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I was born and raised in West Central Georgia, living most of my childhood years in historic Warm Springs. For those who may have never heard of this small town, our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, built the Little White House here and would visit the area frequently throughout his presidency seeking relief from polio in the naturally warm water. I still reside in the Warm Springs area.
I am a graduate of West Georgia College (now State University of West Georgia) and of Columbus College (now Columbus State University). I currently work as a mainframe computer programmer for a payment processing company.
I enjoy playing tennis and am heavily involved in CORTA, Columbus Regional Tennis Association, which is a CTA (Community Tennis Association) within USTA Georgia. I currently serve on the CORTA Board of Directors as Secretary and volunteer at various tournaments throughout the year, and I captain multiple teams during each season of USTA league tennis. One of my favorite things is working the tournament desk where I meet and interact with all of the players. Tennis is a great sport and through CORTA and league play, I have gained great friendships and learned invaluable life lessons.
Another hobby of mine is painting at Truth Be Told Art parties. I’m no artist, but through the guidance of their instructors, I have painted 25 works of art and have them hanging all over my house. The uniqueness of Truth Be Told Art (TBTA) is that their mission is to teach women (and men) who think they can’t paint how to paint and get God’s Truth on their walls. On each painting, you choose a scripture to remind you of God’s goodness. Each artist with TBTA offers a free ministry party once a quarter where they paint with women and children who need encouragement in life. Please visit their website at truthbetoldart.com to learn more.
I also love to travel when I have time. Some of my favorite places I have been are The Bahamas, Maui, Seven Falls in Colorado Springs, Grand Canyon, Washington, DC, and the beach anywhere. I would love to travel to Greece, Alaska, and the New England area one day soon. We Americans are very fortunate to have such wonderful vacation destinations within our own country.
Of all of the things I am involved in, my heart and what I love the most is serving the Lord and being an active member in my church. I grew up on a church pew, singing hymns and listening to my grandfather, and later my uncle, preach the Word of God. If there was a church service, “are we going” was never a question, but only “what time are we leaving the house to get there”. Looking back over my life, I wouldn’t trade that childhood for anything. That is what helped build my foundation in the faith. I believe we need the fellowship of other Christians to help us along our way. There have been times in my life when I don’t think I could have made it without the support, encouragement, and prayers from my church family.
Becoming a writer was never something I dreamed of. It was only in January 2015 that I felt a new calling to write devotional messages. I believe that the Lord takes us out of our comfort zone sometimes and calls us to do things we think are impossible for us. The beauty of His calling is that He equips us as we step out on faith to answer the call. As we walk in that faith, He continues to guide us and direct us. I’m thankful for His leading today.
Thank you for visiting my website. I would love to hear from you. You may send me an email through the ‘Connect’ tab. May God pour out His blessings upon you today!
In Christ’s Love,