I’m a certified teacher, freelance artist, and writer. My husband and I lead a Mini-Church group for adults at Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, NJ. We’re thankful to be a part of this group and church for over 12 years. Presently, I work for Cameron Press LLC and assist my church with taking photographs and writing articles for their magazine. After 18 years of teaching in various towns, I’ve discovered there is joy in creating and writing that can lead to healing, strength, and peace.
I’m currently instructing a new course I’ve written called Mighty Women . Each class includes exploring the creativity of God and discovering how creating a piece of art is very similar to how He molds us. I’m very passionate about encouraging others to grow and become mighty individuals for God’s kingdom. After great deal of research and prayer, I also felt led to write a book called Maturity: Rediscovering its Meaning. In addition, I’m extremely grateful that God is continuously opening doors for me to speak to church groups and radio stations, too. I’ve had the privilege of sharing my testimony on KBWomen Radio, Christian Devotions Speak Up Radio, KPXQ 1360 AM Radio in Arizona, KBRITE 740 AM Radio in California, Tandem and Bridge Radio on 89.7 FM in New Jersey.
I created this website to allow us to share how we are growing both emotionally and spiritually. Writing and recording our journey towards maturity is very beneficial for us and others. Our words are a powerful way to encourage and inspire people to grow, and our stories give us a chance to reflect and see God in the midst of our joy and pain. Recently, I was given the wonderful chance to write for the Eyes of the Heart Ministries. I felt led to share about what God taught me in my marriage. You may read it down below:
My husband and I both came from Christian homes and accepted Christ into each of our hearts when we were very young. When we first got married, I was extremely committed to trying to grow both emotionally and spiritually. However, my husband will tell you that he was not. I found myself frequently reminding him to read the Bible and pray with me. I also invited him to many small group meetings and encouraged him to attend various church functions. I genuinely wanted to help him grow and become a strong spiritual leader in our home.
When we had children, my desire for him to change his behavior became even stronger. Some of his behavior caused a great deal of pain in my life and I didn’t want him to have a negative influence on our children. My husband knew his behavior was damaging to our relationship, but often expressed to me his inability to change his ways.
However, we eventually learned, “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). I’m happy to write that my husband’s heart and behavior miraculously did start to change over the years. In addition, the Lord changed me during this process, too. I learned I needed to take my eyes off of my husband’s imperfect behavior and focus on God’s perfect behavior. I also discovered I can’t force my husband to change. I need to continue to personally grow and listen to the Holy Spirit guide me on how to respond. Then pray and trust God to mold my husband into the man He wants him to be.
I would have never thought years ago my husband would currently be passionate about leading a Bible study group, enjoy encouraging other men to grow, and love serving God at church. My husband and I continue to see the amazing benefits of growing both emotionally and spiritually. When we don’t grow, immaturity sadly causes a great deal of pain and damage in our relationship with God and others. We are not perfect, but my husband and I now enjoy watching how God is continuously transforming each of our lives. It brings me great joy to share with all of you that we’ve recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. We look forward to seeing how God is going to use both of us in a mighty way!
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