Although I claim it, I was not born in Texas. As the joke goes, "I got here as fast as I could." (Pa dum pum) I was born in North Carolina to two amazing love birds whom I love dearly and can also drive me insane. Growing up, I loved Texas and all it had to offer - lots of fun, friends, shopping, hot Summer nights and amazing Tex-Mex, just to name a few. I loved a party and did anything to have a good time. This got me into a lot of trouble. I won't go into all the details here, but if you'd like some specifics or have questions, feel free to contact me. (I love a good chat!) For now, I'll just leave it at this... when I got married, my husband and I asked for those who felt led, to say a little something about us or our union. My sister said something along these lines, "My sister is a totally different person than she used to be. She was horrible. I didn't really like her very much at all." No lie. She really said those words. At MY WEDDING! Kind of paints a vivid picture for you doesn't it?
I am happy to report that the story doesn't end there. It gets better. Much better. For the past nine years I have been following my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My husband, then boyfriend, took me to a church called Watermark where I discovered that this church was nothing like the "church" the media portrayed "a bunch of blue hairs that all think and act alike - total right wingers without a creative bone in their body and no brain to boot!" I could not have been more wrong. (PS. the mainstream media still has it wrong.) Authentic, Christ-centered "Church" was/is diverse, young, cool, wise and accepting.
Christ has changed my life. He has given me a peace that is inexplicable. He has radically changed my views of myself, others and this world. He has challenged me, grown me and redeemed the years that the locusts have eaten. I have been made complete in Him. (Insert cheesy Jerry Maguire line here. "You complete me.") Apart from Him, I am nothing. It's true.
If you have questions about the God that I worship and serve or just want to know more, please visit Watermark Community Church. xo