I’m Cindy Bultema—wife, mom of four, and Executive Director of GEMS Girls’ Clubs. I’m also the author of Red Hot Faith and Live Full, Walk Free. I love traveling the world sharing with women of all ages and stages about the fullness and freedom available through Christ. Woo Hoo!
I love: my family, sparkly confetti, a hot cup of coffee, celebrating, cheering for hockey, 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 20+ years.
John and I are blessed to have 4 great, but very normal kids. Jake is 28, Benj is 20, Amanda is 19, and Sarah is 18.
We also have two very energetic puppies, Stella and Ginger. 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. or find me on social media. I love to pray for others, and sometimes give little encouraging pep talks filled with Truth and hope too! It’s my joy to serve women of all ages and stages!
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!
You are loved, friend! And that’s the capital T Truth!