Welcome! I wish we were meeting face to face. Perhaps one day we will. (Or maybe you’re already a friend of mine.) Either way, I’m glad you found me here. This little space in the world is a place God has called me to create. It’s a place to be real. A place to heal. May I introduce myself?
- I’m a lifelong teacher and learner. After 20 years in the elementary classroom (mostly first grade), I took a break from teaching and began writing my memoir. It’s the story of an imperfect, idealistic girl (me) who loves “wounded birds.” She marries one, only to discover his wounding goes much deeper than she realized. Eventually the skeletons of addiction come out of his closet and destroy their marriage. But that’s not where the story ends, because God redeemed the dreams she thought were lost.
- Always a lover of words, I have kept a journal since fifth grade. Until recently, I wrote the things which I could not speak aloud. But after being launched into ministry in 2010, when I became the wife of a busy pastor, I finally found my voice. Now I am sharing a powerful message of God’s faithfulness with audiences who need to know that addiction (our own, or another’s) does not need to become our identity.
- In my down time, I enjoy healthy cooking, reading other peoples’ blogs, traveling with my husband, photography, birding, and quality time with my adult kids and grandkids. My favorite hour of the day is that quiet, early morning meditation time, when God’s voice can still be heard.
I am glad you’re here. It is my heart’s desire that God will use my stories to bring hope and healing to others. Especially those within the community of believers who think, like I once did, that they are alone in their suffering. Maybe you know someone who is caught in cycles of trauma, addiction, discouragement or despair. Maybe you are that someone. Either way, I pray that you find encouragement and insight as you join me on this journey of hope.
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