Sheltered Under His Wings
With our bible study just one week away, I thought today would be a good time to introduce my friend Jamie Britt.
I’m so grateful our lives connected at BootCamp earlier this year! You know we only had time for a short conversation and a quick hug, but it seems we were meant to become close friends and co bloggers.
Will you tell us a little about yourself, your family and growing up years?
Yes. Though I was born 3 months premature and my parents were told I’d never make it through the night, God proved the doctors wrong! I grew up in Lumberton, NC. I was raised in a home without Christ as the center, but I was blessed to have family that showed me His ways.
Tell us how you came to a saving relationship with Christ?
I came to a saving knowledge of Christ on June 10, 1996. I was in my grandmother’s car on the way to VBS one evening. After asking many curious questions, I felt ready to make that commitment. It has been the greatest choice I’ve ever made!
When did you know God was calling you to write?
I knew God had called me to write about 3 years ago. I started by sending scripture verses through email. I often got questions about what the verse meant. Once I started sending full devotionals, a certain lady saw the gift that God had given me to write, and was gracious enough to point it out.
Who is a person that is making and has made a strong impact on your life, and why?
The person that has made the strongest impact on my life is Nan Jones. She taught me about the sovereignty of God and that no matter what our circumstances, we can learn to praise Him anyway.
Other than Jesus, what Bible hero would you like to talk to?
The Bible hero I’d like to talk to is Mary, the mother of Jesus. I’d like to know how in her humanity, she could watch as they brutally beat and tortured her son, and then nailed Him to that cross.
What in depth Bible study would you recommend to my readers?
I would recommend, “Seeing Through the Lies: Unmasking the Myths Women Believe” by Vonda Skelton. Though this isn’t a traditional Bible study, the points that Vonda makes are very eye opening and have you reexamining what you’ve always believed.
What is your life verse?
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” (Lam. 3:24).
Tell us about the special program on your computer that allows you to write in spite of the fact you are visually impaired.
I use the program JAWS. It gives me the ability to read email, surf the web, and do just about anything a print-reading person can do. When I speak, it automatically prints my words on the computer screen, giving me the ability to “write” my blogs and send them to my readers. When I read email or blogs, a computer-generated voice speaks what’s written on the screen. Click here for more information: www.freedomscientific.com
Jamie, I think that is just so amazing! What a joy it must be for you to have this valuable tool that enables you to use your gift of writing!
“Yes, it is!”
Do you have a word of encouragement and hope to readers who may be struggling today?
Being visually impaired since birth, you may ask, “How can I write without vision?” My answer is….“The faithfulness of God.”Despite what some may see as a limitation, God sees as opportunity. He’s allowing me to hopefully pour His Word and love into the hearts of many women.
Ladies, if you’re in the midst of pain or despair….There is hope! Whatever you’re going through today, I want to encourage you…don’t give up. When God calls you to do something, go for it!
I’d also like to share something my friend Nan Jones shared with me on a number of occasions.
“When you can’t praise God for your circumstances, just praise Him for who He is!”
Glenda, thank you so much for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to our study!
I feel the same way, Jamie! I can hardly wait for the study to begin!