About, etc.

Photo by Cristy Cross Photography

Me, etc.

I’m Rebecca, middle name isn’t etc., but perhaps it should be. I just hit age thirty this year. I have an amazing husband, Ronnie, and a way-too-smart-for-his-own-good stepson, Stone. I’ve been a Wal-Mart associate, a lube & tune employee, an answering service operator, a hostess, server, and bartender in too many restaurants, and an Administrative Assistant turned Office Manager turned Communications Director at a local church. I was a Marketing Director at a winery and now reside as a Marketing Specialist for a Sno Cone Franchise Corporation. I have a BA in English for Creative Writing from Texas Tech University. I have lived in three states, attended four universities, and (other than traveling the US) have visited Canada, Mexico, Bosnia, France, Russia, and China. Right now I live in Lubbock. That’s in Texas. I love red kitchen items, blue stars, fonts, pretty pictures, good design, and the Mayfield Paper Company truck. I’m silly, I’m loud, and I’m struggling to be vigilant in showing grace.

Writing, etc.

I write about faith and doubt, because usually a lack of one exposes an abundance of the other. My prayer is Mark 9:24, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” I’m open to comments, as long as they’re respectful. For more information on my comments policy, please click here.

Testimony, etc.

I was raised in churches and considered myself a Christian for as long as I can remember. But after a seven year period of disaster following my high school graduation, I finally heard God clearly for the first time in a church in the Omaha Community Playhouse. I was changed. I came back to Lubbock, found a church I loved, committed my life to Christ for real this time, got baptized, and got involved. My main focus is on a regular quiet time with God with worship, confession, prayer, and Scripture reading. You can find a little more on my testimony here.

Vision, etc.

Starting about September of 2010, God really got my attention to the vision he’s had planned for me all along. With the aid of LifeChurch.tv’s Chazown project, God clearly revealed his vision for me to focus on my writing, namely for a couple books he’s had me begin. You can read more about the process here. I left my position at the church to be self-employed and spent seven months writing, supported solely by friends and family members. Since then I’ve worked in marketing in the business world and written as much as possible in the precious free time I can find.

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Site, etc.

My blog is built on WordPress.

I currently use a heavily modified version of the Attache theme by Press75.com.

The background pattern is Crunchy based on the color palette Crunch, courtesy of Colourlovers.com.

The fonts in the header are Faltura and Xtreem, both by the talented Måns Grebäck.

I will often quote or take heavy encouragement from Michael Hyatt, Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv, Ray Vander Laan, and my fellow Redeemer community members.

Unless otherwise stated, I use the NLT version of the Bible almost exclusively.