Welcome, and thank you for reading! This blog is intended for your encouragement and spiritual growth. My desire is to stimulate you to a closer relationship with Jesus.

The name of my blog, "Pursued by God," was originally going to be "Pursuit of God," but then I came to the realization that God was pursuing me far more effectively and faithfully than I was pursuing Him. I realized that the focus of my relationship with Him was not my own efforts to reach Him, but on His noble and loving efforts to reach me, win me, and change me. Why would He do that with unworthy little me? Not because of any good thing about me, that's for sure. Not because I could add anything to Him. Not because I was so useful to His kingdom that He couldn't pass me up. No, simply because of His own goodness, His own love, His own kindness.

If you're new, check out some of my archives in these main categories:

My Perspective on Dating/Courtship 
"The Least of These"
"My Hands Hurt"
Everyone loves a good, heartwarming story, and when I run across one, I like to post it. Most of these stories are true. Others are fictional accounts or analogies to teach a spiritual lesson. Some are my own creative writing and others are written by someone else. They are listed most popular first.
Faith that Moves Mountains 
Please Protect Me From Myself... 
Oh How He Loves You
Scratch my luck? 
Two-part story: Phyllis's Calamity and Hayley's Quandary 
Congratulations, Ben and Dara! 
Bananas in Prison 
Get a Bride for the King 
The Piping Turkey
Helen Ewan 
The Orange Pickers 
Mama Judy 
Margaret Wilson 
Nothing Too Precious 
Lost and Found

This is my heart, my calling, and my driving passion--but it hasn't been easy to learn to be obedient enough to do it.
Call to Evangelism 
Open Up Your Mouth and Speak 
Jump Off A Cliff 
Torn Apart By My Own Perverseness 
One Milestone Reached 
Joy Shall Be In Heaven 
Get a Bride for the King 
In Word, or In Power? 
Going Overseas as a Christian Tourist 
Oh How He Loves You

This has been one of the most difficult parts of the Christian life for me, but I think God is beginning to build me strong in prayer.
Too Extreme? 
An Ounce of Strength 
The Shovel 
A Prayer about Prayer 
India Opportunity

I Went To Jail Today 

What my Family and I do for Fun
Kayak Trip Down the River 
Novel's First Kayak Trip 
Laurel Falls Hike 
A Chance to Leap 
Hiking Grandfather Mountain

And a little bit about me:

I love Jesus! He is my King, my Savior, and my Heavenly Bridegroom. His countenance shines like the sun, His voice is as the sound of many waters, and His strength is unlimited. He guides my steps and teaches me what I need to know. He is the reason I live and the fulfillment of my life's purpose. The one thing I do is to pursue Jesus, know Him, love Him, and obey Him, and all the rest of life just falls into place as He orchestrates it. I look forward to pressing on into the endless frontier with Jesus, for He is infinite. In His presence is fullness of joy, and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. He sacrificed His life for me, and the most important thing I ever did was to give my life to Him in return.

Random facts about me...

•  Orange is the best color of the rainbow! I have an orange bedroom and lots of orange clothes. I use orange highlighters, write in an orange journal, and drink out of an orange mug. Life is just happier when you have lots of orange around you.

•  My favorite book of the Bible is Hebrews.

•  I have a to-die-for recipe for homemade chai tea. Come over sometime and we'll make some together and drink it while we have a good chat.

•  I love all sorts of daredevilry, including skiing, horseback riding, and climbing trees.

•  Calligraphy is one of my hobbies.

•  My favorite piece of piano music is La Campanella by Franz Liszt. Ah! Amazing!

For more trivia about me, see my post 100 things I love


  1. Awesome site - I will read some of your stories to the kids at bedtime. Blessings!

  2. Hey there. I am considering doing an internship with Betel. I am wondering if we could chat about your experience?


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