Wendy Cutchins

Wendy Cutchins is a National Board Certified teacher with over 20 years of experience in the classroom. Wendy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University and a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in divergent learning from Columbia College. During her years in Education, she has taught third, fourth, and fifth grades in various states, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia.

Her first years of teaching were in the award-winning Fort Mill School District of South Carolina, where she taught at Gold Hill Elementary School. During her time there, she served as grade level chair and was named Teacher Of The Year.

She currently teaches in the Columbia County School System of Georgia, where she also serves as grade level chair at Riverside Elementary School and was named Teacher Of The Year in 2019. Although most of her teaching experience is in public schools, she also taught at Hyde Park Christian School in Austin, TX.

In 2021, Wendy received notification that she has been officially recommended for acceptance to the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Innovation program at Augusta University. She is actively pursuing her doctorate and is scheduled to graduate in 2024. 

Both Wendy and Stephen are also certified facilitators for Prepare/Enrich and work as a team to help couples enrich their marriages by providing biblical counsel. In 2019, Wendy and Stephen celebrated their 20th anniversary. In 2020, they launched a collaborative blog committed to regularly posting relatable content to help curious and growing people answer hard questions about life, leadership, and learning. As a couple, Wendy and Stephen have been praying about launching this collaborative effort for years. Throughout each year, they regularly post new content. Wendy enjoys sharing personal stories to inspire spiritual development.


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BACKGROUND

WENDY

Wendy was born in California but, because her dad was in the Air Force, she moved all over the world before landing at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC. Wendy and Stephen met in ninth grade at Sumter High School and began dating in tenth grade. Shortly after they started dating, Stephen shared the gospel with her and led her to faith in Christ. Wendy was later baptized at their home church, Alice Drive Baptist Church. Today, Wendy enjoys serving in the church in numerous ways including singing in the choir, working with couples, and leading ladies bible studies and groups. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, and photography.

 

Recent Posts

Wanting More Than You Need



What do you need most today?
 
How would it feel to have it? 
 
How would you feel if you had everything that you needed in life?
 
I want to suggest as Christians; we already know how that feels. According to the scriptures, we have all that we need through our Lord Jesus Christ! You know, there is a difference between wanting and needing
 
Are you wanting more than you need? 
 
The thing you want may not be the thing you need. Let’s take a journey through Psalm 23 and see how God’s provides what we need so we don’t need to want for anything. 
 
PSALM 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. 
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
 
He Shepherds Us
“The Lord is my shepherd.”
As a shepherd, David’s words paint a beautiful picture of God as he expresses what God does for each of us. David knew how much work it takes to care for sheep, tending to them and protecting them. What David was to his sheep, God had been to him and is to us now.
 
He Provides For Us
“I shall not want.” 
When all we want is the Lord, we find contentment and lack nothing. I often hear people talk about God’s provision, and they make it sound as if God is a genie in a bottle waiting to fulfill their every desire. In reality, we can decide not to want by acknowledging that our Shepherd provides everything we need.
 
He Give Us Rest
“He makes me lie down in green pastures.”
Rest is essential, but spiritual rest and nourishment through the Word of God should be our highest priority. We can’t pour from an empty cup, and our Lord waits for an opportunity to meet with us so He can fill us up.
 
He leads us
“He leads me beside still waters.”
Like any good shepherd, He leads us to waters of rest where He gives us a place of stillness and peace.
 
He Restores Us
“He restores my soul.”
Our souls are often battle-weary and depleted. If we allow Him, He will restore us through worship, His Word, and time in the secret place with Him.
 
He Guides Us
“He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
God is the one who reveals righteousness, guiding us the whole way when we choose to listen. The path He sets before us takes us on a good and safe journey because God directs us.
 
He Is With Us
“I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.”
“I will fear no evil for You are with me.”
There is nothing to fear, no matter what we are walking through, all the valleys, all the darkness, God is bigger, and He lights the path for us. He is our constant in a dangerous world, and above all, He is faithful.
 
He Comforts Us
“Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Our Shepherd carries this instrument to defend us from attack, but it’s also protection from ourselves; to correct us when necessary.
 
He Protects Us
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
This promise is pretty incredible; God is honoring us before our very enemies, the ones who want us to fail. As you walk humbly, God will elevate you as He sees fit, and there is not one person who can stand in the way of that.
 
He Anoints Us
“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
As God hosts us before our enemies, He lavishes us with a refreshing of peace and protection through His oil, His overflowing goodness. He doesn’t just provide; He provides abundantly.
 
He Is Faithful To Us
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”
He will relentlessly pursue us with His goodness and mercy as we allow Him.
 
He Gives Us A Place On Earth And In Heaven
“And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Intimacy with our Father will always be available. What does this mean for us? He is allowing full access, full fellowship. We have the pleasure of dwelling with Him while we are on Earth and in the heavenly places when it’s time to meet our Father.

Which promise of Psalm 23 do you have a hard time believing?

According to David, we have all that we need through our Lord Jesus Christ! 

But remember, there is a difference between wanting and needing

Are you wanting more than you need? 
 
The thing you want may not be the thing you need. 

Let me encourage you to talk to your Shepherd this week and ask Him to reveal His promises for you in a specific way.


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