Who am I?
First and foremost, I’m a Christian…
Secondly, I’m a wife. I married my wonderful husband Ryan in July 2016 and apart from grace, he is the greatest blessing God has given me.
Thirdly, I’m a daughter, sister and friend.
Fourthly, I’m a writer. This facet of my identity manifests itself in many ways. I work for CMS Australia two days per week, seeking to use my skills to help missionaries communicate with their supporters. In my work there, I get to write, edit and distribute prayer points, newsletters and major publications which help people to pray, encourage them to give and prompt them to consider crossing cultures as part of God’s global mission themselves.
The rest of my week, I basically just write a lot. Well, there’s more to it than that. I group the rest of my work into two basic areas: faith-based writing, and marketing writing. There is a fair amount of overlap!
As a Christian and a writer, I love to write about my faith. I particularly love writing about and for teenagers, young adults and university students. My favourite topics are marriage, stewardship, Christianity in the digital age, identity, femininity, music, youth ministry and Bible studies. You can read my work on Fervr.net, GrowingFaith.net, AFES.org.au, and right here.
In the marketing side of my writing life, I am starting a small business providing content services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, publications and not-for-profits
Sometimes I write other stuff, like opinion pieces or articles for magazines.
If I’m not writing, I’m probably watching TV, reading, dying at the gym, hanging out with Ryan or friends, preparing for a ministry commitment or thinking about writing.
Why ‘The Elisabethan Era’?
An era is ‘a long and distinct period of history’. So on one level, I have named this blog because I want my life to be long and distinct – long so that I have many years here to serve God, and distinct because I want to stand out for my faith.
Also, ya know, the pun.