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“I still get lost sometimes, but the difference now is that I know who I am. My identity lies in someone so much greater than I am, in a Savior who loves me. That speaks to me and reminds me that the only approval I need is from Him, not man. I am called lovey, beautiful, and gifted. And each day I die to myself in order to become what I was purposefully created for, giving Him control so that I can do what it is He has called me to do." ~ Shari Rigby, Beautifully FlawedShari's book Beautifully Flawed is available on Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
During my young adult years, I lived as a prodigal running from the church, and essentially from God. But in Killeen, Tx, I dedicated my whole life (and self) to Him. In those days, I jammed out to DC Talk’s, “Into Jesus,” and Rich Mullins,“Awesome God,” and studied a Life Application Bible as big as an encyclopedia.
For eighteen years, I’ve been married to my best friend who makes me laugh and finishes my sentences. Up until 2016, we homeschooled our two boys for seven years, now teenagers (with one having Asperger’s, aka HF Autism). I opened my first blog in 2009 called, If Meadows Speak. I also founded and co-led (with Amy Breitmann) a collaborative blog (now closed but still live) for Christians wounded by church, in a season without community, calledOutside the City Gates. We then co-led an online small group with (in)courage titled, Women Without Church Community.
I love small, intimate conversations, un-sweet tea, road-tripping with a camera in hand, Mexican food (extra salsa, please!), and my family. I write from my kitchen table with our mini-Aussie, Einstein, underfoot. In addition to the soon-to-be-released book, A God of All Seasons: Walking Toward Mercy, Grace, and Hope, I’ve authored, A Life of Creative Purpose: Embrace Uniqueness-Explore Boldness-Encourage Faith; and Social Media Strategies (Without Losing Your Soul),
Coffee or tea? TEA! But of course.
Exercise or nap? Trick question, there. Exercise because I NEED it. But a nap is too luxurious to pass up.
Cake or pie? Cake, gluten-free if you have it.
High heels or sneakers? High heels with great arch supports! (Also snazzy, comfy sandals are the bomb!).
Vacation or staycation? Vacay, definitely!
Early riser or sleep in? Sleep in. Is that even a question?
Read the book or watch the movie? Watch the movie. I’m a visual person, though I love to read but have less time than I used too.
Dogs or cats? Dogs (‘though we have an outdoor farm cat that is the best-est)
Introvert or extrovert? Ambi-vert. I’m energized by meaningful conversations with people! Afterwards, I come away talking like a chipmunk when I’m telling my hubby about all the wonderful-ness of the get together. But I also NEED to capture and process all that wonderful energy by channeling it through introverted time.
Country living or city girl? I’m in between as a small town girl, for sure. Right now, I live way-out-in-the-boonies country and like our place but prefer “country” that’s closer to our small town and community.
Do you have any hobbies? Um, does writing count? Add to that, photography and travel.
What are you listening to, reading, or watching that you are loving right now? Cooper’s Treasure (documentary that’s absolutely fascinating!), just read Karin Fendick’s beautiful and poetic book, From Ashes to Glory: A Psalm a Day, and this week, I listened to the hilarious but serious sermon by, Pastor Tim Ross, titled, “Here, We Upset the World!” (from a Gateway Church’s podcast in Southlake, TX).
What are you passionate about? I’m motivated for people to be set free from bondage, as well as being an encouraging voice through difficult spiritual seasons in life (which looks different when raising toddlers versus an empty nester versus teens versus no children, etc). I’m an advocate for identifying God’s goodness, majesty (through His creation), and His gifts within others or ourselves.
What/where are you writing? My website, The Art of Fear Not is mostly a website not a blogsite, since I don’t blog as much anymore. My current focus is on longform like the co-authored book I’m launching with Amy in August, A God of All Seasons.
Are there any other projects or ministries that you are working on/with? I work as a social media specialist and content writer for a local economic company and am involved at my local church. I’ve also been talking to someone about revisiting a book idea we’ve discussed in the past, but that is still in the preliminary stages.
How can we connect with you? (website, social media, events?) Website: http://tammy-h-meyer.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tammy_h_meyer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tammy.h.meyer/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hendricksmeyer/pins/
What is an area that you’d like to grow in? I’m a Berean at heart so I never have enough historical background on scriptures and want to better understand things such as the cultural times of the Bible.
How can we build you up? Typically, because I’m an exhorter, I find it hard to focus on myself and even answer the question. Since I moved most every tbeyear growing up, I’m humbled by the smallest acts of kindness within this community. But if it crosses your mind, pray that I allow the Holy Spirit free reign in my life since I tend to hold back and that I’d allow Him access and control in every nook and cranny of me.
Is there a parting thought you would like to share? Don’t underestimate the power of community and supporting one another through the smallest of acts. And thanks Bobbie for taking the lead in gathering us together!
If you were able to recognize God in every hard, sacred season, how might it encourage your faith to grow? This book is for anyone who has found their spiritual life stuck in the icy grip of winter or their faith lumbering to recover from a summer’s break. Through powerful and poignant storytelling, Amy and Tammy guide you on a journey that will you to lift your eyes toward God's ever-abiding presence through each season’s challenge. Discover hidden gifts of comforting grace in darkness by night, and the radiant glow of God’s mercy by day. You will encounter stories of a God who:Are there any other projects or ministries that you are working on/with? I work from home and travel some for Vi Bella Jewelry. We are a job creation ministry creating beautiful jewelry with artisan centers in Haiti and Mexico. I have been honored to visit our artisans and their communities in Haiti twice over the past several years. It is an honor to work with our Founder and CEO Julie Hulstein and a team of world-changers as a storyteller and social media manager. (And I get to dabble in fashion- selecting designs and fabrics for upcoming collections) How can we connect with you? (website, social media, events?) Website: http://belovedinbluejeans.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amy.breitmann Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyBreitmann IG: https://www.instagram.com/abreitmann/ I run social media and marketing for vibellajewelry.com Facebook for ViBella Jewerly: https://www.facebook.com/ViBellaJewelry/ IG for ViBella Jewerly: https://www.instagram.com/vibellajewelry/ What is an area that you’d like to grow in? Bravery: I’m working with a business coach to work on consistent posting on my blog (discipline) and being bold in doing live FB videos and possibly podcasts to compliment the book launch. As most writers, I have a lot of fear that crops up in sharing the message that is on my heart. How can we build you up? Prayer, encouragement, a safe place to “practice” my brave! I was the spokesperson for the non-profit I started for years, but that was my “cancer story” I’m ready to share a deeper story- about owning being “beloved” and how that plays out. Is there a parting thought you would like to share? Thank you for this opportunity! I love being part of this encouraging, inspiring group of women!
Learn to perceive God's companionship even when you don’t sense His nearness. Even when you barely believe such closeness is true. Unearth, not only a God who created the seasons, but the One who also walks you through them.”
- gives you a new name
- never forsakes you
- delivers you
- redeems you
- rescues you from the pit
- Put it in your front yard
- Share the table
- Share your story