About Me

I am a true Texan, born in Amarillo and thrilled to live in Austin, TX.  I relish meeting and connecting people, traveling, learning, reading, walking, and chillin with my family.  I enjoy third wave coffee, good food, and red wine.  I am and was blessed to home educate my daughters. It’s an honor to write at MomHeart as the Clarkson’s ministry has greatly influenced my life for over fifteen year.  Jon and I currently serve on the advisory board for Whole Heart Ministries.

I married my best friend, Jon in 1985. We met in college when I was a little sister for Theta Xi. By God’s grace we were saved together in1987 during a home visitation. Jon is my perfect completer as he always sees my heart, loves unconditionally, and had lightened me up.   We have never lived in a home longer than four years and have moved over ten times. Jon is an entrepreneur.  Together we do premarital counseling, encourage families and are enjoying the journey of life together. We have three daughters.

Jon and I

Caryn, (1988) graduated from UT in December 2011 with a degree in Photo Journalism. She’s and several of her friends moved to make Detroit, MI home. She is a documenter of beauty and a lover of people.  Visit her at carynnoel


Courtney, 1991, graduated in May 2011 from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Psychology. She has called La Jolla, CA home for the last 18 month.  After finishing an internship with Origins this summer she serves on staff loving students on the UCSD campus.  Mosey over to her blog to see her creative artwork and pondering at courtneywerner a you’ll also find her at Paint & Parcel



Then there’s Cayley, (2001) who keeps us young and hip. Cayley enjoys playing her three guitars, not at the same time 🙂 She enjoys singing and is creative like her sisters.

Cayley, affectionally known as KBob

Cayley, affectionally known as K-Bob

I am passionate about my family as they are my best friends. I seek to leave a Godly legacy for generations to come.

The Family

The Family

My hope is to encourage women in their roles as wives and mothers.  Today there are many opportunities clamoring for our attention so we must be purposeful knowing the legacy we desire to leave behind.  Blogging is an opportunity for me to share what I’ve learned along my journey. My hope is to love, encourage, equip, and inspire you.



2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. cheriewerner says:

    Dear Alanna thank you for compliment and yes you may use it. My heart is to empower others to grow in Christ likeness. Anything I have learned along the way I’m happy to share. Blessings to you and your ministry. Thank you for helping others achieve wholeness in Christ.

  2. Alanna Brochu says:


    I read your article on “Anger is only one letter short from Danger”
    I teach a Christian anger management course in Alberta, Canada and I am hoping to use the article/exerpts from it (referencing you) in my course. Would you kindly give me permission to do so?
    Alanna Brochu
    Registered Professional Counsellor

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