Hi, I’m Faith Walker.
For the record, despite the amazing name my parents gave me, I don’t always live up to it. In fact, living brave is probably the hardest thing ever for me!
Thankfully, Jesus is all about redemption. He loves to show up through our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). He loves when we are broken before Him!
My home is full of life. Lots of lives. I live at home with my parents and siblings. I’m the oldest of nine kids. Thus, in our house there is never a dull moment. The noise level is high…and my mom calls it “loud love”.
Two of my brothers are now married and have children of their own. Perhaps I’m partial, but my niece and nephews are the cutest kids that ever graced the planet. (the 7th grandchild is on the way in April 2019!) I’d like to think that I’m their favorite Aunt…but the votes aren’t in yet.
I’m a missionary to women behind bars. I am literally happiest when I have a Bible in my hand and a group of incarcerated women in front of me. Their hunger for Jesus teaches me to love and serve Him more. Our brokenness connects us and I love sharing the Hope of the Cross with them.
When I’m not hanging out in prison, I’m with my family. I can be found reading, writing, or having coffee with a friend. Coffee is one of “my things”, as any of my friends or family will vouch for. I enjoy long walks outside and leading Bible studies in my home for young women. I also love volunteering in our church nursery…and WRITING.
For years, one of my biggest goals in life was attempting to lead a not-so-dangerous life.
Until 2017. As 2017 was dawning, God gave me Joshua 1:9 and a theme for the year: Be Brave.
I had no idea it would signal the most dangerous roller coaster ride in the history of my life. Thus began the journey of learning to lean into His power when my own heart was trembling with fear. Courage isn’t my knee-jerk reaction. Living by faith and with bravery isn’t in me naturally. Since that day in January 2017, God has walked me through some painful, very hard things. Loss, heartache, changes, leaps of faith, depression, relationship struggles…and I’ve fallen in love with Jesus in the process. He has been so faithful, compassionate and patient with my fearful little self. There’s just nothing quite like learning about Jesus through the hardships of life. He has come to my rescue…my Prince Charming and the Hero of the story.
Living Brave and Courageous isn’t easy, but it is so worth it. Jesus has called me out into deep waters and promised to be with me always. Somehow, that turns a dangerous opportunity into a promising adventure! Living on the edge has never been so exciting!
This blog is similar to a log book of my continuing adventure with Jesus. It’s real and sometimes raw. It’s personal, and it chronicles both the defeats and victories of learning to trust my Captain. I pray you walk away encouraged and strengthened to meet the world with the courage of the Lion of Judah. Despite the discomforts of this earthly life, Jesus is always worth it. Always.