Hello, my name is Beth. My desire is to challenge and encourage you to grow and thrive. Learning who God is and how you can serve him.
Grab a cup of coffee or a cup of tea. Let’s sit and chat. I want you to share just a bit about me to help you understand who I am and give a bit of background about myself as that impacts who I am and what I share or write about here.
I am married to Stuart and mom to two children, one bio and one adopted. My daughter has Down Syndrome so I might talk about special needs at times. Here is a bit I wrote about World Down Syndrome day.
I was raised in a Christian home and I am so thankful for all the truths I learned as a child, the example from my parents, and the teaching through the years are all part of the foundation of truth in my life.
I went to a Christian university because I was told that is where you meet a Christian husband. I got my degree but it wasn’t until 16 years later that I married. It was 36 and 11 months when that happened. God used those years as a single to teach and prepare me. I have some adventures and stories from those years.
I worked for 13 years for a company that I said I would never work for (that is a story for another day). I worked in the international purchasing/manufacturing beginning in the USA office and then moved to Asia and worked there for a number of years. It was in Asia where I met my husband though it was five years later till we got married. I might talk about living and working in Asia.
I have a Master’s degree in TESOL. I have used that in ministry teaching English in Asia to students going overseas to study. I have memories of many students and the joy knowing of some who came to know Jesus and are serving him.
We are missionaries serving the Lord in a cross cultural ministry. Working with a people group that is neither our home culture or our host culture. It is truly a cross cultural ministry.
I grew up in a small town in the US with a cornfield in my backyard and have lived in big cities in Asia, cities with millions of people. Currently we are living in England. I have driven on both sides of the road and just try to make sure I am doing that in the correct country.
My passion is to know God. I want to learn who God is and see who I am and grow in knowing and serving him. I want to look at heart issues to help us grow. I want to share these truths to both encourage and challenge you. I invite you to join me and we can encourage one another.
I write about our walk with God, prayer, missions, setting goals, setting things done, and being and doing all that God wants for each of us. Here is a series that I wrote on praying for missionaries.
My life has not always been what I had planned but it is As He Leads and I have found that there is Joy as He Leads. So like my great aunt I can say, “As He Leads is Joy.”
So what do you want me to know about you? Tell me about you in the comments.