I am a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, licensed minister, Christian blogger, author, podcast host, mentor, and women's conference speaker and have actively served in ministry and the local church for over 20 years (and still do). I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and now reside in the Texas Hill Country (outside of Austin, Texas). I've also been married nearly 20 years and a mother of three beautiful, active children.
Furthermore, I am the founder of Inside Out with Courtnaye- a ministry and podcast designed for helping women grow stronger in their walk with the Lord from a biblical and practical perspective. I am very passionate about helping women grow stronger in their faith, walk out their Christian life according to the Word of God, live out their purpose, while also preparing them to be ready in every way for the swift return of Jesus Christ. I am all about real life, real talk, and real faith!
I accomplish God's purposes in ministry through blogging, devotionals (print and YouVersion), videos, audio messages, social media, speaking engagements (i.e., She Speaks, Entrusted Women, Flourish Writers Retreat, etc.), books, interviews, and my faith-based public relations, marketing, branding, and mentorship agency, Inside Out Media Group, LLC, where I've worked with platforms such as PBS, CBN, & TCT Networks, as well as local television and print publications. So let's connect! Oh, and don't forget to connect on Instagram. It's one of my favorite online hang out spots. See you over there!
My Profession of Faith
I believe that God is three in One, and is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He is God's only begotten Son who came in the flesh (1 John 4:2, "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God), died for us, rose again, to bring us into right relationship with God the Father and to give us eternal life through faith and confession in Him as described in John 1:1 & 14 and Romans 10:9-10 which says, 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth...If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."
Wife & Mother in Ministry
My family is funny ladies (especially my husband)!
While I love ministering to and equipping women of faith and sharing the gospel, I equally love spending time with my family. Even though this was a photo shoot day (that my kids had no idea what to do, except my daughter), it truly exemplifies our family time. We enjoy devotion, baking cookies, watching movies, playing games, and taking fun trips together.
Balance is key! I believe in God first, family second, ministry next, and everything else after that!
(Family Photo Credit: Victoria Steelman Images)