Labor Day weekend 1997, while standing in the TGI Friday’s tent line at the WENS Fireworks, a boy named Matt Dingman made an awkwardly hilarious comment about Hooty and the Blowfish. That was a moment that changed everything. We’ve been on a crazy adventure ever since.
We both grew up in the church. We’ve learned more about grace and the actual gospel from the broken places in our story. Even through the hard parts, God has been faithful and beautiful. We believe He is always working for good in the world. There has yet to be a ruined place we have not seen him redeem and restore.
Our story contains infertility; adoption fraud that included an FBI investigation; answered prayers for a family through domestic adoption; recovery from food addiction; breaking the insane cycle of perfectionism with the fierce love of God; depression and anxiety; crazy big dreams of building a retreat ministry to pour into pastors, key leaders in the church, and their families; and awakening people to the grander story God is writing in them and in the world.
My Prayer for You
My prayer for you is that you will see how God is working on your behalf to redeem and restore all of the shattered spaces in your past and your present to bring you a stunning future. Of course, it won’t be perfect. But God will be present in it. And my prayer for you is that will be enough. You were created with a purpose by a God who is crazy about you. He’s got big plans for the world and wants you to be a part of them.
You’ve got a story to tell.
You have a story to tell and we’d love to hear it. The world needs to hear it.