Me and Mine…
Hey! Thanks for joining me on this incredible journey of allowing God to use who He created us to be and the desires He has placed in our hearts to accomplish a purpose that is more than all we can ask or imagine.
I write and speak encouraging women to:
Pursue Jesus as their greatest passion.
Do less so God can do more.
Be the remarkable woman God created YOU to be.
Strengthen one another in faith, family, and friendship.
I’m Billie Jauss, a Jesus-loving and outgoing Southern girl by birth. I spend my time writing, speaking, watching baseball games and sitting on the beach. I’ve had hurts and hang-ups but rely on Jesus every day to carry me through. I am embracing the immeasurably more that God desires in my life and my marriage.
My life’s passion has been to help others. Beginning at age eleven, I was a candy striper at our local hospital in Tarboro, North Carolina, then a nursing assistant at a local nursing home. I attended nursing school to work toward the one career I knew I always desired. I worked as a nurse for the first few years of marriage in an Intensive Care Unit.
After the birth of our second son, I decided to take on the hardest job of my life, being a stay-at-home mom. I continue to renew my nursing license and keep up with the CEU’s because I love volunteering in the medical field.
I have led Bible studies and prayer groups in my home, in baseball stadiums, or anywhere else the Lord has led. I love linking arms with and encouraging women in their faith and relationships. In 2005, I began writing for Baseball Chapel’s Women’s Daily Devotions. Later I started speaking at Baseball Chapel’s Spring Women’s Events in Florida. I love gathering women into small group Bible studies and prayer groups in and out of our family in baseball. David and I have joined many off-seasons to lead a marriage course through our different home churches.
Moving into the season of the empty nest, I am even more dedicated to pursuing my passion for writing and speaking. I desire to share the love that God has shown me through the many changing seasons of my life and marriage.
Thank you for being here walking through the seasons of life and love together. No matter our circumstances or the storm we may be encountering I look forward to the intentional pursuit of the immeasurably more God wants to do in and through us. My life is not perfect, and sometimes it isn’t pretty, but I know God is more powerful than it all. Let’s live it together. And BEWARE, if you find yourself anywhere near me expect a hug!!!
As a sophomore in college, I heard there was a coach who was giving A’s to anyone who took his Physical Education course. My sorority sisters and I got up early to stand in line for that ‘A.’ Coach Jauss was the professor, and the first day he made fun of my middle name and asked me to do extra exercises with the class. He sat in his chair, drank his coffee and did a crossword puzzle in pen. Not being one to take much sarcasm I returned the volley. The next semester he asked me when I was going to go on a date with him, I told him I didn’t date old men. We were engaged a year and a half later. We married on New Year’s Eve 1988. (I highly recommend a wedding on New Year’s Eve. The church is still decorated for the Christmas season, saves on floral budget, and there is always someone having an anniversary party for you, even if they don’t know!)
After his career as a college professor and coach, he began his career in professional baseball. Over David’s 29-year career in professional baseball, we have been with 6 MLB teams, lived in eight states, 14 cities, and three countries. Thank God for the gift of enjoying traveling and different adventures! Our marriage hasn’t always been easy, but once we placed God at the center, we have persevered. Marriage is a dance. A delightful dance. An intricate dance. Oh so worth the stepped on toes and dizzying spins.
Together we have survived (mostly) raising three amazing young men, DJ, Charley and Will. They have brought us to our knees, made us proud and give us hours of laughter. And now have flown the nest. Even though they do return to the nest for short periods of time, the relationships grow in different ways. Different but beautiful!
My men and me a few years ago…time flies!