Hello, I’m Beckie.
I write. I hike. I enjoy eating popcorn and watching a good movie with my family. I exercise to counteract my salty treats habit. I love to snuggle up with a good book, a cup of coffee, and a cat on my lap.
I’m a Jesus girl. My biggest joy is to encourage and propel others in their walk with Christ through my writing and relationships.
But it wasn’t always this way.
I gave my life to Jesus at 12 years old because I didn’t want to go to hell. We moved out of state shortly after. By the time I was 18, my family had moved 18 times. Not cool for a teenager! I spent a lot of time eating lunch in the library. My best friends were characters in books or the ones I created in my own stories.
Isn’t God’s irony amazing?!
It wasn’t until my early twenties that I realized something was missing. I was depressed, struggling with bulimia, and deeply insecure. This wasn’t the “abundant life” described in Scripture.
One day I got tired of pretending. I gave my whole life to Jesus—my depression, insecurities, and all.
And now everything is rainbows and butterflies!
Pfft! Not even close. Things didn’t change overnight. In fact, things got tougher.
That’s when I realized we are at war!
“Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:11
That’s right. The devil and his demons don’t want us to experience the abundant life promised by Jesus.
But God has given us everything we need to stand firm against the devil and grow in our faith. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ! (2 Peter 1:3;Romans 8: 31-39)
Have you ever felt less than, broken, or even invisible?
Every one of us still has that insecure teenager inside. We don’t often acknowledge the feelings and needs of our child self. We’ve pulled up our bootstraps and moved on for goodness sake!
And yet, many of us are living out of the repercussions of our childhood and teen years—which is exactly what the devil wants, by the way!
But Jesus wants to speak to that girl. That guy. He wants to whisper to our hearts a new narrative.
- You are not alone.
- You are loved.
- You have great value.
- You have a purpose and a calling on your life.
- You are EXTRAORDINARY.
It’s true! With God’s guidance—I will prove it— if you stick around a while.
My friend, God wants to walk with us in our everyday, messy, silly, screwed-up, mundane lives!
This is where ‘less than’ meets extraordinary!
Thanks for allowing me to be part of your faith journey.
I am the author of the Beauties from Ashes series of books and co-author of a devotional study journal called Legacy: Living NOW for Future Generations. I am also the editor of SoCal Christian Voice—a division of One Christian Voice media with over 20 divisions across the United States. We share Christian news with local, state, national, and world focus. In addition to news, we share devotions, Christian entertainment, books, recipes, and more.
I also dabble in poetry, write freelance for my local newspaper, magazines, web articles as well as devotions and studies.
I have been married to Scott for 31 years. We have three wonderful grown children. My oldest is Kevin who serves in the Airforce and is married to Michelle. They have one child, Luke (my first grandchild!). Chad is my middle son who is a worship leader and married to Katie. They have one child, Phoenix. My daughter, Charity is a journalism major, an amazing editor, and rocks at marketing for our local community college. Last but not least, Scott and I have two adorable cats, Holly and Jojo.
Beckie Lindsey is the award-winning author of the Beauties from Ashes Spiritual Warfare Suspense Series and co-author of Legacy: Living NOW for Future Generations. She is a speaker, poet, blogger, and the editor of Southern California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicating agency. Beckie writes freelance for her local newspaper and various magazines. Her work has been featured on SoCal Christian Voice, Gems: Shine Brightly and Sparkle, and Altarwork. A major coffeeholic, Beckie enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. Beckie and her husband, Scott, live in California.