Meet Cindy

Welcome, friend!

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 FreeI 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.

But Jesus.

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 Family

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 16+ years.

John and I are blessed to have 4 great, but very normal kids. Jake is 23, Benj is 15, Amanda is 14, and Sarah is 13.

We also have an overweight, naughty beagle named Rocky. There is never a dull moment at our house!

My Hope

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:

Everyday Life





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