My name is Tanya Dean (that’s Tanya but pronounced Tonya- yeah, I know…doesn’t make sense). I’m a wife of one and a mom of 2 teenagers, plus 3 fur babies (not counting the 3 homeless fur babies that I feed and wish they would come live in my house).

I love people and teach women’s Bible study, but I believe my greatest call lies in raising our children and being a wife to my husband. I guard that time and do not apologize for keeping them first, underneath my walk with Christ. With that said, I love women’s ministry! I love getting to know people from all walks of life and all ages.  

God’s truth is my passion and Jesus is the flame that keeps my heart ignited for His glory!  My hope is that this blog format will be a place where I can hear from you. I would love to get to know you and what’s happening in your life. Encouragement is my favorite and I believe we are in desperate need for more community and support;  be that in our local towns and cities, all the way to the global community of blogging. It is such an exciting time we live in! 

I’ve procrastinated for quite some time (actually years) in starting a blog. I have placed myself, my insecurities and my motives under an intense microscope of doubt for several (and I do mean several) years now! I don’t have anything, personally, to offer other than Jesus Christ and what He has done in my life and what He continues to do. To me, that’s pretty BIG because He is a game changer, in every sense of that word!!  I lived a whole lot of years attending church, but life didn’t change until I FULLY surrendered! And oh how it changed!!! I had NO IDEA! I had run from the idea of total surrender all my life. I feared it! What I found was that it was by losing my life, that I found it! ~Matthew 10:39~ So, this blog is dedicated to my life on the other side of surrender…