Me and my cousin Deloris at a ladies’ tea (I’m on the right)
What’s The Season for Getting Serious?
It took me a while to figure out what I wanted my website to be about. My interests are so diverse and hard to encapsulate in one broad theme. I originally had several different blogs dedicated to areas I wanted to figure out in life. I didn’t have a dedicated place to express my heart.
About two years ago, I wrote a blog post that gained a lot of attention and resonated with people entitled “The Season for Getting Serious.” The purpose of the post was to talk about how people try to cram everything they meant to do in at the end of the year. We start out with so much resolve, lose our way somewhere in the middle, then try to get back on track when we realize we are running out of time. I proposed we take the time to access where we are and get serious about the things we wanted to accomplish in every realm.
It took me two years, but I realized everything I wrote, everything I was trying to convey in all of my writing and blogs could be summed up in one simple phrase: the season for getting serious. I was attempting to get serious about my life: my faith, my writing, my finances, my career, my relationship. I wanted to narrow down to those things people who were successful in these areas did. I wanted to encourage other people to get serious about their lives. The relationship book I was writing was about people taking their romantic lives and decisions seriously. I was making sacrifices to get serious about my finances. Everything seemed to fit with being serious about your life.
Those of us in our twenties and thirties are in a prime position to enter the season for getting serious. We are finishing school, starting careers and families, and establishing our own ways of life independent from our families. It’s important to start off the way you want to go and to stay the course.
Who am I?
I’m a single Christian woman in her early thirties living and writing in the greater Orlando, FL area. I’m a diminutive woman with a huge heart who loves to help people. I have a heart for Christian women, particularly single Christian women and women looking to increase their intimacy with Christ. I was born and raised in the Midwest, but brought up by Southern women to be a Southern woman. I have a quirky sense of humor and love to smile and laugh and hang out with girlfriends talking about Jesus and life. My faith is a huge part of my life. You’ll hear me talk about my church family and sisters and brothers in Christ often. I attend the Westmoreland Drive Church of Christ and love my church family.
I’ve been writing since elementary school and have always had dreams of publishing world domination. In the past ten years, God has steered my heart toward writing Christian non-fiction books to help women grow in Christ and commit to His will for their lives. I’m the author of Altered before the Altar: Allowing God to Make You “Meet” to be Met and the Altered before the Altar Devotional Study Guide, both geared toward equipping single women with the biblical tools needed to prepare themselves for marriage and evaluate potential mates. I’m also the author of A Serious Prayer Journal, a 28-day prayer journal based off the Lord’s prayer designed to help women get into the habit of daily prayer. My latest book, The Season for Getting Serious: Growing Intimacy with Christ in Any Season, challenges women who want to grow a more intimate relationship with Christ to look at their life honestly and see areas for growth. It also encourages them to see and celebrate the growth in their lives and to build on it.
I also have a passion for fiction, particularly inspirational romance, and am working on some releases in this genre as well.
I talk entirely too much for my own (or anyone else’s) good. I love God, writing, reading, music, movies, pasta, cinnamon, caramel, broccoli, and spending time with friends.