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We live in a profoundly broken world and how we respond to that world matters.  Not a day goes by where there is not something we need to deal with; a hurt from the past, a trial, or even a choice of our own. I understand and help people find healing, strength and hope in Jesus. With Him, I know that we can rise above life's brokenness and live as overcomers.  Here are a few ways I have been called to help:

Through worship and songs written from my personal story that will encourage and help you draw closer to Jesus.

Through speaking messages that are honest, relatable, and filled with God's wisdom for life.

Through newsletters and blogs that share insights and free stuff for your journey. 


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"I was so blessed by the light shining through you that I cried the whole way home while we listened to your CD. I really needed to hear you tonight.  I've been struggling with the belief that I am alone and not good enough for my daughter. Your music encourages me to continue to rely on God to fill the gaps in me, for her." - An event guest

"I attended my first women's retreat a few years back with some friends from work. At the time, my husband and I were having some difficulties in our marriage. While there, I felt as if I was getting a glimpse of Jesus just by listening to you. You played the most unbelievable song; it was as if it was written just for me. I busted out crying on my friend's shoulder, letting go of so many tense emotions and fears. It became clear to me, through your music, that YES I would go back home to my husband and work things out."
- Susan Fassler (used by permission)


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If asked to sum up my life in 10 words or less I would have to say, "Because of Jesus I have been able to rise above."  Despite my broken past, I have experienced remarkable, God-breathed victories and today I share from the very wounds He has and is healing in me.  

Through God's Word and the transparent sharing of my adoption/prodigal journey, I hope to comfort the hearts of people who are tired of pretending and offer solutions to those who need a path to victory.  My greatest joy comes from seeing people draw near to the One who can help them experience the power of Christ in the broken places.      

My husband Dan and I live in Southern California and we have 5 children.  When not traveling or serving in ministry, we enjoy a life filled with family and friends, taking long walks in beautiful places, hunting down a good movie, spoiling our furry baby Isaiah, and as much laughter as possible.

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Hiwassee Church of God, Madisonville, TN

4/23 p.m.
Madisonville Church of God, Madisonville, TN

Ridgeview Baptist Church, Forrest City, AR

Choices Women's Resource Center,  Annual Benefit Event with Gianna Jessen

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"Birthday of the King" announced as the #1 Christmas song on the December Power Source Nashville chart.

"Fearfully, Wonderfully Made" wins Inspirational Country Music Awards Video of the Year. CLICK HERE  to watch the video. 

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"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." - Romans 8:37