Welcome to the website of a woman who is following Jesus through the second half of her life. I hope to encourage and strengthen you on your journey through life with the stories I share.
I‘m a contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today: True Stories of Children’s Encounters with Angels, Miracles, and God, by James Stuart Bell, published by Bethany House. My story, “Jesus in My Pocket,” tells how I embraced Jesus as my best friend after the tiny doll I smuggled into my school desk proved to be an unreliable companion. Soon after the book released I wrote more about my childhood experiences with God. I entered my work in the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade contest and became a finalist.
In 2015 Warner Press offered me a contract to write for the quarterly now known as Pathways–Moments With God, and I continue to write devotionals for this fine publication.
My motives for studying the Bible haven’t always been the best. I began cherishing my Bible when I received a Revised Standard Version for my ninth birthday – with my name engraved on the cover. I read it during the pastor’s sermon solely to color in the squares on my reading chart, racing through without absorbing much of its message.
Eventually I felt quite accomplished, critiquing his sermons and debating his conclusions in my mind. You might say I was on the road to becoming a perfect little know-it-all. However, I could not escape the powerful impact Bible reading would have on my life.
As I grew to adulthood the words took root and sprouted, exposing my sinful pride to the light. I saw Jesus in a new way and responded to his invitation to follow him. I continue to savor the Bible’s gritty and breathtaking reality every day because I want to stay close to him. I hope my blog posts, devotionals, and other projects nurture your appreciation for this life-changing resource as well.
My husband of more than forty years is Jerry. We have four children and at last count there were eight grandchildren, the most recent arriving through fostering and adoption. I’m also extremely blessed to have the privilege of having lunch with my elderly parents every week.
I’m in my sixties now, and I’ve been a foster mom, home schooling parent, teacher’s aide, health records professional, business owner, worship leader, Sunday School coordinator and short term missionary. I guess you can say I’ve recently settled down a bit.
And more fascinating stuff
- I assist Jerry with marketing his handcrafted knives at JerryDavisKnives.com.
- Another favorite activity is serving on the hospitality team at Oregon Christian Writers conferences, which occur four times a year.
- I’m learning to play classical guitar.
- Relaxing by a camp fire, swimming, playing with children, exploring new landscapes and cultures, reading, listening to symphonies, singing old hymns, and anything that involves being with family are preferred pastimes.