Mary Ethel Eckard is northern-born and southern-bred. Her childhood roots are from York, South Carolina. Her years in ministry have also developed friendships around the world.  Mary’s desire is to see others know God in a personal way and walk in His grace and freedom, by following Christ through the winds of change.

Let Your Light Shine

Mary is the co-founder of Dragonfly Ministries, a ministry dedicated to the spiritual growth and encouragement of God’s children. She travels internationally to speak and teach at conferences, workshops, retreats, and crusades.

Mary has a heart for teaching others how to pursue God, recognize His promptings, and walk in His ways. Her captivating testimony chronicles a journey of relying on God’s guidance to navigate the dark days of life and come out on the other side trusting in His faithfulness.  Her books, “The Making of a Dragonfly, Following Christ Through the Winds of Change”, and “Lessons of a Dragonfly, Forty Days to a Transformed Life”, are available on Amazon.

Mary’s chief calling is to reflect God’s light.

“Let your light shine before men, that they may  see your good deeds
and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Mary resides in Frisco, Texas near her two daughters Aubrey and Kendall, their husbands, Juan and Jon, and her eight grandchildren! She travels often to Chicago to spend time with friends and her sons, Tyler (and Miranda) and Patrick, and to South Carolina to see extended family and friends. Mary enjoys traveling, teaching, hiking and time with her peeps.

Mary’s Passion

That women understand the love of God and walk with Him to dispel our deep sense of loneliness. This loneliness seems to be a curse to a woman’s soul. There are seasons when we mask this loneliness because we are busy with a husband, children, work, chores, school, etc. “Our spirit hungers for more and more of the spiritual life. We are designed with a great capacity for God, but sin, our own individually, and wrong thinking, keep us from getting to Him. When we surrender our will and individuality, we are made one with Him. We are identified with Jesus.” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, November 18)

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