Writing has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. My mom still has my first poem, written in first grade, in which I describe her legs as a hair brush. I must have been mad at her that day! I have continued to write sporadically through the years.
I was raised to a new life in Christ when He saved me in my late twenties. Through many joys and trials, He continues to grow my faith and work in me for my good and His glory. My poetry and essays often reflect God and what He is doing in me and around me.
My husband and I served as missionaries in South Africa for three years, but currently we have made Southern Illinois our home. You can read about our missionary journey in my book: For the Love of Christ and a Mozambican Village. It is a collection of blog posts I wrote during our time there.
I am an avid reader and usually have 3-4 books, from theology to poetry or a fiction classic to those on the craft of writing, piled on my coffee table at once. I also writes book reviews and you can join me at Goodreads.
I express myself best with poetry. I love when a thought or the beauty of God’s creation can be written in words that come together in lines, some rhyming or not. I was the first-place winner in the Illinois State Poetry Society 2017 Free Verse Contest for my poem New Morning Mercies. In the 2017 Poets & Patrons contest I received 3rd honorable mention in the free verse division for I am Facebook.