Meet Our Team Day 5: Wendi Colaiuta, Writer
My name is Wendi Stewart Colaiuta, and I live in southeast Florida but am transitioning to a new home in Fairhaven, MA. I’m married to David, and am mom to Emily (20) and Ben (18).
I’m a certified teacher but currently not working in a paying job. For 20 years I have been a stay-at-home mom (home manager!), Bible study leader for BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) and other groups, blogger, writer, amateur photographer (in awe of the beauty of GOD’s creation), and occasional event planner. I am speaking at my first ladies’ retreat in a few weeks (pray for me!).
I was saved when I was 12, the first Monday morning of summer vacation from elementary school. I was pondering sobering questions posed in a gospel meeting the night before (“Are you SURE of heaven?” – No, no I wasn’t!). The LORD used John 19:30, “It is finished,” to help me realize there was nothing I needed to do nor could do to accomplish my own salvation. The LORD JESUS had already done it all. I could simply rest in His finished work for me! Praise GOD! I was baptized a year later and received into church fellowship. I’ve been on a long journey ever since, wrestling truth and learning to hear His voice in the quiet and the noisiness of life, learning the rhythm of trusting Him come what may, standing amazed at His deep love and tender care for me and His perfect plans that unfold with each passing day! My favorite Scripture verse is “I have loved you with an everlasting love; with loving kindness I have drawn you. I will build you up again” (Jeremiah 31:3-4).
My hobbies include photo journaling, wandering gardens, having a great conversation with a friend in a quaint coffee shop, being on any boat on any water, hiking, and tennis. My dream destination would be a round of 16 Monday at Wimbledon (all that green and purple, strawberries and cream, and great tennis!) … or the Italian countryside … or just coastal New England/Maine – kinda sweet that we are moving there!
I said “yes” to Vine to Branches because I love wrestling thoughts into words to encourage others with GOD’s truth. I love reading good studies or devotionals, and I love working with others who share these passions and are excited to see what GOD will do with our feeble efforts to know Him and make Him known!