Just who am I?
I'm excited and humbled to share with you who I am, but more importantly, share some of the Lord's truths, and the amazing blessings He has bestowed on me over the past three decades.
While growing up, I considered myself an "okay person." If I compared myself to what most considered a "good person", I would have fallen woefully short. Instead, I compared myself to the kids no parent would proudly claim as their own, then I was "okay."
As a young mother, the Lord showed me through His words and my parents' relationship with Him that "good" wasn't about doing the "right" things and "bad" wasn't about doing the "wrong" things. It was never about me and what I did or didn't do, but rather Who I knew. I no longer wanted to just be "okay." Then the "divine romance" began to unfold.
Some thirty-five years have passed and He continues to reveal Himself. Now, instead of living an "okay existence" I consider myself a blessed child of the King. I shake my head in utter disbelief when I think back to 1975. I wanted desperately to totally surrender to His love but constantly wondered what I'd have to give up. It didn't take me long to realize I didn't have to give up anything. I just had to submit, even that was all His doing.
Since I was never a good student I knew it had to be the Lord's direction for me to go to college. So besides being a wife, mother of three, and a pastor's wife, I was now in school again. I had to study twice as hard as the students who were much younger and had a lot less responsibility, but I knew I was obeying the Lord. I got up early in the mornings fixed breakfast, and lunches for the kids to take to school, and dinner for Mike to take out of the fridge when he got home about five o'clock and graciously took the night shift. I could never have finished school if it wasn't for the help of my family. I think they knew the Lord told me it was time to start another season in my life. They seemed proud of me and not at all embarrassed that I was still in school. As a matter of fact, our youngest child asked one day where her grandmother and grandfather went to school.
Mike and I compliment each other in many ways including our education. Mike has a master's degree in Biblical Languages and loves studying Greek and Hebrew. I have a master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and have worked with families, abused children, foster children, and teens addicted to drugs.
My walk with the Lord has resulted in many experiences but one of the most wondrous is the joy of my marriage to my husband. A fourty year marriage to my school sweetheart Mike who in the '70s was "much less than okay." He'll have to write his own book to describe his life and salvation. We have three beloved adult children: Michael, Melissa and Rachael. The Lord also blessed us with two wonderful sons-in-love, Keenan and Major. When our five grandchildren were born we thought we were blessed exceeding abundantly above all that we could have asked or thought.
I've given you a glimpse into my life, but the sole purpose of this website is to glorify the Lord Jesus and encourage the reader to seek a closer walk with Him.