2Q5A3259Welcome to Marinate Blog where you will find thoughts, teaching, links, book recommendations, and lots of encouragement to help you become a woman who is saturated in the truth of God’s Word. I don’t want to just know God’s Word, I want it to permeate every part of me so that  my thoughts, speech, desires, motives, ambitions, and all my actions are flavored with the sweet, savory, and deeply satisfying truth of the Bible.  And I want that “flavor” to so characterize my life that it makes everyone around me hungry for what the Bible is ultimately all about – the gospel of Jesus Christ! There’s a good chance that if you are reading this, you want the same thing and I pray that my teeny tiny little spot on the blogosphere will help you pursue that goal.

Now a little bit about me . . .

I am the wife of my very best friend, the stay-at-home mommy of two busy and incredibly cute little boys, and (most importantly) a passionate follower of Jesus Christ whose greatest thrill, aside from serving my family, is teaching women’s Bible study. I love all things food related, am addicted to coffee, and consider curling up in my bed watching an episode or two of Gilmore Girls the perfect way to spend my son’s nap time. So spiritual, I know.

I received Christ as my personal Lord and Savior when I was 8 years old. About 10 years later, as I taught my first Bible study to a group of ninth grade girls, I knew that teaching God’s Word was both my gifting and calling. After getting my BA in accounting from the University of South Florida, I set off to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where I earned my Master’s degree in Christian Studies. Since then, my places of ministry have been my home and Bell Shoals Baptist Church (where I get the teach the best group of ladies in the whole world!).

I am hungry for resources that show me how God’s truth intersects real life; and I believe that the beauty of the gospel is most clearly seen when we let down our guards, admit that life is hard, and testify to the perfect sufficiency of our Savior in the midst of it. That’s the heart and soul behind my life, my message, and my blog. I’ve chosen to take off my “I’ve got it all together” mask, and I invite you to do the same!

For His Glory,

Aprile

“It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last, you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your spirit is flavored with the words of the Lord, so that your blood is Bibline and the very essence of the Bible flows from you.” – C.H. Spurgeon

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