Ladies, God’s grace never ceases to amaze me. If you’ve been His child for long, you will understand what I mean. I was born into abuse, married an abuser, and yet God has poured out such grace on me. Grace upon grace that I certainly do not deserve.

So who am I? I’m a Southern woman, Reformed Baptist, patriarchal, headcovering (in worship), Mama of 9. I am also separated. Two years ago, with biblical reasons and a broken heart, after decades of infidelity and extreme abuse, I left my husband. Financially, my children and I had nothing. Our health was poor. The pain, overwhelming. But God’s grace is overwhelming and amazing. What was meant for evil, the Lord meant for good.

Starting over is expensive and difficult. We had nothing when we left. Building a home for six who hurt as much as we did, with little to work with, was hard. We’ve struggled mightily while trying to rebuild our lives. We’ve had so much go wrong as one thing after another has broken, we’ve experienced hospitalizations, injuries and accidents, and much financial distress. Honestly, we keep the lights on and food on the table only by God’s grace.

But we’re blessed. We’re so utterly blessed. God is so good to us in ways words cannot ever say.

What else is there to say? I love cooking and cleaning for my family, I homeschool, our garden is a place of refuge for me, and I’m an animal rescuer. I love books, especially theological and non-fiction ones. Water is the best beverage and colas are awful, I love vegetables and hate junk food, I am chronically ill, and my favorite color is green. And I love writing and conveying truth to the glory of the Lord.

Soli Deo Gloria!