I’m Tiffany, an Army wife, homeschooling mom of 5, and a passionate disciple of Jesus. I have a passion for helping women live in the true freedom that Christ offers. So let’s really learn how to “trust God, and get going!”
God is Good All the Time
That’s not just something I say, its something I believe down to the deepest depth of who I am. I aspire to live my life in a way that brings glory to God in every moment. Unfortunately, I usually fall short of that goal, sometimes tragically short.
`But that’s the beauty of God’s grace.
He loves me in my strength and He loves me in my weakness. He loves me when I succeed and He loves me when I fail.
Isn’t that amazing?
God’s grace has been the single most important thing in my life. Greater than the military benefits, greater than a loving husband who happens to be my best friend, greater than 5 beautiful children, greater than all the friends I’ve made in every corner of this country, greater than faithful, spirit filled pastors, greater than all of the treasures of this world.
God has now given me a beautiful ministry. This is my story…
Sometime after having my second baby, I felt a really strong urge to start a blog. I didn’t know what it would be about, or even how to do it, but I did know that God was leading me to share something with the world. There were just so many things floating around inside of me that I needed to get out and share with other people.
Most of the time, I would catch myself writing what seemed like a novel on Facebook. But, unfortunately for me, people don’t browse through Facebook to read a novel, ha. So, I thought I should find a better platform, which led me to start a simple blog about whatever was on my mind. Enter: Finding Life in His Shadow.
I quickly discovered how much I LOVE to write!
And I found early on that when I start to write, I really feel the Holy Spirit in me take over. Sometimes I can get so lost in the writing and go back later to read it and just be amazed at what He has shown me just because I took the time to sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!)
What I also quickly discovered was that I didn’t even begin to understand the world of blogging!! It was like a whole other planet that I was certainly not ready for. So I spent quite a few hours struggling through the ins and outs of it and tried unsuccessfully to understand all that went into it.
And then, my life suddenly unraveled around me. Barely a month into my blogging journey we had a pretty major situation arise in our family that put our marriage, and ultimately, my entire life into a tailspin.
My world was so shaken I began to doubt and question everything I had learned since giving my life to Jesus.
I was shaken to the very core of my being and for the first time in my life I had no idea what would come next, or if there would even be a next. Then I began a long journey that took me so much deeper down the path of faith. It truly was a “thorn in my side” kind of situation and I had nowhere to turn but to Jesus. He was the only one that could get me through that place. And this is where I really understood that when I am weak, I am strong IN HIM (and ONLY in Him).
During that time, we had also made the decision to trust God, and homeschool our kids. Then, along came baby #4, followed by a big cross-country move. It felt like we were starting our lives all over. Every person we had come to rely on was thousands of miles away. Now we had to form new relationships, find a new church, make new friends…
Needless to say, it was definitely a year of growth for me.
Like I said earlier, when turmoil threatened to turn our lives upside down I questioned everything, including my ability to write. But I kept feeling pulled back to it. Very slowly, the Lord eased me back into it. Every once in a while He would give me an appropriate Word for someone at just the right time that proved to be encouraging to them and at the same time, helped to build my confidence back up in Him.
So at the beginning of 2015, I decided to rely on God and just write. And I did just that… for about 8 months at “This Is Amazing Grace”! (It’s funny how the seasons of life can really work against you if you let them.) I was finally writing and leading people to a deeper relationship with Christ, but it still wasn’t just right. So I walked away, again.
In that time, we bought a house, had baby #5, and started a business. I suffered from and overcame post-partum depression, and we are now gearing up to move across the country again! But I’m finally back, with a clear vision of who God has created me to be, a reason why He gave me this platform, and a vision for where we are headed.
That is where Tiffany Suzanne was born
I hope that the stories you read here always encourage you in the great love God has for you. I hope that you find the tools you need to help you with your spiritual growth. And most of all, I hope that you are empowered to trust God in every way. I’m praying for you and with you along your journey. So let’s learn to “trust God, and get going!”
Blessings and love,
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