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About Dana

— Married High School sweetheart, Scott Bailey, in 1990.

— Mother of 10 children.

— Homeschooled for 13 years.

— Named Texas Homeschool Leader of the Year, 2006, by Texas Homeschool Coalition.

— Co-authored a curriculum for new homeschool moms.

— Served on the Board 2 years, and on Leadership Council 7 years, with Frisco HIS Homeschool Support group.

— Wrote for Frisco HIS newsletter and occasionally for THSC magazine, “The Review”.

— Member of and volunteers at Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Tx., along with her family. Currently serving as Leader of Mom2Mom @ Stonebriar, a ministry for moms.

Short Testimony~

I have learned that when God wants you to do something, he has a way of getting you to the point in which you can do it and do it very well.  This happened to me.  He wanted to use me to share with others about his love for them, but because my heart was in the horrible & and selfish shape it was, he wouldn’t use me.  So He decided to break my heart and slowly piece it back together.

In 1999, I was in a car accident with my 6 children and was 9 weeks pregnant. I lost control on a  rock road, rolling 3 or 4 times landing upside down. Our suburban was totaled, but we all survived.  In the months after that accident I sank into a deep depression as I believed that I tried to kill my kids that day.  The enemy had a powerful hold on my mind.  After many months I slowly began to recognize my condition as depression.  Finally after 18 months of living in spiritual and emotional darkness, the Lord began to work in me.  I was truly a new creature.  My journey has been long and difficult & is still going on.  He is not done with me yet!  But fear and depression is not a daily part of my life anymore…Praise the Lord!

In the midst of my healing I read a scripture that really seem to jump out at me and it seemed like the Lord was speaking directly to me. Isaiah 61:1-3 says,

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news.  He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise in stead of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”

I accept this verse & claim it as my charge from the Lord. Now, the desire to encourage & minister to mothers is a passion and reality for me.  He has placed many friends in my path that I have had the pleasure of visiting and sharing my heart with.  He speaks to me through his scripture and gives me words to write that I could never write before.  He gives me words to say that I could never have said on my own.

I am still a work in progress as we all are.  I don’t have all the answers and never will.  My kids aren’t raised yet, we are still training and praying that we are doing it right.  God has blessed Scott & I with 10 kids so far.  We don’t know if he will bless us with more or not, but we feel so blessed with the ones we have.  He uses my kids daily to reveal more of his truth, because I have to seek his wisdom or I will fall flat on my face.

He is teaching me daily that I have a choice in my circumstances.  I can either praise him or cry.  I can either reflect him in my reaction to my circumstances or I won’t.  It is my choice.  I can be blessed with his joy or I won’t.  It is my choice, no one can make it for me.

Living Stones is one of the fruits of his great work in my life.  I pray daily that he will use me and to bring comfort to the many hurting hearts I will encounter.  As mothers we face challenges every day & can’t do it alone.  I need the Lord just to get out of bed each morning.

I pray that the Living Stones Ministry can help to encourage mothers to seek the Lord daily and that we can walk along with you as we also train and nurture our children in the Lord.


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