The process of being transformed into the image of Christ has been painful and slow, painfully slow as I look back over my life, but progressing nonetheless, though I still have so far to go. But it has also been joyful and adventurous, though persistently challenged by the fight against the flesh - involving hormones!
Hormones - both the blessing and curse of being a woman - how often have I found them causing me to cry out "Oh wretched woman that I am, who will rescue me from this body of death! But thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 7:24). He designed us this way for a reason. While raising teenagers and simultaneously entering the season of menopause, I am looking to Jesus to show me not only how to endure but to become the woman He is transforming me to be (without hurting people in the process!).
I'm a woman, a wife, a mom. I am an environmental scientist by day and a theologian by night, though I try to integrate the theology into everything I do. I am loved, freed, and chosen by my Lord Jesus Christ through his grace toward me as a sinner.
It is unlikely that I fit into a neat box of labels, but to give you some idea of where I stand in my beliefs as I study the Word of God, one might classify me as
My passion for theology stems from the work involved in the Master of Arts in Theology that I earned from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I was raised as a Southern Baptist, but in recent years, I would not fit myself in that box either. The church I now attend is non-denominational.
My occupation as an Environmental Scientist began when I acquired a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. My fascination with nature as a child culminated in a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oklahoma Baptist University.
I don't consider these qualifications for theological ponderings. Only Jesus qualifies me through knowing Him, and I dedicate this blog to Him.