A life and legacy radically changed by the transforming work of God.
Yes, that’s my story. Plain and simple.
It has also become my mission to inspire and equip women to experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word so they may experience authentic life transformation and a changed legacy for His glory, too.
I’ve come to see the amazing ripple effect one changed woman can have on the world as she pursues God for Truth and overflows His presence onto the next generation, not only through my own experience but also through spending eighteen years spent living at a boarding school with my husband, Stephen, before moving a few states away with our family to start the next leg of our journey together.
I think I’ve logged over 25 years in ministry at this point, both in leading my own ministry and in serving on youth leadership and women’s ministry teams, while also raising a family and growing in my own faith. Through it all, I’ve come to see how desperately we need one another in the pursuit of becoming more like Christ.
We all need a constant reminder of God’s love and grace poured forth through relationships rooted in the Word of God and infused with the presence of Christ.
That’s why I am passionate about biblical mentoring relationships and seeing the generations cross-wired together, as much as I want to see women find a deep level of soul-strength through W0rd-infused living, so that they can overflow God’s love and truth first into their families.
We can’t forsake the calling to mentor the hearts of our own kids while chasing after the souls of strangers.
I’ve had to keep this reality at the forefront of my mind as I’ve balanced raising my four children while also stewarding the ministry of More to Be, which began online in 2011 as an overflow of what was happening in my real life in for more than two decades . . . mentoring teen girls.
More to Be has evolved from a hub of resources for teen girls to a place devoted to equipping women to answer the call to impact the next generation while considering the need to embrace life transformation personally.
It’s a mission inspired by my personal experience, as I lived the first part of my life without God as my One and Only. By His grace, I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior in the late fall of 1993. Ever since He has been in the process of transforming me from the outside in and inside out.
I am a changed woman with a changed legacy.
It’s a journey I share about in Meet the New You: A 21 Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change, although it isn’t my memoir!
Meet the New You is like a handbook, providing you with the tools necessary to embrace life change for yourself as you dig deep into biblical truths while I guide you through using life coaching principles to pinpoint areas where you can change your mindset and habits.
These are the same life coaching principles I use with my clients as well as the ones I teach in the Life Breakthrough Certification Course, which is the very course I received my training through and experienced God’s amazing work through providing an incredible way to parent, mentor, teach, and connect with others in a meaningful way. Yes, I love to teach and unpack the Word, especially in small group gatherings and at women’s events and retreats. You’ll also find me sharing every day “God-lessons” at The Better Mom, Mothers of Daughters, and Faith Momz as well as in my next book, a devotional with Harvest House, Begin with Yes: 90 Days of Believing God’s Word (releasing June 2018).
Yes, you can say I’m a multi-hat wearer, but I’m not as busy as you might think. I love starting my day with a cup of coffee and Jesus, after the kiddos get out the door. Please don’t ask me to get up any earlier! A good week includes Womens Bible Study and lingering long with friends. Oh, and I think I’m becoming the type of gal that loves going to the gym. Shocker! The best days end around the table with my family followed by a snuggle with my kiddos and Netflix watching with my hubs. Our life isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we see God’s leading and provision daily, and for that I am grateful.
I honestly believe that each moment of each day belongs to the Lord, and strive to be emotionally present and eternally purposed as I seek to join God in His work. My pouring forth comes from my passion for Jesus, for you, and for the next generation. I pray that More to Be will become a rich source of encouragement as you meet God personally through His Word and by the working of His Spirit, making you more like Jesus every passing day!
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Media & More
If you would like to listen to my story, consider these podcasts and radio shows:
- Moody Radio with Ken & Deb in the Morning
Meet the New You Interview, listen here
- Change is in the Air with Nicole Smith
Meet the New You Interview, listen here.
- On Point with Carlette Christmas
Meet the New You Interview
- Be You, Be Free with Trish Blackwell
A New Approach to You, listen here.
- Inspired to Action with Kat Lee
Preparing for the Teen Years, listen here.
- Mudstories with Jacque Watkins
From Anger to Forgiveness, Life Transformation with Elisa Pulliam, listen here.
- How to Embrace Life Change
- God-Centered Mom with Heather MacFayden
Don’t Settle for “As Is,” listen here.
For this formal bio, click here to download.