Yep, that’s me!
I’m 63, married to my best friend, David — whom I waited 24+ years for, by the way — and forever ruined as far as what some call normal. You see, God dramatically invaded my life when I was 12, and I’ve never been the same since.
Why I’m Here
In mid-October of 2017, one week after I turned 60, my life changed. Suddenly, it became glaringly obvious: The healthy living framework that I had painstakingly developed over the previous 28 years was faulty.
Oh, boy! Now what?
Drawing from my 32 years in IT, where I was responsible for handling crisis calls from clients, I followed the standard protocol: First, you stop the bleeding. Then, you go back and figure out what the heck happened that caused the problem in the first place, and make adjustments accordingly.
So that’s what I did. (For the complete story, read my cornerstone post, My Journey to Healthy Living.)
But this blog isn’t just about my ongoing journey to healthy living; it’s about navigating life in our ever-changing world. That is why I publish content in the two categories, Inspiration and Lifestyle.
I believe that information combined with inspiration can lead to transformation.
Lifestyle is all about choices. But you can only make good choices if you have good information. And while I don’t have ALL of the answers, I’ve stumbled upon SOME.
Therefore, my hope and prayer is that what I share here on my blog will encourage and enable you to make good choices that ultimately, then, lead to transformation.
That’s why I’m here.
Our Amazing Story
David and I met in 2006 on BigChurch.com, a Christian dating website that had a rather unique feature: blogging. (BigChurch called it blogging, but the posts were more like what we now see in our Facebook news feeds — a paragraph or two written BY friends TO friends about something going on in their lives.)
Why is this significant? Because David was in Gainsborogh, England, I was in Lynchburg, VA, and we had our geographical regions for meeting people set to 50 and 300 miles respectively. However, everyone on the site, regardless of physical location in the world, could see the blog feed.
And that’s how it happened. I was writing blog posts and David was reading them. One thing led to another, and…well…here we are, in our 15th year of wedded bliss! (Okay, that might be stretching it a bit. But we ARE quite happy and very blessed.)
If you have about an hour, watch our YouTube video appropriately titled, Our Amazing Story. For a slightly shorter version, move the slider to the 9:45 point to skip past the introductions. And if you run out of time (or patience!), be sure and check out the slide show of pics from our first year together in Virginia starting at the 52:50 point. I wrote and produced the background song, Oh Lord, You’re Faithful, and David put it all together. What a team!