Pleased to Meet You!
Welcome readers! I am excited to begin this blogging journey in hopes of sharing some powerful biblical truths!
First things first-a proper introduction! I’m 27 years old from upstate New York. I grew up in a fairly strict Christian home. My mother is from a small town in Tennessee and my father is from Buffalo. My mother is known for being a “baby whisperer” and my father is the hardest working man I know. My parents are still together and I have three wonderful sisters, two of which are married. I am the second youngest of four daughters. My family is extremely close and for that I am very grateful.
This fall was my two year wedding anniversary to my amazing husband Brian. We met in high school, but did not date until later in life. He is my optimist with a heart of gold! We have a great foundation of friendship, make each other laugh, and agree on core Christian values.
I currently work in the criminal justice field, but I will not be speaking much about my profession for confidentiality reasons. I am passionate about my work, but am even more passionate about God! I will admit this was not always the case as I am a very driven woman with many goals.
I feel that many people are closed off at the very thought of even discussing God. Even more so, people hear the name Jesus and may jump to conclusions about what real Christ followers believe.
I’m here to say I am a bible believing Christian and in many ways am no different from the audience of readers. I am not perfect. I have regrets and bad habits. Sometimes I do things with the wrong intentions and sin daily. What I do have is Jesus. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that I can’t save myself. I believe that God loved us so much He sent His son to die for us. I believe that Jesus paid the price for my sin on the cross. (This leads me to another point, believing in God is different from living for God. Many people attend church services on Sundays as part of a “spiritual checklist.”) A true relationship with God involves; talking with Him in the form of prayer, turning from your old sinful ways (repentance), and bearing fruit (actively applying what you are learning to your relationship with others). So while I too am sinner, my relationship with Jesus has propelled me to make some serious changes in my life. I am so thankful that God has been patient with me while I continue to grow. No matter your current circumstance, God loves you with the most powerful unconditional love. Secondly, it is God’s will that NO ONE should perish.
At this point, you may be thinking, “Sure it’s easy for this writer to follow Jesus, her life sounds pretty together.” While I am very blessed in numerous ways, I have had my personal struggles as well as health problems. I also believe that certain life choices can makes one’s life harder or easier. This is not always the case, but there are certain decisions that we as humans do have control of. This is not to downplay those who have baggage with abusive parents, absent parents, domestic violence, genetic alcoholism issues, etc.
What makes me joyful and helps me in any and EVERY situation I face, is my love of God. My life is not perfect and God has been gracious and patient with me. He continues to reveal powerful biblical truths to me in a world that doesn’t think much about God.
My hope for readers is that this blog would help you see God’s tremendous love for you in the midst of a broken world.