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I’m wife to Jeff and mom to 5 amazing children.  Abba has graciously blessed me with 4 boys and 1 girl: Jesse (20), Jonah (19), Jake (18), Julia (13), Jeremiah (12).

Jeff and I have been married for almost 25 years. For so long, I wasn’t thankful for who Abba had blessed me with. Just like Eve in the Garden, I felt that God was holding out on me and that there might be something else out there…and wasted much valuable time searching to fill my void. When I finally realized that Jesus is really all I need, He began to make me grateful for what I already had.

We’ve lived in South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Alabama. And then, we moved to Nashville during the summer of 2007.  When I began writing my blog in March of 2008, I was struggling with a lot of things, especially our move to Nashville. I felt like everything had been stripped away, and I was in the process of grieving all I felt I had lost.

As a result of writing a blog, I found out a few things about myself. I found that I really enjoy writing and found it to be very cathartic. I also found in writing that I have been able to unlock doors and go into rooms that I had never had the courage to enter before. And as a result of Jesus meeting me there, I found much healing in the process of being vulnerable and open with myself as well as with others. Since I’ve been writing, Abba has graciously set me free from life-long patterns of bondage.

“Scars remind us of where we’ve been, but they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.”

Around the same time that I started my blog, I also began walking up the big hill near my house. I found that Abba met me in my writing as well as on my hill and anywhere else I choose to see Him. He is at work in me and all around me, and I want to stand in the wide open spaces of His mercy and love and receive everything He has to offer.

So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in Your strength and glory. In Your generous love I am really living at last! (Psalm 63, MSG)

And because of Him, I am most definitely enjoying the ride

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14 Responses to “stuff about me”


  1. 1 Anna
    May 25, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    way to crop our butts!! good job, im sure most everyone would apprciate that. 🙂 🙂

  2. May 26, 2008 at 5:38 am

    oh, yeah, butt cropping is good!

  3. 3 Anna Glenn Vatakis
    June 26, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Keep up the great work here… i have really enjoyed reading your blogs!! I would love to see you again… sounds like we have a lot in common! I dont go to Oakwood anymore, so I wouldnt see you there.. Let me know next time via Facebook and maybe we can get some coffee?! Looking forward to the next blog!

  4. 4 bharthiae
    July 31, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Hi Kim,
    I enjoyed reading your blog abour fear.
    It is so strange that we all have our own brand of fears, for example my wife is afraid of climbing an escalator. She would rather use the stairs ( which any way is good for her health).
    But it would be a shame if we were also ashamed of our fears. After all we all are but weak humans.
    But the courageous thing is recognise that we have fears and attempt to do what we fear delibrately to overcome it – my wife does it; she rides the escalator- what if she holds my hand every time she climbs on it or gets off it. I am sure soon she will be doing it confidently on her own.

    I too have written a post on ‘Fear of he Unknown’.

    If you find time and inclination do visit my blog at
    bharthiae.wordpress,com
    I believe you will like my post.
    Nice talking to you
    Warm regards and May God Bless your family
    Vijay

  5. September 18, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Great site…keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read…:)

    -Bill-Bartmann

  6. October 17, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Hi,

    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, every time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

  7. 7 Wendy
    March 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I like that part about wanting to “stand in the wide open spaces of His mercy. . . ”

    Very poetic. . . and deeply touching. Keep writing. You bless us all w/ your candid vulnerability (which encourages me to attempt that kind of attitude in my own heart!)

  8. 8 Tricia
    April 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I miss you.

  9. May 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Nice way of thinking. I like it. Thank you for posting

  10. August 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I’m impressed! It’s nice to see someone very passionate about what they do. Trust all your future posts turn out as well.Thanks!

  11. October 4, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Hi Kim,I enjoyed reading your blog abour fear.It is so strange that we all have our own brand of fears, for example my wife is afraid of climbing an escalator. She would rather use the stairs ( which any way is good for her health).But it would be a shame if we were also ashamed of our fears. After all we all are but weak humans.But the courageous thing is recognise that we have fears and attempt to do what we fear delibrately to overcome it – my wife does it; she rides the escalator- what if she holds my hand every time she climbs on it or gets off it. I am sure soon she will be doing it confidently on her own.
    +1

  12. March 16, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Heya! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the excellent work!

  13. 14 Linda
    September 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Loved your newest words on marriage and relationships.


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