Fragrance of knowledge


Living with the scars of personal crisis marked me as dysfunctional. A chronic condition I have dealt with for far too many years. I am very people oriented and like to be outgoing. So, why the difficulties you might think? Beats me but it seems to follow my life, lurking like a dark cloud in a bright sky. In part, I have had to observe objectively, to draw my own understanding of why my marks of ownership to God are so deeply outlined in black. But the processes in which God took my personal journey through concluded when I took control of my life under the protection of word of God. It began through a study with some wonderful women God so graciously brought into my life, at His appointed time because He sees us…in real time. His love rescued me and showed me He is interested in what is going on in my life…still. He also knows that I am a very, very private person. God understands the dynamics of becoming too comfortable or complacent to our condition. It is usually about that time, He will “shake” things up to get our attention to show that He is uncompromising. He wants His best for us. He has a plan to bless each of our lives, it’s ours for the taking but it requires our obedience.


So, through the months of studying the book Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, God began to have His Way in my mind, spirit and body. Before that…it had been my way…which had been living with the deep scars of dysfunctional thinking. That is where God began to deepen my new friendships, born through our sharing of His word in our book study. That was just the beginning of the path He had planned. I had spent over a year getting into better eating habits and exercise. My all around well being was at a better place than it had been for quite awhile. God had shown that He will walk through my valleys and will bring the good things to pass; as I continued to be focused and press through to each milestone He guided me to reach.


One thing that God did for me through this personal journey of renewing my mind was bringing me a new name…Zoey, a gift brought to me through Jenni, upon our first meeting. In writing this today, I realize that many who have followed over these many months might be surprised at this announcement. I do apologize. I can tell you that I put it (Zoey) to the test on all levels – Spiritually, emotionally and of course, intellectually. On three very random occasions, God would have the name Zoey mentioned (by divine appointment) to confirm that it was His new name for me.


Remember I told you I am a very private person? I don’t like the internet because of the cyber bullying and identity theft. Also, I am a people person. I like to interact face to face, see you and hear your voice. But God had it planned to begin this ministry and it began with giving me a new name, thus the name Zoey was His gift to me. The name means LIFE and it remains the TRUTH in me that brought a NEWNESS of LIFE in serving Jesus. A renewing of my life in a spiritual walk that I will never turn away from and will look towards till I am taken to heaven to be with Him in His Glory.


Even with the best of intentions, inevitably family, friends and coworkers, will impose their own values and interpretations. God had me come apart for a time, in order to find peace with my past and understand that my identity is not in what or who people say that I am. It is in who God says belongs to Him and through His Son alone…I am his Zoe daughter…His Life in me!


After much prayer, I have decided to write my story for my tribute to our ministry at Tapestry Treasures. It truly was the hand of God, weaving the Word and everyday life experiences that brought our team together. We continue because of the Holy Spirit inspiring us and in turn, we write to share our hearts with you. In unity with Him.




8 thoughts on “Fragrance of knowledge”

  1. Zoey, your story touches my heart and reminds me of so much of my own as I walk in obedience as God leads me. I just recently wrote about how I received my name for my book and ministry. God is raising up all of us who have been wounded and have overcome to stand with Him in His army to help others who are wounded. I would love for you to read my book. It was just placed on Amazon. We serve an awesome God, my sister! He is making Divine connections around the world to stand with Him in His Army and we, my sister, are both enlisted. God bless you exceedingly and abundantly!!

    1. Sweet friend,

      It’s a good thing God doesn’t pick us from where we come from but for where He is taking us!

      My greatest point of shame and weakness is for God greatest Glory! There is no area of my life that God has not been walking beside, in front, behind and above! For He is my covering, our covering, we abide in the Covenant.

      Let our cry be: Full Throttle!!

      Go, Go, Go! Blessings~Zoey

  2. Dearest Zoey, walking by faith often requires we step out. By sharing this, you are stepping out, claiming your newness identity that Christ has for you. You are no longer that dysfunctional woman but you are a woman who has hope for the future because of who He has made you( I know you know this, but I am confirming it for you). When we let our identity flow out of who Christ calls us, it heals us, completes us and flings open the doors to ministry. In keeping with your new name, it is not only life for you, but you are a “life facilitator.” His life flows in you, fills you up and flows out ministering to many. You are so precious, so vital to those God has called you to. My Zoey, your wounds have now become your greatest testament to God’s greatness, but also your greatest mission, to see those same wounds in others, to minister His life and to bring restoration. You are His and He is yours! Your life has become so fruitful.

    1 Peter 1:18-23

    18 You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold,

    19 But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.

    20 It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you.

    21 Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

    22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

    23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal [d]origin ([e]seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

    1. Jenni:
      I shall hold this close to my heart, sweet friend. Truly, a friend who loves the Lord is a great treasure! My life is so blessed to have you in it. Christ centered friendships are the tie that binds! We may weave in and out through this tapestry of life but we [believers] are still on the great canvas of the Lord. He is the Master Weaver, the Master Artist and we call him Master…Christ Jesus! He calls us to feed his sheep and you have feed my heart with this precious word. God bless you, Jenni.

      Love you~Zoey

  3. Zoey, I love how you have found your healing in Christ and in His Word. It has been and will continue to be my source of strength and joy. Nothing and no one can give us the peace that Jesus gives. He calls us and He keeps us.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  4. Thanks for sharing those thoughts, Zoe. God has brought me through my rough spots, too, and given me the courage to write an e-book that tells my story which is now on Amazon under the title My Father’s Hand. I will be giving you informed prayer cover as he leads you through telling your story, too.

    1. Nanci:
      I take each day at a time, one step at a time. Thank you for the encouragement and kind words. I will look for your book, your family is so talented. I appreciate your prayers, thank you! Blessings~Zoey

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