Several years ago I was asked to speak each week at a women’s Bible study designed for women who were new to Bible. Many didn’t even own a Bible—only a few had ever read one. I said “yes”, but privately wondered if anyone would come. 75 women came weekly the first year. 150 the second. Nearly 300 came the third. I learned a few big lessons teaching this study: first, we women are all pretty much the same. We want a safe place to kick off our shoes (in theory, if not in practice) and just plain ‘ole be ourselves. We want to ask our questions without being made to feel stupid for not having everything all figured out. And we want real, honest-to-goodness answers to those questions.
This experience ignited a deep passion to equip women to know, love, and obey God in real, everyday life. I want to know, love, and follow God this way myself.
Christians know they should follow God; I try to show them how. At least, that’s my heart.
I wrote a book, then another book, a couple of Bible studies, and as my kids grew, I traveled more, speaking to women across the country. But behind the scenes, I’m just a girl who loves God and her family. I am mom to three funny, wiser-than-I-ever-was-at-their-age, kids—a son, Taylor, and two daughters, Kylie and Ashton. Our two oldest are newlyweds; our family of five has grown to seven. I love to read and travel, and I’m a sucker for a really cute pair of shoes. At home, you’ll find me sipping a good cup of coffee, working out at the gym (yes…I’m one of those people) or struggling to keep our garage clean enough to park in. You might even find me chatting with one of my kids, whose likely sitting on my kitchen counter.
So that’s my story. But I’d really like your story to intersect with mine. I want this space to be an encouraging place you can find the wisdom you need, for the life you want. Because really, the only kind of wisdom that helps, is wisdom that is shared.