“But you are … A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Pet. 2:9, NASB
An ordinary woman … Saved by grace through faith in Christ … Beloved of God.
I grew up in Northern Virginia as the youngest daughter of Christian parents, and I started college in 1987 at Virginia Tech. I met my future husband, Mark, at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship before classes even began. Married since 1989, God has blessed us with four adult children, two daughters-in-love, and a home in North Carolina. He is so good.
As a women’s ministry leader from 2001-2004, I realized my love for teaching the Bible. God prompted me to write Reaching for Righteousness: Life Applications from the Book of Esther (Pleasant Word, April 2009), which is now available in Spanish. God is using Alcanzando la Justicia in Central America, Mexico, and the United States.
God has enabled me to minister in various ways such as directing retreats, facilitating small groups, teaching, and sharing radio devotions. I’ve hosted and taught at the Connecting with Christ Conference, and I traveled with a ZMI Family Ministries International team to Nicaragua, where I introduced Alcanzando la Justicia. I wrote “Recipes for Life” for Sophie Woman’s Magazine from January 2012 – August 2016, connecting favorite recipes to life stories and spiritual truths.
More recently, my devotions and articles have been published in LifeWay’s Journey Devotional Magazine along with Homelife Magazine. My goals for 2020 include writing more articles for publication, growing my speaking platform, helping additional writers, and writing my first non-fiction chapter book. In the midst of those priorities, I continue to pursue a publisher for my Bible study and/or literary agent.
Through Proclaiming Him to Women Ministries, I aim to impact:
- Women who love JESUS, value Scripture, and pursue intimacy with God
- Writers who use their talents for the Lord
I invite you to check out my blog devotions and “Devotions for Women” videos, which will help you apply Scripture to everyday life. If you’re a writer, my interview posts on Writers Connect plus educational posts on Writers Clinic will inform and equip you.
Thanks for taking time to learn more about me and my ministry. “May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:5).