While Charleston is not my place of birth (that is Greenville, SC), it is “home” to me. I moved here when I was 2 years old with my Dad, Mom and brother. I grew up on James Island, graduated from James Island High School, graduated from Baptist College at Charleston, and then graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. When I left Charleston for seminary, I stayed away from Charleston for 30 plus years. During that time I raised a family, ministered at several churches, traveled to many places over the USA, and came to visit “home,” mom and dad. I am the proud mother of David, William and his wife, my only daughter, Anita and a grand-dog, Teddy! I moved back to Charleston in September 2011, where I live with my mother, Juanita.
My parents are the foremost greatest influences in my life. These godly parents have modeled for me and taught me what it means to be a child of God, what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, the power of prayer, the blessings and faithfulness of a sovereign God. Along the journey of life God has provided others who have weaved in and out of my life but have left me positively changed forever. For all of these I am eternally grateful.
I wish I was an avid reader. However, I do have a thirst to read. One of my most favorite authors is Henry Nouwen. My favorite of his books are: The Wounded Healer, Turn My Mourning in to Dancing, In the Name of Jesus, and Life of the Beloved. I, also, love to read historical fiction books, especially those stories that take place in Charleston, anywhere in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Some of my favorite musical artists are Chicago, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble to name a few. I also, like several Christian artists, Casting Crowns, Need to Breathe, Audio Adrenaline, 4Him, Chris Tomlin, Toby Mac, and Mandesia.
Hmmmm! At this point in my life I will grab any opportunity or down time I can to sleep, read, walk, be with my family and travel if I can sneak that in! Really, when I just have a place to sit and look at the water/ocean that brings relaxation and peace to my soul.