About Me

My name is Meg and I am a forty-something woman living in the lovely Midwestern college town of Lincoln, Nebraska. I am married to a wonderful man who loves the Lord and makes me smile every day. I am a nurse and writer by profession, but that is not all I hope to be.

This blog is the initial outworking of a developing teaching and speaking ministry for women and girls called Women In His Image. The inspiration for this ministry was provided by God and His Holy Spirit as part of my own recovery from years of depression, disordered eating, and negative self image. The goal of this ministry is to help women and girls develop their understanding of themselves as literal reflections of Yahweh Himself, and to provide them with the inspiration and knowledge to respond to God day by day, and moment by moment, in light of this understanding.

Two of the greatest influences in my walk with God have been Vern Steiner, teacher and founder of The Miqra Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Beth Moore, teacher, founder of Living Proof Ministries, and my former Sunday School teacher. I acknowledge the influence of both of these individuals on my spiritual growth and thank them immensely. You will see many of their words and thoughts on these pages.

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Meg,
    Thank you for opening yourself to God’s movement. God has used you to bless me today. I’m excited to explore more of your postings and links. It’s so encouraging to have a precious friend & sister growing in grace and sowing seeds. Your experience has given me renewed enthusiasm as I head off to church this morning to teach the little ones (4 -6 years) about living in peace with one another as Abigail did.
    Many blessings to you, my friend.
    Julie

  2. Meg, I have a dear Christian friend living in Lincoln, who is a Dietician who has counseled those with eating disorders. She moved there approximately a year ago. She may be interested in working with you in your ministry.

    Email me if you are interested in connecting with her.

    God Bless, Anne

  3. Meg, thank you for taking the time to share a comment on my blog. I just quickly looked at a couple of posts and really, you are a woman after my own heart. God did send you along today to bless me. How awesome that you had Beth Moore as a SS teacher. 3 of her studies have fundamentally drawn me to God in a more meaningful way. I wish I could tell her myself. Anyway, will add this to my favorite blog sites and visit you often. Be blessed.
    Sita
    (Sita’s Sanctum – http://www.sitahenderson.blogspot.com)

  4. Dear Meg,

    I am a college student in Miami and am with a great church called Metro Life Worship Center with Pastor Steve and Mary Alessi. I do not know if you have heard of Mary Alessi but she is a worshiper and has guided me to lift my praise to another level. I found your page becuase I wanted to make a website for our ministry calle In His Image which is a mentoring program for High school girls led by the College girls such as myself. It is a blessing to hear about your renewal of vision from God. I just wanted to encourage you and I look forward to reading your posts that will help me lead the high school girls to a deeper place with God.

  5. Meg – I came to your site originally because the comment you left on the LPM blog about Amanda’s frequent references to dieting in her wedding recap bothering you made me sad for you. I have found your blogsite gorgeous, your writing superb, and your heart and humility before the Lord awesome. I am SO grateful God directed me here. I’m old enough to be your mother (in fact, my youngest daughter turned 37 the month after you did) but I have struggled with the same issues – food issues, depression, poor self image. Honey, our names are legion in the world of women! May God richly bless the ministry He has led you to begin. I led the “Woman’s Heart” study in my church the first time it was released – back when Beth still had big hair – so I’ve really enjoyed reading your recaps on that study. I’ll look forward to being a regular reader of your posts. God bless you!

  6. your blog was interesting. I am taking psalms of ascent at
    Asbury United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi Texas.
    We are on lesson five. Looking forward to reading your
    blog. I just retired from Christusspohn Hospital as a Coding analyst. I worked there 21 years. Thanks Gloria
    Drury

    • Hi Gloria! Thanks so much for stopping by my site and taking the time to comment. The ladies at my church loved the Psalms of Ascent study. The richness of God’s word in just a handful of Psalms is awesome!

  7. Meg, just found your blog today as I was beginning to do a self study on Beth Moore’s Stepping Up and wanted the answers to the recap of the sessions. Your answers and your comments are so helpful but I seemed to have missed Session 4’s answers. Do you know where I could get them? Bless you in this ministry and in your writing. I believe you have a wonderful gift (talent)from God and you should keep on growing it. Toni

  8. I am a pro-choice Christian and have yet to personally meet anyone who agrees with me.
    Abortion is a complex issue to say the least. Regardless of when an individual believes that life actually begins, it’s a cruel myth to be told that a fetus is simply tissue. Abortion must be defined for what it is – ending the potential life of a child.
    The debate about when life begins shouldn’t be the issue. When faced with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy, a woman should receive supportive and non-judgmental counsel that causes her to face the reality of her situation. The kindest approach would be to help her wrestle with the truth so she can honestly weigh all of her options.
    We all agree that eventually the fetus will become a child. That is the reality.
    A woman should be required to acknowledge that truth prior to having an abortion when she has a trained counselor to help her deal with it. If she doesn’t accept the reality of her decision before she has an abortion, there will come a time at some point in the future when she WILL have to face the truth.
    Remove the debate about when life begins. Acknowledge that a fetus eventually becomes a child.
    If a woman comes to terms with that reality she should be free to make that choice. Free will is God’s design.
    Jesus didn’t try to change the moral fiber of society.
    He came to restore the heart of mankind to God.
    As Christians we should try to live the life of Christ. He did not come to judge the world but to save the world. It seems to me that taking a stand against abortion is in fact standing in judgment.
    I am so glad that I found this site because I am very alone in my community and it is very refreshing to read that there are others that share at least some of my thoughts. Thanks for letting me share my opinion.

    • I apologise – this comment was meant to be posted under the post written about Christian pro-choice perspectives. I am brand new to posting anything on the Internet so I didn’t look close enough after I navigated away from the post I had been reading to register for this site. I thought that when I returned it would have taken me directly to the last page I had been reading. So, as a newbie, I hope you understand.
      Again, where would we be without grace???

  9. Admiring the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you present.
    It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.

    Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  10. I am so, so glad to see other women committed to representing positive messages about body image in the Church! I have just discovered intuitive eating and am really trying to honor God by honoring my body’s natural hunger signals. I would really love to be an advocate for other women who are looking to develop healthy body images!

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