Encouraging Women to Learn, Enjoy, & Share the Sweetness of God’s Word


Hey there, you! I’m Debbie Swindell, Arkansas born and raised.

Married to my Little Rock Central High School sweetheart for 37 years, I live in the River Valley Tri-Peaks area. We are surrounded by my Creator’s artistry,  and I cherish the close proximity of our two adult children and four grandblessings.

With all the wit and charm a nine year old boy can muster, Mitchell describes me, “A planner, and you’re organized. You cook good.” Thirteen year old Camryn adds, “You act on your faith, stepping out. You like teaching people about God.” Of course, they both brought up the red hair but between you and me, my hair stylist says its from a tube of Pravana 8Gc’s “Copper Penny.”

In a lot of ways, I’m probably just like you: No pedigree. No seminary degree.

I have a love affair with words – Word puzzles, word games, but no one at my house joins in. I’m a theology nerd and most books I read would bring a snarl to the textbook-weary faces of my girlfriends.

Our t.v.’s remote control has weeknight autopilot for Wheel of Fortune, and Downton Abbey is my guilty pleasure. Movies with beautiful cinematography, the view atop Mt. Nebo, and walks along Lake Dardanelle are romantic bliss.

A strong thread of music appreciation and talent is woven through our family. My car’s stereo streams every genre,  but my kids would be sure to warn you about the passenger seat when I burst into song. That gene…it skipped right over!

Some say I’m approachable, but I’m believing they’re glaring straight through to that missionary heart of mine. The heart God himself gave me at a young age, in the absence of a Christ-centered home – A home where Dad worked long hours, Mom settled for less, and God’s own fingerprints (on a friendship with a nine-year old girl) intervened. In all my imperfection and with all my faults, my Savior covers me with His perfect love.

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. – 1 John 4:10

Are you pursuing the mystical, perfect life? Regardless of our circumstances, we can stop pretending. Through weakness, we find our greatest commonality and realization of a need for our perfect Savior. – Blog post excerpt. Read more.

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