Welcome! It is has been quite a journey to get to this point in my life and offer words of care, hope, reflection and spiritual direction for those whom God puts in my life to do so.
I have felt God’s pull and call come into my life shy of my 20th birthday. It took 27 years for the opportunity to enter seminary training to come through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and John’s Creek Baptist Church ordination.
But, along the way I have been fully aware of God’s guidance, challenges, and shaping me for this spiritual care ministry. The study of Social Work and Counseling at Florida State was outstanding prep for pastoral care foundation. Travels in my childhood and youth in a military family offered cultural immersions and sensitivities. An artistic love for dance, photography, and decorating has fueled my spiritual respect for aesthetics, creativity, and beauty in our daily lives. My husband and I have raised three beautiful children to productive and caring adulthood. I am thankful for what family life and heritage has taught me and challenged me to grow healthier roots in Christ. There has been so many friends over the years that have impacted my spiritual awareness and inspired me. I am grateful for every encounter and memory made with both the difficult souls and the delightful souls. I am made stronger and richer for the experience.
The last ten years, I have been a board certified chaplain and grief counselor in end of life hospice work. Care for families, patients, and staff have been my privilege. In December of 2016 I accomplished the life long dream and ministerial goal of a doctorate of ministry degree from McAfee School of Theology. God has been with me in each age and stage of my life long journey and life long learning. I believe the best is yet to come and I am grateful to give care and share gifts of counsel, direction, and spiritual care to others.
A life verse that captures my walk with a Holy One in Three is Psalms 139. And a verse for daily living that inspires me is from II Tim. 1:7, “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and self-control.” This scripture inspired my work of Living Boldly, Dying Well.
It is my prayer that this site and market ministry of care to others will be refreshing and spiritually enhancing to those who visit this site. May God’s grace and love transform us all.