Why do I love these things and do what I do? I have taught many kids, teens and adults over the years. Watching those who struggle to read and write breaks my heart. I want them to be able to read something that they want to read—something at their age and maturity level. I am also the mother on one young man who went through the same trials. Secondly, Christians filling their lives with busy-ness and doing for approval rather than using their gifts or discovering their gifts gets to me. In that same vein, I get tired of Christians telling me they're not creative just because they don't write or paint or crochet. Please. You can be a creative organizer, a creative teacher, a creative listener, etc. It is in our conversations with God that we find that creativity and have the opportunity to live in it rather than running on the hamster wheel. Lastly, I teach writing because nothing blesses me more than that 'a-ha' moment when my student gets it and suddenly finds writing easier, or even better, fun!

My Passions:

  • To help struggling/reluctant readers learn to love books
  • To encourage authentic and creative living in the Christian community
  • To grow the next generation(s) of writers.

As a lover of ongoing learning, I pursued a two-year Bible program from Moody Bible Institute in order to prepare myself to teach others from God's word.

I actually started the program at the suggestion of a pastor as a way to fill the nights eons ago when I was up with a colicky baby. (He’s post college now!)