Welcome! I’m Elizabeth Anne. I’m so glad you stopped by!
A little about me
A couple personality facts first: I’m an INFJ (Meyers-Briggs) with occasional P tendencies and an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). I also have anxiety.
I’m a stay-at-home wife in Mississippi with my husband, John Mark. I love Christmas, animals, and organization. Bugs, loud noises, messes, crowds, and rudeness are the worst. But, God is my first passion and my first love. Without Him I would truly be nothing.
I grew up in a small town in Alabama with my parents, twin brother, and our beloved dachshund. We were surrounded by spiritually minded Christians, who helped open my eyes to God’s character and His will for us. Even though I hit some bumps in the road, I grew up with a solid Bible foundation, and a deep-rooted want to do God’s will.
I’ve loved to write since I was a little girl — it’s all I’ve ever seen myself doing, other than being a wife and mom. I can remember sitting at our family computer writing adventure stories and mysteries in the style of Nancy Drew. So, I went to Auburn University to get a degree in English/Professional Writing and ended up falling in love with blogging.
A little about my family
Auburn is also where I fell in love with my husband! We got married three months after I graduated and almost four months after we got engaged. Our goal is to learn and grow together as heirs of the grace of life, navigating the ups and downs of marriage as gracefully as possible. God is the rock of our hearts and we strive to follow His word exactly the way He’s commanded. We believe He’s worthy of our praise and our complete submission.
We lived in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi all within our first year of marriage, and now we’re settled in Mississippi with our dog, Widget (who’s been the best souvenir from Arkansas).
A little about the blog
This blog started in college, under the name Heavenly Sunlight, morphed into All Things New, for a short time, E.A. Henderson, but it eventually became Truth in Love. In one of my classes, we were instructed to keep a weekly blog based on the reading we were doing throughout the semester, and I loved it. But, it was around this time when my struggle with anxiety had become more intense than I’d experienced before. I’d gone to counseling, and started digging myself out of the pit, surrendering myself to God completely and begging for help. Something eventually clicked, my outlook completely changed, and I wanted to tell other people how good God was to me. I remembered blogging, and I thought it could be an awesome opportunity to share small posts each Sunday night, based on the sermons I’d heard in worship, and encourage people to lean on God.
As you’ll notice, I’ve taken some side roads with the blog, but I always come back to this original motive, and the only one that makes sense to me: inspiration for seeking souls. I know the struggle of feeling alone and scared, and, admittedly, scouring the internet for helpful articles. But I also know the mind-blowing ways God can change a person’s life, and I want that for everyone. If I can use this gift God has given me encourage one person to seek God and trust Him, then I’m happy with that.
I hope you’ll stick around and be edified!
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, *speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
*emphasis by me