I was born and raised in West Central Georgia, living most of my childhood years in historic Warm Springs, and I still reside in the area. I am a graduate of West Georgia College (now State University of West Georgia) and of Columbus College (now Columbus State University). I currently work as a mainframe computer programmer for a payment processing company.
I enjoy playing tennis and am heavily involved in CORTA, Columbus Regional Tennis Association, which is a CTA (Community Tennis Association) within USTA Georgia. I currently serve on the CORTA Board of Directors and Executive Committee as Secretary, and I serve on the USTA Georgia Advisory Council as the District 4 Representative.
Another hobby of mine is painting at Truth Be Told Art parties. I’m no artist, but through the guidance of their instructors, I have painted 35-40 works of art and have them hanging all over my house. The uniqueness of Truth Be Told Art (TBTA) is that their mission is to teach women (and men) who think they can’t paint how to paint and get God’s Truth on their walls. On each painting, you choose a scripture to remind you of God’s goodness. Each artist with TBTA offers a free ministry party once a quarter where they paint with women and children who need encouragement in life.
I also love to travel when I have time. Some of my favorite places I have been are The Bahamas, Maui, Seven Falls in Colorado Springs, Grand Canyon, Washington, DC, and the beach anywhere. I would love to travel to Australia, Israel, Iceland, Alaska, and the New England area one day soon.
Of all of the things I am involved in, my heart and what I love the most is serving the Lord and being an active member in my church. I grew up on a church pew, singing hymns and listening to my grandfather, and later my uncle, preach the Word of God. If there was a church service, “are we going” was never a question, but only “what time are we leaving the house to get there”. Looking back over my life, I wouldn’t trade that childhood for anything. That is what helped build my foundation in the faith. I believe we need the fellowship of other Christians to help us along our way. There have been times in my life when I don’t think I could have made it without the support, encouragement, and prayers from my church family.
Becoming a writer was never something I dreamed of. It was only in January 2015 that I felt a new calling to write devotional messages. I believe that the Lord takes us out of our comfort zone sometimes and calls us to do things we think are impossible for us. The beauty of His calling is that He equips us as we step out in faith to answer the call. As we walk in that faith, He continues to guide us and direct us. I’m thankful for His leading today.
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