I’m a Reformed Christian; student of the Bible; wife; mom of 3 teen/tween girls; podcaster/writer/blogger; substitute secretary & aide in public schools; consumer of coffee, dark chocolate & lobster rolls! I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll join me in reflecting God’s light in our lives and to the world.
God has done a transforming work in my life, and continues on in sanctification. I was “saved” at the age of four! It was a genuine understanding of the Gospel message and a work of the Holy Spirit in my heart. God has held and kept me, even when I struggle with sin or have not been completely faithful to Him. His love and faithfulness have also taught me lessons when there have been hard things in life, going through the sanctification process. Our faith is a gift from God – He gives us (who are Believers) the faith to believe and trust in Him and Jesus’ saving work. Faith is the evidence of things unseen, and an unfathomable endurance in trusting and believing, which can only come from God, through testing and trials of life, is the evidence of our faith.
The most notable thing that happened to me, which shook me to the core, and caused a “Great Awakening” of sorts in my life, was when my husband and I suffered three consecutive miscarriages in 2003. There are several other large events, good and bad, that have happened since then, all refining my faith in different ways. None of us (converted) will ever reach perfection this side of heaven, but our circumstances are used by God to shape us and grow us closer to Him.
“Who is the man who fears the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worships Him with submissive wonder]? He will teach him [through His word] in the way he should choose.” Psalm 25:12 (AMP)
For many years, we attended more “seeker sensitive,” “church growth movement” types of churches in typical American Evangelicalism. Over the past few years, I have delved more deeply into theology, and God brought me back to the basics. I discovered and embraced the doctrines of grace, commonly known as “Calvinism,” and Reformed theology. See my Faith page for more on this.
What is the purpose of this podcast, blog, and Facebook group?
The short purpose statement is: Helping women grow in Biblical literacy, discernment, theology, Christian living, and our awe and wonder of God. Ultimately, the Westminster Catechism, in the first question, answers what all Christian’s purpose should be: “What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” The word “enjoy” in this statement is another way of saying “to know.” So as Christians, we are to glorify God and know Him forever. That really, right there, encapsulates the purpose of what I’m doing – mainly to glorify God and know Him myself and to teach and convey that to other women so they might also glorify and know God forever.
Also, I believe that the gospel is the most important message to spread. Becoming Reformed not only brought me back to a gospel message focus, but realizing that it is the most important of all messages. Why? Romans 10:14-17 answers that: “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’ But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?’ So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Simply put, people need to hear the gospel message in order to ever be saved in the first place. It is a message that can have eternal consequences. People can’t have faith in someone or something they don’t know. So if I can spread the gospel message through the podcast, blog, and social media, see a woman be saved, or another woman’s “feet” on “solid ground” who also shares the gospel with others, then it’s to God’s glory!
I pray this podcast & blog will reflect Jesus Christ and the Gospel, edify my sisters in Christ, be a place to find solid resources, and glorifying Jesus as our Prophet, Priest, and King.