Hello! And welcome to Speaking Truth in Love!
My name is Stephanie Torrey! So glad you stopped by…
Let me introduce myself and just give you some highlights of who I am and what the purpose of Speaking Truth in Love blog is all about.
First things first, I am a daughter of the King, the true and Living God, Jesus Christ!
I’m happy to be a stay at home/work from home mom for over 10 years! I’ll be sharing more on how I managed to do that for so long in some future blog posts on working from home. I must admit, that the whole climbing the career ladder thing is completely lost on me since I left corporate America in 2004 after having my daughter and I’ve never looked back.
I’ve been married to my IT hubby now for 22 years. I sometimes joke that I will always know how long I’ve been married by how old our son is! LOL! Speaking of son, I have 2 kids. A son, William who is now a senior in college in Maryland majoring in film and moving image. A daughter, Rachel who is 14 and just a joy to have as a daughter. Actually both of my children are just really precious to me, and my husband. I’m not just saying that because I’m their mom:) But I really thank and praise God for them because they both overcame some major health issues when they were younger. It’s wonderful to see how God used their health challenges to work in and through their lives.
Anyhoo, enough about me…let’s talk about what Speaking Truth in Love is all about and what I hope you will gain from it.
Ephesians 4:15-16 – 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. –
The purpose of Speaking Truth in Love is to be a beacon of light in the darkness by being an encouraging, consistent, and loving voice of biblical truth.
My goal is to first and foremost ENCOURAGE YOU: if you’re a mom raising kids, a sister, a young woman who has found herself further away from the God than she intended.
This blog is also for YOU, if you’re a seeker who is looking for that something or SOMEONE bigger than yourself. My goal is to share the truth of what I’ve learned over the years during good times and bad times using God’s Word in a loving way, not in a “judging” way. This is a journey I hope we can go through together!
The one thing God has impressed upon me since my conversion to Christ is knowing TRUTH from error. Until I became born again, I was very confused about God. Not an atheist, probably more agnostic. So my life’s theme has been what Jesus said in John 8:32: and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
This blog will strive to draw YOU into closer fellowship with Jesus Christ whether you have known Him for 50 years, 5 years, or not at all.
What God has shown and taught me through His LOVE for me, I want to share with YOU!
To that end, my prayer is that Speaking Truth in Love, will:
- Help strengthen, enhance or even to begin your relationship with God.
- Help to encourage you to ENJOY studying and reading the Word of God so you can see how relevant He is in every aspect of your life.
- Help to transform and renew YOUR mind towards God’s operation in your life, and His viewpoint, instead of the world’s viewpoint.
- Help you to have a more thoughtful, clear and biblical perspective of the events and circumstances that shape and affect us personally, and how we see the world and God.