I grew up in Summersville, Missouri, a small town of only about 500 people in the southern part of my home state. Very few people have ever heard of it, so don’t feel bad if you haven’t either. It’s a place where everybody knows everybody, you drive the speed limit, and don’t worry about locking your doors at night. I moved to the greater St. Louis area at the age of 14, but those formative years in the Ozarks made a permanent and very positive impact on my life.
“. . . a number of things changed during this season of my life that made me realize my need for a very personal relationship with my heavenly Father.”
As someone who was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, I’ve always believed in God and the Bible although I didn’t commit my life to Christ for good until shortly after moving to St. Louis. Most of my life prior to that was spent in a back-and-forth relationship with God, where I would seemingly be on fire with zeal for a month or two, then become lukewarm or even cold for about as long before starting the cycle over again. But a number of things changed during this season of my life that made me realize my need for a very personal relationship with my heavenly Father.
Two years later I authored my first blog post and I’ve been writing devotionals ever since. I moved to Texas in the fall of 2016 to marry my true love and best friend, Laura, who is also a writer. We are both employed in the ministry of helping others memorize Scripture and currently make our home in the Dallas area.