about me

I am Prudence (aka Prudy) a 30-something writer living in the metropolis of Arizona.  Married to a man who constantly steals my heart.  Shawn and I have been married for 12 years and I fall more in love with with him each dawning of sun and moon.  Marriage is far beyond my expectations – it’s so much more fantastic then I ever dreamed it would be.  We are owned by two Chihuahuas – Lengua & Zeus, whose basic demands are pets, bellies, dinner, treats, kisses…repeat.

I grew up amidst towering Pine Trees, brambles of Manzanita bushes, and dirt roads, a city girl in a tiny town.

In 2006/2007 Shawn and I started seeing God change our perspectives on Him and church and life.  We saw our focuses being changed from ourselves to those far from Him.  It’s been a long journey and one that isn’t over yet…and perhaps hopefully never will be.  Through these changes He’s given me a heart for those in poverty and the orphan.  In particular, a desperate heart for India.  One day my feet will walk her soil (I expect an all out ugly cry that day).  I dream to work in orphan care & adoption advocacy one day.

What I share here is my heart.  I write my life, my experiences, ups & downs and how God is working in and changing me.  I am currently participating in OneWord365, a community of bloggers, twitters, & non-bloggers alike who choose one word to focus on during the year.  This year my word is fly.  I share my current quest in finding my wings and taking flight after a year of hope.

I am learning to embrace an artistic side I never knew I had.  Through paints, #secretmessages, & other various collected elements I paint out my life in my art journal.  I’ve found that in applying paint to paper healing occurs in my soul.

In January 2013 I went to Moldova with Children’s HopeChest to tell Moldova’s stories and love on some beautiful young women who are victims of human trafficking.  I share those stories and follow-up from my time here.

If you have any questions or just want to say hello I’d be thrilled to hear from you.