Hi. I'm Mary. I am passionate about teaching the importance of having a strong understanding of what you believe, why you believe it, and why it matters. I love teaching how to read Scripture with eyes for the big picture that God has been writing since the beginning of creation, and how all along His plan was to send a Savior to rescue us, to do what we could not do for ourselves.
I also love writing, adoption, foster care, learning, and telling our kids bedtime stories. We have two under two, so they rarely understand, but if the story is about an animal, they are certainly down to provide the sound effects.
My family and I live just outside of Nashville, and we love it (minus the traffic, but it is nice to have ALL THAT TIME to listen to podcasts). We treat Chick-fil-A as if it is an addition to our home, as the word "regular" doesn't seem to communicate how often we are truly there. We love flea markets, are one of the few remaining people who watch Survivor religiously, and unfortunately people who always seem to "donate" to the local gym.
We live fast, but we sure do have fun!
Why Do You Talk About What You Talk About
Theology and ministering to women, parents, and kids is what I feel like God has led me to over and over again.
I hold a Bachelors in Theology and also English, and am pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY (but online. I still live in TN) I serve as the Women's and Kids Book Strategist at B&H Publishing Group, teach and write for women at my church about doctrine and why it matters.
I've served as a children's minister in two churches and also served on The Gospel Project's kids curriculum team for a few years, as well as other curriculum and kids' programming teams at LifeWay. One of the top honors in life that I have is teaching the "New Christians Class" to kids who have recently decided to follow Jesus at my church.
Statement of Faith
I believe that Scripture is absolutely inerrant; God is immeasurably kind; and trusting Jesus and the work He did on the cross is the only way to be made right with God. I love the church and all its flaws because Jesus has chosen the church to be His bride, and one day, Jesus will return to be with His church forever.