Miss Pam's Testimony
A mentor friend once told me “Pam, God has been preparing you all your life for this.”
As most little girls who come through our doors I too, begged my parents for Ballet lessons.
I wanted a pink tutu like the girls next door, whose grandmother owned a danced studio. One might say that’s coincidence…I believe it is providence.
As God’s word says in Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you…” The Lord put a desire in my heart as a child to dance;
it’s all I ever wanted to do. I was passionate and driven, setting goals and reaching for the stars! And what an exciting season it was,
full of travel, performing experiences and opportunities of a lifetime! |
But something was missing, and quite honestly it took a season of laying down my pompoms, trophies, crowns and performing. I found a new joy and fulfillment as a wife and mother, my sweetest audience and greatest honor. I knew I needed direction and I found that through God’s word. It was a new season of growth! As a young wife and mother I fell in love with God’s word and trusted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” Soon the Lord started putting a passion in my heart again for dance. I prayed and asked Him to show me how to combine my love for dance, children and Gods word. It was then I realized I wanted to give it back. Dance had been gift from God my whole life, He had used so many people to pour into me, encouraging me to pursue my dreams.
A few years later A Time to Dance was birthed! The first teacher I hired was Teresa Cooper, who choreographed our first ‘praise’ dance and the rest is history! Now twenty-two years later I still love dance and pink tutus, but my greatest joy is the children. I am most comfortable in this season of life, on the dance floor… as a teacher. In front of an audience… presenting our dancers. Behind a microphone… with my Bible open sharing God’s Word! “… To everything there is a season… A Time to Dance “ Ecc 3:4
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