Welcome to my new online home! I hope you like the new look! (And yes, that’s sparkly confetti falling down as you are reading!)
Shouldn’t every website have a little confetti now and then?!
Many friends have asked who helped spruce up my website. It was an amazing, gifted, local West Michigan business owner named Brooke from Shining Light Marketing. I would highly recommend Brooke! She has been a gift to work alongside to help create a site that would be welcoming, safe, fun, and sparkly too!
I wanted the very best for YOU, dear friend!
Now in case this is your first time here, it’d only be proper if I introduce myself to you! And if we’ve been friends for awhile, I have some super fun updates for you!
First, my name is Cindy and I’m so glad you are here!
If you are wondering, how did you come up with the blog title *She Sparkles*?
Well, many years ago, my friend Shauna Niequist shared if she had to describe me in one word it would be “*sparkling*” (I thought to myself, “hmmm…sparkling ~ I like it!”)
Years later, I was struck by 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 2008 *She Sparkles* was born!
And trust me—after many, many years of rebellious, defeated, sinful living — I now count it a huge privilege and honor to *Sparkle* for Him!
To tell you briefly about my family —
My husband, John, is a controller for a local country club. He is handsome, hard working, an amazing dad, and enjoys doing laundry (a rare gift, I realize!). We have been married nearly 15 years!
Is our marriage perfect?
In fact, 2014 nearly did us in.
But God is faithful, and He can heal even the most broken messes — if we will let Him.
John and I are blessed to have 4 dearly loved—but very normal—kids, ages 11, 12, 13 and 20. Trust me, there is never a dull moment at our house!
Last year I was super blessed to release my first video-driven Bible study called Red Hot Faith. So many friends around the nation (and world) helped “pray down the tracks” for this project. Literally.
I’ve been blown away by how God has used this Bible study to ignite fresh faith, passion, and purpose in women of all ages.
Our God is a God who really does make the impossible possible.
Here’s a little sneak peek:
Most recently I have been working on a proposal for a new “top secret” Bible study project.
The good news: I just received word from my publisher — it’s a “Yes”! Woo Hoo and Yikes! I’d love your prayer support on this project, and your feedback and insights too! You can sign up to learn more here.
Y’all, after the amazing transformation God has done in my life, I just LOVE sharing about Him!
My hope is that this blog *She Sparkles* is always a joy-filled place to talk about faith, family fun, marriage, parenting within our personality, prayer, and even finding hope in the midst of great tragedy.
I’ve also been very honest with my life long weight struggle, and my desire to live Fat Talk Free.
If you have ever felt “not good enough” or “frazzled”— you are so welcome here!
Mostly, I hope any time you visit *She Sparkles*, you will leave you feeling joy-filled, encouraged, ready to celebrate, and pointed to Truth!
And, if you’re ever feeling stuck or defeated, feel free to shoot me a quick e-mail.
Just ask my friends, I love to give little pep talks filled with Truth and hope! Give me your phone number too — you never know when I might just give you a call!
Thank you so much for stopping by *She Sparkles*! I hope to see more of you!
I’d love if you’d leave a quick comment and introduce yourself to me. What one word would you use to describe YOU, friend?!
May I leave you with two words of encouragement, dear friend.
And know that YOU ARE LOVED.
And that is the capital T “Truth.”
Sweet blessings to you~