My Story

Everyone has a story.  I’m grateful to you for stopping by to find out a little bit more of my own.

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s  on the South Side of Chicago, I learned to be street smart and how to handle bullies.  I also learned the benefits of having a huge imagination and a strong will. The only girl in a family of all boys, including a zillion boy cousins , led me on many adventures.  I wasn’t afraid of anything.  Racing train cars, climbing hills, crossing frozen rivers while eluding bad guys fueled my already adventurous spirit.

Growing up close to such a big city, I became a “Noticer” of all things beautiful. Stars, clouds, wildflowers, birds–anything wild that wasn’t made of cement drew my attention. I began writing stories, dreaming about mountains, and drawing pretty places. I was a Noticer, an artist.

I loved books. Narnia and Oz were places of refuge for me. Ramona made me laugh. Laura Ingalls made me brave.

All through my childhood, I heard God whispering to me…calling my name. His voice was familiar. Sometimes I said “No way” to God, but mostly, I said “Yes.” I’ve followed even when it’s hard, and sometimes it’s been really, really hard. But knowing Jesus and making Him known have been the greatest joys of my life.

I married  my high school sweetheart Rob  in 1993.  I was 19 and he was 21.  We live in Granger, Indiana with our three  princesses, Maddie, Whitney, and Isabelle. Rob has been a pastor at Granger Community Church for the past 21 years. As that journey comes to an end, we cannot wait to see what our next adventure as a family will be and where it will lead.  Every day is a new adventure, and adventure is what I was made for. 

I love to read and write.  I am a Noticer still. I am captivated by what I see through the lens of my camera every single day. I find God in the small things, His beauty and evidence are everywhere. Knowing God through art, photography and writing are what I feel most passion for.

Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to get to know you a bit better too!  Leave a comment or send me an email at .  I’d love to hear from you~