Through a divinely orchestrated event (my son and I were given tickets to the 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game @ The Ballpark at Arlington where I eavesdropped on a conversation) I was introduced to a community of Christ followers where, for the first time, I established a foundation of trust. I began building relationships with authentic believers that allowed me to begin seeing a different picture of God. I learned that experiencing intimacy with Him would require ‘unlearning’ a lot of habits and destructive coping strategies I’d developed to deal with the pain of my past.
I joined staff in May 2001 and I would describe my role as a blessed daughter of the King who has the daily privilege and opportunity to use the gifts God gave me to do the works He has prepared for me. I love to help someone who is far from Jesus draw near to the one who loves them and died that they may have abundant life. .
I am passionate about a good ‘treasure hunt’ or ‘bargain’ and can often be found at Canton Trade Days or Thrift Stores. I dream of owning an Airstream trailer (named Rescued…also great name for a thrift store!) someday so that I can take short road trips in Texas visiting diners, thrift stores, and the ‘characters’ of the small towns.
I enjoy and cherish spending time with my son, family and friends. Some of my other favorite things are: hugs, picnics, a good cup of coffee, sitting on the front porch, reading, trains, country music, farmers market, diners, 4th of July, holding babies, having my feet rubbed, working in the yard, visiting with my neighbors, anything with Gregory Peck in it, and I love to laugh!