I am an inspirational speaker, musician, composer, author, mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and blessed to be married to my best friend, Jim. I have a BA from Oregon State University in Liberal Arts. I love the Lord and want to share His amazing love whenever possible. One way that I’ve found to do that is by speaking at conferences and leading retreats. I share experiences from my own life and help provide the opportunity for others to be touched by the Lord. I have led worship, prayer groups and Bible studies for over 30 years, so music, prayer and scripture are integral parts of my retreats and presentations. I have written two books by the grace of God and am so excited to see how people have been blessed by reading them – thank You Lord! You can read about them on the “shop” page of my website.
My first vocation is as a wife and mother. I believe it is one of the most important and challenging jobs anyone could have! I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for 25 years, and I am blessed today to live near my sons and their families. We enjoy Sunday family dinners and helping with our grandkids whenever we can. Our one daughter is in her 8th year as a Sister of Life missioned in New York, NY. She has given up so much to follow the Lord!
I have recorded several albums of piano meditation music (which came as a gift from God after a priest prayed over me at a parish mission). I have also recorded many of my guitar compositions on an album called “Draw Near to God”. Our daughter, Sr. Cecilia Rose sings vocals and I accompany her on guitar. You can listen to several selections of my music by going to the “shop” page and clicking on an album. From there, scroll down to the product description Settings and click on the arrow.