Refreshing Faith ~ Connecting Hearts to God
Welcome to My Blog!
Most of long to be closer to God. But sometimes we aren’t sure how to go about it and where to start. My twenty-four years spent working as a counselor showed me biblical principles work when they are understood and applied. My books and blogs are written to help you understand and apply God’s wisdom and experience Him in your everyday life. Give Yourself a Break: Discover the Secrets to God’s Rest and Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems but the size of your God will help you experience God’s solutions and presence in issues that are common to us all.
I hope you will join me by signing up for my blog (upper right side) or joining a class or small group. May our time together renew our faith and leave us in awe that the God of the universe has invited you and me to join His story.
My first year out of college, my director taught me a way to study the Bible that transformed my time with God—and my life. I have put that method down in an e-book, How to Get a Personal Word from God. This e-book is my free gift to you when you subscribe to my email. The sign-up box is on the right.
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This and That
My husband, Larry Wilson, lassoed my heart at a summer project in Colorado when we were on staff with the high school ministry of Cru (then called Campus Crusade for Christ). Together we co-founded Lighthouse Ministries of Raleigh, NC in 1991 where I served as a biblical counselor and Bible teacher for 24 years. My ministry has turned to speaking, teaching, and writing.
Our two grown children are our best friends. Our two standard poodles add a dash of affection and fun and have been know to inspire some blogs. Beauty—whether from nature, fresh flowers, art, or interior design energize me. Chocolate and I have a love-hate relationship. And when the air is sweet, I dream of Narnia.
Below are some posts I think you will enjoy:
- Are There Many Ways to God?
- 5 Tips for Dealing with Doubt
- What’s the Difference between Being Productive and Bearing Fruit?
- Great Sex and Answered Prayer: a Word for Husbands
- 7 Tips to Greater Intimacy in Marriage
I am a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. I received a B.S. in Nutrition from Georgia Southern University and served on the staff of the high school ministry (Student Venture) of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Boston, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Orange County, California. I earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies at The International School of Theology in San Bernardino, California and studied biblical counseling at Scope Ministries in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
It has been a pleasure to serve the local churches I’ve been a part of through teaching and leadership. Larry and I participated with Scope Ministries at Billy Graham’s conferences for itinerant evangelists, “Amsterdam ’86” and “Amsterdam 2000.” I also served on the steering committee for Anne Graham Lotz’s conference in Raleigh, “Just Give Me Jesus.” I also completed Dan Miller’s 48 Days Facilitator Certification Program, the SCORE speakers training, and am a member of Jerry Jenkins Writing Guild.