Hello, there! I grew up as a military kid who loved adventure, so I fell in love with and married a military man right after college graduation. The two of us had adventures together as we traveled for a while, but we finally settled in cozy Southern Indiana. However the excitement is still alive, because God has given us four kiddos that I homeschool. I love nerding out on anything from school curriculum to thrift store bargain hunting, from rockin’ recipes to theological debates, and pretty much any lively discussion in between. Thanks for reading!
1 . What is your favorite Bible verse?
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. John 21:25 I adore this verse because, to me, it highlights the vastness of His greatness, the immeasurable deeds He performs out of His love for His creation, and leaves me awe struck in the beautiful mystery that is the our Great and Holy God. I look forward to seeing Him face to face someday and seeing Him in all His glory!
2. Who is the most relatable Bible character to you and why?
I’m relating to Moses the most these days. He was an Israelite, yet lived in the comfort of Pharaoh’s palace and not in slavery like his brothers and sisters did. I feel this way when I read about persecuted Christians around the world while living in my comfy American home. Also, he doubted his ability to do what God was asking him to do. Boy, do I related to this! I doubt my ability to parent and homeschool the four kids God has given me, yet I hang on this verse that God spoke to Moses at the burning bush: The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” I expound on this as I pray this for myself and other moms. I pray that God would give us the words and wisdom to see our children’s hearts and lead them into devoted service to the King of Kings. Lastly, I can relate how Moses became frustrated with the Israelites. I sure can get frustrated with my children and with myself also! I can’t relate to the parting of the Red Sea, but I’m only 37 so maybe I’ll be able to someday. 😉
3. What is your favorite go-to easy meal?
Spaghetti, baby! I boil up some whole wheat noodles and dump in a jar of sauce. Throw some baby lettuces in a bowl with some dressing and BOOM! Dinner is served!
4. What are your hobbies?
Hobbies? Mommyhood. 🙂 It’s the season of life for me right now and I’m completely thankful for that. I try to cherish it as the precious gift it is. However, sometimes for Mother’s Day I will ask for a day to rekindle pre-mommyhood hobbies which are sewing, paper crafting and dancing.
5. What is your favorite tv show or movie?
My favorite movie is the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. When Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth bump into each other at Pemberley, my heart skips a beat in excitement!
6. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Well, free time is a scarce commodity these days with four blessings running around the house. If I should have a few spare minutes, i like to read something short that I can actually finish like an article, blog post, Bible chapter or pop onto Facebook.
7. Who is your role model?
I’m going to be a defector and not go with the obvious answer for a Christian (Jesus) so my second role model is my mom. She is one rockin’ Nana to her grandbabies and a pretty amazing mother-in-law too. I’m taking a lot of mental notes on how to show and feel genuine love for my future daughter-in-laws and son-in-law.
8. Would your rather vacation at a mountain cabin or a beach house?
A beach house! Though if I’m really honest, I need it to be a beach house with a private beach. While I truly love my body, it gave me four babies and is all beautifully stretched out forever, I still don’t want to be relaxing on the beach with super toned women playing volleyball around me while I lay on a towel eating candy.
9. What is the best thing about yourself?
I don’t try to pretend that anything good about me comes from anywhere else but God’s grace and gifts, but if I were to pick one of His gifts to me, I would say that I appreciate how He made me very adaptable. I don’t get stressed when plans change suddenly or if things don’t work out according to how I envisioned them, etc. God allows me to regroup quickly and adapt to the new. I’m thankful for that.
10. What is one of your favorite books and/or what are you reading right now?
Again, I’m going to defect from the obvious answer for a Christian (the Bible) and go with the second book that I constantly reference in my mind: Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Todd Tripp. As mentioned before, I’m totally into my mommy mode season of life and this book completely revolutionized how I interact with and disciple my children. I’m very thankful for the insight in that book! The book I am reading right now, or actually listening to as I fall asleep each night, is The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. So inspirational!