Before the foundations of the world, God knew me. He created me and led me down a path of life, eventually drawing me into His loving arms. My first awareness of God’s leading came when I was a preschooler. That day a friend, whose identity I don’t recall, took me to services in a small community church in Moyie Springs, Idaho, the small village where I was living. That day at church someone gave me a little pink Children’s Bible with gold print on the cover, and gold-edged pages. In that Bible was a picture of Jesus hanging on the cross. As I remember, I had never heard about Jesus; nor had I opened a Bible. Yet somehow I knew this was a special book. After that day, babysitters and others read the Bible to me. As a result, I came to know the most precious gift of all—Jesus—who is revealed in its pages.
The little pink Bible, scribbled pages included, was a treasure of mine for years, and remains a fond memory today. I kept the little Bible until the early 1990s when two precious little girls passed through my life. These girls and their parents were poor and lived in the back of a pickup truck during our cold north Idaho winter. They had few possessions and little hope so I gave the girls my little pink Bible and some Christian children’s books. Then I prayed God would help them, and the Holy Spirit would draw them to Himself, as He had drawn me.
God miraculously transformed my life and made me a new creation in Christ Jesus. He stopped me from taking my life, and brought me out of life of sin and continual depression. God gave me a new life filled with love, joy, peace, and many other blessings and promises from Him.
Now I look back on the day He intervened in my life, and realize how much Satan would have stolen from me. I would not have had my second son; I would never have seen my grandchildren. I would never have shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 20 years with children, through children’s ministry programs, in the churches I attended. I would not have met my present husband, nor shared 23 years of my life with him. I would not have shared my testimonies or written these HEART to heart books! I thank God that He stopped me from making that dreadful mistake.
I hope and pray that God will use all of the books and writing I do to draw others to Himself, teach a few lessons, share a few laughs, and encourage those with broken hearts and lives. I pray that my readers will allow God to transform their lives too. This website and all of my written works are a way of saying “Thank You” to my wonderful God for saving me, transforming my life, and giving me hope for the future. To Him be the glory!
About HEART to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan:
For many years the Lord ministered to me that He wanted me to write Bible-teaching materials to minister His word to others and to help them do the same. The vision began as “Living Stones Bible Curriculum” but later God showed me that the Living Stones lessons were only a small part of a bigger vision. That subject will be in a Bible Study book later on.
Through many years of ministry to others (mostly children), God taught me many lessons. I also attended Bible classes and small-group Bible studies which helped with God’s plan of preparing me for service. The combination of my lessons, experience and prophecies spoken over me came to fruition in HEART to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan, and will also come out as God leads me to write and publish the many Bible Study books He has laid on my heart to write.
Discipleship begins with our family–in our own homes. A Godly nation begins with Godly families! In Deuteronomy 6:6-9, God instructs His people to keep His words in their hearts, to teach them to their children, to bind them as a sign on their hand and as frontlets on their foreheads. He also wanted them to write them on the doorposts of their house and on their gates. God was, and still is, serious about His people learning His word and teaching it to others!
The cover of HEART to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan depicts this basic foundation of discipleship. Once we learn the foundations and establish a personal walk with God, we can take it out to others around us. Jesus commands us to do this in the great commission in Matthew 28:18-20.
Have you ever experienced the transforming love and power of God as He poured His grace into your heart? Have you ever experienced the cleansing, healing, and restoration of your heart and life? Have you ever experienced a passion for telling your testimony and sharing the news of God’s transforming power with others?
HEART to heart groups can also offer a demonstration of God’s love in action: believers reach out, and God uses them to demonstrate His transforming power and love–that He has poured into their hearts by the Holy Spirit–to share with others.
In the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV, Jesus commands believers to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; (…).”
The HEART to heart Plan provides believers with an opportunity to be used by Jesus to help others overcome broken hearts and lives through sharing God’s word, their gifts and testimonies, and, most of all, love.
For more about Heart to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan, check out the page dedicated to this book on this site. HEART to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan can be purchased through the online bookstore or by calling them at (866) 928-1240. It’s also available through other booksellers, both online or in local retail bookstores. The ISBN# is 978-1-4497-1764-3. You can also order this book at http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000464901/HEART-to-heart.aspx
Behold Our Awesome God!
My second book called “Behold Our Awesome God” is a 13-week Bible study on God’s characteristics and how He intervenes in the lives of people–like you and me. It shows how God uses His divine power to help us overcome the great obstacles we face in life. It tells how God’s great love for people was manifested toward people in the past, and how God’s love is there for us today.
Behold Our Awesome God shows, through Bible stories and other activities how God can miraculously heal and transform our broken hearts and lives.
God truly wants a family of believers to become His adopted children and live in His heavenly household throughout eternity.
You can find out more about “Behold Our Awesome God” by reading the page on this website about this book. Like my previous book, “Behold Our Awesome God” can be purchased from Amazon.com, Barns and Noble, and any other book store. It can be previewed and purchased through the online bookstore at http://www.westbowpress.com
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