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 treat cravings. 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 walks 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. My family moved out of state shortly after. By the time I was 18, we’d moved 18 times. Not cool for a teenager! I spent a lot of lunches eating alone in school libraries. My best friends were characters in books or the ones I created in my own stories.
Isn’t God’s irony amazing?! You know, since I’m now an author. Take that, devil!
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— everything.
And now my life is all rainbows and butterflies.
Yeah right! Not even close. Things didn’t change overnight. In fact, things got tougher. No one tells you that when you become a Christian, you become the enemy’s enemy!
I quickly learned that 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
You see, the devil and his demons don’t want us to experience the abundant life promised by Jesus.
But take heart, my friend! God has given us everything we need to stand firm against evil 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?
All of us still have that insecure younger version of ourselves 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 us. 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’ll prove it if you stick around awhile.
Dear one, 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 book series 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 focuses. In addition to news, we share devotions, Christian entertainment, books, recipes, and more.
In addition, I freelance write for magazines, websites, and my local newspaper. I also write songs and dabble in poetry.
I have been married to Scott for 30 years. We have three wonderful grown children. My oldest is Kevin who serves in the Air Force and is married to Michelle. They have one child, Luke (my first grandchild!). My middle son, Chad, is a worship leader and married to Katie. My daughter, Charity, is a journalism major, an amazing editor, and rocks at marketing for our local community college.
Beckie Lindsey is the award-winning author of Beauties from Ashes, a spiritual warfare suspense series, and co-author of Legacy: Living NOW for Future Generations. She is a speaker, poet, blogger, and editor of SoCal California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicate 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, Altarwork, and more. A major coffeeholic, Beckie enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. Beckie and her husband of 30 years, Scott, live in Victorville, California.
“Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time.”
― Charles F. Stanley
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