About Michelle

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 worked 27 years as a mainframe computer programmer for a global payment processing company. I retired from there in March 2021 to pursue my new business and passion of health and wellness coaching.

I enjoy playing tennis and am heavily involved in CORTA, Columbus Regional Tennis Association, which is a CTA (Community Tennis Assocation) within USTA Georgia. I recently completed my two year term as President of the CORTA Board of Directors and volunteer at various tournaments throughout the year. I am beginning my seventh year serving at the state level as well, serving my first term as Executive Vice President. Tennis is a great sport and through CORTA and league play, I have gained great friendships and learned invaluable life lessons.

I recently discovered that I really enjoy hiking and am always looking for new trails to hike. Living in the area of FDR State Park gives me plenty of local trails to hike as well! We’ve also began organizing hikes within our health community and encouraging others to join us.

I also love to travel when I have time. Some of my favorite places I have been are Maui, Colorado Springs, Charlotte, Nashville, Grand Canyon, Washington, DC, and the beach anywhere. We Americans are very fortunate to have such wonderful vacation destinations within our own country. I have been to Cabo and Cancun for coach leadership retreats and enjoyed those as well. I would love to travel to Greece, Alaska, and the New England area one day soon.

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. God has also opened some other doors for me. I’ve had the opportunity to preach and to lead worship at several local churches. I’ve also spoken at a few women’s events and conferences.

I also recently got married after 17 years of being divorced! God truly has blessed both of us and we are enjoying our new life together!!

Thank you for visiting my website. I would love to hear from you. You may send me an email through the ‘Connect’ tab or find me on social media. May God pour out His blessings upon you today!

In Christ’s Love,