Let’s face it; we all go through life with some form of baggage. But all too often, we become bogged down by it and allow it to take control of us. We long for a simple and baggage-free life, but we are afraid to let go of our baggage and the security that it seems to provide. It isn’t until we let go and get back to the basics that we can find true freedom to live our lives with joy as God intended.
Having always had an affinity for writing, a desire to help others find joy in serving, and the ability to find the humor in any situation, Theresa Harrell Hatfield combines all of this in A Deep Breath and Twelve Foot Pruners. She shares a comical family adventure that God ultimately used to speak to her—to show her the baggage in her life and that all she needs is to get back to the basics. Theresa and her high school sweetheart, David, married in 1983. They have one grown son, DJ. Besides being a wife and a mother, some of Theresa’s other hats include, but are not limited to, being an administrative assistant for a local college, a women’s ministry leader, a praise team member, and a choir member. Theresa and her family reside in Avon, Indiana.