Hi. I’m Holli. Welcome to my blog. 🙂

In my Bible reading recently, I came to one of my (many) favorite verses again: “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and His ordinances in Israel,” (Ezra 7:10). The example of Ezra inspires me. He was obviously a man who took the Lord and His Word very seriously. I want to be like that: setting my heart to study God’s Word, striving to practice it, and then teaching it to others.

I’m not a great theologian or sophisticated author, but I enjoy sharing what God is teaching me. I hope that my writings will be an encouragement to you, and I would love to hear what God is doing in your life as well. We all need to be reminded of God’s goodness and encouraged to live life gratefully as His children.

About me:

I am blessed to live with my family right now: my parents, two of my sisters, and one of my brothers. My other brother and other sister are both married, and I have two nephews. 🙂

I’m thankful for my church and the opportunity to worship and serve with my brothers and sisters in Christ each week.

Currently, I teach 2 and 3-year-olds at a Christian preschool in my hometown. I love my students  and the opportunity to teach them not only about colors, shapes, and numbers, but also about the Lord and their need for Him. I also love the challenge of figuring out how to teach them to live well––personal responsibility for actions, how to be happy, how to be kind, etc. It’s mostly trial and error at this point, though, so if anyone has any tips, I’m all ears. 🙂 Potty-training, on the other hand, I’m not too crazy about. 🙂

In the limited amount of free time I have, I enjoy being outdoors, reading (in moderation), talking with friends and family, crafting, thinking, and writing.

Most of all, I’m thankful for the Lord. I am a broken, sin-bent girl who struggles every day with temptations, and I fail way too often. But because of Christ’s death on the cross in my place, I am forgiven. I get to enjoy life in the presence of Emmanuel, God with us, everyday and then forever in Heaven. His deep, persistent, mind-blowing love is the reason I keep getting up from where I’ve fallen to war against sin. He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. I am so grateful to be His.  ❤