Hi! I’m Tammy.
If you are tempted to stop reading because of those letters after my name, let me explain. All the letters really mean is that I have spent a lot of years learning about one thing—literacy. I love reading, writing, and teaching about reading and writing, and my days are primarily spent doing all three.
A few other things I love…
- Being a mom, even though my four daughters are grown now, and I have taken on the roles of mother-in-law to “my boys” and grandmother to the sweetest little ones ever!
- Living on a farm with lots of miniature donkeys that make a great deal of noise.
- Diet Coke (preferably the fountain kind).
But my greatest love is the Lord Jesus. Life can be hard. I’ve experienced that firsthand. During hard times (as well as the not-so-hard times), I’ve clung to God, rooting myself deeper and deeper in His Word. I have found Him faithful. And so very kind.
But there is something else God has been teaching me. Something important, I think. God is showing me that I can’t “do” the Christian life on my own—even with God’s enabling. I wish I could. I’m a natural introvert who much prefers going off in a corner with a good book to anything involving more than two people in a room at once. But God didn’t intend for faith to be just a “Jesus and me” relationship, as important as a personal relationship with Him is.
So that is why I am here and why this blog has come to be. I am passionate about helping women learn to connect more fully with God’s Word and with each other so that we can all know and love the Lord more deeply.
Helping others learn to read the Word more easily and more effectively—that’s kind of the easy part for me. I’m very glad to share the stuff I’ve spent all those years in school studying. But connecting with each other? Hmmm…I’m definitely not the expert there. That is the part I don’t feel in any way qualified to write.
And maybe that is the point. I’m not qualified. I’m just a “tree,” planted in the Word. My roots connect to the Source. By God’s grace, they continue to grow deeper and they are beginning to interconnect with those of my fellow “trees.”
“Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water…” (Psalm 1:1-3, NIV).