Our New Space {And a Giveaway!}

Welcome to our new home on the web. It’s a lot like the {In Pursuit} you’ve grown to love over the years. The difference is we’re on a self-hosted site which gives me more freedom in how this site is managed and run. So thankful for your patience as we worked on the move. It took longer than I’d anticipated. But we’re up and running and we’re jumping right back in.


If it’s your first time here, let me share a little about myself and about how {In Pursuit} began.

When I was 16 I ran away from home. I should have been learning the skills and character traits necessary  to one day be a wife and mother. I should have been developing my God-given gifts and talents. I should have been learning who I was.  Instead, I was on the streets going from one house to the next, trying to find my place. Sadly, I wasn’t prepared to be a woman who could manage her home. I was terrified of making mistakes in my parenting. I didn’t understand a thing about life. And, well, I just didn’t have a clue who I was.

Oh, I faked it alright. But faking it can only get you so far. At some point you’ve got to face your mess and begin the hard work of cleaning up, sorting through, and moving forward. I sought mentorship for so long. I wondered where were the women who went before me who’d point the way. But I was left quite disillusioned when I came up empty handed. I’d have to figure things out. I wanted a place where I could document this process that other women might be encouraged on their journey. Perhaps something I learned along the way could help them not waste all the time I did wandering. That’s the simple “about” us.

The Goal?

The mission statement, if you will (and it changes and evolves as God works in my life)…

{In Pursuit} My Quest is an invitation for women to be agents of change in their respective spheres of influence, as they step out of their comfort zone and boldly live out the abundant life God ordained for them.

Our mission is to empower women for intentional and purposeful living by:

  • Pointing others towards Jesus
  • Encouraging women to walk in their God-given assignments
  • Inspiring mothers and wives in their holy callings as influencers in their homes
  • And preparing and instructing women in their God-given roles as caretakers of their homes

A little lofty? Perhaps.

Either way, I’m just showing up each week hoping to pour out for others out of the generosity God has so lavishly poured out on me. {Read the rest of the About page {here}.)

And Now To Celebrate…

I wanted to find an amazing way to celebrate and to thank our readers for journeying with me. And so, allow me to introduce you to my awfully talented husband, Jason.

1097829_453226038109424_1190752805_o-2I’m Jason. Husband. Father of 3. Artist. Pyrographer. How’s that for short and sweet?!

I’ve been playing around with Pyrography for over 10 years now. Years ago I purchased an inexpensive kit from a hobby store. Never did I imagine Pyrography would turn into my passion. I love taking a blank slate and turning it into a work of art.

Website: Impressions by Jason | Facebook

He has so graciously offered to give away a custom portrait to one of my readers! If you have not already seen the amazing work he does, you’ve got to check out . No seriously. Head on over and check out his portfolio.

The winner will be notified via email.Portfolio PM

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  1. Congratulations on the blog move, Darlene! You are an amazing encourager, and I pray that God will continue to bless you as you pour your life into other people and use your experiences to help them.

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