At 53 years old, I know what I am called to do:
I DESIRE to INSPIRE you!
We find our true callings within our gifts and passions. What drives and inspires us? What are we good at? What comes easily for us? And what brings us the most joy?
Back in high school they do their best to direct us to find our calling and ultimate “career path”. However, many of us did not go to college after high school. And many of those who did were unable to find jobs in their chosen fields. OR, they worked hard for those degrees and landed those sought-after jobs only to find out a few years in, or close to retirement, that they were completely miserable and had missed their calling. And let’s be honest – when we walked across that high school graduation stage, who truly knew what we would do for the rest of our lives?
I loved school and did quite well for those amazing 12 years. I have a natural gift/love of “teaching”, and thought I would follow in my father’s footsteps in becoming a junior- or senior-high school teacher! But then I fell in love with my high school sweetheart, got engaged at 17 years old, and threw those plans out the window. Marriage and motherhood was the “expected” plan that I laid out for my life.
Then tragedy struck within that first month of adulthood when my father passed away unexpectedly. This threw me into a downward spiral of depression (before anyone really knew what that was). My sweetheart and I split, and the next six years were wasted, tumultuous years of working menial office jobs and living paycheck to paycheck, partying and trying to find my place in the world.
BUT GOD! I credit the tirelessness of a praying grandmother with my waking up one day and saying, “ENOUGH!”.
I rededicated my life to Christ and gave up the party life!
I never went back to school, despite the well-meaning advice of others. But at the age of 33 I was called into fulltime ministry, and thus began this 20-year journey of wandering, seeking and serving. I clung to the wise words of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler making my life’s motto: “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
And what a journey it has been! The good Lord has moved me and provided for me by means I would never have dreamed! Sure, there have been the various office jobs that came and went. I moved around a lot and served in many church positions, finally becoming ordained myself in January of 2006. I have worked for doctors, attorneys, pastors, and world-renowned evangelists. I have picked up part-time restaurant gigs and tried all of the MLM’s… yes, pretty much ALL of them. I have taught Sunday School, led Singles’ Ministries, preached on the radio, cleaned church restrooms and served as Pastor! Most recently I found myself in elder-care, a ministry in itself for which I am told I also have a gift, and a true fondness. But as the nature of that field is indeed “end of life” care, this week I have found myself once again without a guaranteed paycheck, and that is okay! Despite all of the ups and downs and ins and outs of this crazy journey, I have remained faithful to my Lord and the calling on my life, and He has faithfully taken care of me.
Today I return to my passions, my gifts, and those things that bring me joy! I have grown over these years not only in ministry, but also in my quest for natural health! My cheerleader spirit still resides deep inside, and I encourage others to discover and be their BEST selves in spirit, mind and body, beginning wherever they are.
My cheerleader spirit still resides deep inside!
Today I am a Pastor, Speaker, Writer, Health Enthusiast and Independent Avon Representative, in that order. I would love to come and minister/speak at your church or event. I never charge a fee, but we do collect a love offering as the Lord leads. I do hope you will connect with me online, in any or all of the following ways:
Blog: Son-Seeker Blog
Website: Free Indeed Ministries (a work in progress)
FB Ministry Page: Free Indeed Ministries
FB Natural Health Group: Natural Health With Our Creator
YouTube: Free Indeed Ministries Channel
AVON FB Group: Avon Shop’n With Robin
AVON Online Store: Robin’s AVON Store!
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… (Hebrews 12:1)