For many years I wondered how I would serve God. As a child in Pittsburgh, PA, my siblings would poke me in the side because I sang too loud in church, but I rarely left the sanctuary without feeling that I had drawn a little closer to my goal of knowing God.
It wasn’t until I was 21 years old, however, when a co-worker explained the full truth of the gospel to me. I realized the truth and beauty and freedom that comes from faith in Christ. Since that time I’ve spent over thirty years exploring my faith and seeking a stronger, deeper relationship with Christ.
Truth is, I falter often, and my setbacks are more than I’d care to admit. But in each situation, God has been present, lifting me and teaching me and molding me more into the image of Christ.
Today I am between church positions and deeply involved with our neighborhood association and other nonprofits, working together to make Springfield a better place for everyone. I have published my first book, a series of meditations/devotions and original poetry, and I am working on several new pieces, including a study entitled, Random Acts of Godliness.