I’m so glad you’re here! Writing has always been a favorite pastime of mine–a way to channel all the thoughts funneling through my mind at any given time, (I guess as a woman that comes with the territory). I am an east coast girl from Maryland, and to my surprise moved to Southern California two years ago now.
I never imagined that the plan of God would blow the sails of my little ship across the country to Orange County, California, of all places. Having lived as a missionary in Zambia, Africa, and done an extensive amount of traveling in third world countries, I was surprised to find that God wanted me in one of the most affluent areas in the United States.
How this all came about started in my last year of Graduate studies for counseling when I stumbled upon the very serious issue of Human Trafficking. Around the same time, I saw a post on social media about The A21 Campaign, and learned what they were doing to make a difference. Fast forward to spontaneously deciding to apply for an A21 internship, and a year and four months later, here I am–with new scenery, people, church, job and future.
It’s been two years since God led me to California, and just one month ago God opened a crazy and unexpected door to move to Chicago, Illinois. I had just graduated with a Masters in Biblical Counseling but needed some additional credits to be a licensed counselor. During a work visit to Chicago in April of 2016, a God-connection was made with the program director and counseling Director for Moody Theological Seminary. Scholarships were granted, homes were provided, and the rest is history.
So, here I am, from the sunny beaches of California to the busy city streets of Chicago.
You never know where the plan of God will lead, and there is an unmatched peace in being ok with not knowing exactly where you’re going. Why? Because you are confident in the character and intentions of the One who is leading you. The important thing is that we know HIM, and can rest knowing HE knows the desires of our heart, where we’re going, and how He’ll take us there.
Letting God lead, and walking at His pace is always worth it, no matter how dark and windy the road may appear. He promises that the narrow path leads to a place of great fulfillment. So here we are, walking this windy road together, and I hope in some way that these simple articles bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!