For the last three years, God has been saying, “Pretty girl, write.” I keep responding with, “Write? Me? Do you know who you are talking to?” I am just a typical small town Kansas girl who made some decisions along the way of life, some good, some not so good. For the majority of my life, I always focused on where I lacked. There are some things I experienced as a young child and through my teenage years that have set a foundation for the way I make decisions today. For instance, my mom battled Hodgkin’s Disease at the age of 29 with a 2 1/2 year old daughter (me) and a 6 week old baby girl (my little sister). She is a strong survivor today, almost 28 years later; however, experiencing that with her has placed values in my life that I treasure. More life experiences will be shared along the way.

Today, here I sit, after trying to negotiate with God for three years that He had the wrong girl. What in the world could I say that anyone would want to read? Lately though, He has been really been convicting me to share my struggles and experiences while being a voice for those walking through some of the darkest places in their lives that I’ve also traveled. I think as we dive deeper into this journey and God’s calling for me to write, He will restore marriages, empower parents, promote loving and encouraging others, bring healing to anxiety, depression and other areas of illness, and renew our souls. I am going to be 100% transparent and vulnerable, because I believe that the walls need broken down, so we can truly connect with others to lead them to a place of peace and love.

Thanks for joining me on this journey. I am excited to see where God leads us in this new season!