Statement of Faith

I Believe

{If you only have twenty seconds- scroll to the bottom of the page where the ten points of DoAhead Woman’s Statement of Faith are listed. You’re invited to come back when you’ve got a minute. I’ll have a cup of coffee waiting for you. 🙂 }


I remember it like it was yesterday. I framed my granny-glasses laden face with ringlet-curled hair. Next, I topped off my psychedelic jumper with a snazzy, black, velvet choker. I’d sown a tiny pearl smack-dab in the middle of it (after all, it was the 6th grade music concert——–I wanted to shine).

I marched my toothpick frame up the bleachers along with forty-five other awkward pre-pubescent’s as we prepared to sing. I wanted to share my soul with the world. (Can you say drama queen?) I don’t remember any of the songs we sang with the exception of one:

I Believe.

This song wasn’t the cool Newsboys version. Nope. This was the one you’ll find on **gulp** the oldies by Frank Laine.

Today, the song is a bit antiquated but girlfriends if you could have seen me! I sang that sucker like my life depended on it. I’m sure there were boy’s right next to me pitching lugies at one another but I didn’t notice.——– I. Was. In. It.

I believed I Believe.

Recently, I pulled the song up on YouTube. I was certain I’d be disappointed. I’m not a Negative Nellie but I am a realist. You know how it is. You go back to your childhood home with great expectations, only to find that your mother’s kitchen (and heart of the home) was a closet with a stove and fridge.  Memories can fool us.

Joy greeted me when I played the song. Forty years later it remained every bit as moving! (Full disclosure-I cried.) It wasn’t nostalgia that got me and it was more than relief that I hadn’t stumbled upon a closet. Joy became manifest because the feelings I Believe roused in me at twelve still resonated.

However, one thing has changed. Today, I’m able to articulate my beliefs much more clearly.  No doubt God winks at this because it has taken me DECADES to discover, clarify, and claim what I believe. This page lists the beliefs I hold dear. I’d love to get chitty-chatty and provide a narrative behind the how and why of each belief but let’s share that over our cup coffee.

DoAhead Woman’s statement of faith is listed below, but first, please allow three interjections.

  • The bible has played an irreplaceable role in what I believe, but I was once a seeker that struggled with the thought of pursuing truth from the bible alone. If that is you, consider a few of the following books (some are an apologetic, others are well-written books that open the mind and heart to an awakening of faith):
  1. The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict, Josh McDowell
  2. Scientists Who Believe: 21 Tell Their Own Stories, Eric C. Barrett
  3. The Case For Christ: A Journalists Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus: Lee Strobel
  4. The Reason For God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller
  5. Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
  6. The Slumber of Christianity: Awakening A Passion for Heaven on Earth, Ted Dekker
  7. The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God, John Eldredge & Brent Curtis
  • The principles below are listed with scripture references. If you’d like a copy that includes the scriptures in their entirety please contact Nothing would make me happier than to place His word at your fingertips.

Without further adieu’…

DoAhead Woman’s Statement of Faith:

There is one true God. He is three-in-one, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(Deuteronomy 4:35, Genesis 1:26, 2 Corinthians 1:3, Philippians 2:6, John 1:1, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

God is the Alpha and Omega. He is all knowing, all powerful and all present. He is love.

(Isaiah 44:6, Psalm 147:5, Isaiah 43:13, Proverbs 15:3, 1 John 4:16)

Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth and the life”, “salvation is found in no one else.”

(John 14:6, Acts 4:12)

The Holy Spirit indwells and empowers believers. He is given as a seal and a pledge of our inheritance in Christ Jesus. He is our friend, teacher and the one who helps us remember.

(2 Corinthians 1:22, John 14:26)

The entire Bible is God’s infallible revelation to man. It is holy (set apart) and alive. It is prophetic as well as a potent and pertinent part of daily life in Christ.

(2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12)

Heaven and hell are real places. Hell is a place of suffering and separation from God. The only way to avoid it is to receive the salvation that Christ alone provides. It is God’s desire that no one be separated from Him, which is why He sent His son Jesus Christ.

(Hebrews 9:27, John 3:16-18, 2 Peter 3:9)

Salvation is obtained by grace alone. It is not by works but through faith in Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 2:8-9)

There is a universal church, the body of Christ, which consists of all believers.

(Galatians 3:28)

Leading others to faith in Christ is a command. It is also a privilege.

(Mark 16:15)

Prayer, worship and the continued spread of the good news bring joy and meaning to this life as we wait for the very real return of Christ.

(Hebrews 9:28)

That’s it! A sneak peak into the head and heart of this DoAhead Woman!

Your DoAhead Friend,