After graduating from college and teaching elementary school for six years, I married my husband Ray and found great joy in staying home to raise the three children God blessed us with. It was during those years that I fell in love with God’s Word and developed a hunger to know Him that only grows more each day. In 1997 I joined the staff of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, IL as Co-Director of Children’s Ministry. Nine years later I was given the privilege of becoming the first official Director of Women’s Ministry there, where I served until I retired in February 2021.
Throughout my life I have enjoyed expressing what God is teaching me in a personal journal. This eventually became a monthly publication that I wrote for the women of our church. I have also been privileged to write some blog posts for the True Woman blog at Revive our Hearts as well as Unlocking the Bible’s blog.
When I am not serving women or writing, I am likely either reading or spending time with some of the ten grandchildren who fill my life with joy and fresh opportunities to pray and see God do His wondrous works.
God has used writing as a tool to help me preach the gospel to myself each day, as I am so prone to forget. Because I’ve learned that there is no temptation that is not common to “women” (1 Corinthians 10:13) no matter where you are in your own journey, I invite you to read along and participate in this blog.