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Welcome my name is Sherri. I am a follower of Jesus. I have been blessed to be the wife to my best friend Markiel. I am a mother to my tween son Amari and my preschool daughter Sanai. By God's grace I have found true joy in serving my family in our home. Even amongst all the everyday craziness I know this where God has called me to be. I learn something new everyday. I also recently became a part time bible teacher at my daughter's preschool. So I have the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Story

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to Him through God the Father.   Colossians 3:17

Growing up I was the youngest of three. My siblings are eleven and thirteen years older than me, so I pretty much felt like I was an only child.  When I was younger I  knew that there was a God.  I just didn't know Him well.  I would go to church once a year to light a candle for my grandma who passed away, and that was the only reason I wanted to be there.  God seemed to always bring people in my life that would invite me to church like friends, or friend's family members. Now when I look back I can see those times where the beginning steps to my relationship with the Lord.

In my teenage years and early twenties I went through a lot of experiences that made me the person I am now, but I wish I had known the Lord.  I wish during those times I had a strong relationship with Him that I could depend on, instead of making a lot of choices on my own. 

At the age of twenty-two I became pregnant with my first son Amari. At the time I was experiencing one of the lowest points in my life. Even though I knew God was always with me I didn't have my eyes on Him. Thankfully God is SO faithful, and just as He always has done in my life, He used what was intended for evil and used it for His glory. I had to reevaluate my life. I realized I needed to change my life. So I made the decision to give my life over to the Lord. 

I began attending a local church with my Mom.  My Mom (who is Deaf) had previously given her life to the Lord a few years before, and had been praying passionately for me the whole time. God had truly changed my life and I began serving in my church and getting involved in various ministries. I even took the step to get baptized while I was pregnant with my son.

At the age of thirty God blessed my life once again, when I married my best friend, and the father of my son after our on and off relationships of twelve years. The Lord knew exactly where He wanted me 
to be.

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

God completed our family by blessing us with a daughter named Sanai.  Since my daughter was born I have been on a new journey at home serving my family.  This was a blessing that I never even knew I wanted. Through being a stay-at-home Mom, and a helpmate to my husband, God has been working in my life.  With this calling God has shown me areas I need to work on in myself, as well as the wholeness I can have 
through Him.  

So here I am content in my calling as a homemaker and helpmate. Praying through the everyday craziness, and seeking to encourage other women with my life experiences. I pray my story has in some way inspired you to live a life for God, whatever He has called you to be. No matter your past experiences. They have only made you stronger. 

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13,14


  1. Congrats! On your first blog! I love the story of your life. You got me teary eyed. Your life is a testimony of God Greatest Blessings!

  2. What a wonderful story of your beautiful family and faith! God is already using you to encourage others - me! :) I found you from your interview at Blogging on the Side.

    1. Hi Meredith Thank you for reaching out to me. I truly appreciate your comment. I am so thankful that sharing my life experiences, good and bad, can be used for God's glory. I am glad we were able to connect. I hope you will visit again! ~Sherri

  3. We have so much in common and thank you for inspiring me!! God is good...ALL THE TIME!!

  4. Hi Spring I'm so happy you were able to visit my blog. I'm also so glad God has allowed us to cross paths again. Truly we are inspiring each other, because you are such a super mama and that definitely inspires me. Let me know when your are ready to start your blog and I'll be here to help you with everything. God is good...all the time! ~Sherri

  5. What a beautiful story! Staying at home and taking care of your family is truly a noble task. Sometimes we have to forego some of our other dreams in the meantime in order to give our family what's best. And of course, it is a blessing to be able to do what some moms wish they could but can't. I've learned not to take it for granted. :)

    1. Oh, and thank you for sharing so openly your story about your relationship with both your husband and God too.


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