Resumes, Book Bios and yes even blurbs for website can make any of us sound so polished – almost as if we have our life tidied up as a neat little package without a blemish in sight! But none of our lives are quite like that though, and while it is so important to acknowledge strengths and celebrate accomplishments, it is equally as important to share the real down to earth us – the whole package!
You know, the one who occasionally speaks loudly in the car at the other drivers on the road, sometimes utters harsh comments to those we love, has bad hair days, and oh so often struggles to slow down in the day to share with God long enough to hear to His heart! Sound familiar? It is for me and I suspect for you too ☺
I am just a normal everyday girl but madly in love with my Lord and Saviour, desperate to KNOW HIM and make a difference in my world. But oh so aware of my imperfections on this journey of life! I want to let you into my world and how I do my everyday life so to bring encouragement and hope to your everyday world.
In a nut shell (so you can quickly get to know me ☺) I love the beach, long summer days, beautiful forests, going for long walks, running, and great books! I am a people person and love spending time with people. Invite me over for dinner, out to the park for a walk, or for brunch at a beach cafe and you can guarantee I would want to join you if I could!
Always up for an adventure I have hiked some beautiful multi daytracks, enjoyed every minute of running my first marathon (yes true!), squealed my way happily through a grade 5 white water rafting experience, sky dived (with more happy squealing!) and have spontaneously swum with a pod of dolphins (hum, yes with a wee bit of squealing in delight here too!)
I dream of living one day on a lifestyle block by the sea with room for horses, dogs, and free range chickens (and of course lots of visitors) but meanwhile enjoy living not too far from the beach (minus the land) in the beautiful North Shore City, New Zealand!
If I had the joy of meeting you in person and you have children you would quickly discover that if I can giggle, cuddle and enjoy them at any moment you will give me I will be there – while I do not have children of my own one the delights of life is being Aunty Helen to the many children in my life here in New Zealand!
I don’t have all my heart’s desires fulfilled and have had many a deep heart ache to journey through but I have found that the greatest thing my heart longs for and desperately needs is a close intimate relationship with my Lord and Saviour – Jesus. It is from this place that all you find on this website is birthed from. My pray is you will be blessed and encouraged to lean in closer to God and go further than you ever thought possible in your life – a gift from God.