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Welcome to the official website of The House that God Built! I’m honored that you decided to come by for a visit.


ABOUT

I’m a born and raised church kid who I sang in the choir, did a little ushering, and participated in youth group (including AWANA). ). I grew up in a small church with maybe six families including the pastor’s family. My Sunday school teachers, the Lamberts and the Gardners, made the Bible stories seem real when I was in nursery school. Their use of Velcro pictures with a cassette tape playing in the background made me feel like I was watching a movie or play.

My mother was a Sunday school teacher at that time but my brother and I couldn’t take her class. Every Saturday night, I would watch my mom prepare for Sunday school by reading and studying the Bible to make her lessons interesting to the school-age students who would be waiting in the morning. By the time I was old enough to be in the teen class, I preferred to help teach the younger students. When my mom would let me, I would work with the nursery-
school class.


THE AUTHOR


BUILDING A FOUNDATION

By the time I went off to college, I was writing topical messages about applying the Bible to life. Through an act of God, I ended up attending a Seventh Day Adventist college where our dean’s lunchtime Bible studies added to the Friday vespers and mandatory Wednesday chapel. Here my worship of God began to grow into writing poems and lyrics. Listening to the local Christian music station located on campus, I found groups like Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, and Toby Mac.

During the years following college, I wrote out Bible lessons when I studied the Word. After I found my church home, I began teaching Sunday school to members ranging in age from 4 to 20 years old. I joined women’s fellowships and welcomed opportunities to teach women and youth. God used all of these experiences and places to build a foundation within me.

So how did this book series come about? A few years ago, as I finished a nine-month
discipleship program, the last assignment I needed to complete focused on this question: What are you going to do to further the Kingdom of God? After seeking divine help with many prayers of “please, God,” I got an answer.

In a dream one night, I saw a house sitting on top of a rock. I heard a voice say, “Build my House.” I responded, “I don’t know how,” then I woke up. I sat up for a moment, confused, before trying to go back to sleep. When I did, I had the same dream a second time. This time when I woke up, I did what all good Christians do…I called my momma. After hearing the dream, my mom said, “Next time, pray and ask Jesus what the dream meant.” I went to sleep and had the same dream a third time. This time when I woke up I asked, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” God answered with the books I wrote, The House That God Built series.


WHY I WROTE THESE BOOKS

I wrote these books because I believe in the Word of God. More important, I believe that only the Word of God can change a person, place or family. We all desire to have a deeper understanding of the Bible, and often I hear people say they want the same for their children. The question is this: Where to start?

On the other hand, you could be like me. You know how to read the Bible and even how to teach it to your children. But how do you apply it to real life? I don’t like giving “church answers” but I do believe that if you read the Bible and pray in faith, God will give you the answer you need. So I pray that as you and your family read these books, the lessons will build or strengthen your foundation on the Rock that will keep your house standing. That’s what God did for me.