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 nine awesome kids, ages twenty-eight to six. We’ve been homeschooling since my oldest was in second grade, with five graduates down.
I’m an amillennialist who believes in the doctrines of grace and believer’s baptism. I’ve been called a mystic because of my intense 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 filled with the Holy Spirit, as we’re commanded to do in Ephesians 5:18. He’s awesomely powerful—if you surrender yourself to Him and allow Him to control your life. No weirdness or gold dust here though. And I don’t speak in tongues, although I do desire to prophesy and, most of all, to love.
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.