I am a wife, mother, closet passionate writer, and a joyfully redeemed child of God. The primary joys in my life are namely Christ, my husband Ukali, and my four children, Kayla Breanne (16), Isaiah Charles (15), Jordan Christopher (13) and Leah Renee (11).
The Lord rescued me at the age of 16 and although the past 22 years have been, at times, a difficult and painful process, I would not look back. Gods grace towards me is nothing short of miraculous – amazing – captivating, and I truly owe Him my life.
My husband Ukali was born in South Beach, California while I was born in Akron, Ohio, and we thank the Lord for bringing us together. As much as I thought I wanted to live all over the world and experience so many different things, I now realize that had I followed my own plan for my life I would have missed the best parts of it; my joys. Ukali and I had a lot in common when we got married, but we also had a lot of differences. And there were definitely times when the differences looked as if they would overwhelm us and leave us for dead. Over the last 17 years our commonalities have grown and our differences have minimized as we find joy in Christ and each other, and as we commit everyday to becoming one.
I have homeschooled our four children for the past eight years, with our current year being our ninth. This is something I am very committed to and in 2011 God did so many wonderful things in my heart and in my relationship with Him that caused my passion for homeschooling to grow exponentially! 😀 I know that this passion is not shared by all, but it is shared by some, and I desire to connect with some and be a voice of Wisdom to others.
I have been writing since I was nine years old and hope to use this gift to aid in the discipleship of women everywhere. In the beginning it was primarily poetry and short stories, but as I grew in Christ and the direction of the use of my gifts and talents were impacted by His grace, I began to develop study guides for women and girls of all ages.
My husband was a senior pastor for several years, and during that time I directed Women’s ministries as well as children’s ministries. I have facilitated ladies teas, workshops, and been the keynote speaker at an event or two, and while I greatly enjoy the opportunity to disciple women through teaching, my heart continues to long for the paper and the pen.
I have four great passions in my life, with my love for Christ being the greatest. My husband and my children are in a solid second place, with my love for writing and teaching women claiming the third and fourth place spots. This blog will hopefully accomplish a few things; (1)share a plethora of information and perspectives that will wrap up me, my passions, my inadequacies, successes, failures, perspectives, as well as (2) my reactions/responses to this sin-sick culture that surrounds us, so greatly impacts us, and works overtime to distort our view of God, His Word, and His love for us…and filter all of these things through the immeasurable, invaluable, perfect lens of God’s Word, bringing us out on the other side with a much-needed, greatly longed for, Biblical Worldview. I want to tell you in advance that I enjoy talking to you, and sharing with you, and hearing from you, and look forward to doing it daily. Just between you and me…I love words and use a lot of them :D. So pace yourselves…
Here’s to a beautiful friendship!