Growing up in a home where I didn't know Jesus...I felt like I was worthless. I felt like nothing I could do could measure up to those around me; that I would never be good enough.
I had so many insecurities and as a result found myself trying to find my acceptance from anybody or anything I possible could.
It wasn't until I was 17 years old that a friend of mine invited me to church where I heard how much God loved made and all that Jesus did for me so that He could have a relationship with me.
It rocked my world! I couldn't believe that anybody would actually love me and accept me in spite of all the things I had done in my life...God actually wanted me to be His daughter!
Shortly after graduating high school, God called me to serve teens, especially Christian teen girls.
It is my honor to help you overcome the real life challenges you are facing, but in a way that stays true to who God created you to be!
Fun Facts about Me
Being outside in nature with God is my happy place!
We recently moved from the city to the mini mountains of Middle TN of (still close enough to my church and civilization).
I'm definitely not a city girl! I love to hike and to play disc golf...really anything that has to do with being outside.
Sometimes I'm a bit too adventurous!
My husband saved my life right after we first met, because I chose to slide on an ice-covered pad of cement.
It wouldn't have been so bad, except it was tilted toward a 20-foot drop-off with huge rocks at the bottom of the cliff.
I highly dislike winter and all things cold!
I would rather be outside somewhere that was 120 degrees than be somewhere that is 30 degrees or below.
I don't even like ice in my drinks...haha. Honestly, I can't think of anything. I actually like that is cold.
What I Believe
I believe that the Bible, in its entirety is the inspired Word of God.
It is the flawless rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)
I believe in the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit are One.
They are co-equal and co-eternal, eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. (Matthew 3:13-17)
I believe in God's Saving Grace.
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our Likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
I believe We Receive Salvation Through Faith and Grace Alone.
Our only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind, (Psalm 103:3) being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
For by grace we are saved through faith. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
Faith and Works. Salvation is by Faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:20-21; and II Corinthians 5:10)
I believe in Water Baptism.
Water Baptism is an outward sign showing what God has already done for us on the inside. When we are water baptized, we are declaring to the world that we have died with Jesus and that we have been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life. (Matt.28:19; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4)
I believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
I believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from when we receive Jesus as Lord, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, in the gifts of the Spirit and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.
I believe that all of these are available to Believers. (Acts 2:4)
I believe in Divine Healing.
I believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the redemption. (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24)
I believe that Jesus is Coming Again to Gather all His Saints (Saved Ones) to Heaven.
(I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thessalonians 4:16-17 and II Thessalonians 2:1)
I believe That There Is A Real Hell.
The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally separated from God in the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.
I believe the the Lake of Fire is a literal place. (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20)