Gloria loves life and hardly meets a person she doesn’t want to speak an encouraging word over. She married her Christian boyfriend, and they have grown old together and have loved every moment of the journey. Gloria is a native New Mexican but has fallen in love with Texas living. She often says that God may have re-routed their plans for ministry so that Gloria would not have to tame down her Texas-sized hair any more.
Deanna and her husband Cris met on the Edge high school retreat 17 years ago. Riding together on the Shockwave, they knew God had some great adventures planned. Those adventures included having their daughter, Elizabeth, being active in and facilitating Life Groups, speaking around the country, passionately growing in the Lord and learning how to share an office together. The last one might be the greatest adventure as it truly requires them to live out their marriage verses–Col 3:12-17. A trained educator, Deanna has a passion for helping others embrace the fullness of a life in God.
Nita is the mother of three and degreed in education/psychology. While she loves helping others discover and develop their gifts, she is passionate about bringing healing and restoration to those in the body of Christ. She currently does retreats, speaking engagements, leadership training and oversees Trinity’s Freedom Ministries.
I was born with two sweet parents and four fun siblings in quiet little Happy, Texas. In high school I fell hopelessly in love and have been married to my wonderful husband, Johnny, for over 40 years. My oldest daughter, Jocelyn and hubby, Dustin spawned my beautiful Skylar and Brady. Daughter Krista is married to Jared and they have my curly boy Gunner. My middle child, Tabitha and her Alfred have four beauties – Addie, Joshua, AnnaBelle and Noah. My 7 little lights are from 15 years to 20 months. And my fourth darling daughter is Astyn. She has been in Heaven since she was barely 14 years old. Part of my heart went there too.
I have always felt God asking me to write. I just wasn’t sure what about! But I know I want to glorify Him in this gift. I’m a small-town girl with a big big God. He has led me through some awesome times and some not so awesome times. Through it all He has taught me to trust Him completely – not always so easy. I long for Heaven but while my feet are here, I’m going to praise Him. I write hoping that maybe if I share part of my journey it will help makes yours lighter. We’re all in this together. I always like to end a writing with “Be blessed.” It may sound funny to some. But what I am saying is “Receive everything that God has to give you. Know the One who loves you. Give Him the reigns and trust Him.” And so, I’m asking God to bless your journey with a simple…Be blessed.
“Leave a little sparkle wherever you go, fill yourself with Gods love and joy so that it spills and overflows!”
Tina was born and raised in Lubbock,TX. She is blessed with 2 sons, 4 step-children and 10 step- grandchildren. After spending 30 years in restaurant management and ownership, she now joyously serves in children’s ministry with Trinity Christian Schools EEC.
Tina has been blessed for almost 6 years now in training and serving for Freedom Ministries, something she is very passionate about.
She loves to recount the story of the day in which she had a revelation from the Holy Spirit and was told of a gifting in writing.
Tina is excited to share her writings in hopes to encourage, uplift and creatively dispense what the Lord brings to her heart.
“An old tattered notebook and a pen without much ink, Oh here is my canvas, and here is my paint! “