Hi Everyone! My name is Lindsay Brandt. I am a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom of two, with one on the way and due in August. While homeschooling my kids, I also attend school at Grand Canyon University and will obtain my Bachelor’s in Christian Studies (with an emphasis in biblical studies) in February of next year. I plan to go on to get my Master’s in apologetics. As a side note, I have also recently been officially brought on board to help teach our main Bible study at our church under a brilliant mentor and recently got the opportunity to teach alongside our pastor. I’m extremely excited about that, because, well, all things Bible light a fire under my seat, and I cannot imagine not being able to share what I have learned with others!
I grew up in a home that was merely professed Christian, but I sensed the Lord’s presence at a very early age. Even though there was some violence in my home and other ungodly activity, I could always sense God with me, watching over and protecting me. My grandmother, as I got older talked about God to my brothers and me all the time, and when I got into junior high, I felt the Lord drawing me, calling me to Him, and so I began reading my Bible and could hardly stop. I couldn’t get enough. I committed my life to the Lord when I was in the 8th grade. There is more to the story, but that is a very long story, so I will stop at the time of my commitment to the Lord.
Now, with a husband that also did not grow up in a Christian home, we are working to make sure our home is God-honoring and that we are not only simply labeling ourselves as Christians but actually working to live that out before the eyes of our children, families and neighbors. To that end, we have both become very interested and passionate about apologetics, and as soon as I graduate in February, we plan on beginning to take more courses in the RZIM Academy. We are talking about finding ways to reach out to our community better, and we want to make sure we are well equipped to do that. Conversation in communities such as this one really help with that, and I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of it.
That being said, I will be on as much as I can. My classes at GCU have become more intense and focused, so I have much work to do outside of this and may not be able to post or be on as much as I want initially.
Thanks and Grace!