“Tired of trying to cram her sparkly star-shaped self into society’s beige square holes, she chose to embrace her sparkle and shine like the supernova God created her to be.”
Hi! My name is Tamara, and I am a transformation specialist.
What the heck does that mean? I probably made it up, right? Nope. I actually took classes, and someone gave me a certificate with my name on it, and under my name it says, “Transformation Specialist.”
I use that title to help people learn to be the person God created them to be. This might make you think I know who God created me to be. The truth is, I’m a transformation in progress myself. I write, speak, and peer counsel by using what God has done for me, taught me, and shown me in my life. And it’s kind of crazy how much he’s shown me and the lessons I’m continuing to learn. Some lessons have come the easy way, and some lessons have come by much harder means.
I lost my mom to suicide on April 15, 1997. I’m always wrestling, learning, coping, and growing from that. This is but one of the places where I found the passion to help others work through their heartaches. God never wastes a tear; of this, I can be sure.
I dealt with infertility and multiple miscarriages before giving birth to two beautiful babies. My husband and I have been blessed with a daughter, a son, and a crazy maltipoo dog who is loud and bossy, but we love him anyway. Our family lives in a suburb of Houston. Marriage and parenting bring all sorts of opportunity to be transformed, to rely on God’s love and grace, and to laugh. We laugh a lot around here.
Most of my work is done through story telling. Jesus used story telling to help people understand God’s love. So I tell stories about my life, about God’s grace, and about healing love. I constantly search for the beauty in this world, and when I find it, I love to share it with others. I work with Hopeful Hearts Ministry to help bring hope to survivors of trauma and abuse. I want to add beauty and glitter to every story I tell, so others will learn that their inner sparkle is reflecting the love of Jesus.
And speaking of sparkle, I’m also a makeup artist. Once upon a time, I went to cosmetology school and specialized in makeup and makeovers. I joined the Mary Kay company, and I love to talk to women about the beauty God has placed inside them. I also love showing them how to bring out that beauty and take care of the skin God has given. I do makeup for the models of SnapGirl Photography. The owner and photographer, Jen, and I have been friends for what feels like forever, although it’s only been since our oldest girls were in kindergarten. We both have a passion for finding, capturing, and celebrating the beauty of God’s Kingdom. Plus, we laugh a lot together.
So that’s me, in a nutshell. I’m still learning, still growing, and every day, I’m earnestly seeking God’s will for my life. My desire is to be like glitter. Glitter doesn’t sparkle unless the light shines on it. I want every part of my life to shine and reflect the light of Jesus.
I’m glad you stopped by. Stay tuned…I’m currently writing a book. If you’re looking for someone to speak at your next event or retreat, contact me here.