How is it that I am involved with the GriefShare Ministry? This isn’t anything that I thought I had signed up for, but maybe I did! Well, I believe God returned me to this beautiful neck of the woods! It was then, about 8 years ago that I met Denis when I shipped a package at his store. Our love grew deep and we married 6 1/2 months later! 6 1/2 months after that I became a widow when he died in a vehicle accident while coming home for lunch. I looked for understanding support since I had worn out my dear family and friends. They were grieving, too. It was then that I discovered GriefShare in neighboring communities. A few years later God would bring a GriefShare Ministry to NLCC with a handful of passionate people. I am truly grateful for all of the facilitators as we work together, and for all the hurting people that God brings through the doors. It is with joy and pleasure that I do what I do in God’s Strength as the lead facilitator of the GriefShare Ministry.
Hey! I am not always surrounded by grief and sorrow, tho! Other interests are/have been: Bible study, family, grandkids, ‘real’ food, Cheetos, walking, wading, rocks, camping, photography, mowing lawn! Landscaping and perennial gardening (where God was wooing me). Building a bed & breakfast (Being environmentally sensitive and my health slipping away, I needed a job I could do in my sleep! haha) Making literally thousands of rosettes (Christmas cookies)! I desire to paint again (Rosemaling – Norwegian oil painting on wood). I really like to watch what God does with the heavens – wild thunderstorms & blizzards! Favorite flower: dandelions, really! Jobs: painter, cosmetologist, church secretary, & innkeeper. Favorite devotional through the years: “My Utmost for His Highest”, Oswald Chambers. Life verse: “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13