The first time I started drinking coffee I was in High School and I did a program for the summertime where you take classes at a college campus. I saw all of the college students drinking it and I wanted to, too. I tried just plain coffee and did not care for it. Since I didn’t like the plain coffee, I quickly drifted to drinking a lot of Frappuccino’s and frozen blended drinks.
The second time I started drinking coffee, I was in College in chemistry class and my best friend was getting some and she fixed it up for me with cream and sugar and I actually liked it this time. Most of the time in college, I drank coffee when I needed to study and that is what I started to associate coffee with, studying. There was a coffee shop in the library at Ole Miss and I would go there and to other coffee shops when I was studying. Instead of getting the frappacinos, I would try other coffee drinks that I really started to like. I absolutely love to have my cup of coffee in the morning before work.
I grew up in Mississippi and moved to Texas when I was in my mid-twenties when I was engaged. Brady had gotten a job at a church in the Dallas area. There are a lot of good things about living in Texas and I loved the community that we built together in Texas and the friends that we made. I grew up in a Mississippi town much smaller than Dallas, so it was really nice being so close to everything and having a lot to do around you. Looking back, I loved my time in Dallas and it was so special because it is where we lived after we were first married, it is where we had our first baby and it is where we kind of got to figure things out together on our own. Now I live in Tennessee and really love it, but Texas and the Dallas area will always be a very special place to me.
My husband works with young couples at a church in Tennessee and we have really felt led to reach out to the young couples in the Memphis area. We are really passionate about meeting couples where they are and helping them experience community. We really want help couples experience the love and the peace that you have in Jesus.
Being new to Tennessee, we are still getting used to different things here. As we continue to transition here it will be exciting to see how the Lord uses us! Acts 17:24-27 is a passage that I love and it talks about how the Lord knows exactly the boundaries of your dwelling place and will use you where you are. That is such a comforting truth for us as we are experiencing the transition in Tennessee.
You can check out Acts 17:24-27 below!
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.