Who Am I?
A Truth Seeker
Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free. John 8:32
Are you hungry for truth? I know I am. Growing up, I saw a lot of hypocrisy. People would attend church and swear at each other from their cars as they lined up to leave the parking lot. In high school, I taught fifth grade Sunday School and thought that Christian families would be happy to put their faith into action. I organized a fundraiser for the kids. Only two out of the thirty kids raised money and went to the event. It was disheartening.
Then, I encountered a pastor who proudly said that it was Bible doctrine that I could only take communion if I was a member of his denomination. Even then, I knew that the Bible doesn’t say that anywhere and I was angry that a pastor would tell me otherwise. I left the church because of incidents like these. God didn’t leave me, though.
During college, I went on a quest for truth. My quest led me to all sorts of churches until finally, I found a church that preached the Gospel. I found the truth and gave my life to Jesus.
One of my great passions is discovering the gems of truth that others discard. My journey has taken me down the rabbit holes of alternative and complementary medicine, home education and child development, and best practices in content marketing. My work has appeared in Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Home Education Magazine, many trade publications, and more. A love of plants led me to develop a high school botany course for www.schoolhouseteachers.com. An insatiable appetite for adventures in the library keeps me always learning.
As an eight-year-old girl, the imaginary world in my mind felt more real than a hand waving in front of my face. The mound of dirt left from digging out my neighbor’s pool became an old native burial ground. The nectar of a secret society of fairies grew in the empty lot down the street. Gremlins lived under my bed. I knew that if I wished hard enough, an older brother would magically appear and fight off the bullies!
I sang myself to sleep at night, inventing songs that only God could hear. The greatest frustration I faced was not being able to paint the marvelous places from my imagination onto paper. Instead, God gave me four wonderfully artistic children to do that for me!
Now, I have the privilege of being part of my church’s worship team and leading others in song for God. That childlike imagination still burns brightly. It vividly sees many possibilities for great stories that honor Jesus. Plans are underway for a young adult speculative fiction series, featuring characters based on actual archaeological people groups, real ancient cities and cultures, sophisticated early weaponry, and other exciting discoveries.
My creativity informs my non-fiction work as well. All writing is essentially storytelling.
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If you live in the Chicago area, you may catch my husband and I volunteering around town. Or, engaging in one of our favorite activities–trying new restaurants.