I am a writer and speaker. Serving Jesus Christ is my passion.
In 2002, I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in English. Upon graduation, I served six years as a Financial Management Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and obtained the rank of Captain. After transitioning from the military, I continued to serve my country as a federal government employee at the Department of Homeland Security.
Currently, I am enrolled as a full-time student in the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte campus). My education thus far has included independent studies on prayer and fasting and racial reconciliation.
I am a regular contributor at Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership Blog and Leadership Journal magazine, along with Urban Faith online magazine. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Redbud Writer’s Guild and the Board of Advisers for the Synergy Women’s Network. I minister to engage, equip, and empower women to live out their various biblical callings to the glory of God; and I am working with a group of colleagues to develop a faith-based online community for holistic leadership development, vision casting, partnerships, branding, and mentoring.
As a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, I serve as Founder and Co-Director of the Women’s Mentoring Ministry. Our purpose is to intentionally disciple women with the goal of seeing their lives transformed as they know and love God, understand who they are in Christ Jesus, and love their neighbors as Christ loves them. To this end, I share the vision of the 2010 Lausanne Congress for the whole church to share the whole gospel with the whole world.
I love passionately serving God and his people, bringing Him glory and uplifting His kingdom. In addition to being a wife and the mother of a beautiful little girl, I have dedicated my adult life to discipling, mentoring, teaching, and empowering women; training and nurturing Godly women leaders; and promoting education, while serving and engaging the next generation of leaders and uplifting my various community networks. I champion strong families and biblical justice.
I enjoy the arts (including music, dance, theater, fashion). I like working out. I love great food! I also enjoy reading and going to the movies.
Why Do I Blog?
When I say, “I am a blogger,” people often get excited and respond, “Why do you blog?” My response goes something like this:
I started writing women’s Bible study/small group material approximately three years ago. I thought about the possibility of getting the material traditionally published, so I attended my first writer’s workshop at the Synergy Conference in 2009. While at the conference, one of the writer workshop presenters challenged me by saying, “Natasha, you should be writing something everyday.” Writing is just like anything else that you do; the more often you do it, the better you become at perfecting the craft. Therefore, I write blogs because the frequency of posts helps me become a better writer.
The next challenge was to figure out exactly what I wanted to say, so I asked myself, “How would I focus my blog?” Quite simply, I wanted to share my purpose for living:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel [of Jesus Christ], because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” Romans 1:16A (NIV)
I wanted to expand my Christian worldview, but I also have a strong passion to disciple and share the good news. I want to inspire, challenge, and encourage women to truly live out the gospel in their everyday lives.
The hidden blessing of blogging is that it has improved my prayer life. As I read the news and observe our culture, I write. I pray that my mind is consumed with the thoughts of God, and that my heart breaks for the things that break God’s heart. In prayer, I ask God how he wants me to live my life of love and faith in community with other people. In this way, blogging holds me accountable to act on the things that I have seen, heard, and written about.
Finally, I like to connect with, share, and learn from others. I would love to hear from you. It encourages me to see that hand of God at work in the lives of his children all across the world. Therefore, I will continue to write.
© Natasha Sistrunk Robinson 2012