Do you feel alone, lonely, and fearful of the future?
Is your heart broken from shattered dreams, losses, and disappointments?
How do you cope?
I get it. Hope and healing are more than theories from a textbook. I survived divorce, single parenting, breast cancer, four car accidents in seven years, and multiple family losses in 2009, including the loss of my only child. I not only survived, but also thrived.
If you have breath, there’s hope you, too, can move from broken to beautiful. With honesty and application, I share my life and struggles through messages that help women to:
Find freedom as they forgive themselves and others.
Exchange the emotional roller coaster for God’s peace and power.
Experience hope and healing despite adversity.
Discover God’s will for their lives and live with joy.
I have a Master of Education in Counseling. My background as a licensed professional counselor, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, and clinically certified domestic violence counselor gives me a unique perspective on the heart of women. My counseling work in jails, prisons, and outpatient services adds depth and humor to my presentations, as do my years of teaching mostly high school and college Spanish.
I speak from both personal and professional experience and always draw the faith-based audience back to God and the Bible. I’m the author of:
- Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief
- Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Forgiveness
- Moving from Broken to Beautiful: 9 Life Lessons to Help You Move Forward
- Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer
As a speaker, author, speaking and writing coach, counselor, and teacher, I desire to use my gifts to serve you. I’ve taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and Precept Bible studies and was a children’s leader in Bible Study Fellowship.
I serve on the Advisory Board of Christians in Recovery and formerly served as the Regional Speaker Trainer of Virginia for Stonecroft Ministries and on the board of Kairos Prison Ministry at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women.
Please take a look around on my website. I post a weekly article on Tuesdays and send a newsletter via email twice a month on Fridays. The categories for my blog are comfort, peace, promise, and purpose.
Week 1 in the month is Find Comfort. You can make it with encouragement and support from me and others. You may feel alone, but you are not. You will receive comfort from my stories and those of others and from tips, tools, and other resources.
Week 2 in the month is Find Peace. You will gain insight into the power of Scripture, praise, and worship to find peace. Through my stories and those of others, you will see that peace on earth is possible for you, too.
Week 3 in the month is Claim Promises. God is good. Your circumstances change from time to time, but God’s character does not change. You live in an imperfect world with imperfect people, who come with an expiration date. However, God’s promises always stand firm. He is faithful, faithful, faithful. You will learn to claim his promises.
Week 4 in the month is Find Purpose. When you have a broken heart and a crushed spirit, you may feel angry, fearful, or hopeless. I understand. I’ve been there, and so have others. You will read about us on my blog. God is still in the miracle business and what Satan meant to destroy you, God can use for good in your life and that of others.
Again, take a look around and read blog posts from the four categories.