I want to offer you a virtual space where I encourage and educate you on how to cultivate grace, wisdom, and health in your relationships with people (especially family) and with God based on solid theology. This space is for you and your family!
Explore the site for
Blogs on family values, routines, and theology
Free PDFs - relationship based pdfs to download and print
An Easter treat PDF ( no sugar, all substance plastic egg filler)
Books to encourage and enrich family and Christian values for you and for your kids! Check the separate book tabs for adult and children.
The Personal stuff...
Theology and Family is born of my daily routine - my start in working towards my Master's of Theology while homeschooling. I am new homeschool mom (thanks 2020) and I know that between and next spring I will be consumed with school - the kids and my own. How will I do this? Who else is doing it with me? My hopes are that by the end of it and through it, I can rally a community of mothers who are intentional about Christian education for their children, and also continuing the Christian education of themselves.
I went to school in the 2000's to teach children how to write. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education in 2010. I taught for a short while, before my children were born. Now I raise them and write (mostly blogs and posts) on the side. My hopes are that my example teaches them about the priorities and passions that make life precious and exciting.
God's help and leading into writing and self publishing has brought me to a handful of public speaking experiences, podcasts, and a local television interview. Because I learned amazon publishing, I was able to create a fundraising book for a local addiction rehab center. The marketing that is required for book sales got me into simple drag and drop design, and I was able to create a home site for a grassroots ministry in Pakistan that ministers to slave children, distant dark magic tribes (for real), orphan children, and basic aids, including preaching, feeding, and providing bibles. If you are interested in supporting these ministries, shoot me an email, please!
Mostly these days, I read the books I wrote for my kids to my kids.
Not having been blessed with illustrative talent, I filled my children's stories with picture collages of photos and natural materials of my country home. Most of the materials in these books are a unique mother-son collaboration, which my young fans are instinctively drawn too, while parents feel a pleasant nudge of nostalgia. My hope is to fill my life with meaningful, beautiful stories and art, paving a path of love and southern graces for my family to linger on.
I garden a lot and hope to build up my own backyard nursery and chicken coop. I have read bits everyday about Biblical topics and ancient Jewish history for the past decade. I hope it helps me with my Master's degree! I'm pretty much a passionate tumble weed who loves so many things and just follows the breeze. Which is funny that I write that, noticing now, since "wind" is often how the Holy Spirit is described. Yes, I work to follow the Holy Spirit through every season, project, and relationship. ------>
I am excited to see God's plan for, "The Complainer's Journal. God willing, I will continue to write about subjects that are focused on grace, forgiveness, love, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. I am grateful that God has guided my love of writing into a ministry that reaches you.
Here is what God says ABOUT ME and ABOUT YOU:
"...if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus." - Galatians 3:26 (NASB)