Welcome! And thank you for taking time to visit my blog. My purpose in this and all I write is to give God glory. I've loved to write all my life. My dad served in the United States Air Force and we traveled a lot when I was growing up. I wrote to pen pals across the world. My letters to family and friends advanced to writing letters to the editor and working in administrative positions. Business writing sparked an interest in creative writing. Although I didn't set out to be a writer, my homecoming experience gave me a reason to write.
One hot and muggy evening in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Mom took my sister and me to a big tent revival. I walked down a grassy aisle that night and knelt before a cloth-covered table for an altar. There I asked Jesus to come and live in my heart.
Years later poor choices led me down a path of destruction. My kids grew up and moved away. Shattered dreams and broken relationships drove me into a pit of despair, not so far that our Lord couldn't hear my cry. "I don't want to go on anymore."
I don't know why the God of the universe would care what happened to me, but He was there when I said those words. I felt the warmth of His presence. It was as if He drew me close, kissed me and whispered in my ear, "Could you make it today if I stay with you?" I never wanted to be without that feeling. "I guess so," I said. Each day before going to work, I began reading my Bible. Every passage spoke directly to me and I started to pray. Sometimes all I could say was, "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus." I cried myself to sleep many nights praying those words, so thankful that the God of Creation loved even me.
If you have not experienced God's amazing love, don't go another day without it. Say His name, and He will answer. Today is the day of salvation and a new hope for the future. God bless you, my friend.
Many of my articles and stories have been published in Christian magazines and anthologies, which include The Upper Room, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guidepost books, Spark Story Bible, Hurray God, Inspire Trust, Inspire Faith, The Lookout, Light & Life, Vista, Seek, Light From the Word, Devotions, Pockets, Mature Living, Kid Zone, All Stars for Jesus and more. My greatest reward is when someone tells me that one of my stories touched a heart or helped someone. That's why I write. I write for God's glory.