When and how did you become a Christian?
Hmm, well, I’ll make this the short version, but if you ever want to, come over for tea, and I’d be happy to give you the long one! So, I prayed a prayer when I was very young, but mainly because I was afraid of hell. My life did not reflect Christ, however, and one night many years later, my sister patiently talked me through the Gospel, answering every question I had. It was then that I felt God really opened my eyes to the truths of the Gospel, and brought true change in my heart and life.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
My new ESV Study Bible from my wonderful husband is so very helpful to me as I am a girl of very little brain and need all the help I can get to understand God’s Word! And “Deserted by God?” by Sinclair B. Ferguson which my husband also just gave me… so helpful!
What book would you recommend for devotional reading?
I love love love the book, “Comforts from the Cross” by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick. Short reads (which I need) that remind me of the Gospel in a clear, quick, and concise way.
Name one area in which you are seeking to grow:
Trusting God. I know that there are so many areas of my life in which I can grow, but I feel God’s finger on this one specifically right now. I feel so often, “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!”
Who has inspired you in your role as wife and mother? Explain.
Wow, I could put so many people in here! I’ll hold it to 4, though…First, my mom – she is the hardest working lady I know. (c’mon, y’all know what I’m sayin’!) I already wish I had the energy she has now, and I’m half her age! She truly would lay down her life for any of her children or grandchildren, and I’m so grateful for that example. Next, is Joanne Kinderwater. I remember watching her as she mothered 4 small children under 3, and learning so much about what it meant to ‘shepherd’ young hearts. She was an example to me of patience and kindness, as well as self-sacrificial training of little ones. And, my sister, Debbie. She is such an example to me of loving and following her husband. Last, I must add Betsy Ricucci. She has faithfully and clearly spoken truth to me about motherhood and being a wife, and I am so grateful for her wisdom.