God Saved me from a life of self-destruction
My call to this ministry was a gradual process that began after my salvation experience on September 14, 1997. I had just turned forty years old and had gone through my second divorce. I had attended church all my life, but I never had accepted Jesus Christ. I had heard of this man all my life, but this day He became more than words on the page of history–He became my Savior. He changed my heart, and opened my eyes to the truth that comes from His word.
After that day, I began to feel the call to minister to women who have felt the pain of feeling unloved or unworthy of love because of past mistakes. As I received the Lord’s healing in my life and began to grow in Him, I felt the abundance of joy in my salvation.
I had tried everything to fill the emptiness and loneliness in the depths of my soul. I believe the Lord used and continues to use my mistakes as examples of how He can change a life.
He has taken my messes and made a message about His love and forgiveness. I believe and teach that regardless of a person’s background or personal mistakes, God has a plan for their life. Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already–you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.”
I have surrendered to God’s call and will follow wherever He leads. It is amazing how He continues to open doors for me to write, to speak and to connect with kindred spirits at events and conferences for women. I am working and waiting, talking and listening, and always seeking God’s direction for this ministry. Whatever doors God opens for me, I’m walking through. (I know God laughs, when I make too many plans!)
In my spare time, you might find me hanging out on the golf course with my amazing husband Jim and our dog Harley. The rest of my time is spent in the kitchen cooking for our four children, two hungry sons-in-law and two fabulous grandchildren. Our third grandbaby was born recently; I can hardly wait to start cooking for him!
This sometimes worn-out hairdresser still loves to tell the “Secrets” she has learned from behind her chair–secrets that help women to be content, peaceful and strong, even in difficult times.