I, like most women, wear many hats and fulfill many roles in life. I am a mother, a daughter and a wife. I consider these my highest calling.
I am also a professional, having culminated a successful, 35-year, high-level administrative career, raising millions of dollars; working with corporate, hospital and university presidents; planning lavish and detailed special events; and overseeing 10 newspapers with nearly 100 employees.
A dedicated volunteer in all aspects of ministry, I work closely with women, children, youth, small groups, missions, community outreach and impact.
My story, in some ways, is the same as many who grew up in the turbulent times of the 1960s - making unhealthy and dangerous choices in the face of changing social norms and uncertainty in the world.
But my story is also very different than most. Having experienced the trauma of death at an early age and having lived with secret sexual abuse, I began questioning the meaning of life as a child with no apparent answers coming from my non-religious, strongly cultural, Jewish, New York home.
A divine appointment led me to a spiritual retreat when I was a junior in college at West Virginia University, where I first heard about a God who knew me before I was born and loved me enough to die for me. It was there that my life changed forever as I accepted the love of this Jewish God - Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah - into my heart. A decade of prayers later, my mother, Maxine, who had vehemently despised Christ and Christians, followed in my footsteps, allowing my husband, George, and I, to pray her into the glorious love of God. And five years following that amazing experience, she led her mother, Jessie, in the same prayer for forgiveness and acceptance of God’s love. The fourth generation of Jewish Christian women in our family is our daughter, Samantha.
My purpose in life is to share the goodness and love of God with any and all I meet. I am a professional writer, teacher, and speaker, who is passionate about the intimate love of God for each of us. Transparent and honest about all that we experience in life (the happy and sad, the good and the bad), I will, with God’s help, change the way you view yourself and the God who made you so that you may fulfill your destiny and experience purpose, joy and overwhelming love every day of your life.