Hi! I’m Crystal. ♥
I’m a writer and heart encourager who loves Jesus and seeks to glorify God in all I do. Married to my best friend for over 22 years, Tim and I live in Florida with our sweet dog Minnie.
When I’m not writing, I love spending time with my husband, hanging out at the beach, having coffee with friends, and nestling in corners with Minnie on my lap, a good book in my hand, and a cup of tea and piece of chocolate close by.
CrystalStorms.me began when I asked this question:
What does it mean to seek God’s heart?
In 2012 my word of the year was “intentional,” which is when I first imagined this blog out of a desire to live my life with intention and pursue God with all my heart.
You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:12-13, HCSB)
An unexpected benefit of seeking God was finding me. I always felt like I didn’t measure up — sometimes I still do. But I’m learning to live my life fully dependent on the God who enables me, finding confidence in who He created me to be.
With a heart to encourage, I write with the purpose of drawing women’s hearts to God. Seeing you walk in the fullness of who God created you to be. Encouraging you in your faith and in your marriage. I’d love for you to join me in the journey. ♥
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-3, NIV)
Areas I write in:
Marriage Encouragement: seeking God’s heart for our marriages.
Here are a few reader favorites:
HeartEncouragement: seeking God’s heart through His Word.
Here are a few reader favorites:
I also host the #HeartEncouragement Community Linkup where I invite bloggers to link up posts that will bring heart encouragement to others.
The best way to stay connected is through subscribing. Click here to receive these posts as well as my weekly note filled with encouragement for your heart you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll also receive Seeing Ourselves Through the Eyes of God: 50 Daily Devotions and access to a growing library of printables and resources as gifts from my heart to yours. ♥
Where else can you find me:
Happily Featured Here:
What I believe in:
♥ One God in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
♥ Jesus Christ’s deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection, and ascension to heaven.
♥ The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the source of truth and standard of living for all mankind.
♥ Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
♥ The resurrection of the body: eternal glory for believers in heaven and everlasting punishment for unbelievers in hell.
♥ The one true church, the body of Christ, consists of all believers.
♥ Obedience to our Lord’s command to lead people of all nations to faith in Christ and to grow in Christ-likeness.
♥ Jesus Christ will return at any time to take to heaven all who believe in Him.
♥ The Holy Spirit indwells and empowers believers and is given as a seal and a pledge of our inheritance in Christ Jesus.
♥ God created man and woman, and marriage is a holy union between a man and a woman.
P.S. Media kit available upon request.