For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11 My life verse

About Me

I always hate the way that website bio’s are often written in third person by the person they are about. It is not something that I am comfortable with so I am just letting you know that this is not a formal endorsement but just a little autobiography for the sake of giving you an idea of who I am along with a little about my walk with Christ, my life in general and my family.

First of all the most important part of my life is my relationship with our LORD Jesus Christ. I was saved and baptized at the age of 12 years old at Evangel Assembly of God in Louisville, KY by Brother Waymon Rogers. I grew up in a Christian home with parents who loved the LORD. I credit them with the disciple making that gave me an appetite to know God and HIS word.

I have not always been faithful to HIM but I can attest to the fact that HE is ALWAYS faithful no matter what choices WE make. Knowing HIS Word and what it has to say about how to live my life, how to love my family and others and how to endure the hardships that we face has been the most important thing in my adult life. Without it I would have simply fell into a heap of despair and given up. HE is the ONE who has taken this broken life and brought much beauty from ashes, bestowing upon my head not only a crown of beauty but also the oil of gladness and HE is the ONE who has given me a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

My family is too big to fit into one picture so I was forced to use one that only has a small sampling, not only of my family, but also one that speaks to what I consider family!

Growing up my house was always full of those who seemed to be alone or without family of their own. My mom and dad continually invited others to join in our family celebrations and holidays. Those friends became part of our family in a big way. I can remember my mom telling others that she loved them and I think that is one of the qualities that I inherited from her example.

I personally have 6 children (2 girls and 4 boys) which age in range from 21 to 40 and yes I birthed them all! I have 12 grandchildren with one more due in October and if you count our step grandchildren that number goes much higher! They age in range from 2 to 21. Needless to say it is quite loud and chaotic when we all get together but it is NEVER boring! I am also the mom to 2 very spoiled huskies.

I am privileged to be married for 24 years to a man who not only loved me but also loved and took as his own, my 4 oldest children after a horrible divorce and the soon after death of my first husband. Kevin and I also have 2 sons together. We were never a blended family, just family and that I credit to him. It has not been easy at times and I do confess that we had our share of suffering but one thing I know is that the LORD rescued us from all of it!

About Family

About Ministry

I have been in some sort of Women’s ministry most of my adult life. That is where my heart is and where God has always called me. I am very much a sanguine and love to talk to women. My spiritual gifts are in leadership and encouragement which is a perfect fit for Women’s ministry. It is not that it comes naturally because to tell you the truth, God stretches and equips me to be what HE needs me to be as a leader and encourager.

I was involved with Women’s ministry at Southeast Christian Church for many years. I felt God calling me outside of the church to do Bible study in places that would attract women from all walks and reach beyond denominational lines and into the community.

I had been under the leadership of Lynn Reece who was the Head of Women’s ministry for Southeast Christian Church. When she left that position and started her own ministry in the community I was one of the founding board members. I helped with the Bible Study outreach and also was instrumental in writing the leadership manual for women’s ministry and compiling resources to be presented at a large women’s ministry conference hosted by Lynn Reece Ministries.

I remained a part of that ministry for a little over 4 years when I heard God calling me to resign and take a step out. I clearly heard him telling me to take everything off of my plate and to go home to minister to my family.

More About Ministry

In that time, I began to to meet weekly with a friend just to pray about things going on in our families and it soon became clear that God had orchestrated all of that. There is a lot longer version of this but I will have to save that for a later blog post. That friendship has been a sustaining force in my growing relationship with the LORD.

God has taught me so much in that time but the one thing that stands out is that chasing ministry and calling ourselves is exhausting and often our families pay the price. I had come to the conclusion that I was probably never going to be called to return to Women’s ministry but again God had a different plan.

I suddenly found myself back leading women’s Bible study and one group grew to two groups which grew to three groups etc. I heard HIM telling me that I was now an older woman who should be teaching younger women how to be busy at home, loving and serving their husbands and kids. That is how Titus Two Women came about. It was not my plan but it was God’s plan and I am happy to follow HIM in this calling to ministry today through Titus Two. There is more story to tell but for now this is enough about me.

“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Titus 2:3-5