I have wanted to write since I was 12 years old. When I was graduating from high school, my dream was to go into Journalism but I was discouraged from taking that step because I was a woman. I know. I just heard you suck in that breath! But that was the way it was. But now, I am writing. And I’m so excited. And humbled.
A little bit about me…I have a husband I love dearly, five children, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law and two sons’ girlfriends, along with ten grandchildren, all of whom bring much joy into my life. My husband and I live in Northwest Wisconsin on a small and very simple hobby farm. Six of our grandchildren live within a half mile of us in two different directions. The other four are just an hour away. We enjoy spending time together. Nothing is more fun for me than watching the little ones, and the big ones, learn new things and seeing their joy.
I fulfilled a 20+ year dream three years ago when I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Theology from Liberty University. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and leading studies for women at my church. I plan to write some studies for this site in the future. Truthfully, my degree hasn’t made me an expert. It has made me aware. Aware of how big God is and how little I am. Aware of how loved I am too!
My life is pretty good. But it has not always been that way. I have suffered with PTSD, anxiety, and depression for most of my adult life. I have experienced most kinds of abuses along with a very painful divorce, ten plus years of single parenting, then a blended family with five teenagers. Can you imagine, trying to blend a brand new family of teenagers? Like oil and water, but they have learned to mix and we love them all.
I’ve had some really rough patches, when life didn’t seem worth living. So, if you are in a hard place right now, I can relate. And I can tell you that there is hope and life during and after pain. A good life is possible. Through my writing, I will share how I found my joy.
I am not a licensed therapist or a medical doctor. I am just a woman that Jesus Christ has brought healing to in many ways. I can share my experiences and I can relate what I have learned through study. But if you are in a really bad place and need help, please don’t hesitate to see your doctor or your pastor and ask for it. I’ve done it. There is no shame in taking steps that will improve your life and the life of those you love.
God bless you on your journey. Most humbly, I thank you for visiting.