About


A Little Bit About Me
My name is Chantelle Henderson. I’m married to the man of my dreams with two amazing boys. I moved to Florida in June of 2010 with my husband (job transfer) after almost 30 years in Georgia.
Ok…so here we go.  You can stop reading at any time.  I tend to be looooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggggg winded and will probably give you more info that you ever care to know.  I write anyway because that’s how I roll.
I LOVE:
My family, friends, Cinnabon coffee every morning with 5 splendas and a quarter milk, the color pink (neon and girlie), a beautiful day with the wind blowing on my face, watching the sun set and rise, writing, reading, playing Uno or Uno Attack with Ryan and the boys, Chris’ dimples, Jeremy’s eyes, Ryan’s kisses, when Ryan grabs my hands and starts dancing in the middle of the kitchen floor with no music. Big bear hugs. Psalm 139, Psalm 23, Psalm 27. Chocolate Almond Ice Cream with the hard shell chocolate on top. Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away The Pounds Exercise DVDs. T.D. Jakes. Thunderstorms. Rain. Tattoos. Siesta Key Beach. Hot baths. A comfy pair of Nick & Nora Pajamas. Tank tops (I live in them!) . Three wick large candles from Bath & Body Works. Purses, purses. Did I say purses? People who are real. My short hair domestic cat, Audrey Spitty. My shihtzu, Angel.
The Message Bible. The Amplified Bible.
Bejeweled Blitz. The Melting Pot. Nooma DVDs (Rob Bell).
My Gap boot cut blue jeans.
Loyalty.

Transparency.

Being around real people with real problems whether Christian or not.
Reading books by Angela Thomas, Joyce Meyer and Francine Rivers.
When I fall, I get back up.
Quit trying to be Super Christian to the rescue years ago.
I can be loud and at times obnoxious.  Working on it.
Will listen to others’ opinion of me is, but don’t gauge who I am based on what others’ think.
I took of the mask a long time ago, Praise God!
I have a very eclectic taste in music. Anything from country, pop, contemporary Christian, R&B, singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Amy Grant, The Fray, and Corinne Bailey Rae just to name a few.
My favorite movies are Imitation Of Life starring Lana Turner, When Harry Met Sally, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Fireproof, The Lion King, Father Of The Bride (all of them), and Steel Magnolias. There are many more, but those are at the top of my list.
My favorite TV shows are The Closer, Burn Notice, Army Wives, Lie To Me (RIP 2011), Bones, Rizolli & Isles and The Office.
I can’t stand it when someone is even close to being judgmental and will call them out in a heartbeat.
I don’t like talking on the phone, although for whatever reason, that’s changing too.  Go figure…..?
I forgive quickly realizing that there are so many things I’ve been forgiven for.
I’ve been told that I should have been a comedian.
My husband Ryan is my “Hosea”.  He’s a picture of The Father’s redeeming love for us, His children – The apple of His eye.
I’m far from the perfect wife and mother I should be, but will never stop striving to be that Proverbs 31 woman.
I try not to take the relationships in my life for granted, for each and every one is a blessing-whether it last for a season or a lifetime.
My friends have two nick names for me. One is Tae Tae, and the other one is Madea (Tyler Perry’s character in his movies and plays). They call me Madea because I am bold and tell it like it is. I speak the truth in love and you NEVER have to wonder where you stand with me. I believe in resolving conflicts as soon as possible, otherwise it becomes a poison that kills friendships. My life is far from perfect.
I don’t read my Bible everyday like I should, although I’m getting better.. I don’t always pray like I should either.  I often fall short. Every now and then I have a swear word come out of my mouth.
I can get really involved if I see anyone (strangers and friends alike) being used, abused, and taken advantage of and have no problems confronting them with a boldness that some would view as, well, very bold and maybe harsh although I’ve been told there’s a softness about me lately.
THANK GOD FOR HIS MERCY AND GRACE!!!
In spite of anyone’s station in life, believe that each person, whether deemed good or bad is worthy of our compassion which can only be gained by having relationship with Him and being able to see them through God’s eyes and not my own.
I don’t like churches that put on productions.
People who arrogantly use titles and think they’re better than everyone else annoy the heck out of me.
I hate religion and yearn instead for relationship with the Father. One of my favorite sayings is “Just Give Me Jesus”.
Believe that I would be a total and utter a mess (or even dead) had it not been for the power of the blood of Jesus Christ that set me free and continues to set me free. Realize that walking out my salvation and trusting Him every step of the way is not a one time act, but a daily decision born out of intimate relationship with Him.
I believe that physical and emotional scars are beautiful because they tell a story and turn your mess into a message. What the enemy meant to destroy you, Papa takes it and displays your testimony for His glory. We may never know why some of the bad things happened in our life. But we can choose how you can use your scars to minister to those around you and be “Jesus with skin on”. You may be that one person they will listen to when they wouldn’t listen to anyone else because you shared in the same suffering.
Well, I think I’ve just about covered any and everything (and probably more than you wanted to know). If you want to know more, just ask me. My life is an open book!
What it all comes down to is that I love living, loving, and life! Always, always, always dance like no one is watching!

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