I don’t remember a time I didn’t believe in God or know that Jesus was His son and our savior, but I made my profession of faith and was baptized at age 12. I’ll never forget the experience of understanding I was the Lord’s! The sun became ten times brighter and it was as if I could hear angels singing. It was a supremely joyful moment. And I can still “see” my immersion baptism in the small Baptist church as if I were looking on.
With certainty and gratitude, I can declare that God has never failed me, even though I have failed Him many times over. God has blessed me with family and friends, opportunities and health, freedom and education. He has been ever faithful and I look forward to the day when I can bow at the feet of Jesus and thank Him for His unconditional love that has made all the difference.
I have an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Consumer Relations and a master’s in Religious Studies.
I worked for 27 years in healthcare, first as an office nurse and then as a corporate director in a large healthcare system. A major part of my career was teaching about patient concerns and needs, their rights, and ethical matters of healthcare. I taught through writing, as well as speaking from coast to coast. For several years, I authored a byline, Patient Perspective, for a healthcare journal. Other publications included Tennessee Hospital Association newsletter, Marketing Perspective, nursing and pharmacy newsletters. I received a writing award from the American Hospital Association in 1990. Most of my writings at present are similar to my blog, devotional in nature. Devotional publications include Upper Room, the Methodist Reporter, and Presbyterian Daily.
I am retired and living in a suburb of Memphis with my two cats, Samantha and Chloe. My daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Mark Hearn, live in Georgia and are the delights of my heart. I am active in my church, First Assembly of Memphis, and our church school, First Assembly Christian School.