About

At twenty-eight years old I was transformed by grace. During the twenty-one years since, I have enjoyed learning and growing through the writings and teachings of wonderful mentors who have encouraged and inspired me to write with transparency.  The purpose for this kind of writing is not only to express myself, rather, to point others to Jesus Christ, the lover of my soul.  My prayer is that anything you read will encourage you in the faith and spur you on to finish well for the Glory of God.  Writing is a passion I am fortunate to pursue and I enjoy drawing, reading, going to the beach and having long talks with good friends.

My husband Marty and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Septemeber of 2017.  Marty is a wonderful, loving husband and entrepreneur who owns Ephesians 5:25.  Our married journey began in the dark cave of unbelief, lasting for five years. Finally, after severe heartbreak, I was saved and we journeyed on the Way, unequally yoked, for fourteen more years. This was a treacherous path that eventually led to the “promised land” of unity in Christ. We are now a very blessed, Christ-centered couple who love each other deeply.  1 Peter 3 was a pivotal chapter throughout our walk together and now Ephesians 5 is our Ebenezer stone, a constant reminder of how we can please God through our marriage.  Reflecting on our journey gives me an overwhelming sense of God’s grace and I am so grateful He helped us persevere through the very difficult terrain we were able to traverse successfully by His power.

We also have two amazing children, Sean, a thoughtful, kind and considerate young man and Ryan who is compassionate as well.  Sean, a Business/Econ graduate of Wheaton College (IL),  lives in Florida  and has fulfilled his lifelong dream of living somewhere warm.   Ryan, our youngest, is athletically gifted and was drafted out of high school the summer of 2015 by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth round. Ryan balances his time between Florida in the spring and Maryland during the regular Minor League season.  God’s grace overwhelms me as I reflect on the way He has protected and strengthened these two young men throughout the years.  It has not been an easy road for them but, because of this, they know Philippians 4:13 is real; “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”

This blog is dedicated to my family who have learned to love, forgive and grow where they are planted.

Marlene McKenna

 

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