Welcome to my cozy nook in cyberspace world. Grab a cup of coffee. (I take mine very dark, with cream and stevia.) Pull up a chair and let’s get to know each other. Introductions are typically followed with a quick list. Here is mine:
- wife and mother
- writer (Children’s picture books and Christian non-fiction.)
- elementary teacher (16 years)
- Founder and Coordinator of Arise Ministry for Single Moms
- Founder and Lead Writing Coach for KIDS ARE WRITERS
- BA, Elementary Eduction
- M.Ed., Integrated Teaching Through the Arts
And THIS is where our friendship begins. Deep within the bullet point lists are the stories of our lives. Stories, that if well-told, produce laughter and tears and require many cups of coffee. For me, there is the story of the single mother who built a new life with her daughters. There was the pursuit of education, despite the scarcity of time, money, and energy. There is the story of a children’s writer, whose characters dance and play and sing inside her mind. (Click HERE for more information about my heart for children’s literature.)
But, there is an even greater story.
A story of a lost soul, pulled from the depths.
A story of grace and redemption.
Of this story, I am most passionate.
I’m warning you. It might get sappy.
This is a love story.
“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.”
Thank you for visiting my website. Here you will find my thoughts on writing, life, family, and faith. You will also find information about my speaking events and my work with single moms and young writers. Yes. My life is very busy, but fulfilling. I wouldn’t change a thing. Not one.
Ok… there was this bad sushi I ate once. I would change that. The rest of it can stay. The good. The bad. The ugly and victorious. You will learn I am passionate about story and every good story (every good life) must have both storms and sun. And on a very rare occasion, bad sushi.
Now it is your turn. I want to know my readers. Tell me a bit of your story.
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(And by the way, it was nice to meet you!)