About

About me…

I was born across the sea

And found a life so True

As the way was shown to me

As You led me straight to You.

I’m a child saved by grace

It’s nothing I deserve

And it’s astounding, amazing

To me.

I humbly accept this gift of grace

Which I cling to

Daily, hourly, minute by minute.

My heart’s desire is to…

Walk closer

Draw nearer

Know deeper

The Source of Grace

The Source of Love.

This blog is about that journey

Of drawing closer

To Grace

To Love

To God.

And more stuff about me:

I love writing, reading, creating, drawing, music, taking pictures, thinking, dreaming

Drinking tea (coffee works well, too)

Laughing with friends

Seeing good movies

Really good Bible studies

Not particularly cooking — but eating good food

You may catch a hint of southern drawl

though I live in the midwest

or no accent at all

and my hope is to get to where

we can talk real

over hot tea in the winter

and

sweet southern tea in the summer

I’m constantly learning

About God, faith, relationships, family, home, health

Mostly I write about faith

I’m a daughter, sister, wife, mother of 3, aunt, cousin, friend

But before any of these existed–

I was first a daughter of the Most High God.

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So glad you’re here!   Thanks for visiting, and please say hello!

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21 thoughts on “About

  1. I wonder if God has a poem for every one of His children, what does mine sound like? so desire to know one day. :)

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    1. That is a beautiful thought, that He has a poem for each one of us! I love that, and because He knows our names, knows our stories, He probably has a poem, too…each life that reflects His glory is like a beautiful poem. Thank you for this inspiring thought! Really makes me smile. :)

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  2. Anna…this is beautiful…
    I love:
    “Walk closer
    Draw nearer
    Know deeper
    The Source of Grace
    The Source of Love.”
    That is so very much what I want as well…in my life, my husband’s life and the lives of our kiddos.

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    1. Hello Jennifer, nice to meet you too! I’d love to have a conversation with you, feel free to e-mail me at the address listed on the sidebar. :) Thanks for saying hello.

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  3. Hi Anna-
    Such a beautiful introduction – and I’ll drink a cup of hot tea with you (in fact, I just finished one :) )

    Also…Thank you for your kind words on my blog post, “when things are broken and ugly.”
    Andrea

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  4. Hi Anna,
    Thank you so much for following my blog, and I can’t wait to read more of your writing as well. Let’s share in this wonderful faith together!
    Daphne

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  5. Oh, how I love the way you write – you have a new “follower” who also follows Jesus. If you lived down the road from me, I’d happily sit at your kitchen table (or you at mine) and enjoy that cuppa tea or coffee and some fellowship.

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  6. Well I just found you through a link as I was looking for Luci Shaw’s ‘Mary’s Song’ to give to my pastor. It is one of my favorites of hers; I have loved her poetry since discovering her as a baby Christian many years ago. And now I have discovered you and your writings! How wonderful!

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    1. Sure! I’m no expert, but am happy to share what I’ve used and enjoyed. When I wrote that above, I was in the midst of some years in which I attended Beth Moore Bible studies. We used to do them at my church, or I’d search for studies nearby and attend those. I did several of hers over several years, and the ones I did were great and I personally learned and grew during that time. You can pick up the books and do the studies on your own, which many people do. I found the videos enriching if you can find a group doing them in your area, or you can download them on your own for a few dollars each I think. Some of her studies that I’ve enjoyed are Breaking Free, Esther, Daniel, Stepping Up, and A Woman’s Heart. One that I’ve wanted to do for years is Living Beyond Yourself (on the Fruit of the Spirit).

      For the past number of years, I have been attending a weekly Bible study at my church, and this year are using LifeGuide studies from Intervarsity Press. This fall, we have studied some of the Psalms and will be studying the Sermon on the Mount this spring using these guides. I have found the discussion and teaching time helpful in conjunction with these guides. Having a weekly group has been very good for me these past few years, in terms of accountability. Last year, we studied Women of the Bible using these guides, and it was very good.

      Also, some years ago, I did some LifeChange Bible studies (published by NavPress) that were very good. These are a little more in-depth than they IVP guides and from what I remember, and would be great for personal Bible study. I remember the Philippians study being especially meaningful when I did that one.

      There are a few others here and there, which I can’t recall off the top of my head, but the above have remained consistent studies I have used. I hope this helps in some way!

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