I grew up in the rolling cornfields of Southwestern Wisconsin. I had a pony named Star, a purple gingham bedspread and a secret place at the end of the pasture where a tree was once struck by lightning. It was by that creek that I had my first talks with God and the conversation has never stopped.
I met a handsome Norwegian preacher’s son at a church retreat when I was a freshman in high school and married him six years later. After 40 years of raising a family and serving in ministry, I have just now caught my breath, looked at myself in the mirror and asked, “What do you have to say?”
I have a degree in Vocal Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse. I am the wife of a pastor, mom to four grown and married kids, and Nonnie to eleven grands. After homeschooling for 12 years I began a career in ministry as the Christian Education Director at my church. This gave me the opportunity to write and lead several women’s Bible studies. I recently stepped down from my position to make room for serving my family and writing. I continue as the music director for the contemporary worship service. I love to gather people around my table over a simple meal, look them in the eye and say, “Tell me your story.”
I am an ISTJ, a One, a guardian, a reformer, a melancholic, an upholder, a golden retriever, and a preserver. Although I’m intrigued by personality tests, writing has always been my pathway to finding the truth in both my heart and God’s heart. Words swirl in and out of my life in many ways. I like to read them, write them, sing them and put them in crossword puzzles.
I hopes this blog, “a small drop of ink,” will give readers a fresh look at faith and a ripple of refreshment. My life is dedicated to serving The Word, who became flesh and lived among us. May He inspire every drop.