LIZ

IMG_9948-001When I asked Paul what I was suppose to write in the “about” section, he dryly answered  that I should describe myself in the way I wanted to be perceived by my readers.

Accordingly, I want you all to perceive me as a tall, willowy beauty. With a brilliant imagination. And endless amounts of energy. All wrapped up in a spiritual package complete with patience and inner peace.

Oh wait. That’s my alternate personality.

The real me is a normal person dealing with normal issues in my normal life. IMG_0960I am navigating through a life in the Air Force. I am attempting to raise three children (and stay sane.) I work as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a local hospital for a day or two a week. I  serve in our local chapel. I hang out with friends over coffee. I call my Mom and sister.  I flirt with my husband (and wish for more kid-free  evenings so that I could spent them with him, eating somewhere where I don’t have to do the dishes.) But in this framework of normalcy, I am faced with the the challenge  to obey God during all the small, seemingly insignificant moments of this life. And wow,  it’s harder than it looks.  Choosing  to believe and obey God rather than listen to myself is ridiculously difficult sometimes.  And so, most mornings as I gear up for my normal day,  I pray for daily grace and strength.

I’ve trained in various places.

I have both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in communication studies. I also have a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I have completed some graduate classes at Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) and plan to finish the courses needed to obtain my Foundations in Biblical Counseling certificate this summer.

 And I also serve/work in my local church.

My family and I currently attend our local Air Force Chapel where I also attend the PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) ministry. I also serve in any other support roles that come with having a chaplain as a husband. I’ve served as a counselor in a women’s ministries program at our last church and have been humbled by the chance to help other believers. I love opening up my home for bible studies, dinners with airmen, students and all our friends and family.