I am the author of How I Forgave My Molester and a novel coming out soon!
Standing in a doorway, one foot in, one foot out. That’s how I have often find my walk with Christ. Wounded as a child I have learned to walk a little closer with the Lord but it doesn’t always come easy.
There are times I find myself clutching His robe and hanging on for dear life, and others where I am heading for the door, slinking back to the comfort of the familiar. I have been freed in Christ from childhood molestation, childhood abuse, and an alcoholic stepfather.
I have been featured at (in)courage. I have a digital contract for a short story at Twin Trinity , and won Highly Commended for my Letter To My Abuser at Faith Writers. My advice column, Dear Mel, is syndicated in a brand new Christian Women’s Magazine: Christian Women’s Voice!
I’m honest and try to be as real as possible. I’ve been blogging since yahoo had the original geocities. In the past couple of years I have really found my voice and discovered the gift the Lord blessed me with.
God’s given me some tough experiences in my life. They’re not about me. They’re about Him and helping others learn to heal. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us but first we have to be willing to do the work. I’m still working and learning.
My goal is to encourage women to grow and live a life that is honest. Drop the perfect facade and start being real. Even as Christians, we face trials and struggles but it’s what we do with them that matters.
At Trailing After God, we’ll journey through life’s ups and downs while learning how to cope with depression, loss, abuse, healing, and forgiveness. Step all the way in the door and clasp the robe of the One and Only King. He’s waiting for you.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have four children. I am a native Oregonian and continue to live out soggy days in the Willamette Valley. I daydream about living somewhere sunny, warm, and dry.
My biological father is in prison for life (or is supposed to be) for murder. My stepdad was the only father I’ve ever known and when I refer to “Dad”, I am referring to him. He was a caring and fun guy but when my parents separated, he fully submersed himself in his alcoholism and became verbally abusive to me.
I was sexually abused at the age of 4 or 5 and because the situation wasn’t handled, I grew up feeling very insecure and unimportant. Insecurity is still one of my number one challenges and one of Satan’s favorite tools to use against me. I have learned ways to tackle it head on as soon as I recognize it! I write quite a bit about insecurities as it’s a subject so close to my heart and the hearts of women everywhere. I will be speaking on insecurities and women in 2012.
My ultimate dream is to write inspirational fiction that moves, challenges, and changes the hearts of women. My crazy life could fill up several books and it will!
Grab your baggage and come along for the ride. I’ll show you where you can leave those burdensome bags. There will be bumps. I’m not perfect. I still fight with my husband and yell at my kids but underneath it all, my foundation is Christ. My heart is solely His and His alone.
Caution: This Jesus girl is still under construction!
I look forward to getting to know you! My readers are so precious to me!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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