About Me

Welcome to my website and thank you so much for stopping by. Here's some information about me that you might find interesting....

~I'm a licensed clinical social worker married to a licensed mental health counselor. It makes for some interesting dinner conversation sometimes!

~I've been a social worker for 25 years in the fields of mental health, hospice, and now home health. It's all been a place of service for me and a life-long classroom for the next step in my journey.

~We've been doing house projects this year. One a month. That was our goal. We've worked surprisingly well together in all of that, especially considering we were working in each other's space most of the time. We judge a project by how many trips to Lowe's it takes to complete. We go there a lot!! One word of advice - don't ever prop on your glass top stove to reach something. Don't ask me how I know this. 

~Jeff is a wonderful cook/smoker (meats that is!)/BBQ guy. He designed and built two smokers, and recently bought the smoker to end all smokers. Her name is Lulabelle.  He's no longer competing, but still cooking, and may branch out into a bit of catering one day. 

~I'm encouraging Jeff to market his homemade BBQ sauce. It's a tweaked version of an old family recipe and it's killer! I think it could become a business one day. He has a blog now about BBQ. It would be great if you would stop by for a visit! You can find him here: www.grandpaspridebbq.com.

~Riley is the 4 legged child. He really does think he's human. Sometimes I think he might be. He's smart and loves to fake us out sometimes...  Here he is having a male bonding moment with Jeff.

~Besides writing I enjoy other creative endeavors. I've tried my hand at quilting and would like to do it again. My first attempt was this wall hanging. It's not perfect but I'm proud!                                         

        ~ I also love to cross stitch and would love to design some patterns one day.

~Jeff and I took our first overseas trip in 2009 to England and Scotland. We took a trip in 2012 to Ireland and back to London with a day trip to Paris. We've decided we really love to travel and were already planning the next trip before we even got home! I'm working on a trilogy about Ireland...stay tuned for that!

~I have created a little writing nest at home where the "magic" happens. Take a quick peek here. I love reading and have a whole slew of books that I read over and over again! Just because I love them. Reading is my favorite escape!

For me writing is another step in the plan God has for my life. My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord..." He has a plan for you too. Have you figured it out yet? If you have I hope you'll share it with me. We may all have different paths in life, but we all work toward the same purpose, and that is to glorify God in all we do, and to be His hands and feet in the world.

I'm writing fiction now, but also have some non-fiction things in the works. It's all part of the plan.  Click here to see what I'm working on right now. 

I hope that whatever I write will point people to Jesus in some way. I don't know what God has planned for me right now. I'm just trying to work hard and learn as much as I can about writing.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about my journey. I hope you'll be coming back often to see what's up AND I really hope that you'll decide to share your own journey. It's great to encourage and pray for one another.

If you're reading this I have already prayed for you. I may not ever know your name or anything about you, but God knows EVERYTHING about you and loves you unconditionally!

Thanks for letting me share!