For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
I have this verse posted on a pink flower sticky note on my desk at eye level. It keeps reminding me that as a stay-at-home-mom, daughter, and friend, that I'm here with a purpose and a plan. I may not always understand the plan or purpose, but I have a Creator and a Father who does.
I grew up in Texas, with very supportive parents, trying to find my place and what I wanted to do. After attending Howard Payne University, getting married, and working as a ministry assistant and office manager at a church, I realized there was something lacking in my life and I wasn't sure what it was. On a whim one summer day I stalked into our apartment and said to my husband, "I'm going back to school to get a Master's degree." I think he was a little bit shocked but also encouraged the whim and I began classes a month later, working towards a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. It was the beginning of a great journey for my husband and me, and has seen us through many paths I never imagined we would find, including the addition of two precious daughters, almost all immediate family moving either out of state or country, and dealing with big city ideas in a small town.
God has been with us through it all, in the midst of exhaustion, laughter, sleepless nights, globe-trotting, emergency helicopter flights, new friendships, car troubles, and giggles at the kitchen table. He continues to provide for us and guide our steps.
I've been an adjunct online instructor with Liberty University since 2011, managing a home and family, and finding time to escape into the art of writing. Quite often I find myself more balanced when I dive into Bible study and share how God continues to work on me even in my silly lostness of being a female on planet Earth. I don't usually get Life right, but I've got to at least try, yeah? I will always invite you to come along with me as I work out the kinks, demolish pretense, run with purpose, and do the good works my Father has created for me to do. And hopefully we can share a cup of coffee along the way.