I'm such an ordinary woman. The goofiest things make me laugh. My brother's dry sense of humor, British comedy, my boys' corny jokes and my husband's play on words all crack me up. I'm scared of bouncing a check, closed in places and pictures that show my double chin. Just about anything makes me cry. I cry when I'm happy, sad, moved (even by Hallmark commercials) or in awe of something God has done. I don't think on my feet well. I get a joke a day late and think of the perfect come-back two weeks later.
There's only one thing that may set me apart from any woman that you pick off the street. I have an extraordinary desire to know God and to apply His word in my everyday life. Isn't it funny that my one extraordinary trait has nothing to do with me?! On my journey down the path, I often falter and fumble around, but I'm in love with a God who is faithful to pick me up, dust me off and set me moving forward in the right direction.
I'm married to Barry, the man that I still love madly after over 20 years. We're both pretty strong-willed, but he makes me laugh every day! My two boys, Anson and Nolan, are my delight. Trust me when I say that boredom is a non-issue in our male-dominated household. That’s why I had to adopt a little girl—my miniature dachshund, Hilde. I'm simply astounded that I could be a mother of two big boys and that I've become one of those people who's simply silly about her dog.
My deep passion is women’s ministry. I have been shaped through mentoring by godly women, so I am focused on giving back in the same way. I served as a women’s director for 3 years and currently teach a women's Sunday school class. I love studying God's Word and completed six years of Bible Study Fellowship. After being a professional teacher for 15 years, I want to spend the rest of my days learning and teaching scripture.
My vision is to communicate God’s word to women in such a way that their hearts are captured by His love and greatness. I am honored to share this passion as a Sunday school teacher and as a speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. It is one of the great blessings of my life to contribute devotions to Encouragement for Today- which are emailed to over 350,000 readers across the world each morning. I have written for our local newspaper and am a contributing author to The Reason We Speak edited by Marybeth Whalen.