Are you a seeker of wisdom and knowledge? Do you want to know the best paths for your life? Do you want to avoid pitfalls and find the wisdom to choose the best in every decision you make? Are you seeking how to be successful in business and in life?
Then I hope I can support you on that journey through stories, devotionals, and wisdom nuggets. The wisdom I’ve gained has been won on many fronts and in the many challenges I’ve overcome. I love to read and glean wisdom from others who have gone before me, both throughout history and present day, and would love to share what I’ve learned with you. I would enjoy growing with you in expanding our knowledge and understanding of wisdom.
Additionally, one advantage I’ve discovered of growing older is the variety of life experiences to draw on. These have brought me a bountiful supply of wisdom, both from my mistakes and my successes. I have discovered that “wisdom is indeed sweet to your soul, Proverbs 24:14 (NIV 1984), and “If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you.” Proverbs 9:12 (NIV 1984)
Below you will find some of my life experiences to help you know a little more about me.
I am a writer and my experience as a published author includes:
- Author of four self-published books,
*”Write Your Story NOW: Writing Skills to Captivate Your Reader,” and the accompanying workbook.
*”The Gift of Writing: Ten Ways to Share Your Heart, Nurture Your Relationships, and Leave a Legacy.”
*”From Stuck to Success: Conqueror Your Fears and Achieve Your Writing Dreams”
- A story in Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul
- A story in Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul
- A story in Chicken Soup for Mothers and Sons
- A story in “Grace Givers” by Dr. David Jeremiah
- A story in a gift book, “Celebrate Dads”
- A devotional in a book, “For Better or Worse Encouragement for Husbands and Wives”
- A story in “Hello Future! Insights for the Graduate”
- A story devotional in “The True Meaning of Giving: Daily December Devotions to Delight Your Soul”
- Several fictional children’s stories in “The Kids Ark” magazine
- Greeting cards for DaySpring Cards
- A poem in Decision magazine
Do you have any relationship challenges? Most of us do! I have another blog, www.conflicttopeaceinrelationships.com. To help you resolve conflict in your relationship issues, I share the wisdom gained through my life experiences, insights on relationships gleaned from the riches of wisdom in the Bible, my reading and degree in Speech Communication and Human Relations.
Here is a summary of my other life experiences.
One of my life’s mission is to raise up children from poverty to fulfill their God-given potential. Personally, I’ve adopted seven teens from poverty backgrounds, one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done in my life.
My parents did mission work in Africa in what used to be the Belgian Congo. My dad broke down languages and translated the Bible so the people could read it and my mother taught women how to read, basic hygiene and how to care for their families. They also had a home for orphans and cared for the community in many other ways. I went to school in Kenya, East Africa at Rift Valley Academy. After I returned to the USA, I finished high school and then graduated from the University of Kansas in Speech Communications and Human Relations.
My work experience includes election to the House of Representatives in a Midwestern State, retail gift store owner, a teacher at a Ranch for men from Skid Row L.A., California, where my husband was the director, a product manager in the marketing department of a large greeting card company and the Director of Communications for a non-profit ministry. At the present time, I serve as a substitute teacher for our school district.
As far as other interests, art enraptures my heart. I’m drawn to impressionism and realism and especially nature scenes. Personally, I enjoy painting with watercolor, especially flowers. I also do some calligraphy, photography, and used to do scrapbooking. I benefit from exercising regularly and especially walking outside. I take pleasure in eating healthful foods and seek natural remedies. I love to read, to learn and grow as a person.