I'm a Christ-follower. Before anything. He truly thrills me.
My greatest desire is to figure out how to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.
And maybe to quit drinking so much coffee...
I'm married to a worship leader and three beautiful littles call me, "Momma."
As if the challenges of marriage and motherhood weren't enough to keep this dancer on her toes, in 2014, I was diagnosed with a debilitating nerve disorder called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that knocked my legs out from underneath me.
It's a pretty lame disease, but God is beyond faithful and kind. Suffering has given me an opportunity to learn what it means to choose joy regardless of my circumstances. And true joy isn't about happiness. It's about recognizing and rejoicing in the God of overflowing grace.
So, that's what I'm determined to do. Through thick darkness and in crippling pain and over unpredictable terrain, I'm locking my gaze on the Source of joy. I'd love to link arms with you along the way. Because focus changes everything.
I'm so glad you're here.
I'm a wife, a mom, a creative, and saved by grace. I'm an introverted lover of coffee, all things cozy, painting, and writing. Clean spaces, music, and flora calm and inspire me. I could never have too many journals, succulents, or grey t-shirts. Long talks with close friends and quality time with my family fill me up to the brim. I am so passionate about finding inspiration and encouraging others to use their unique creative gifts as an expression of gratitude and as an act of worship to the Creator.
Katie here! I am a Jesus-loving wife and mother of two wild and muddy boys. They fill my life with joy & laughter, and daily teach me about patience, kindness and self-discipline. I'm a reader, adventurer, cook, photographer, practicing registered nurse, and lover of all silliness. I believe in the power of authenticity & accountability, and I am passionate about the difference Jesus can make in the heart of women, which is why I am so excited to be a part of To Choose Joy!
I love my husband, our kids and the unending adventure of raising a family. I love shapes and colors and putting the two together. With a background in graphic design, and a passion for encouraging creativity in others, I find joy in using my God-given talents to bring Him glory. Be it through a design project or a simple conversation with a friend, I want to actively participate in the lives of those around me. Also, I'll never turn down a good book or time spent near the water.