I am blessed to be married to a kind, generous, compassionate, handsome man, named Tony, and to be raising five great kids (two sons, Kyle, 22 and Sam, 20, and three daughters, Sarah, 18, Anna, 17 and Megan, 14) and four pets that seem to arrive in pairs, two cats, Shadow and Tiger, rescued from the hunting land, and two Shichon pups, Kyra and Emma.
We live on the outskirts of a small town about 40 minutes west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a big lot bordered by beautiful pines, sugar maples and a sprawling white oak shading the top of the hill, space to run, two zip lines, a climbing tower, and a sled hill. Deer, a growing gaggle of wild turkeys, red fox and an occasional coyote wander the yard, and a symphony of songbirds call it home.
I began writing for publication in November, 2007, and was published monthly in North Shore Church News until June, 2011. Since then I’ve written for Rest Ministries, Journezine, and The High Calling, participated in the Christian Writers’ monthly Blog Chain, and am a contributing writer for We Used to Be You Ministries.
My hope is that the words of Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,” clearly shine through my writing, drawing others to God.
I simply write what I live, daily learning to seek God first, to stop and breath and notice the beauty in the moment — a drop of dew clinging to a blade of new spring grass, iridescent dragonfly wings glinting in the afternoon sun, a gentle breeze rustling autumn leaves, sun-kissed puppies sprawled across my lap — God in the moment, in each moment, every breath, everything — beauty in the small, moments to be still, breathe deep and simply know that He is God.I enjoy homeschooling our kids, writing, hiking, good friends, good books, quiet evenings, long walks, yard work, and good, strong, black tea all day long — hot, iced or luke-warm, prompting my husband to nickname me his “tea-infused wife.”
My life verse, inscribed on my wedding band, is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
I know without question that we won’t always understand all that God allows in our lives, but I also know that if we’ll let Him, He’ll use it all for His great glory. That is what I long to share with you in words — God in the moment, grace rain falling, soaking deep, faith’s tender blossom unfurling one precious, petal at a time.
Blessings, Grace and Peace,