I love sharing scripture and stories that connect to women’s frustrations, fears and failures, giving them hope that they are not alone (someone “gets” them!) and courage to grow beyond their stuck-ness.
And I love facilitating “Ah-HA!” moments of personal change in beliefs, thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and behaviors for women who are ready to grow.
I was raised in what appeared, on the outside, to be the “perfect Christian home.” As a child, trying to cheer up a chronically depressed mother, I strove to be “a good girl.” As a teenager, reacting to my older brother’s drug addiction, I nearly lost my life to eating disorders.
I help those who are burdened find hope in the transformative power of God’s rescuing love.
I’ve always considered myself an writer and author, having published my first book at the tender age of two. (If you’re daring enough to ask, I’ll be glad to recite this one and only foray into the suspense genre word-for-word!)
I’ve written numerous magazine articles and drama scripts and am featured in Wired That Way: the Complete Personality Plan by Marita Littauer.
I’ve also contributed to The Husband Project, The Marriage Project, 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids, I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan, Clutter Free, and 101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him, all by Kathi Lipp.
In August 2014, my life-long dream of becoming a “real” author came true when my first book (co-authored with Kathi Lipp) The Cure for the “Perfect” Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver was released.
I’ve been married for 27 years to my opposite personality, Daniel, a pastor / teacher / musician. I generally answer to calls of “Mom” from Annemarie and Jonathon (also opposite personalities).
When not writing, I love riding at the Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center and
jogging taking a brisk walk with my excitable but loyal Keeshond, Shatzi.
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