Welcome, to my blog where I offer biblical hope and encouragement for every day!
I pray you find my writings uplifting, encouraging, thought-provoking, and sometimes just plain fun. My plan is to post at least three times a week, but we all know God often has a better plan! Click here to learn more about the inspiration for this site.
Mission Statement: To use my experiences and skills to glorify the Lord, to inspire and encourage others in their lives’ journeys, and to declare the value of all God’s children even the “least of these.”
Bio:I praise God for molding me from a young lady “in control” to a more seasoned woman learning to rely on His guidance. I grew up living a carefree life on my parent’s farm and roaming the hills of northeast Iowa.
Channeling my love for the outdoors and feeling certain that I knew what my career should be, I earned a Fisheries and Wildlife Biology degree from Iowa State University, only to realize that a high school teaching degree would be a better complement to my husband’s career with the state park system. I obtained my teaching degree in biology and mathematics and taught for a short while before staying home to be a mother.
My dance through life was interrupted as a young wife when my husband and I experienced the first of five miscarriages. Life became a roller coaster of high peaks of thankfulness with the birth of each of our four children and low valleys of despair and bitterness with the loss of each unborn child. My faith was sorely tested during this time and even more so when our third child and only daughter was diagnosed with lifelong disabilities.
However, the Lord has been faithful to see our family through the years of confusion and heartache, doing a work in my heart. I now trust the Almighty to lead the dance in my life and to be the source of my joy. I knows there is a purpose , however hidden, to the difficulties we all experience, and I firmly believe that there is inherent value and worth in every human being no matter the extent of their earthly capabilities.
Following years of working as a freelance editor and writer while being a full-time mom and homemaker, I have felt God’s leading to write and speak about my experiences of loss and raising our precious daughter; to reach out to others who are having difficulty finding acceptance and joy in their current life situation.
My husband Dave and I have been married for nearly 24 years. We are raising our three sons (Daniel, Zachary, and Joseph) and one daughter (Rachel) in a state park in northeast Iowa.
Yours in grace ≈