about me

Hello there, my friend, thank you for stopping by.

I hope you find encouragement and love here. We are all walking the same road, and life is better walked together.

Things I love:
Writing, coffee, and my dogs.

Not so much:
Cold weather, crowds, and conflict of any kind.

I have some official letters behind my name (when I want to list them), which just means I understand education and sometimes know what I'm talking about.

I am a former guidance counselor. Wow, was that a ride; I miss it sometimes. For the last ten+ years I have been teaching my own kids from home and others at our home school co-op.

I love history, especially of the Pacific Northwest.

In fact, I have written and self published (through the help of some pretty awesome and much smarter than me people), a story about the Columbia River as told through the eyes of people who may have lived there.

I'm working on the sequel...sometimes.

I live in a small town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range. Yes, it rains here, but it's green and alive, and we deal with the mushiness because of what it brings.

No, I don't use an umbrella when it rains. If it's actually what Washingtonians call rain, that's what hoods are for. All other rain is tolerable and feels good on the face.

Yes, I dress in layers. Don't you? I may have also worn socks and sandals.

Yes, coffee from the PNW is superior to all others. Sorry.

Yes, I can often see salt water and mountains on the same drive, and I am sad for those who can't.

By the way, Mt. Rainier and the Columbia River will henceforth just be referred to as MY mountain and MY river.

I am a follower of Jesus. I gave my life to him as a kid at Vacation Bible School, and every day of my life since. Of course, I have walked away from Him at times in my life, but I always find my way back.

And thankfully, He always takes me back.

Throughout my adult life, I have sought AND found peace in the book of Psalms. So, the Lord put it on my heart to write and share my thoughts on each of the chapters in Psalms. It's a HUGE undertaking. But I am determined. Mostly because when God asks you to do something, you'd better just do it.

But also because I am excited to see what He has planned.

Follow along.
Laugh with me.
Learn with me.
Love with me.

Millie, my sweet and slightly dopey Labrador lap dog.