Hello! I am excited to join the team at Creating a Great Day and share words that I hope will not only encourage you, but will ultimately bring glory and honor to God. I have filled out a little survey to help you get to know me better. So, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Anonymous is an Okie with a Texas heart. She is a wife and a mother of three–two boys and a girl (the girl being squished right in the middle). After having taught in the classroom for eight years, she now happily finds herself as a stay-at-home homeschool mom living life on her little 1 1/2 acre homestead raising chickens, two goats, and a small garden. In any spare time, she enjoys leisure reading and also enjoys writing on her blog. Out of all the little adventures of life, her greatest joy is found in her relationship with God. Walking in His grace, living in His peace, and resting in His redemption is something she is very passionate about sharing with others.
1. What is your favorite Bible verse?
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14
Picking a “favorite Bible verse” is almost impossible. How does one choose from a specific section of words that are intimate and holy—words that are God-breathed? Though I initially struggled with typing out a single favorite piece of scripture for this question, I finally decided to share from the fourteenth verse of the twenty-seventh chapter in the book of Psalms. I have always been a decision maker, a go-getter, and a planner…so years ago, as a young teenager, I held tight to this verse. It was a verse that reminded me to rest in Him. Be still and wait. These words are ones that I cling to, especially now as a wife and mother–I have to let them soak into my being.
2. Who is the most relatable Bible character to you and why?
I would love to say that I am most like the brave Esther, daring to place herself between the king and her people, or that I am most like the ever-faithful Daniel, a soul with a beautiful and intimate prayer life, or even that I am most like the trusting Hannah, whose great faith in her God brought life into her barren womb.
But through the many stories of scriptures, I can find my story resembling closer to those such as Gomer, a woman who was shown a love like no other and ran away from it, or perhaps in the personhood of Saul, one who was caught up in the legalistic ways of religion. The beauty of this realization? In a person such as Gomer, I have felt and truly experienced the redemptive love from a God who pursues, redeems and restores…even when I least deserved. And in the person such as Saul, I have felt and truly experienced the sweet release of self-righteousness to a righteousness that is given in a free gift of grace–a grace that is only found in Christ Jesus.
3. What is your favorite go-to easy meal?
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas
4. What are your hobbies?
Taking care of children, writing, taking care of children, raising chickens and goats, taking care of children, reading, and in case I haven’t mentioned it…taking care of children.
5. What is your favorite T.V. show or movie?
It is hard to say…I do particularly enjoy to watch NCIS and Law and Order SVU…It is also not unheard of for me to enjoy an episode or two of Murder, She Wrote.
6. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
When the moment is mine, I enjoy researching and writing.
7. Who is your role model?
There are several ladies in my life that I am so grateful for…they have pointed me to Christ in many ways and have helped give me a model of how to be the wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend God is calling me to be.
8. Would you rather vacation at a mountain cabin or a beach house?
Love the mountains…however–the sun, the salty air, the warm sand between my toes, the rhythmic movement of waves rising and crashing…Always.The.Beach.
9. What is the best thing about yourself?
My love of learning.
10. What is one of your favorite books and/or what are you reading right now?
One of my favorite books is by Francine Rivers, A Voice in the Wind.
“The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.”
The storyline is captivating, the historical depictions are truly representative of the time and place, and the message throughout the story shines–a message of the ultimate hope and peace that is found when one’s self is buried in the heart of God.