I have spent the vast majority of my life battling with three key things:
Am I worthy?
Is God enough?
Is God really in control?
When I started to truly explore my faith and started seeking answers to those very questions, I was shocked to find that many of you are battling those same feelings.
SOMETIMES, WE JUST LIVE LIFE WITH A SHAKY BUT UNSHAKEABLE FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST...AND THAT'S OKAY.
Bringing a brand and a vision to life for businesses and creatives is fuel for my creative soul.
I love nothing quite as much as digging into the Word and meeting Jesus on the pages of scripture.
There's something magical about capturing a moment in time—freezing it forever in eternity.
My husband and our three kids are my entire world. Our adventures together give my life meaning.
I guess every good story begins somewhere around the middle. Nothing all that exciting happens early but still sets the stage for the rest of the plot. I grew up in South Alabama in a tiny little town nestled right near both the Florida and Georgia state lines. My mom was a homemaker who passed her love for journaling and photography on to me; and my daddy has been a mechanic for John Deere for as long as I can remember.
I have a younger sister and we had a smorgasbord of different pets growing up that we never managed to keep alive (insert story of a parrot and a bottle of Clorox, a hamster and a vacuum cleaner and a rabbit with a deadly carrot). All-in-all I had a pretty typical childhood. Around age six I had my first, "why is God doing this?" moment. A question I would find myself returning to over and over and over again throughout my life.
For a lot of years, I thought that there was something wrong with me because of my faith. Am I really saved? Would I even go to Heaven if I died? 'Real' Christians don't have these kind of questions or ever get angry with God....surely I am doing something wrong. I was living my life constantly in a state of fear that maybe I wasn't who I thought I was. I can honestly say that I have prayed hundreds of times for God to save me because I thought what I was feeling wasn't normal and that my worry, doubts and thoughts had to mean that I wasn't a "real" Christian.
Fast forward to today, 2020—almost 21 years after I asked Jesus to come into my life—and I have learned that doubt, fear and worry within our faith isn't only normal for believers, but it's also a turning point in our faith. My purpose here is to encourage other women (and men, too) to embrace that doubt & allow God to work through it.
I fell in love with photography early on...shooting rolls and rolls of film with my moms old film Canon Rebel and KODAK disposables. When my first son was born in 2008, my husband splurged on my first D-SLR: a Canon Rebel Xsi. My passion for being behind the lens only grew as I continued to learn and explore the art of photography.
A move to Alaska in 2011 fueled my creative drive and led me into blogging and web design—a business I have built, grown and continue to be fueled by for almost 11 years now. I specialize in Genesis & Show It based Wordpress Design and Brand Identity Development; working primarily with small businesses and creatives.
When I'm not working, chasing a toddler or indulging in yet another cup of coffee, you can find me writing, blogging and working on one of many novels and short story series. I tend to find my hand stuck in many, many fires; loving and embracing each one as wholeheartedly as I can.
My work has been featured on quite a few online forums for my Photography & Design work. It's always a huge honor to be featured among other amazing talent.
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My best friend & husband of 12 years. He's a military guy with a heart of gold. He is definitely the better of the two of us (but he won't agree).
The most loyal little boy you will ever meet. Has a heart the size of Texas and dreams of nothing but playing football for Nick Saban & swimming with sharks.
The ideal middle child. He's a go-with-the-flow kind of kid who loves Fortnite, Goldfish Crackers and making us all laugh. You'll see him on SNL someday.
The pink caboose to this chaos train. She's almost 3, idolizes her brothers but keeps us all in line. Can be found playing makeup or making us 'breakfast' at all hours of the day.
am I complete klutz.
Tacos! Give me all the Tacos!