Monday, March 31, 2008

About Me



PERSONAL

I have been married to my husband Michael for over 19 years. We met at UNC Charlotte, and after graduation, we both went to work. He became a General Contractor, and I worked in the corporate world for 15 years, before surrendering God's call on my life to focus on speaking and writing in ministry. A year later, I was blessed with the privilege of becoming a part of Proverbs 31 Ministries... and God is still writing the rest of the story!

I have three wonderful children - Morgan, 15 yrs old, Kaitlyn, 13 yrs old, and Michael 10 yrs old.

If someone asked me what "I do".... I would not say I am a speaker, or a writer, or a conference leader. I would say that I help women draw closer to the heart of God, so they can begin hearing His voice, and discover the plans and purpose He has for them that will lead them into a life of abundant blessing. Its not about ministry, its about hearts, and my only prayer is for God to use this unworthy vessel at each event to minister to women in the exact way that they need.

All of my topics have evolved through situations that I have dealt with in my life, which have taught me some great life lessons in Christ. I share all of my messages with love, honesty, transparency and humor, so that everyone can enjoy their worship experience and walk away from the event with a renewed love for themselves and who they are in Christ, but also a fresh enthusiasm for walking with Him in their own daily lives.

EXPERIENCE

In addition to my work experience, I have seven years of public speaking and corporate training experience, in corporate and ministry engagements.

From 2003 through 2008, I held the role of Women's Ministry Director for a large church in Matthews, NC, and prior to that served as a team member in women's ministry. I love women's ministry and believe it is a vital part of every church. I enjoy encouraging and teaching ministry teams and leaders as they exert their efforts to minister to the women in their church or community.

In November 2006, I was very excited to have my first book published, titled Reinventing Your Rainbow. It is available for purchase through http://www.proverbs31.org/.

Reinventing Your Rainbow is my personal journey of finding forgiveness, spiritual renewal, peace and purpose for my life. My desire is that God will use this publication to encourage women, and help them discover the cleansing forgiveness that is available through Christ, and also come to a place where they can forgive themselves for their own mistakes in life. My prayer is that it will motivate women to strengthen their walk with Christ, and inspire them to seek out God's will for their life, while learning how to step out in faith to fulfill all that God wants them to be - and be completely blessed as a result!

Also in 2006, I was published as a contributing author to the 7th book in the series of Refined By Fire: Discovering Victory Through Adversity, published by GMA Publishing. To purchase this book, please visit Barnes and Noble.com.

I love writing devotions and sharing how God uses our everyday experiences to teach us important life lessons. I am a regular contributing author to the daily Proverbs 31 devotions, called Encouragement For Today. I have also had articles published in the Proverbs 31 Woman monthly magazine.

(if you want to learn some personal, yet silly, facts about me - visit my post entitled "All About Me From A to Z". )



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My marriage is in shambles. My husband wants out. I am praying so hard. On my hands and knees everyday!!

I am really trusting that God is bed enough to accomplish this!

melinda brown

Anonymous said...

Melinda God is in control of everything. Altho we have to be willing to search or hearts thorughly and honestly so if anything can be done to save your marrage it can, because of your willing heart. No one is perfect but we can strive to be, God will meet us there and do the rest there are many people praying with you, Communication and much prayer with your husband is the key. God bless you and your marrage.

Cynthia said...

Melinda I am praying for God to work in yours and your husbands lives and hearts.

melt said...

Melinda, i was in your exact position a year ago. My life is a lot different now, but God hears our prayer and He works when we allow Him too.

melt