242055_2117242176391_904286_o In 1985, after coming closer to the Lord, I started writing Christian poetry. Words about my relationship with God came naturally, and my poems were published in my church newsletter.

I longed to meet other writers, and God answered my prayer. In 1990, a postcard unexpectedly arrived with information about a Christian writers’ group in the next town. I joined immediately. After six months, the leaders could no longer attend and the group asked me to take charge. I accepted, as I did not want the group to break up.

I have been leading this Christian writers’ group for the past 25 years and still enjoy encouraging writers to perfect their craft and submit their writing regularly.

My Christian poems and Christian devotions have been published several hundred times in numerous Sunday School papers and other denominational devotionals. My writing has also appeared in several dozen book compilations.

I make my own Christmas cards incorporating my Christian poetry and send them to three hundred friends and family. I use this as a ministry to reach out with the gospel message. I also have a bi-weekly devotional e-mail ministry to over three hundred people.

My husband, Jim, and I have been married since 1958. We have five sons and nine grandchildren.