Here are a few of my favorite things: God, my husband, my family, my dear friends, books, writing, cats, coffee, jogging (coffee comes before jogging!), naps ( I need one after jogging!), and being silly.
In addition to being a wife and mom, I am a Christian writer. I have written children’s magazine stories and articles, as well as devotions and studies. I am currently writing a young adult novel and children’s picture book.
I have been married to my husband, Scott for twenty-eight years. We have three wonderful grown-up children. I can honestly say that Jesus is the center of my life, but it wasn’t always this way.
I gave my life to Jesus at twelve years old because I didn’t want to go to hell. I went to church and called myself a Christian for years. It wasn’t until my early twenties that I realized something was missing. I was depressed, insecure and lonely despite being a Christian and having what appeared to be a wonderful life. Of course, I didn’t tell anyone this. I needed to keep up the “I’m-a-good-Christian-church-going-woman” appearance.
One day I got tired of pretending. It was then that I gave my whole life over to Jesus—my depression, insecurities and all. That is where transformation started and is continuing to this day. I admit that I don’t have it all together. But I love the Lord and His word. He has grown a passion in me to write down some of the things He has so graciously taught me. I don’t have a theology degree. In fact, my love for the Word started by reading a children’s bible to my sons and daughter and grew from there.