Oh, this is tough. Who likes to write about themselves?
First, I’m a born-again Christian. I know that’s redundant, but in today’s American culture, there are many who profess to be Christians yet are not born again. I know from experience. I was one of them. You can read my testimony here.
I’m also a wife, mom, and grammy to one (so far). My husband and I have raised/are raising nine awesome kids, ages twenty-seven to four. We’ve been homeschooling since my oldest was in second grade, with three graduates down.
In my spare time, I run my own editorial services business. I’m a freelance editor, proofreader, sermon transcriptionist, and indexer. I also make my own tracts. One of my favorites that I like to distribute comes from this post.
I’m an amillennialist that believes in the doctrines of grace and believer’s baptism. I’ve been called a mystic because of my deep desire to love, think often of, and make much of Christ. But I know what real mysticism is, and I know what New Ageism is—and who their author is—and I stay far away from both (yes, I have experience in that area—again, read my testimony).
My desire is to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). In other words, I seek holiness in my life (yes, I have been called a legalist as well) and usually know when I grieve the Holy Spirit with my sin. I just cannot do what most other Christians seem to be able to do. I desire that deep, deep relationship with Christ that comes when you are aware that the Holy Spirit is a person. He’s awesomely powerful—if you let Him out of the box which so many conservative Christians have put Him in (mostly out of a sincere reaction to the excesses of the Charismatic movement) and allow Him to control your life. You know, being filled with the Spirit, as we’re commanded to do in Ephesians 5:18. No hocus pocus, no gold dust, not even speaking in tongues here. Just plain old New Testament Christianity in our twenty-first century—the Word and the Spirit. There is a balance.
I’ve thought a long time about writing a blog, but it was never the right time. Then, one day, it was. So here I am, entering the world of blogging, so that women may be encouraged to think much of Christ, to seek holiness in their own lives, and to bring the gospel to others. I pray that what I write may bring glory to God always.