I grew up in a Christian home with a pastor for a father. God graciously saved me at an early age, and from that point on the Lord has grown me and changed me. There were many difficult years and trials that the Lord allowed me to go through to produce His likeness. The hardest of which was during my mid-twenties. My family was broken and nearly torn in two by sin. But God in His grace and sovereignty, healed our brokenness as we surrendered to Him in obedience. It was an intense time of grief and pain, but God showed me more of Himself and His faithfulness. I was able to grasp His goodness and trust Him in a way that I never had before. He helped me find my identity in Him and have my joy and acceptance come from Him alone. He transformed my understanding forgiveness and love, and showed me how to walk out truth in my daily life. Those discoveries have given me a passion for discipleship and encouraging others to see and understand more about the great God we serve. The depth of joy and peace that has come from walking ever closer to my Jesus has been worth every bit of pain I have experienced. Now my heart longs for nothing more than for others to know Jesus in this way and to be so satisfied in Him that nothing else matters!