And I want to help bring healing.
God longs to reach down in that raw pain and bring His sufficiency, but we often live on the surface – numb and afraid to go deeper with God. Can He be trusted? Why were such atrocities allowed? Does He still love me?
I learned the hard way that God is faithful.
It seemed like I had it all. But looks can be deceiving. My life as a devoted Christian homeschool family was suddenly upended by a traumatic and life-altering event that challenged my faith. I walked, stumbled, and crawled with the Lord through those painful days and learned lessons that continue to shape my music and my messages. With humility and transparency, I address issues such as loss, insecurity, discouragement, disillusionment, depression, shame and hopelessness.
We serve a God who redeems and restores.
He does not leave anyone out and hears all who seek refuge and forgiveness. Through Christ, we who were once victims can become victors!
Thank you for hanging with me here. I know time is short and it means a lot that you would pop by. I would love to hear your story and how God has met you in your time of need. There is space for you to share your heart on this website in two blogs and two podcasts, but I also am available on social media.
So, who is this crazy gal writing and singing so much and why is she doing what she does?
A Little About Me.
God’s love consumes me and I have a passion to praise Him who has set me free. He can do the same for you.
Author/Speaker/Worship Leader/Songwriter/CCM Artist/Podcaster. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? I love to create and find new ways to communicate God’s lavish grace and forgiveness. God loves to inspire and even though I am an imperfect vessel, I sure have fun sharing His message!
I wrote the two books, “Shame Off You” and “31 Days to Hope Reinvented”, from a place of needing to heal and find answers as well as a burning desire for my suffering to not be in vain—I just wanted to help someone else overcome, too. And God miraculously healed me.
As a CCM Artist, Speaker, Podcaster and a Worship Leader, I write, sing, and proclaim God’s goodness based on my real-life experiences in the hope that the precious lessons God taught me can heal others and glorify our great God. I blog weekly devotions to encourage my on-line followers and shares my music and messages at retreats and conferences, worship services, festivals and events.
Back in college, I had a full ride to the University of Maryland for music, which was a huge blessing since I worked three jobs and had to support myself at the age of 19. I came to know Christ in college and began to write original Christian music at that time and received a BA degree in Music Performance from the University of Maryland.
I love being a momma and home educated all five of my children. Four are now in college and my fifth little guy who I adopted from Russia is not so little any more. An adoption advocate and speaker for Compassion International, I speak and travel in the hopes that I might be a voice for children with no voice.
On the down low, I am a peanut butter pizza aficionado. Don’t judge unless you try it! Message me for the recipe.
Jesus Lover and Adoring Wife.
But more than anything, I love Jesus and am married to an amazing husband, Clay, who sometimes ministers with me at musical events. When I am not ministering at conferences, writing books or songs, I love to play Scrabble or cards and hang with family and friends.