Hi, I’m Betsy.
I am not rocking the church lady thing, but I am sticking as close to Jesus as I can. I struggle with getting overwhelmed and overscheduled, but I find new mercies every morning when I open the pages of Scripture to hear God’s voice through His Word. Spending time with God works like a reset button for my soul.
A natural-born worrier, I wrestle with fear, but God’s Spirit and His Word build my faith and renew my hope during my morning quiet time.
Stress overtakes me because I wear about 9 different hats, I’m usually working on 23 things at once, and multi-tasking never works for me. Yet the Holy Spirit gives me peace and wisdom for my next step when I pray over my day in the morning.
I’m so glad you’re here.
I want you to know you’re not the only one who had a blow-up with her kids or her husband this week. You’re not the only one who may or may not have looked at Instagram before reading Scripture this morning, and you’re not the only one who feels like she’s running on empty.
I write and speak to inspire women to pursue a closer relationship with God and build their faith with His Word, so His Spirit will fill them to overflowing.
If you are longing for more of God’s power and presence in your life, but you feel distracted by a busy schedule, anxious thoughts, or even your phone, I wrote a book for you.
More of God: A Distracted Woman’s Guide to More Meaningful Quiet Times will help you learn to open small windows to invite more of God into your life. It will help you:
- Hear His voice more clearly when you read Scripture
- Move past distraction to grow your prayer life.
- Enjoy your quiet time more.
- Take Jesus with you into your day.
You can find it on Amazon today and start taking steps towards God and more of His presence and power in your life.
This community is a space where we can encourage each other to get God’s Word in so we can live our faith out.
When we equip ourselves with the truth of Scripture, we find the help we need for more joyful and effective living.
At Faith Spilling Over, I hope you’ll find:
- Encouragement to deepen your relationship with God
- Useful tips for engaging with His Word
- Inspiration to open your eyes to daily joy
- Practical ways to apply scripture to your marriage and family life.
Will you join me? Click on this link to subscribe, and you’ll get fresh installments of Faith Spilling Over once a week and a monthly “From Me to You” letter with a little gift to encourage your faith.
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Here’s a bit more about me.
I’ve been battling distraction in my relationship with God for over 20 years while serving in women’s ministry, church planting, and child raising. After serving in the Middle East for 16 years, my husband Jose and I moved back to Austin, Texas last summer. With both kids now in college, we’re new empty nesters, and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about it! When I am not writing, I am drinking chai with Middle Eastern women in Austin, tutoring Chinese students online, or talking with my kids on the phone.
- Laughing with my husband
- Hanging out in downtown Austin
- Learning and reading almost anything
- Card, board, and dice games
- Making new friends and spending time with old ones
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to get to know you too. Leave me a comment to tell me a bit about yourself, where you live, what you do, what you love.