“It turns out that instead of finding Jesus on a church pew, I found Him in my own tear-stained journal. But most surprisingly, I found that I am loved, and I belong.”
I was born in Nashville, TN in 1978 and have lived in the Middle Tennessee area the majority of my life. I grew up a typical child of the 80’s loving Happy Meals and Saturday morning cartoons. I was a free-spirited tom-boy that preferred to be outdoors and loved to write. At the age of 19 I became a birth mother to a son that I placed for open adoption. I have been blessed to know him his entire life. Before I could figure out my career or calling, I just let it go. And before I finished my degree, I quit. I now reside in Franklin, TN with my husband, Brad and our three combined children, as we live the adventure called blended family. For the past five years I have cleaned homes through my own cleaning business. Being self-employed allows me the time to pursue my passions: Being a wife, a mama and a writer.
I grew up going to church with a Bible in my hand before I could read it. I continued to go to church as an adult and while I learned a lot about God, some Scripture and religion, it wasn’t until 2009 that I began to experience an intimate relationship with Jesus. That year I began to journal my two-way conversations with Him. It turns out that instead of finding Jesus on a church pew, I found Him in my own tear-stained journal. But most surprisingly, I found that I am loved, and I belong. Since then, I have never quit and I have never been the same.
The main difference between my childhood and adulthood is love. A transforming love. Daily I am softened and saved by Jesus’ merciful whispers. But no matter my age, He’s marked me to bear His name and in fact, I now know my calling—to bear witness to the One I love most—for I am