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."