I'm a child of God and that's the most important thing about me. I could say that I love Jesus or that I'm His follower, but I do a pretty bad job at loving and following Him all the time. But I am His child, and that doesn't change.
The only other thing you really need to know about me is that in Middle School, while volunteering at our church's VBS, I met a guy with the same name as me; we flirted over cookie and lemonade breaks and then over the next eight years, we broke up and got back together 1,000 times but eventually got married and are happy now. You need to know this story because it both explains how I met my husband and demonstrates how very Baptist my upbringing was. Anyway, five years after Aaron and I got married, the cutest & happiest kid in the world was born; he happened to be ours and we named him Sam.
I write, edit, and teach to help myself and others discover the grace of God in our everyday lives--when we can't stop getting angry, when we can't stop judging, when we don't live up to our own expectations. We don't just need this grace one time--so that we can get into heaven but then live life on our own. We need grace every moment in our lives.
I also write to serve others. I love working with others to help them find their voice--taking their passion, vision, and artistry and presenting it in impactful and coordinated ways to tell their story. I think by working together like this, we can serve people better.
I dance like a fool anytime I hear music. I'm usually joking around at times when you're not supposed to be. I draw gigantic smiley faces like the one at the top of this page. I'm an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Snoopy, sunshine, water parks, and the state of Texas.
The Personality Assessments
I could give you the results of all the different personality tests I've taken (Enneagram/Myers Briggs's, etc.), but they all say the same thing: I'm mostly fun and sometimes a total boss.