I love: my family, sparkly confetti, a hot cup of coffee, celebrating everyday life, cheering for my boys’ hockey games, spending time with my girlfriends, playing cards with my kids, and meeting new women and hearing their beautiful hearts.
Most importantly, I love Jesus and the Bible, and have devoted my life to telling others about God’s unfailing love.
You see, once upon a time — I was a lost, broken woman who nearly lost her life to the bondage of addiction.
Jesus alone has given me new life, hope, peace, joy — even a brand new reputation. Woo Hoo!
And if He can do it for me, He can do it for you too!
My husband, John, is a controller for a West Michigan golf course. He is handsome, hard working, loyal, an amazing dad, and enjoys doing laundry (a rare gift, I realize). We have been married 14+ years.
John and I are blessed to have 4 great, but very normal kids. Jake is 20, Benj is 13, Amanda is 12, and Sarah is 11.
We also have an overweight, naughty beagle named Rocky. There is never a dull moment at our house!
My desire is for this writing space to be a welcoming, safe, and authentic place to talk about our faith, disappointments, family life, marriage, celebrations, self talk, friendships, and even finding hope in the midst of tragedy.
Mostly, I hope any time you visit, you will leave feeling joy-filled, encouraged, and pointed to God’s Truth!
And, if you’re ever feeling stuck or defeated, feel free to shoot me a quick email. I love to pray for my bloggy friends, and sometimes give little pep talks filled with Truth and hope too!
Why *She Sparkles*?
Many years ago, a friend shared if she had to describe me in one word, she’d choose “sparkling.” I remember thinking to myself, “hmmm…sparkling — I like it!”
Years later, when I read Zechariah 9:16…
The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people. They will *sparkle* in His land like jewels in a crown…..
….my creative wheels starting turning — and in 2009 , my blog *She Sparkles* was born!
*She Sparkles* Sampling
If you are new to *She Sparkles*, you may want to check out a sampling of posts:
- Coping Strategies for the Frazzled Female
- Mama’s Gonna Blow!
- My Fruit Diet
- How To Do It All
- I’m So Sick of the “F” Word