Who am I?
Born and raised in Georgia but changed forever by living cross-culturally, serving as a missionary in Costa Rica, Argentina, Honduras and Bolivia. **You can check out our ministry blog here: http://www.southernlightsblog.com
A college and seminary graduate but forever humbled by the struggle to learn Spanish and adapt to new cultures and customs.
A wife and mother. An aspiring writer. A teacher. A friend.
Beneath it all, a sinner by nature but forever transformed by the amazing grace of my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Why this blog?
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” This saying, attributed to Socrates, resonates with me. More so as I read Scripture.
David writes in Psalm 26:1-3 (New International Version):
Vindicate me, Lord,
for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the Lord
and have not faltered.
2 Test me, Lord, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;
3 for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.
Then, in 2 Corinthians 13:5-6, Paul admonishes:
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
As I open my heart and mind to the Lord, my prayer is He would find there a reliance on His unfailing love and faithfulness. So too, as I reflect on my own life, I want to find a growing faithfulness and desire to fully love and glorify Jesus.
Finally, Proverbs 27:19 reads, “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
Here, in this blog, my prayer is that my words will reflect my heart. But more importantly, I pray my words would encourage you to examine your own life and find God’s providence at work there and inspire you to draw ever closer to the One who gave all for you, Jesus. So, come, sit with me, and let’s examine our lives for evidence of His providence.