Hello and welcome to my site!  Here you’ll find information about me and my interests. I’m glad to meet you, and I hope you find refreshment here.



A grandmother but young at heart, I enjoy exploring creativity through writing, poetry, nature photography, art, crocheting, and piano. I love coffee, tea, chocolate, and jeans. Steve and I have been married for nearly 50 years, with 7 children and 14 grands (some have chronic illnesses, and one son is now with Jesus). Always learning and writing from my heart about life, my desire is to know God better, glorify Him, and encourage others. I am the author of Journey into Light.

Journey Into Light
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Nestled near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina is a log house on a hill. It’s been our home since the Spring of 1998, after living in various parts of the United States. 


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Our home on the hill


I love photographing clouds, trees, flowers, really all kinds of things found in nature. Sometimes I overlay them with poetry or quotes.

 Magnetic Poetry using the online kit is a fun activity for me, and sometimes I overlay the poems on photographs.

Drawing and watercolor painting are also activities I enjoy a lot.

One of my favorite activities is making collages in my art journal. Sometimes I overlay them with scriptures.

Crocheting is another favorite creative interest of mine.

Watching musicals, old and new, is also something I enjoy. Three Little Words, The Five Pennies, Singin’ In the Rain, Newsies, August Rush, The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are just a few. I couldn’t possibly name them all.

Playing the piano has been an interest of mine since I was a child. 

My favorite thing is to take the hymnbook and play, arranging as I go depending on what I am feeling at the time. Playing for a church service inspires me most. When I hear the people sing, it really moves me and I let my fingers take over. Here is one of my favorite hymns – “Great is Thy Faithfulness” played on my piano that needs some tuning and has a squeaky pedal, but the music still comes through.



More interests include writing poetry and reading it. 

Here is a recording of an older poem I wrote called Life is a Mystery:





I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I praise Him, because He is the one who gives me strength to do what I do.


My goal in life is to demonstrate the existence and love of God through my words and actions. Therefore, I want to be the best wife, mother, grandmother, and friend that I can possibly be.


My purpose for the blog is to share what is on my heart at any given time. I hope to encourage, entertain and inspire others while bringing glory to God.


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