Two of my favorite activites are studying the Bible with other women and leading people in worship.
I have been married to Don since 1988. It has been a joy to minister together with him throughout our marriage. Our family includes two delightful adult daughters and their husbands. I love being their mom! Recently, we have been blessed with a grandson, and we are "all about that baby!" Grandparenting is definitely not overrated.
My childhood was spent in Japan, California, Germany, Louisiana, and Virginia courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. I graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor of Music Education degree (piano major). Throughout my years at Evangel, I had the opportunity to travel all over the country, ministering in churches with a choral group. I became a licensed minister affiliated with the Assemblies of God in 1997. I currently teach choral music at a local public middle school.
I read voraciously. I read while cooking, while fixing my hair, while cleaning... All-time favorite books include Mansfield Park, Pride & Prejudice, The Lord of the Rings, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Patriarchs, Gilead, Peace Like a River, Alexander Hamilton, Paris 1919, and Truman. Other hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, cooking, various forms of sewing, and decorative painting.
One of my favorite scriptures is found in Psalm 27, verse 4: "One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple."