This is not my first blog – but I’m hoping it will be my last. Meaning, of course, that this will become all that I hope for my blog to be: a source of encouragement for women around the world who are walking through life by faith in Jesus.

So, what are my goals and dreams for a blog – and why read or follow mine when there are literally millions of blogs on the Internet?¬† My content will revolve around a few themes that I think will resonate with many women who love Jesus in their various stages of life: family, weight-loss issues, depression, marriage, faith, and parenting/grand-parenting. I am not an expert on any of these issues, but have earned a few bumps and bruises along the way by navigating some turbulent waters; bumps and bruises that then became strong places in my soul. I invite you to take a peek into my life to see what I’ve been through and where I’m at now, to gain encouragement for wherever you are on your journey of faith with Jesus.

So, who am I? I am unapologetically a believer in Jesus as the only way of salvation for people in a sin-weary world. I am a mom of two boys who have grown into two wonderful men with families of their own. I have four beautiful grandchildren whom I love to spoil. I am a student of the Word of God. I am a wife of 34 years who has weathered some fierce storms in my marriage and come through to still waters on the other side. I live with clinical depression and constant weight issues. I am far from perfect, but I know the One who is. I am sometimes loving, sometimes self-absorbed, and sometimes apathetic. I am real. Join me as we discover the beauty of living and loving with Jesus as our Guide.