It’s Not About ME!
I pray, after you’ve read my writing or heard me speak, you won’t remember too much about me, but will be drawn closer to the Lord. Yet I know you need to know something of the person whose words you hear or read. Hopefully you hear love in my voice…love for you and for our Lord God Almighty, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit who lives in me.
God has been with me every step of a life filled with rich experiences of ups and downs. May something I share draw you closer to Him. As a “prayer cheerleader,” I share Prayer Peeks & Prompts to help jump-start others into their own deeper prayer life.
My first husband, Steve, died at the age of 37 after a long traumatic illness, leaving me behind with 4 remarkable children (who are now adults). Later, I married Dwight, who was father to three wonderful kids. We blended our families with the glue of Jesus’ love, raising four together. My deep love for children extends beyond my ever-growing family to early childhood education, Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Yet I love all ages…
Since Steve died, I have hosted a Grieve With Hope support group for those who suffer loss (from the death of children, spouses, parents, siblings and friends- as well as other major losses). If you or a friend are grieving, or pastor those who grieve, join My Forever Memories grief support group . I am a certified Grief Recovery Specialist who shares the eternal hope found in Jesus Christ. May you also discover helpful information and books on grieving through this website.
Besides speaking on many subjects to groups over the years, I have taught a weekly Women’s Bible Study as well as a Live With Hope group which reaches young women recovering from substance abuse. These women are all dear to my heart and have been influential in my writing of many women’s Bible Studies.
I have been blessed to write hundreds of articles, devotions, Bible Studies, personal experience stories and prayers for publications such as Lookout, Chicken Soup For The Soul, Standard Publishing, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, Women’s Day, Upper Room and many others.
Now you know a little about me…but remember: It’s NOT about me! It’s all about Him.
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