Founders and Ministry Directors

 

 

Jackie Tinkler

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Welcome to my happy place!  I am a creative leader and organized eclectic who loves to write about God’s word and everyday things, uncovering something beautiful for each day. My favorite thing is drinking coffee, so if I were to meet you face to face I would suggest we meet at a cozy café where we could get to know one another over a latte.

As a child I lived in upstate New York, where all of my family members lived within blocks and ate dinner together every Sunday.  One day, the ocean called and we left our city blocks to move to the beautiful beaches of Brevard County, Florida where I started my family and was called to Women’s Ministry.  Many years later, the “unexpected” happened in the form of a job loss. God navigated it brilliantly, which made it okay.  That experience opened an amazing door for my husband Jim and I to live a new adventure as “empty nesters” in the Magic City of Birmingham, Alabama. My passion in Birmingham is to create, write, lead, and eat trendy food.

I’ve always felt God had more for me. Setbacks may have put me behind a few years, but through my relationship with Jesus, I was able to overcome all of it. God opened doors of opportunity for me I never dreamed of. When life said, “It’s over for you,” God said, “I have more.”

I’ve had the honor of being in Women’s Ministry for over 20 years as a Women’s Ministry Director, Biblical Counselor, Conference Producer and Writer. I have recently co-written a women’s small group study entitled “Something Beautiful.” My most cherished life’s role has been growing in love with my husband, Jim, our adult daughter, Lauren and our pillow-loving chocolate lab, Nelson. We attend Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, where I have had the privilege of serving and doing life with amazing people! When I’m not writing, I can be found decorating cozy spaces, relaxing at a B&B, cooking a gourmet meal, or enjoying a great classic movie.

 

Amber EdwardsIMG_4079

Hello friends … I’m thrilled you are here.  Let’s get to know each other…
I’m the mother of two young adults. My daughter, Shelby (my “mini me”) is in college and my son, Zac, is a Senior in High School who is already making big plans for life after his perceived trivializes of high school.  These two have my whole heart and I am beyond blessed the Lord chose me to pour into them and be their momma.  I am married to my best friend and soulmate, Michael, who I have no doubt is a true gift from above who the Lord placed in our lives at exactly the right time. I adore our little family of four!

I am a Legal Assistant/Paralegal by trade, but my true passion is people. One of my spiritual gifts is encouragement and there’s nothing that brings me more joy than doing something to make someone else smile!

Some of my favorite “me” things are a big ‘ole glass of iced tea, brunch with girlfriends, date night with my man, a walk on the beach at sunset, sitting on my patio on a brisk fall day, all things Christmas, my entire family together at Church to worship our Savior, a good pair of warm, cozy socks, fresh flowers, Italian food, chocolate chip cookies, writing/journaling … just to name a few…and not necessarily in that order!

I was saved at a young age, and although I’ve gone through seasons of separation, I have always felt the Lord’s hand on my life.  He has used every season, trial and accomplishment to reveal my purpose and passions and make me the woman I am today.

My family and I attend Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, where I am privileged to serve on the Dream Team as both an Events Team Leader and a Small Groups Coach for the Women’s Team.  The Lord has placed a passion for women deep inside my heart and I am honored He has orchestrated a platform for me to minister in this area through the written word.  He’s been telling me for a long time He has “more” for me … I’m buckling up for the ride because I know it’s going to be so much fun … I sure hope you’ll ride shotgun!

 

 

 

 

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