Most commonly in the Hellenist culture of first century Christianity a disciple was known as not just a follower but as an adherent to the instruction of the one they followed. I am Christian who is taking discipleship seriously and hoping to inspire others to do the same along the way. Many followed Christ; few adhered to His teaching.
I am a Disciple of Jesus Christ, a book review blogger, and an aspiring
author. I believe in studying, mentoring and personal growth.
I am the wife of a
Southern Baptist Minister who is currently on staff at Country Meadows Baptist
Church as the Worship Leader. I have two children, a 17 year old and an almost
2 year old. I can tell you from experience...you can start planning what you
are going to do when the kids are out of the house but God may have a different
plan. My husband and I adore our daughter and, one of the biggest
surprises of our lives, our sweet little boy!
I grew up down on
10th Street in Kansas City, MO and attended a Christian school which is now
closed in Independence. I was saved at the age of 18. Throughout my school
career I attended several academic competitions where I competed in categories of
Scripture Memorization, Speeches on the topic of Biblical Characters, Art,
Vocal Music, and Poetry. I also hold a Bachelor's of Religious Studies and
Church Leadership from Central Christian College of the Bible (Summa cum
I have a desire to
dig deep into Scripture and grasp all that God has for me. I don't believe that
there is anything in His Word that is unknowable for me. I am assured in
Scripture that if I seek Him with my whole heart He will be found. This is what
I aim to do; seek Him with my whole heart. I don't look for Sunday school
answers or church rhetoric. I am in search of His Words and His heart.
Hopefully, what I write here will inspire others to do the same.
I also from time
to time write book reviews. I love to watch people grow spiritually. I love to
see them empowered by God's love and design for their lives. That is why I
decided to seize the opportunity to write reviews for Christian Spiritual
Growth studies. My desire is to help those who read my blog to know what
studies are out there for them. I do not believe that what is currently
happening in the U.S. in the area of church small groups has really been
beneficial or effective to the Christian faith or to believers individually.
Please hear my heart on this subject. I do not believe that lumping people into
large groups and employing the most popular studies of the current day is as
good for the cause of Christ as we would like to believe.
For years churches
have been employing the use of these studies and yet we do not see our nation,
communities, churches, families or ourselves as individuals changing. These
studies can be powerful tools for growth and connection but unless we study
scripture first and foremost while using these studies as aids to our
understanding and thinking we are fooling ourselves by thinking that they will
produce any kind of significant change.
My sincere desire
is spark your interest in God's Word; to intrigue you as I have been intrigued.
I also desire to give you the tools necessary to be able to sift through the
current studies that are out there, and maybe even introduce you to some
authors you may not have heard of otherwise and pick books and topics that are
relevant to where you are in your spiritual walk or where your church or
congregation may be in its spiritual walk.
Thank you for
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