I struggled for 25 years to cope with the pain, hurt, guilt, regret, unworthiness, and shame brought on by my father's addictions. As my life devolved into a predictable pattern of poor choices caused by the dysfunctional thinking of an alcoholic household, my image of God was skewed by an inner turmoil only He could heal. Because of the loving grace of Jesus Christ, I have broken free from the shackles of rebellion and anger, and made it my life’s mission to share my journey through the written word. My heart’s desire is to help other adult children of alcoholics identify and overcome unhealthy cycles of destructive living that the specter of alcoholism leaves behind. I often testifies at recovery meetings about the serenity and peace of God’s redemption, which are keys to personal wholeness. I also share biblical insights to everyday problems through my devotional blog, Transforming Normal.
My husband, Patrick, and I are the parents of 6 grown children between us and live in the Dallas area with our two super cute Boston terriers, Delilah and Daphne. I enjoy writing, reading, Bible art journaling, participating in Bible studies, and dating my husband.