I am opinionated.
I love to write.
I was born to talk.
These three things converge here on my blog where I share my thoughts on faith, family, and what’s happening in the world around me. I don’t know everything, but I do know this: Jesus Christ and the scriptures have been my strength, guide, and comfort for over 40 years. We all need a compass to help us navigate life’s burdens and questions, so I turn to the Lord and his Word. I hope you’ll find wisdom here as you walk with God, love your neighbors, and take care of you.
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, with my parents and three brothers. I became a Christian in 1981 while a student at Princeton University where I met my husband, Joe. God has blessed us with 39 years together and the privilege of raising seven children: six girls and a boy who are now amazing adults who make us proud.
We have also suffered the loss of seven children through miscarriage and the death of a newborn. We home schooled for 13 years and cared for our aging parents who have now passed on. We live in Charlottesville, Virginia where I am director of a non-profit that serves low-income children.
Our family continues to grow and we have seven grandchildren so far. We are grateful for God’s mercy to us.