Born again at 18, I have been passionate on all things JESUS since. Missionary work was my first achievement for God’s Kingdom. I have worked in South America and Russia for brief periods, leading the lost to Christ. Experiencing what it is to live without air conditioning, hot water, GOOD drinking water, and so much more outside of America was truly humbling and gave me such a love for people who understand what it is to live without and still be grateful to the Lord.
As a former 20 yr. member of a Full Gospel church, I was blessed that God provided an older “veteran” in the Lord to mentor me full time in prayer and intercession, for I had come out of the Catholic Church and Private School system, knowing nothing of the Bible or prayer. Yet, He immediately gave me an insatiable love for both, and I started each day with Him… growing, learning, and soaking Him in like a sponge.
My years of dance training led me to lead the Dance Ministry in church for years and teach dance as an elective at the little Christian School affiliated with our church. I was blessed to use dance as an expression of praising the Lord for many ministers, congregations, and the public during the holidays.
Faith and miracles became the strongest area of my life in 2002 when my then 15-month-old daughter was diagnosed with the unthinkable…severe autism. Here was where all my countless hours in prayer and the Word was put to the ultimate test to dare to believe the impossible. It takes work, as faith without it is dead. God taught me that if we only dare to believe, that every promise He gives in His Word is true beyond measure and it can be attained. By 2004, her diagnosis was removed from her medical records and she has been completely healed since.
I have worked as a core team member along with Joanie Stahl, Tony Koretz, and Matt-Selby Bennetts with A Minute to Midnite since shortly after its birth. I left my career in Nursing to work full time for the Lord in this great world-wide platform and it has been a great love in my life ever since.
I have three amazing children – Bethany, Spencer, and Kennady and live in a small town in southwestern Louisiana known as “Cajun Country” (so please excuse the thick accent!) My passions aside from the Lord include hunting, fishing, and cutting up on the ATV!
I always want to be real about this walk, never letting the words of this Bio come across to look as if I have spent the whole of my salvation like some picture-perfect walk. In order to be reachable to you, it is important for me to share the realities that can come in life. Pride caused a great fall from grace in my 20’s, returning to the world in search of something tangible to fill the void of loneliness and heartbreak. I cannot stress enough, “better to have never known the way of righteousness [which is to know Jesus], then having known it [Him], and to turn away…” This is one of the raw, uncut realities in my journey. I freely share this for any who can relate in order to prove nothing we can do will remove His great love and mercy for us as He waits with open arms for us to return to Him.
My goal is that others can truly know what a GREAT God we serve, and that being a Christian is the most fun and joy that one can ever experience in life…Yes, Jesus is pure, clean, FUN and has the best sense of humor if you allow Him in. I have my moments I fail or fall short, but we all fall short. This journey is not about focusing on our shortcomings, but about what we DO to get up and rise above them with His help in every area of life to move up to greater levels of maturity in the Lord.
“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery….which is Christ in you, the HOPE OF GLORY.” ~ Colossians 1:27