To create a space where people feel loved, valued, heard, and safe to dive deeper into their faith so that they may be equipped with the skills to share God’s love and message with others.
This is a tough one! Over my life, God has blessed me with great supports that have taught me many valuable lessons. Firstly, I’d say to remind yourself often of God’s grace and practice good self-care. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Secondly, surround yourself with a supportive community that holds each other accountable, empowers others to make progress towards goals, and loves each other unconditionally. We are meant to be a community, which can sometimes be messy, but living intentionally together fosters such beauty, meaning, and glory to God. Lastly, allow yourself to let loose, have fun, and find joy (even in the smallest moments)!
I’m a big fan of British historical dramas like The Crown (FYI, the theme song is beautiful!), Downton Abbey, and Call the Midwife. I also really enjoyed This Is Us. I appreciated the raw emotions as well as the intentionality of acting justly all while maintaining loving relationships with those important to you.
Hands down, my happy place is spending time with family and friends. Especially, if it’s outdoors or while listening to loud music and singing even louder! I love to make meaningful connections with my family, friends, and even people I’ve only met. I also enjoy connecting with God through nature. Whether that be hiking, camping, swimming, gardening, playing in the snow with our kids, relaxing under the sun, or even mowing the lawn! If I could spend all of my day outside, I would. Oh! And, I’m happiest when I nurture my love for taking calculated risks like riding roller coasters, climbing trees, or doing flips on our trampoline. That’s the best! By chance, is anyone interested in going skydiving?!