I am a Christian wife, mother, and
gymnastics coach. I do my best to walk in a manner worthy of His calling (Eph.4:1, Col 1:10, 1 Thess. 2:12) in relationships, parenting, homeschooling, ministry, and all aspects of daily life. I am seeking to grow in His grace in each of these areas through the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, memorizing Scripture, prayer, and true fellowship.
I love to read, dance, cook, listen to music, read, do puzzles (of all kinds), play with my boys, write, drink coffee, and (did I mention it?) read. I love reading so much that I will read while I clean, cook, and at every stoplight! We often take the boys to the local Barnes & Noble where our older son sits and reads non-stop. I’m very grateful for this love of reading since it is through His Word that God has chosen to reveal Himself to us! I’ve also been blessed to head up a dance ministry in our local church. This has been one of the greatest challenges and greatest joys I’ve experienced. Truly there is nothing that compares to the incredible joy of giving over your entire heart, mind, and body for His praise and glory!
My dream since 3rd grade (I think my mom still has the paper that I wrote about it) has been to own my own gymnastics facility. I’m not sure if it will ever happen, but I hope that it does. I want to have a gym where we learn to be excellent at our gymnastics for the glory of the Lord. I want it to be a place where the staff prays together over the athletes, is willing to pray with the athletes, offers biblical teaching and principles through the coaching, and has godly encouragement around the walls. Actually getting to take a child to the Olympics would be a sweet, sweet bonus, too!
Instead of deleting that paragraph, I crossed it out to help make sense of the comment below and to show God’s new work. I can’t really even remember the last time that I thought about gymnastics, because He’s given me a new love for expressing adoration and praise to Him through dance. I can sit back and try to imagine becoming “great” in dance ministry, but that’s not the dream God has given me. In moments of selfish ambition I wish I could be the beginning of the next Ballet Magnificat, but at the foot of the cross I find myself dreaming of being the quiet, gentle woman who’s faith is rock solid through every trial and storm, who is ready and willing to serve, and who’s words are filled with love and grace. I have SO far to grow! But He is so faithful to continue pouring out His grace and leading by His Spirit!