Hello Ladies, my name is Jillian or Jilly and also known as “The Bold Blondie.”
I am a 30-something Wife and Mother who is Deeply Committed to Jesus.
I married my Bible College sweetheart, Jacob. And we have been so graciously blessed with 5 children: 2 beautiful daughters and 3 very loved children in Heaven.
No, I am not a natural Blonde. Shocker, I know.
I spent most of my time growing up in youth group and performing on the stage. I went to Bible College for theatre and then on to Counseling/Life Coaching.
I have been blogging on and off since 2009. I sincerely love it. Being a blogger has opened a lot of doors for me like being paid to teach Social Media courses at the Ohio Christian Writer’s Conference. I also have courses on Serious Writer Academy that anyone can purchase to learn how to use Instagram like a Pro. for their brand, ministry, books, etc.
Recently I owned a small-town newspaper and dabbled in Journalism. It was a lot of fun but I traded in my Lois Lane hat for being a Stay at Home – Homeschool Mom.
I have a lot of interests but my heart is devoted to Women’s Ministry and Theology Studies.
Currently I am attending the School of Biblical Evangelism and then have plans to go onto getting another graduate certificate in Systematic Theology.
Body Positivity was once close to my heart and that was something I saw myself speaking on for the rest of my life. I really believe that Satan uses insecurities (LIES) about our bodies and beauty to keep us in bondage. I grew a Body Positive Instagram account of 15,000+ followers until I watched the documentary “American Gospel” and it flipped my entire world upside down. I deleted my Instagram account and decided to take time to hear what God wanted me to be doing with my time and gifts – for HIS GLORY whereas before I was very eager to grow my brand for me and of course Jesus too, but mostly for me.
I sincerely had to repent over A LOT of things I believed, taught, and encouraged.
God radically changed me friends, RADICALLY.
This is also when my desire to grow in Theology and in Apologetics really took off. I now use platform now to speak boldly about Jesus and Godly Womanhood: Mostly about dying to self and following Jesus the way the Bible commands us too.
Most bloggers say something like “Grab a Coffee and Let’s Talk Like Old Friends!” I love that, truly. But I am more of a “Let’s order a large pepperoni pizza with pineapple, put on comfy pants and hoodies, and ugly cry as we gab about the Amazingness of God and how badly we need Him.”
My favorite verse is Titus 2:11-12.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.
Mothering my littles is the best gift, other than Grace, that I have ever been given. My daughters bring me so much joy and grow me as a Christian and a woman. God is so good as I disciple them, He uses them to teach me too.
I have a huge spot in my heart for women who have suffered infancy loss and miscarriages. Going through 3 myself, I understand the pain and the grief. I also have learned how even in something as tragic as losing a baby, God can be glorified. He is so so good and can always be trusted, especially during the terrible times.
And below is me and my Jacob, also known as The Bearded Minister. He is my best friend, my rock outside of Christ, my partner, my head, and truly the love of my life.
Our marriage has been SO FAR from perfect but this man has never given up on me and we’ve sometimes crawled to the cross for grace and forgiveness, repentance and new beginnings, but we’ve never given up on God or each other. I love him more than words can express.
Some Maybe-Sorta Fun Random Facts About Muah:
- I love the color Rose or Rose-Gold.
- Coke Zero is my drink of choice.
- Gone With The Wind is my Favorite Movie.
- I love Pineapples.
- I have a cat named Socks who I absolutely adore.
- I love Flower Arrangements. Peonies and Roses are my favorite.
- I wear lipstick almost everyday.
- Elisabeth Elliot is my role model – she is a woman I admire GREATLY.
- I love love love VINTAGE! I wish we all dressed 1940-1950s style.
- I love listening to Sermons and Theological debates…it’s actually one of my favorite ways to spend my down time.
- Cows are my favorite animals. Yes, the cow. lol.
- The only sport I love is Hockey and my team is Tampa Bay.
I so appreciate you being here and spending time with me virtually.
May everything we do bring glory to our Heavenly Father.
With Love, Jilly.