COMPLETE JOY IS FOUND IN LOVING JESUS.
For so many years, I walked around with deep pain, guilt, shame, insecurities and a desperate need to be seen, known, accepted and loved by others. I defined myself by what had happened to me - date rapes, suicide attempts, bullying, major medical battles and a surgery that completely challenged my vanity - I was hiding behind a smile and felt like I was constantly a victim of my own life.
And then I encountered Jesus. Instead of disappointed and ashamed, He knows my deepest shame and darkness and still loves me - completely. His love transformed me from the inside out and continues to each day.
I used to constantly question my purpose, and now I see that my greatest purpose is to love and be loved by God, find my identity in the Father, and walk with His Holy Spirit, so that I can reflect His image, bring Him glory, and love others into knowing Him.
Oh! And for the sake of fun, here are some random facts about me! I grew up on the north side of Chicago - YES all the Chicago pizza, please! My big fat Greek family means the world to me. I love vanilla frosting and incorporating movie quotes into everyday conversations. And other than Chicago, I’ve lived in Rome, San Diego, Southbend, and Nashville!