I spent the majority of my life being raised in McAllen, moved to Austin for college and landed in Dallas in 2004! I call Dallas home now and although my family doesn’t live here, my spiritual family does and I couldn’t be more grateful!
I initially trusted Christ my freshman year of college when I heard the gospel clearly articulated for the first time. I believed I was a sinner in need of God’s perfect grace and recognized that He died on the cross for my sins and that by believing in Him, I received the free gift of eternity with Him in heaven. I wish I could share that the rest is history but there is more to the story.
After a year of pursuing the Lord, I fell back into old sin patterns and found myself far from him and in a downward spiral of seeking a life that was much about me and less about the one who rescued me. After college, a co-worker invited me to Watermark and after attending a Sunday morning service and a women’s bible study, I was reminded of how much God loved me and over time, my mind and heart was renewed and it sparked a journey of growing in my personal relationship with Christ and entrusting Him with my healing and every area of my life as I began to make Him greater and me less.I am humbled by the gift of motherhood and grateful for my son, Ford and his belly laugh, sweet spirit and his fearlessness to try new things. I am also grateful for loss, grief, abandonment and betrayal as the Lord has used the depths of these parts of my story to give me a small glimpse of what He experienced here on earth and it has drawn me closer to my Rescuer. I know He is still writing my story and I cling to the promises of Psalm 31:14-15, "But I trust in you, Lord; I say 'You are my God.' My future is in your hands."