Seeds have been planted. It’s basketball bliss these days. Flowers are opening. Birds are flirting. Egg are hid for a hunt.
It’s a new season, new life and new beginnings.
That goes for our SMC Women’s blog, too.
After a time of hibernating this past winter, a new season has emerged and we’re excited to let you know there’s a new group of writers who are going to bless your socks off.
These women love Jesus, His Story along with others, and has a heart to write about them.
So, would you like to meet them?
Susan Disher – Who am I? I am Bob’s lover. I am a “SD”- over – the – moon – in – love with my grandchildren. I stand in awe of my daughter’s faith journey and I yearn for heaven to come closer for my son and grandson. My dogs bring smiles to my life. I celebrate all things southern; a great day is when Our State, and Garden and Gun appear in the mailbox together. My secret vice is Southern Chick Lit. Bacon is my love language, but give me a Dewey’s Devonshire Cream Coffee Cake and I can not refuse (and no, I do not share). There is nothing better than to sit across the table and speak Jesus with a friend. I am a cheerleader and I take great delight in cheering on women as they run the race they have been given. I plant my banner in knowing deep in my soul that God is good all the time. I love giving Jesus away and I would be hard pressed to do life without my Knots.
Beth Hildebrand – I’m a lover of Jesus, my husband, two kids, family and friends along with art, reading, taking photos, creating books, counting joys, laughing and shyly confesses dancing. I have an eagerness – or really a need – to listen to your and other women’s honest-to-goodness stories of struggles and joys and everything in-between. I’d rather write than speak out loud (or do chores), so I do about how I see God right there in the middle of our every day lives. In addition to SMC Women, I also write on my blog here . Joshua 1:9 and Romans 15:13 are my always go-to truth.
Sarah Mock – I’m a junior at The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw. I’m a sister, writer, outdoorsy, Jesus following girl with my heart set on serving God in any way possible. I also write at my personal blog, The Mocking Bird. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my words with you.
Lynne Parr – I reside in Eastern Guilford County on a 7 acre farm with my husband of 22 years, Craig. I love the outdoors, tropical climates, snorkeling, parasailing and has a love for animals. We share our home with four rescued herding dogs, a cat and many other farm animals who reside in our pens, fences and acreage. When I’m not working in property management and accounting, I serve as a high school SMC link leader, am part of the worship art’s large vocal group, lead bible studies and love to share my story of how God rescued me over eight years ago. I love making Jesus famous by sharing my story “When Grace Happens” – a compelling story of redemption to offer hope, courage to others in bondage.
Shea Rocheleau – I’m a Jesus-loving-married-to-a-wonderful-man-with-boys-she-treasures-more-than-the-air-she-breathes-woman who sometimes gets it right. I’d rather offer you a hug and a chance to share your heart over freshly baked cookies than do the things I’m supposed to do. There’s a pile of laundry and dishes constantly calling my name but my passion for marriage, students, and family outweigh all those necessities. Learning to trust God and wait for His plan has brought me peace like never before. I’m a pretty open book and always willing to share how God constantly provides, has never left me, and desires me.
Jessica Coble Russell – I’m a single mom to two very active, very funny, and very smart little boys, who keep me on my toes. I work at a local university, and live in the southern part of Alamance County. In my spare time, I enjoys baking, writing, reading with my younger son and watching my older son play baseball. I began attending SMC in 2012 and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Nikki Smalling – I’m Nikki and I write things. Mostly you’ll find me writing, speaking, and obsessing over the following: church leadership, strategy, vision; church ministry, family – mine and others; next generational ministry and my relative anxiety that Millenials have a bad wrap. I’m a big dreamer that may not actually save the world with my words (I won’t) and inspire you to go be that person that you know you are deep down inside (I might). If you want to find more of me you can find me on my blog here.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you will again as we plan to post a new story each week. If you’d like to receive an email of our posts, you can subscribe here on our blog.
And hey – if you have a life lesson experience to tell us, or are interested in being a guest writer on our SMCW blog, then please, please, please let us know. We want everyone who wants to, to be able to!
Next week is the week where we remember. The Cross. That rugged cross. We’re going to take each day of Holy Week and reflect on the steps Jesus had to take until his feet were nailed to the cross. We invite you to come join us for this sacred remembrance.