About Me

20140326_122313With a heart for loving God, loving people, and nurturing spiritual growth, Xochitl (soh-cheel) E. Dixon encourages and equips women to experience God’s presence and embrace God’s grace, through prayerful study and application of His Holy Word.

 

 

Xochitl is represented by Timothy J. Beals, the president of Credo Communications, from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She looks forward to serving with the Credo team and is grateful for the wisdom and godly leadership Tim brings to her writing journey.

 

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She lives in Northern California with Dr. W. Alan Dixon Sr., her wonderful husband who doubles as her best friend, their young adult son, Xavier, and their doggy-daughter, Jazzy.

 

 

 

Married in 1994, Xochitl and Alan praise God for His immeasurable grace as they plunge toward their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Xochitl is her husband’s biggest fan when he’s playing softball and, since he graduated in 2016 with a doctorate in organizational leadership, she gladly accepts all planning and organizing falls under his responsibility. On their down-time, they love traveling, photography, and creating encouraging memes together.

 

 

Giants Game Alan and me 2 June 2014Xochitl takes great pleasure in singing loud enough for the neighbors to join her in praising and worshiping the Lord. She enjoys going with her husband to Giants games and is a sucker for getting lost in a good book.

 

 

She delights in sharing the love of Christ wherever she goes and has learned to appreciate live theater, especially since she never realized her dream to perform on Broadway.

 

Our Daily Bread Cover Used on Website July 2016For years, Xochitl prayed for the opportunity to share God’s truth and love to the ends of the earth and asked the Lord to use her writing to inspire readers toward deeper prayerful study of the Bible.

In April 2016, by God’s incredible grace, Xochitl was given the privilege of serving as a contracted writer for Our Daily Bread Ministries. Her devotions are scheduled to be published in upcoming issues printed after April 2017. She continues to give God all the glory, the honor, and the praise, as she learns from the talented and encouraging ODB editorial team.

 

 

 

Xochitl serves as the Blog and Social Media Director for the Inspire Christian Writers blog.

Inspire Victory Book CoverShe has been a member of Inspire since 2011. Her short stories for teens have been published in the following Inspire anthologies: Inspire Forgiveness, Inspire VictoryInspire Promise, Inspire Joy, and Inspire Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENCOUNTER cover for - A Cutter's PrayerHer short stories have been published in ENCOUNTER – The Magazine, a take-away for teen Bible curriculum. Her poem, “Amazing by Grace,” was published in Devo ‘Zine, a teen magazine. Her devotion, “The Master Craftsman, was published in The Upper Room (Jan/Feb 2014 issue).

 

 

 

 

A snippet of her testimony of God’s redeeming love and immeasurable grace was published, under the name of Stephanie Dixon, in The Bare Naked Truth: Dating, Waiting, and God’s Purity Plan by Bekah Hamrick Martin. She contributed quotes to be published in The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids by Joanne Kraft. Three stories about her mom were included in As My Parents Age: Reflections on Life, Love, and Change by Cynthia Ruchti.

 

 

Inspire - Mount Hermon 2012 - Group PhotoAs an active supporter of ministries that equip and encourage writers to serve God with their creative skills, Xochitl highly recommends the following writing conferences: Write to Inspire, the West Coast Christian Writers’ Conference, the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference, and The Oregon Christian Writers’ Conference. For more recommendations, please visit the writer’s resources page.

 

 

Misc Dec 2012 and Christmas Portraits 028Xochitl has a passion for ministering to women, mentoring teens, and encouraging writers. She’s currently enjoying the scenic route toward earning her BA in Christian Ministry online at Regent University and is available for speaking events and retreats ministering to women, teens, young adults, and writers.

 

 

 

You can fellowship with Xochitl by subscribing to her blog on the homepage of this website, liking her Author Page on Facebook, or following her on Twitter.

 

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Affiliations: Our Daily Bread Ministries (2016-Current), Inspire Christian Writers (2011-Current), American Christian Fiction Writers (2017), Christian Writers Guild (2006-2014), Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (2003-2013), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (1990-Current) and First Baptist Church (2009-Current).

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26 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I was just looking at the Bible reading in Luke for April 1 when I saw your first Daily Bread post. I had to read it even though we are not there yet. My mother in 1997 departed to be with our Savior the same as your mom.
    Thanks for writing these inspiring articles. God bless you always.

    • Pauline, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for us, as we remember our mamas today. Thanks for taking time to offer me a word of encouragement, Sister. Your kindness makes a difference! To God be the glory!

  2. Just read your our daily bread for 1april, about prayer and found it very encouraging. Thank you. I’m sorry to hear about your mum and encouraged by your example in accepting Christs perspective. Isn’t it a comfort to know the Spirit is interceding for us and for our good. God bless, from a sister in Christ in Australia

    • Alison, thank you for the encouraging note. I agree with you, Sister. It is comforting to know the Holy Spirit intercedes “for us and for our good,” especially when we are struggling to accept His answers because of our pain. I’m praying a blessing over you and looking forward to growing with you, Sister. I hope to hear from you again. Thanks for taking time to bless me with your kind words. To God be the glory!

  3. I just read your April 1 Bible response for ODB. My mom went to her eternal joy in 2000 after many years of suffering. She always smiled through because she loved the Lord and shared that with all. I ‘m sure you miss your mom as I do. Bless you so much for sharing your story! It truly spoke to my heart and helped to heal some of the pain. Welcome ,blessings to you at ODB.

    • Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. I miss my sweet mama, too. I pray God will continue to be our peace as He strengthens us with His everlasting hope. I’m so grateful He brought us together for a moment, so we could celebrate the beautiful mothers He gave us. I appreciate your words of encouragement, Sister. To God be the glory!

    • John, I’m praising the Lord for using this small offering to encourage others. Thank you for taking the time to offer a kind word. God bless you, Brother!

  4. Thanks for your encouraging word. I just read your ODB devotion for today. To trust God’s purpose in times of confusion is like holding a loving parent’s hand in the dark. Thank you for sharing your story and insights as well as your mother’s watchword.

    • I appreciate you taking time to offer your kind words of encouragement, Katherine. Thanks for sharing that beautiful image of trust being like “holding a loving parent’s hand in the dark.” You are so right. We can certainly trust our Heavenly Father. He’s proven that time and time again. I look forward to connecting with you more through ODB and here on my blog. God bless you, Sister!

  5. I too read with tenderness of heart your ODB devotional this morning and can identify with your heartfelt cry to the Lord. My sister & I cared for my mom, after my father passed away, for 8 months until she joined him with Jesus. Welcome to ODB & I will look forward to reading more from you. I’ve not written to an author before but I must confess that I am curious about the origin & meaning of your lovely & unique first name.

    • Patti, God ministered to my heart through your beautiful blessing! Thank you for taking time to offer me such kind words of encouragement. And thank you for sharing your story. I am sorry for your loss, Sister. What a privilege to be able to serve our mothers in this special way. I got to know my mom better, appreciate her more, and was blessed to be able to show her how much she meant to me. I still miss her so much. But when I’m grieving, when the tears fall (like now), I feel God’s loving presence and am comforted by stories like yours.

      Thanks for welcoming me into the ODB family. I’m looking forward to connecting with you more through ODB and even here on my blog, Sister.

      P.S. My name is Aztec. It means “Princess of the Garden.” Unfortunately, my mom was the one gifted in gardening. I love taking photos of flowers and using them to create encouragement memes. But I should not be trusted with caring for a garden. :) Thank you for asking.

      God bless you, Sister.

  6. Just a note of encouragement my sister, to continue faithfully in your calling. God have in store for you, more than you could imagine. God blessings upon you and your family.

    • Thank you for that beautiful blessing, Pastor Audley. I’m thankful for your partnership in sharing the Gospel of Christ and am praying a blessing over you and your family, too. You made a difference by simply taking a moment to offer a kind word of encouragement. Thank you for investing in God’s Kingdom, and for building others up in love. I would appreciate your prayers as I continue to seek God’s direction, keep Him first, obey Him and love Him, as I depend on Him to help me share His truth and love with every opportunity He places before me. To God be the glory, the honor, and the praise!

  7. Your post today is quite deep and made me think. Someone’s yes meant someone’s no. I’ve read the daily bread since I was a child and immediately recognized a different voice. I’m happy you are here as it provides encouragement also.

    • Andree, I’d been reading Our Daily Bread for years before I surrendered my life to Christ. My husband’s parents used to give us the booklets. I praised the Lord with grateful tears when He blessed me with the privilege to serve through this ministry. I’m still often moved to tears of praise as I pray and worship Him through my study and writing process each month. To God be the glory! Thanks for taking time to bless me with your kind words. I look forward to praising the Lord with you through ODB and here, on my blog, and am praying a blessing over you as you continue to encourage others.

  8. Welcome to ODB. After reading your May 6 devotional, I looked you up.
    . I look forward to more of your entries. God bless you richly

    • Thank you, Nancy! It’s a blessing to be a part of the ODBM family. Thanks for taking time to encourage me, Sister. I pray God will continue to overwhelm us with the depth of His great love, as we seek Him and share Him!

  9. Hi Xochitl, I read your write-up in Our Daily Bread for today, 12th June and I found it truly inspiring. In reading the Scripture for the day together with your write-up, I discovered a new sense of meaning about living a Christian life. It was a realisation that everything we do here on earth for God adds up no matter our situations and after it all, the sure hope of living a limitless life with God. I was particularly encouraged by your strength to pull through in the face of struggles. I would like to encourage you to keep up your faith and the great work of reaching out to many through your writings. I am a testimony to the impact of its blessing.

    • Thank you for taking time to offer such kind and encouraging words. To God be the glory, the honor, and the praise! He is our strength, our peace, our hope, and our joy! Thanks for sharing how God is working in and through your life. Hearing the testimonies of others inspires me to persevere and to continue growing closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray God will continue to bless us as we continue to grow deeper in our personal relationships with Him.

  10. Dear friend,
    Your message for June.12, in ODB, sent a shock through me. I could have written those words! I have been battling chronic pain and diminishing mobility since 2013. My world has become smaller and smaller, until I am no longer sure why the Lord keeps me here. All I can think is He still wants me to learn.
    I don’t know what your story is, why you are hurting and disabled by it. But be assure, someone who understands much of what you wrestle with will be faithfully praying for you.
    Thank you for your encouragement.
    Beth

    • Beth, thank you for your beautiful message of encouragement. It never ceases to amaze me when those who hurt so much are often the most compassionate and inspiring people. Thanks for taking time to make a difference in my life. You are a blessing, Sister. I pray God will continue to be our strength, our comfort, our peace, and our joy, no matter what our circumstances. Hallelujah! I am grateful to have you joining me on my blog. I look forward to growing with you, Sister.

  11. Hi Xochitl, Some time during the winter I found it hard to pray and not knowing what or how i should be praying. I asked The Lord “How should I be praying and for who and what should I be praying for”? It was just like He said “pray the albiphet” so I wrote all the letters down and started with A. ok, Alberta, Bless our province Lord and save our leaders, B, Bless your Bride and keep it pure. C, Canada, Save Canada Lord, D, Donahues all over the world, save them Lord, especially my family. etc,etc, When I came to X I was at lost on who or what to pray for, until I read an artical that you wrote some time in the spring and then started to pray for you every day. After reading this A.M. about sharing a Cup of Comfort I felt I should just look you up and thank you for todays reading,(It is very timely) and to tell you that this old time homesteader in Alberta Canada is praying for you and your family every morning. Blessing to you and yours. Dave

    • Thank you for praying for me and my family, Brother Dave. May God continue to bless you as you continue to serve as a mighty prayer warrior. Every prayer makes a difference. To God be the glory, the honor, and the praise.

  12. Hello,

    I just read “Destroying the Divides” for July 3, 2017. I decided to look up the author as I was blessed by your transparency on relationships and swallowing our pride, even when we think we may be right. Needed this today. Thanks for all you do, and may God continue to bless you and your family.

    • Thanks for taking time to offer me a kind word of encouragement and a loving blessing for me and my family, Monique. To God be the glory! I don’t know why you needed the “Destroying the Divides” message, but God knows and cares deeply for you, Sister. I pray He will bless you with peace, as He strengthens you. I hope you’ll return and join my blog family, as we dig deeper into Scripture and rejoice in the ways God is working in and through our lives. Have a blessed day! :)

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