Who am I? Why do I blog?

Life is a journey meant to be shared.  This is one of the places I share mine. Here, you’ll find the good the bad and the downright messy.  I share  my mistakes, ideas, art and life as I’m getting to know and learning to follow Jesus.  (be forewarned:I tend to be slow in that race.)

I have been married to my husband-Kyle for over 27 years. I am Mom to three sons-one in each of the last three decades…Mike 26,Matt 23 and (yes- SURPRISE!) Noah- who’s 14. I love photography, learning, speaking, writing, and yeah, knitting, spinning and fiber arts of all kinds.   (Something I do each day should last longer than toilet scrubbing!)

Things I’ve done or do:

Taught pre-school, Sunday school and home schooled our two older sons for 3 years.  (have also had them in private and charter schools-the older two are in college) If there is a schooling option, I’ve tried it.  

I’ve served on a Pastoral Care Centers Leadership Team

I have served as a Pastoral Counselor specializing in Children, teens and parenting.

I wrote and facilitated a parenting seminar called “Diamond’s in the Rough- Bringing out the beauty in your gem”

I wrote curriculum for and facilitated Christ centered- educational support groups for children.  (Divorce Recovery, Anger Management, Biblical Self Worth for pre- and teen girls)

I have been involved in MOPS International in a number of capacities for over 25!years.  I have been: Local MOPPETS Coordinator, MOPS Coordinator, Mentor Mom, Council Coordinator, Ministry Advancement Coordinator I currently serve MOPS International as A Community Coach and a member of the Board of Directors .

Taught and facilitated several women’s bible study’s.

Speak at various women’s and MOPS groups.

I wrote for a team devotional blog – Laced With Grace and for Christian Women Online.

I am currently working on 2 book proposals.

I am a freelance writer with articles published on mops.org in MomSense Magazine and “Connections” The MOPS International Leadership magazine.

Random fact- I love taking pictures- but hate  being in them…

I dream of:

Encouraging and equipping women to live authentically and love fully, and by doing so- to make a difference in their world. (I also dream of having the whole house clean at one time… .  but that will probably never happen.)

11 thoughts on “Who am I? Why do I blog?

  1. T. says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and I must say that I love it. The content you’ve posted is very refreshing and uplifting, and it totally cheered me up. Thanks so much, and I might just have to try your Thanksgiving recipes soon… God bless you and yours!

  2. andalee says:

    So, do we get to see your “new” hair? ;o)

    I’m also the one usually behind the camera . . . it’s much more interesting to not see my own visage in 2-D . . .

  3. romencea says:

    Tracey, would you be interested in speaking at our MOPS group next year? I’m not sure if the lineup is full or not, but I would love you hear your presentations! Especially ‘Diamond in the Rough’, my two year old has been a little challenging lately 🙂

  4. romencea says:

    Hi! I’ve been trying to get a message to you through ravelry, and I’m wondering if it’s not getting through? Wondering if you would still be interested in speaking at our MOPS group? If not, no big deal. I left my phone number in ravelry, let me know if it’s not there and I’ll send it again. Thanks! Hope to speak soon.
    Ann

  5. Saw your post on educational choices on MomsNext via Facebook and the title of your blog had me almost out of my chair laughing. Boymoms! I love finding another one…happy to run across a fellow boy-mom writer.

  6. Found your site through Jon Acuff’s blog. After reading only two posts, I love what I’m reading. Looking forward to reading more! Thanks for sharing your life story.

  7. James says:

    What a wonderful blog. I’m so glad to have found your writing. My wife lives by walking in the other person’s shoes – something I can only aspire to.

  8. a not so far away admirer of you and your faith says:

    I wish I could be as open as you are. I am, just not with anyone who knows me. Nearly all of the followers on my personal blog are strangers. Somehow I can share freely with strangers but the thought of those I work with knowing my dark secrets, even though they are now secrets that are being covered in God’s grace and healing, is daunting. I guess I have a lot to aspire to……

  9. dear not so far away- we all have a lot to aspire to- and a God who wants to love us as we are and into even more… praying for you- thank you for your honesty- here;)

  10. Domoina says:

    I loàve your blog, thank you for sharing !!!

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