Hi there. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.
If you’re new to my world, let me Introduce myself. I like to think of myself as a writer, a dreamer, a lover of civility, and a follower of Jesus Christ. I live in northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA, USA). In addition to this, I work a day job as an office manager, I read self-help books, and I write for three blogs. I enjoy teaching, and I’m always on the look-out for opportunities to help build community through service work. I love tulips and can’t wait for spring to arrive each year.
My passions are my faith, my family, and writing, in that order.
My first serious recognition as a writer came when my tenth grade English teacher altered his plans for the class because of an argument I presented to him as part of a freestyle essay writing assignment. That’s when I learned that the pen had power, that I wanted to get me some o’ dat, and that I was willing to put time and effort into learning how to express myself in order to get it. I’ve never looked back.
I like to think I passed some of my writing genes on to my sons. They also have mad art skills that can in no way be attributed to me.
You can view some of their “stuff” over at http://doodlehoose.com.
We have two grandsons, Jessup and Aaron, who we adore, and a daughter-in-law we love like she’s blood kin.
Hubby and I had a modular home built for us in 2009, and placed it on the twenty acres my mom gifted to us when we were looking for a permanent home. That plot of land has become our oasis in life. We share our good fortune with Rosie, our donkey; Mauser, the Schnauzer; and Jingle Bells, a rescue cat that came to us as an answer to prayer and stayed as a gift of daily joy. We also have three horses pasturing with us at present. They’re beautiful, powerful, and eat a whole lot of hay.