I am opinionated.
I love to write.
I was born to talk.
These three things converge here on my blog where I share from the heart on faith, family, justice, and current events.
I don’t know everything, but I do know this: Jesus Christ and the scriptures have been my strength, guide, and comfort for over 36 years, especially as I raised my children. The idea of being a studious mom may seem academic, but it’s really about searching the Bible for answers and perspective. We all need a compass to help us navigate life’s burdens and questions. So I hope you’ll find wisdom here as you also walk with God, build your family, and love your neighbors.
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, with my parents and three brothers. I became a Christian in 1981 while a student at Princeton University. In 1983 I married my husband Joe and we have been privileged to raise seven children: six girls and a boy who range in age from 33 to 21.
We have also suffered the loss of seven children through miscarriage and the death of a newborn. We home schooled for 13 years and cared for our aging parents who have now passed on. We live at a boarding school in rural Virginia where my husband is assistant head of school and dean of students. I am development director for a non-profit in Charlottesville that serves low-income children.
Our family continues to grow and we have two grandchildren so far. We thank God for his mercies and blessings.