Chelsea

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.”

Proverbs 4:7

While listening to Chelsea’s interview, I saw this image of a gardener on her hands and knees. Her gloved fingers digging through the dirt, uprooting the weeds and quietly pruning; using her keen gaze to ensure the growth of each of her plants. She takes it all in and assesses. She is working towards not only the beauty of right now, but establishing the health of a thriving, bountiful garden in the future. This is Chelsea – sensitive and responsive to the details of her faith now so that she is ready and strong for the mountainous journey the Lord has planned ahead.

Chelsea has an affinity for images that carry a message and as she began to reiterate her story she described the last four years of her life she equated it to her desert season. The Lord was using images associated with the desert to show her His faithfulness and help her begin to interpret His plan for her life. She is passionate about young women finding friends because she understands their necessity. Chelsea is just beginning to venture out into life and the Lord has equipped her with gentleness, innovation, and kindness. Her desire to know Him better will result in more amazing stories and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store.

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What do you do for a living?

“I just graduated nursing school and so I am going to start working in the medical ICU here soon.”

What do you like most about what you do?

“I get to help people get better and try to progress in a positive direction.”

What is your perfect day off?

“My perfect day off would be just a chill day at home with a good book and some tea . . . or coffee, depending on the time.”

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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

“I would go to England. I love England. I have never been there, but I love the architecture and just the history behind it. I would like to go to the different historical sites.”

Do you have a favorite movie?

“My favorite movie would probably be, um, what’s that one . . . A walk to remember? Yes! My favorite movie is A Walk to Remember.”

Do you like to read?

“I like to read, but I don’t have a favorite book. I do love to read. I quite enjoy it!”

Dogs or cats?

“Dogs, but cats seem to like me. I love dogs, but cats love me.”

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What do you like least about yourself?

“I used to not like being short. Yeah. But through the years I have learned the Lord has made me how I am . . . just right.”

Best feature?

“My best feature is my hair.”

Who are some of your favorite people?

“My best friend Jodie and my Mom. And then my family. And then my really close friends.”

What is your biggest passion in life?

“Um, I don’t know just yet.”

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What do you want people to know about you?

“That I am nicer than I look sometimes.”

How do you think people see you?

“Hopefully friendly!”

What is one word that best describes this season of your life?

“Steadfast, because just looking back at these four years I find myself having to find my anchor in the Lord. The one thing that was constant was the Lord.”

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