed me to say ‘yes’ to Him. I did, and He has done the rest, so faithfully and miraculously.
So that is what this blog is all about. I am saying “yes” to God one more time by stepping out into obedience and doing something that makes me uncomfortable – yet again. That seems to be a theme in my life. God is continually pulling me out of my comfort zone. Every time I seem to get slightly comfortable in one area, He begins to call me out again into something I don’t think I can do. “I don’t really think I have anything to say that others would want to read. I don’t really think I am a good writer.” I feel very inadequate, to be honest. But this isn’t about me. It never is. It’s about building God’s Kingdom, however He tells me to. It’s about pointing others towards God, encouraging you to use your weaknesses, strengths, and gifts for God, and about bringing glory to Jesus. As I write from a place of weakness, and as I step out in obedience, which is usually reluctantly, I hope that you will do the same–in whatever He is asking you to do. Because His Power works best in weakness.