Family Member's Names: Graham - husband of 15 years
Ava Grace - daughter (11)
Edy - daughter (8)
Joy - daughter (5)
Occupation: Director of Classical Conversations of Tyler (Classical, Christian, Homeschool Community)
What inspires you to be a Woman of Hope?: As a child of God called to be an imitator of Him (Ephesians 5:1), I believe I have been commissioned by Him to be an instrument of rescue and redemption for Him in this broken and fallen world in which we live. God has come to my rescue by sending His Son Jesus to accomplish my salvation and He has sent His Holy Spirit to change my heart and life. Therefore, I too want to help bring hope back to the hopeless and be an instrument of change for His glory. As a mother of three daughters, nothing breaks my heart more than women being treated as objects of sexual immorality for profit. Few things are more heinous and highlight the fallen state of this sinful world then human trafficking. God makes it clear that for this reason He is coming in judgement ( Ephesians 5:3-6 ), which is why I feel it is my duty as a Christ follower to push back this darkness with the light of Christ and the resources He has given.
What ways are you involved in the community?: For four years, I have served as Director of Classical Conversations of Tyler. Classical Conversations supports home educators by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in local communities. Our community in Tyler has over 45 families and around 60 students (4-15 years). For eight years, I have a led a discipleship and Bible study group with women from East Texas (Rusk, Jacksonville, New Summerfield, and Bullard). I am passionate about sharing the love of Christ through the study of His Word, making connections, and building relationships. I have joy because of my relationship with God through Christ. I want to serve others with gladness and my hope and aim is to give Him the glory. "Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." I Corinthians 10:31
What is a fun fact about you? : What is a fun fact about you? : I enjoy time spent with family and friends, music, and good food. My oldest daughter and I run 5K's for fun. We try to race about once a month. We call ourselves Running Buddies! Oh, and coffee...I love coffee!