I am married to Russ, the love of my life. We were high school sweet hearts and have been married since 1997. We dated for 8 years before that! So we have been together for 29 years - more than 1/2 my life! Good thing he’s such a great husband and so much fun to be with.
I also have 3 teen children (currently 13, 14 and 16). Life has been and still is very busy with 3 children so close in age! They are the greatest blessing God has ever given me. I’m so grateful to be their mom. We also have an awesome dog, Murphy, that I get to be “mom” to. :)
We attend SpringWell Church in Taylors, SC and love the mission there to draw spiritually thirsty people to Jesus. My current primary areas of serving are as a growth group (Bible study group) coach and as part of the management team. It’s where we call Home.
I became a Christian when I was in 1st grade. I made the decision to really follow hard after Jesus around 1999. (I can share more about that with you another time.) And I began practicing yoga about 2012.
I used to run a lot (I’ve completed 9 half-marathons and very proud of that!) and loved it so much! I heard somewhere that yoga would help with my running abilities. The physical practice would help me with the physical aspects of my body & running and I would discover how to breathe better and more fully. All of that was true!
What I found in practicing yoga was so much more! It became a personal time of prayer and focusing my mind on Jesus. I found greater calm in my life as well as more physical flexibility.
I still have a long way to go in the physical practice of yoga, but what I love most is using it to make time & space with Jesus AND for myself. We, as women and moms, have great difficulty in making time for ourselves & self care. To me that is what Jesus-focused yoga is all about.