"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope an a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
This is my favorite verse in the Bible, the one I find comfort in when I wonder why life is heading in its sometimes perplexing direction. I was raised in the United Methodist Church from the time I was a child until the present and I have many great memories of services with my grandparents, of Sunday dinners after church and of one of the best childhoods a person could be blessed to have. My love of faith and family go hand-in-hand and is a great inspiration for my Faithbook project.
All throughout my life, creativity has been such a part of who I am. I still remember one of my favorite Christmas presents from my aunt: a cardboard box full of construction paper, markers, pens, paints and glue. I learned so much from that box and a Childcraft Make and Do book my wonderful mother purchased for me and I truly think this sparked the gift of creativity the Lord gave me.
Since then, I have learned to sew, quilt, scrapbook, journal, dabbled in book making and have been a part-time portrait photographer. Creating is like oxygen and I believe using my creativity to draw others closer to Jesus is how I best serve God.
I am a firm believer in education; it can change the course of your life. When you know better, you do better.
Personally, I have a Certificate in Paralegal Studies, an Associate of Science in Middle School Education, a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration.