1. How long have you been a Christian?
I accepted Christ into my life when I was 5yrs old, I was baptized at 14yrs, and when I was 35yrs I fell away from my faith due to mental illness. I returned to my faith in full force when I was 38yrs and continue stronger every day.
2. What was your childhood like?
I had a rather beautiful childhood as a preacher’s daughter who was a good girl. I was teased in every school I went to, but I never let it bother me because I was actually proud of being teased because of my faith. I always had a strong character and although I was very sociable, inside that, I was (and still am) a secret loner. We were very poor all my life and that has had a major impact on my determination to provide a strong and influential financial future for my sons.
3. What is your current job?
I am currently a stay home caregiver for my housemate’s mother. While working at home I am, also, a writer, director, performer, and creative. But I’m not paid for anything I do, YET.
4. Who is your favorite biblical character besides Jesus?
Jael is my favorite bible character. Her story is a gruesome tale of strength, dignity, and being available where you are. (Judges 4:17-23)
5. You’ve told me you are a writer. Is there a particular book that made you want to write?
I would attribute my desire to write to two authors (with one specific series). The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and all of Enid Blyton’s adventure stories. These books showed me the joy of wonder and magic, the call of adventure, and the ability to be a part of something bigger than just myself.
6. Who are your favorite writers?
My favorite writers: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Enid Blyton, May Gibbs, Jane Austin, Shakespeare, and Chaucer.
7. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Job 42:10 AMP
And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. [Deut. 30:1-3; Ps. 126:1, 2.]
The key part of this verse being “when he prayed for his friends”.
8. You’ve told me you are the mother of three children. Tell me about them.
Shiloh is 17yrs and mildly autistic. He loves to tell stories and makes home movies of his Lego’s and mini figures.
Anderson is 15yrs and loves soccer and is a wonderful actor. He has a great gift with telling a story on stage and on paper.
Luke is 13yrs and is a great comedian, storyteller and wants to be a Lego designer.
9. Is there anyone in your life who inspires you to be a better person?
There are two people in my life that have given me the inspiration to be a better woman.
Who is this person?
The first is my housemate Ann. She accepts all my crazy without any judgment. She gave me the confidence to face myself and accept me as I am.
The second is my best friend. He is the man I fight with the most and love more than anyone else. I’ve never met Andrew in person, but he has been an integral part of my life for four and a half years. Whether or not we will be together as friends or as partners in the future is as yet unsure, but he will always be a significant part of my life. I am, and continue to strive to be a better woman because of him.
10. What evidence can you give for God’s existence?
I was challenged with this very question by an atheist friend. My conclusion is I can give no PROOF because proof must be observed with physical tools and quantified.
My Elohim requires Faith. I can say in all truth that I would be dead or in a very horrible place right now if it were not for Him, but that is my experience. I testify that God is not of this world, He created this world so His fingerprints are everywhere in this world. But, it takes faith to sense Him and accept His presence in your life.
My faith is everything to me. It is my joy, my peace, and my life.