At the time I had little children and was struggling with chronic illness. I needed an outlet to encourage and minister from my home. So, I decided I would like to encourage women to love God and love others well from my computer!
My primary mission is my husband (married 15 years) and our children (7th and 5th grades), continuing on with extended family, my church family, neighbors, community, and the online community. We have three children in heaven and two adult foreign exchange student daughters.
After years of homeschooling, our children are now in a Christian school. I substitute teach at local Christian and public schools. We are active in our local church and together are navigating, with God’s strength, this up-and-down adventure called life.
I prefer to interact with friends in conversation instead of doing all the talking. So, I prefer to meet with women face to face at church or in my community. I haven’t blogged here much in recent years because if I have time to be online, I prefer to be in our WOGM Facebook group, sharing God’s Word, words of encouragement, humor, personal testimonies, book/movie reviews, and creating a safe atmosphere for people to share prayer requests. I believe Facebook can be used to edify and encourage sisters in Christ. You’re welcome to check out our Women On God’s Mission Facebook group.
As for my interests: I love studying my Bible, reading, writing, praying, keeping in touch with old and new friends, learning, doodling, laughing, creating beautiful and useful things for our home, sending cards, teaching, history, art, speaking to one or one hundred about my wonderful Lord, organizing, neck rubs from my hubby, being outside and enjoying God’s creation, planning parties, trees, buttered popcorn, and watching good movies.
WOGM is here for three main reasons:
1. Glorify God – My purpose for living: GOD. I am far from perfect, but I seek to honor God in my private and public life. It’s pretty incredible that from my home computer I can lift up our wonderful God by sharing His Word, testimonials of what He is doing in my life (and in the lives of others), and even nourish our everyday lives with recipes and practical tips for wise daily living. These things give God praise!
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31 ESV
2. Personal Growth and Accountability – Growing in God becomes more real if I declare what He is teaching me. The closer I walk with God, the stronger I can stand for truth in this world. Scripture is trustworthy and relevant for today! God is alive and well!
“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
3. Encourage the Body of Christ – There is so much yucky news out there, how about a place to regroup and recharge? Here you will find truth, joy, stability, beauty, comfort, resources, and inspiration. Basically it is a reminder that because of God we can live this life with joy and peace in our hearts (and on our faces)! You will especially like the “In Her Shoes” series. I’ve had amazing opportunities to interview women on God’s mission across the USA and around the world … this privileged peek into their lives helps us better understand how to serve with and edify others, while increasing our appreciation for our spiritual family.
“… and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”
Whenever WOGM or I come to your mind, I hope you think of JESUS! May He be lifted up … because it’s all about Him. And if you don’t yet know my Jesus, I would love to tell you about Him. God is faithful, through every change and every stage of life.