I am a single lady who is a life-long teacher and lives in a large Mennonite community in the Midwest. I started out teaching because it seemed like something I would enjoy doing. As the years went by, I found that more and more it has become who I am. I love seeing the light go on in someone’s eyes when they “get it”! I love being able be a part of kingdom work in preparing young people for the future.
Currently, I am teaching at a small school about 50 miles from my home church. I taught at two other schools before my current one, and also spent two years in voluntary service at Hillcrest Nursing Home. While there, I worked in the kitchen, which is my second love. I enjoy looking through cookbooks and drooling over new recipes. Making food look attractive and preparing parties for my friends is something I do for fun.
I am also a learner, although sometimes a slow one! I think God must have a lot of patience with me to teach me the things he wants me to learn. Reading has always been a hobby of mine. I like variety, so I read many different genres, but history or historical fiction is my favorite. I enjoy keeping up with current events and I even read the Budget at times. 🙂
I am a follower of Christ and a part of a Beachy church. My goal is to live my life so that others want to follow Christ too, when they observe me. I want my life to be so focused on God, that I am not distracted by the things of this world.
It may surprise you that I am a teacher, but do not consider myself a public speaker! I well remember standing in front of my first class of first and second graders and wondering why I was shaking in my shoes! Since then, I have been teaching older students and I have become more confident; but I still get stage freight when I am speaking to a large group. I much prefer writing. I have keep a diary or journal all my life. Recently, I had a friend encourage me to share my writing to bless others, which was largely the inspiration for this blog.
There is a verse in Deuteronomy 32 that gives a beautiful word picture. It says, “Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass.” My goal is that my teaching, writing, or blogging would be gentle and refreshing like the dew and rain.


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