Thank you for joining me
Ever since I was tiny, I thrilled at the unexpected. I love an adventure whether found in a book, on a trip, or in everyday life. When plans change, I get excited because I like to improvise and see what the unknown will bring. The word, “adventure” literally means “something that will happen (with connotations of risk involved.)” Being a wife, mother of four, and a church planter has made my life sometimes contain a bit more adventure than even my enthusiasm knows how to handle. There have been countless times that I have thought, “If I would have known what this entailed, I never would have been brave enough to sign-up.”
The word adventure obviously contains the word, “advent.” Advent means “the arrival of someone or something of significance”. In all of life’s adventures, I have seen God come near. He is my constant, my rock and my faithful friend no matter life throws at my family. People who I loved, have broken my heart. Adoption stress took me to the end of myself. Balancing ministry, family and friendships often feels like walking a tight rope over Niagara Falls. A transatlantic move left me treading water for months. My kids are amazing people, but navigating the teen years has often left me wishing for some kind of map. Where I come up empty, God has drenched me with grace, hope and the strength to persevere.
This tiny slice of the internet is a spot where I share my adventure story. God is the hero and the one who is weaving the redemptive thread through my inadequacies. His truth is my compass and my light when I cannot see the way. If you are a person who is up for an adventure and wants to find hope from journeying with God, then this place is for you.
These people are my wildest adventure. My husband and I are both wired with a risk-taking faith written upon our hearts and are committed to never giving up on the journey. My three oldest children grew inside of me and my littlest grew in my heart before she was born. Getting to be their mom is the most humbling of honors and my most important work.