I'm a military wife, mom, speaker and author of several books including GOD Strong: A Military Wife's Spiritual Survival Guide, Tour of Duty: Preparing Our Hearts for Deployment, and My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife: A One-Year Experiment and it's Surprising Results. I'm also the founder and president of Wives of Faith, a military wives ministry I started in 2006.
This is my personal website where I focus on subjects I'm most passionate about: faith, marriage and family. My desire and my mission is to encourage you to know God in such a way that impacts not just your life, but your marriage and your family.
For this blog, I write on spiritual growth, marriage, and parenting. I also occasionally write about military life, writing and leadership. There are also times where I will write about other topics that don't fit neatly into these categories.
My goal is to create inspirational and relevant content that you can put to use in your spiritual life, your marriage and your family. If you are desiring a closer walk with God, if you want to grow as a woman, as a wife or as a mother, this blog is for you.
I hope to post two to three times a week. (I also write at 2 other websites: MyProverbs31Life.com is my online home laboratory where I explore cooking and all things homemaking; Wives of Faith is the website for the ministry I started in 2006 for military wives. I try to contribute there along with several other military wives who contribute.)
I have written professionally since 2000. I began at Union University in Jackson, TN as news and media relations director, pitching and achieving the university's first national news attention when I connected a faculty member for a story on NBC's World News Tonight.
In January of 2003, I took a position at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN as a corporate staff writer. In March of 2003, I had the opportunity to travel to the Middle East to cover stories of Christians aboard the USS Harry S. Truman for Baptist Press, the national news wire of the Southern Baptist Convention. Those stories, chosen by the Library of Congress for inclusion in their Iraq War archives, also received awards by the Baptist Communicators Association and the Religion Communicators Council. In November of that year, I traveled back, this time to Baghdad, where my photographer and I covered stories of soldiers on the ground. These stories, as well as the Truman stories, were the foundation of the book I wrote with Oliver North, titled A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom (B&H, 2004).
In 2005, I left LifeWay to pursue writing from home and launched my first website, AGreaterFreedom.com, which covered stories of our military not typically found in mainstream media. I freelanced for a variety of publications including Baptist Press, Home Life, Christian Retailing, Military Spouse, CinCHouse.com, and Purpose Driven Life Ministries. After ghostwriting for several bestselling Christian women authors, my first book, GOD Strong, was released in early 2010, followed in the same year with my first Bible study, Tour of Duty.
In 2006, I started a military wives ministry called Wives of Faith. We currently have more than 1,000 members and a leadership team of 20.
My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife released in 2011 from Harvest House and was my first book for the Christian general women's market. I am currently working on a sequel.
My husband Cliff and I have been married for 14 years and we have one son, Caleb, who is going into sixth grade. Cliff is a Navy reservist who has deployed twice in the last five years. We live just outside the Baton Rouge, LA area.
In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, cooking and photography. We are members of First Baptist Church in Zachary, LA.
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