I’m a Christian, wife, retiree, and soon-to-be published author.
I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at Malibu, the Young Life Camp in British Columbia, between my junior and senior year in high school. In the many years since, there have been periods of growth, but, unfortunately, also times when I chose to obey sin.
I learned the cost of disobedience is always greater than the cost of obedience. I learned obedience is in my best self-interest. I can say with the psalmist: “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word” (Psalm 119:67).
About twenty years ago, however, I began in-depth Bible study and have been on a growth spurt ever since. I am so grateful to Him who chose me, who is sanctifying me, who created me for good works.
I’m married to a wonderful guy, step-mom and –grandma to three delightful adults, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. They’re now spread from Seattle to Colorado to New Hampshire, but at least they moved to places I like to visit!
I began my nearly fifty years of work by picking strawberries, went on to obtain a doctorate in economics, completed many—many—management courses, and was appointed Vice President in a major company.
While I was working, I helped many develop their skills and advance in their careers. I would encourage them, help them develop a vision, teach them, coach them, urge them on. What fun!
Now, after focusing much of my life on work, I am working to make retirement a success.
Sailing Through the Storm: How to be ready (tentative title) began from my own storm. At 61, after nearly twenty years with my company, I was severed. Sounds devastating, doesn’t it? But God had prepared me and I was able, because of Him, to sail peacefully through it. My prayer is that the book will help you get ready to sail through your own storms.