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A Moment Cherished started out as my little space filled with memories and counting the blessings of the here and now - while my children are little. I wanted to preserve their childhood and to remember the joys, the blessings, and even some of the trials of being a young mommy. I still want all of this. However, God has morphed my blog into something more. My blog has also become my story - well God's story - of how He took a scared, shy girl on the adventure of a life time, and how He taught me to release my control of my life - to surrender it all to Jesus. The story being written over me has stretched me in ways that I can no longer recognize myself. The story has taken me around the world to dirty, dusty, beautiful Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where God hand picked a little boy to be my son, and how God led me back for a teenage boy from the streets of Addis.

I try not to write for an audience, or at least a human audience - my writing is always directed to an audience of One. My blog is the overflow of my heart. It’s not a business to me, it’s not a competition in readership, or a performance for my writing – it’s a bearing of my soul. I want to keep it that way. I don’t follow a schedule or someone else’s rules. I write when I am inspired to write, and I write what God lays on my heart. I try to be very attentive to His desires for my blog – for my writing. I never want to lose focus of why I write. Ultimately I write for the glory of God.

God has lain it upon my heart to make this blog part of my ministry. I have received countless emails and comments from women telling me that I have encouraged them in their roles as a mommy, or a homemaker, or a wife, or that their families have been convicted to respond to the the demands to care for the orphan, the poor, the widow, or the needy because of something they read here. Every time I am humbled, because it is not about me. I don't get how God can use a mousey housewife with a penchant for written words, but He does. I marvel that anyone would read my words, and that they can truly make a difference. And in and of myself they cannot, but when coupled with the power of God - well anything is possible, dear friends. 
I am so glad that you stopped by. I am just your average house wife living an average life, and serving an above average Lord. This is where I write my story. My blog has always been about capturing the moments - seizing them and cherishing them – that verse, James 4:14, is the heartbeat of my blog and hopefully my life. I wanted a place to take time to see the blessings in my life, and preserve the fleeting time of childhood for my children. I want to leave a legacy for my children. I hope that some day they can look back on my blog and see how much their mommy cherished them and their sunny days of childhood.

I want to be careful and clear to say that it’s not about me – it’s about the One who created me. I pray that is evident to everyone who reads my blog. I don't want this blog to be about me or my family or my passions. I want it to ultimately be a reflection of the gospel and of Jesus Christ. 

I pray that if you landed here you feel welcomed, comfortable in who God created you to be, and encouraged.

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