I was saved at the age of seventeen. Though my family didn’t always attend church, their background was Southern Baptist. I was visiting a tiny Assembly of God church the night I became born again. My life completely changed.
It was the seventies, and there were “Jesus People” everywhere–an exciting time to be young and learning to live as a Christian.
No one told me I couldn’t, so I pursued the faith with all my energy. I had big plans and a big calling. I studied the Bible on my own and took some college level courses at a local church. I became involved in a youth choir that traveled regionally. We ministered and gave our testimonies along with our music.
I married and raised three sons and remained very active in my church. I served in almost every available capacity. Sunday school teacher, youth leader, nursery worker, deacon, women’s ministry–even drama. After I began writing, I also published the church newsletter for a number of years.
Soon after my first book was published, I began to feel that calling again. I knew I was destined for more. My interest has never waned. God’s call is still strong in my heart. I love to teach and share what I have learned.
On a recent mission trip to Cuenca, Ecuador, I was given an incredible opportunity to teach a novel writing workshop at a local television station. We had between thirty and forty attendees. I was invited to speak at the television station’s meeting of the board, and at the general staff meeting. I also taught on forgiveness at a couple of area churches.
I’m so grateful to God for His faithfulness. He has not forgotten me!