First let me start off by saying that I love to create things. Who doesn’t? It shouldn’t astound me that I do, after all I am created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) and well, God created everything and it was good.
That’s the way I feel when I make something. I feel a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of giddiness that it too “is good.” ~ in my view anyway : P I’m always looking for great ideas out there (as many people are, i.e. pinterest, etc.) to tweak (and sometimes not to tweak) and make my own.
My newest passion is to create websites for people. It is fun that in this life you can continue to learn and grow as a person, and I’m thankful that God is helping me to learn how to develop websites. I still have a lot to learn but you can check out some that I have completed here.
My hope for my site is to share ideas, products, and techniques that I love and that have inspired and helped me in my passion “to create.” I want to share my creations. I also want to share about life and the blessings I have been given by my Creator. I want to share the greatest thing that I can NOT create and only God can, which is a passion and stirring to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. No better place to share than on my own website that I get to create!
~For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.~
My Personal Bio~ (the abbreviated version)
I was born in Georgia and for the most part lived there my whole life, except for the three young years in New York when my dad was transferred there. Maybe why I don’t have a true “southern” accent.
I went to college in Alabama and received my degree in early childhood/elementary education. In college, I gave my life to Christ. I realized that I was living my life for myself and my means and not for the savior of the world. Then and there, I prayed for Him to come into my life (acknowledging that I was/am a sinner and that I believed He came to this earth to die for my sin) and to complete His work in me (Philippians 1:6). Decided then that I liked school too much (and not real life), so I went ahead and got my masters in early childhood special education. Not really… My parents were afraid if I didn’t go ahead and get my masters that I never would. That, and they were afraid of my insisting that I was going to China to teach with a mission organization and hoping that would fade with time. :-) Not such the case. Upon graduating, I went to China, near Guangzhou (Guangdong Province) in a little Chinese town to be exact. It was an amazing year growing in my faith with other Christian women as well as sharing Christ with 1st and 2nd grade Chinese students. Something that is hard to do in America.
Coming back to the U.S. to teach was challenging. I’ll just say that. But it was that first year of teaching I met the love of my life, Justin, so it made it a little better. My second year of teaching was better with more support from other young teachers that were more seasoned than I. That second year of teaching, I became engaged and that was ending that chapter of my life with the end of the school year.
After marrying that summer, Justin and I moved back to Birmingham, Alabama for him to finish his dental residency where I taught at a school near where we lived. Teaching then always seemed to be a challenge deep down, because I wanted something more then for some reason. I think it was me wanting to be a mom. The second year teaching there, I became pregnant with my first son (Landon) as we got ready for a move to Colorado. You see, my husband had an agreement with the Army. They pay for his schooling, and we pay the Army back with time. Thus began the new chapter of our life, soon to be lives…
Since then we have lived in Colorado, Germany, Kentucky, and now good ‘ole Texas~ which I have to say I’m liking amongst the heat and somewhat desert-like terrain. (We still have grass here though, being in central Texas) :-) Along that road, we picked up another child in Germany (really I had him) that we named Judah after our Lion of Judah~ Jesus.
Germany~ Picture actually when we went to Switzerland
Kentucky~ and yes, my hair changes with the season
Texas!! ~ To be updated when we have a family picture here!! We did just move in July 2012!
Can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I updated this page! Well, here is somewhat of an updated picture (my hair has already changed colors since!) that was taken this past spring when our youngest, Selah, was around 2 months.
And so the story continues…