God has called me to help you recognize God’s presence in your difficult places — to help you find Him when you need Him the most. Through the written word and the spoken voice of my heart, I will share with you how to recognize God’s abiding presence—through good and bad, through joy and sorrow, through peace and anguish.
My message is rooted in the understanding of a woman’s heart that can become vulnerable when faced with despair. I’ve often encountered the woman who is overwhelmed.
Discouragement and weariness is written all over her face. She loves Jesus. She works hard to build the kingdom of God. She is very aware that God is ever-present in her life and yet … life happens and faith becomes a choice—“Can I really trust God? Lord, are you sure you can handle this? Father, do you even remember where I live?!” I understand your doubts and fears because I’ve asked these questions too.
In my seeking I’ve found God’s incredible melody of love and assurance cascading over the mountaintops, filling my valleys and settling deep into my heart. Through extreme sorrows, challenges and difficulties, I have learned to look beyond the veil to find Him and realize that “even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord”. I can’t wait to share my lessons learned with you.
I served as a pastor’s wife for thirty-one years and now I serve my husband as a caregiver. David suffers from frontotemporal dementia which robbed him of the pastorate for the past several years, yet he still supports my ministry in his own precious way. Our three remarkable children are all grown now with families of their own, but they are close by just around the curve, over the hill in our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains we call home.
My first book, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife, released with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas on June 30, 2015 and was honored as a 2016 Selah Award finalist. After a lengthy detour due to my husband’s health, the Lord is graciously opening doors for me once again in the publishing industry and as a speaker. I’m so thankful.
May you find the Lord in your darkest hour. May you come to know Him as your sure place, an ever present help in trouble.
“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” ~ Exodus 33:14