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Voice of a Vagrant

"If I were still trying to please men, I should not be a servant of Christ..."

6 December
I grew up in Charleston, SC and now live in Louisville, KY with my wonderful husband Tom. We met in God's country (more commonly known as Clemson University) and have been married since 2009. We moved to Louisville for Tom to go to Southern Seminary, where he graduated with his M.Div. in 2013. In August 2014, we welcomed our beautiful daughter, Naomi.

I came to know Christ when I was 8 years old, but I don't think I really understood what being a Christian was all about until I was a few years older. I'm trying to grow in my relationship with Christ every day. As is the case with any relationship, it ebbs and flows, but thankfully God is faithful even when I have not been, and He has proven this time and time again.

In college, I went in Pre-Med and came out with a Sociology degree instead, with a minor in public health. Somewhere along the way, I realized I wanted to help populations instead of individuals, though I still have tremendous respect and admiration for doctors. As for getting a career in public health...still working on that one.

As for my screenname, the "gal110" part actually has nothing to do with the fact that I'm a girl. It comes from my favorite Bible verse, Galatians 1:10, which says: "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ." This is also where the "vagrant" part comes from; dictionary.com defines a vagrant as "one who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood." Until I reach my heavenly home, I am determined not to get comfortable with the things of this world.