I began this blog in 2007, and despite frequent pauses, enjoy the expression a blog allows. I tend to write with a more serious perspective than my perpetually sunny personality typically presents. This is navel gazing authenticity, friends!
Steady Sunshine seems to represent my life’s theme. I’ve found that through every hard moment, God has been faithful to me. God always keeps God’s promises. And they apply to EVERYONE. God created such beautiful diversity in our world and even when I’m at my wit’s end, the sun still rises every morning.
After 20 years of growing, maturing and running out of excuses, I am finally pursuing formal ministry within my church denomination. Currently, I am a certified candidate for elder in the United Methodist Church and enrolled in seminary beginning Fall 2019. (Squee!)
For the past 8 years, I worked as a business owner offering professional doula services and as a doula trainer, offering wisdom, techniques and information to new parents through one of the most transformational events in their lives: having children. It was a wonderful, hard job that taught me so much about the strength of women, importance of families and the benefits of nonjudgmental support.
I love Jesus, social justice, children, dogs, and good books. Fancy beverages, too. Usually iced because Florida.
I especially love when all of these things come together in an amazing cacophony of chaos and fun. (Imagine a ministry charity event fighting human trafficking that includes children, well mannered dogs, a coffee bar and beautiful books! Your worst nightmare? My dream!)
I have been blessed with a stable, level headed husband. He’s a real life rocket scientist.
God is in the details, he claims.
We have two teenagers (OMG! How did we get here?!), and one kiddo still in elementary school. One of our children has autism. Plus we have horses, dogs, cats,chickens. It’s quite the life.
Here is a picture of my family minus one who hates having his picture taken (Please note that I honor his wish for privacy)
You can find me in the fast pass line at Disney on any given weekend, family reluctantly in tow. You’re NEVER too old for a picture with Mickey Mouse! Or acne, apparently.
And just for fun, I can spell words backwards just as quickly as I can spell them forwards. That makes me the queen of the “Gnilleps” category when playing Cranium.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the most popular request when people learn of this special talent.
Thanks for joining me on the journey!