Hello! Welcome to wateringcanblog! I am thrilled and honored that you stopped by my little corner of the world today. I am just a simple girl with a simple message: Faith matters! I am a stay-at-home pastor’s wife whose children are grown: Three of them married. I am Nana to twelve beautiful grandchildren–two of them born while their parents were missionaries in Madagascar. We were blessed with three through foster care and adoption. I am very passionate about my faith and my family and you will find me writing about both of those things often. Being an empty nester, I also talk about navigating this season of life and how my faith impacts every decision, every direction I take. God has blessed me with an incredible man to walk beside me, my high-school sweetheart, best friend, and husband for 39 years.
Why “wateringcanblog”? In the Old Testament book of the prophet Isaiah, God reminds us true religion is based on following Him and when we focus on others instead of ourselves, He will guide and and provide just what we need.
“I will always show you where to go. I will give you a full life in the emptiest of places. You will be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry.” Isaiah 58:11, [MSG]
My prayer is that I would encourage and inspire you by telling my story– and how God’s story has impacted my journey as a wife, mom, Nana, friend, and child of God. My greatest joy was–and still is, providing my family with a loving, happy place to come home to at the end of the day.
So, stick around a bit and you will see pieces of my heart–from scripture to do-it-yourself ideas. I love being with my family, my church family, seeing new places, reading, photography, creating beautiful things, birding, flowers and warm weather! In everything I do and wherever I go, I long for others to see Jesus in me.