Debbie Wilson seeks to refresh women’s faith through sharing her story and “connecting sojourners to the heart of Christ.” She has a deep desire to help others see Him more clearly. I have followed her blog for almost six months and find relevant and exciting Biblical studies that inspire and uplift me. I hope you enjoy her profile.
Debbie Wilson’s Biography Information
I grew up in the sandy soils of Savannah, Georgia climbing pine trees and exploring neighborhoods and marsh-lined roads on my trusty bicycle. I show my age, but I was Annie Oakley, and my bike was my horse. Jesus captured my heart in college. I joined the high school ministry of Cru (then called Campus Crusade for Christ). My first assignment was in Boston. I loved the change of seasons and beauty of the area. But the winters were way too long for this Southern gal.
My husband, Larry Wilson, lassoed my heart at a summer project in Colorado. Our early years of marriage were spent in Oklahoma City and Southern California. The call into biblical counseling took us through four states in four years. We settled in Raleigh, NC and co-founded Lighthouse Ministries in 1991. I served as a biblical counselor and Bible teacher for 24 years. Today, my ministry concentrates on speaking, teaching, and writing. My two Bible studies are Little Women, Big God and Give Yourself a Break.
Debbie Wilson‘s Gospel Story: How She Came to Know Christ as Her Savior.
I began attending church nine months before I was born. But the message of God’s love didn’t touch me until middle school when I attended a chapel service at church camp. I was familiar with John 3:16, but that night I realized God didn’t just love the world. He loved me!
The exhilaration didn’t last, however. Mama still told me to clean my room. My little sister continued to get into my stuff, and I still got irritated. I decided knowing Christ would take care of my eternity but had little to do with daily life.
In high school, I lost my mother to cancer and my dad to grief. Mama had been the heart of our home. After she was gone, I realized she’d also been the glue. I read my Bible during this time, but it didn’t make much sense to me or offer much comfort.
A few years later at a college retreat, I spent time with some students who walked with God. Their faith and gratitude in all things made me thirsty to know Jesus better. I joined a Bible study. When I’d read my Bible before, I hadn’t treated it as the authority. I’d kept the things I agreed with and tossed out what seemed irrelevant.
When I began to trust God’s wisdom over my understanding, I experienced radical transformation in my mind, will, and emotions. I found out life has purpose and that God never makes mistakes.
Her Favorite Verse and How It Became Important to Her
One of my favorite verses is Romans 15:13 (NIV): “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” There is so much I love about this. But the “as you trust in him,” reminds me to trust.
Her Blogging Story
I wrote newsletters for our ministry before blogging. Our board suggested I start a blog. I did and was surprised it was so much fun!
Her Blogging Mission
My personal mission is to connect sojourners to the heart of Christ. I help people see that God’s word is relevant and refreshing when read as His love letter to us. I use biblical truths to help people with everyday life and address the topics of life challenges and relationships from the perspective of faith
Her Top Three Posts Based on Readership Statistics
Her Three Favorite Posts
What Inspires Her to Write for Christ?
A lot of people feel guilty or inadequate in their relationship with Christ. They focus on their shortcomings instead of on God’s goodness and ability. I want people to enjoy their relationship with Jesus and to learn how to let Him live His life through them.
Her Favorite Song
Authors Who Inspire Her or Motivate Her to Write
C.S. Lewis is my all time favorite author. I especially love The Chronicles of Narnia.
Her Blogging Tips
Don’t try to cover too much in one blog post. I’m still learning this.
A Personal Blogging Story
Receiving emails or comments that let me know my words reached them at the right time or have opened their eyes to new freedom and joy in their relationship with Christ causes me to give glory to God. He still uses cracked pots! Below is part of one such email:
I had to drop you a note to let you know what a profound effect your writing has had on me. I have been a believer for over 40 years and have been privileged to sit under some awesome Bible teaching. I am amazed at the lies I have allowed myself to believe. Your writing is opening my eyes to how to live in the truth of who I am in Christ. I praise Him for leading me to this truth, and I am so thankful for you!
Last Minute Thoughts On Inspiration and Uplifting
The beauty of flowers, nature, art, and design. Courage and good stories inspire me.
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Your turn: What inspired you most about Debbie Wilson and her blogging story? Have you read her blog and what do you find inspirational about it?
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