Today is a special day. I have so many new connects that I thought I’d fill you in. A little over 16 years ago I had 2 failed marriages, was recovering from an alcohol and cocaine addiction, had been working in the sex industry for over a decade and had recently moved back to Kentucky from Mexico City – where I had lived for 8 years – to find myself and heal from the things I had done and from the things that had been done to me.
After much convincing from my bestie Greg- I walked into a small church and expected to be judged but I was only met with love. 16 years ago today on April 27, 2003 – I saw Jesus for who He really is, finally understood that crazy thing called GRACE and gave my life to Him. I realized that no one has ever gone too far for the love and acceptance of Jesus and that anyone who preached separation, division and hate were not representing Him well.
Since then, I worked hard to get out of a 13 year career in adult entertainment. I launched a non profit to support women who are in the sex industry and shared unconditional love for years and am now living my best life in order to be an example that there is life and love after the industry.
I met and married my amazing husband Tim and have gotten to be a part of some amazing adventures.
I survived Breast Cancer. I’m working through the struggle of infertility with hope.
We launched and pastored a church plant in South Beach and currently I serve as the senior pastor of The 317 Church – a church plant in downtown Lexington, KY.
I’ve led worship in some amazing places.
I started The Kentucky Maker Company – a company that supports local artists and equips our community with new skills.
And all of this is great. Not possible without Jesus, my family and my friends who stuck it out with me, who checked in on me, who continued to share in this wild life. But Jesus – He gives me the strength to carry it out. In the end none of my past, present, future, things I do, etc defines me. Just Jesus. (Continued in comments)…