I have traveled many paths in my 51 years of living. I was born and raised in the Catholic church and cherish the rich heritage that I experienced in this tradition. During my teen years, my family began attending a charismatic church, and later I graduated from Oral Roberts University where I obtained my degree in Social Work and met my husband. Through this time my faith grew in the God of miracles. Several years after I married, my first son was born with severe medical complications. This began a journey through many years of questioning, searching, and a time of disconnectedness from God. I continued to love and serve God, but could no longer find Him in my personal story. My son is now 24 years old, and along the way, God began to reveal that even when I felt abandoned, He remained always present. My son continues to require a ventilator whenever he is asleep. Somewhere along the path, God was able to develop, in my heart, a love for kiddos with special needs. Through this new heart for loving children with special needs, my husband and I were foster parents for 10 years, taking care of and loving on children with medical needs. As only God could orchestrate, during that time, He also brought along our daughter, which we adopted in 2019. We have been blessed with 5 children, two on the autism spectrum. I share this part of my life, because I know the daily struggle of living in the space of unanswered prayers. And yet, in this space God has revealed His great love and tenderness to my broken heart. I continue to walk this difficult path, but along the way I am discovering the God of love who knows me and never leaves me.
As I travel this journey, I notice many other women who are on similar paths. Life has become hard and is a very lonely place. God has placed upon my heart a ministry for you. He sees and knows your heartache and desires for you once again to discover where He is in your story. I invite you to set aside space for the Holy Spirit to reveal His plans, His love, and His presence.
Through the practice of Spiritual Direction, Contemplative Devotions, and the Hope and Healing Encounter, I invite you to enter into a space where you can be honest with your heartache and disappointments. A safe space where I will accompany you as we invite the Holy Spirit to reveal where He is in your story and allow Him to begin to bring hope and healing to your wounded heart.
"What once seemed such a curse has become a blessing. All the agony that threatened to destroy my life now seems like the fertile ground for greater trust, stronger hope and deeper love. In our own woundedness we become a source of life to others." –Henri Nouwen—