The desire to write had been in my heart since a young girl.  I remember going to the school library and checking out books and dreaming of the day that I would write my own.  Life got busy and the dream was always in the back of my mind.  After our son graduated from high school, our daughter was newly married and Jim was busy with the new business, I enrolled in some writing classes at the local college.   Since then, I have attended several writer/speaker conferences across the country.


Courses and Conferences that I have attended:

  • The Craft of Magazine Writing (class with Eva Shaw)
  • Write Your Life Story (class with Eva Shaw)
  • Writteriffic: Creativity Training for Writers (class with Eva Shaw)
  • American Christian Writers Conference
  • Class Services Conference with Florence Littauer
  • Proverbs 31 Ministries, She Speaks Conference
  • North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference

*plus more numerous workshops/conferences


Some of my published writings:

  • Midland Lifestyles Magazine, Monthly Column 9/04 – 7/05  “Weighing In”
  • CBA Marketplace Magazine, 9/04 – “Gift Baskets”
  • Aspiring Retail Magazine, 6/06 – “The Perfect Gift”
  • Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Magazine, 1/07 – “Organizing My Life With Spiral Notebooks”
  • Billy Graham Association, Decision Magazine, 9/10 – “Better Than Elvis Presley”
  • Compilation Book, Tough Times Don’t Last-Tough Women Do, 2011 – “Organizing My Life With Spiral Notebooks”
  • Guest writer for B’twixt and B’tween blog with Shelley Noonan, 5/12 – “An Example Of A Consecrated Life”
  • Old SchoolHouse Magazine, 7/12 – “How Notebooks Kept My Homeschooling Organized”
  • Non-Fiction Book Reviewer for Christian Book Association Magazine, 2006 – 2013
  • Heart Talk, monthly newsletter for Kelview Women’s Ministry in Midland, Texas 2004 – 2013
  • His Heart, My Desire, personal blog, 2007 – Present



I am not a photographer!  When The Tea House Times asked if they could use one of my pictures for their cover, I was so excited!