Years ago, the Lord called me to be a wife. It has been a joyful journey through mountain tops and valleys for the past 31 years being married to my husband, Joe. He’s the love of my life. We’ve had the unique experience of living around the world because of Joe’s occupation in the corporate world. As a matter of fact, we have lived in three different countries and four different states in the U.S.
Along the way, we had our children, Nathan who is 22 and our daughter Natalie who is 19. They are our greatest blessings from the Lord, given to us by Him through adoption!
My blogging passions are christian health and wellness, stress relief, nutrition, and alternative medicine. Writing is therapy for me and a way for me to connect with others who are going through similar situations. My blogging goal is to always encourage and give hope through our Lord Jesus Christ.
After 2 years of college and 2 years of marriage, from 1987 – 1995 I worked outside the home in marketing and advertising for an ad agency, a food brokerage company, and a bagel company in Oklahoma City, OK. I enjoyed putting together presentations, presenting and pitching to accounts, writing copy for all types of advertising and writing press releases, proceedure manuals, etc. I believe it was the love of writing and creating that drew me to homeschooling.
From 1999 – 2015 I was a homeschool teacher and taught not only my own children, but taught music to other children in small group settings through church, home school cooperatives, and in my home.
From 2008 – 2013 I enjoyed being a mentor and teacher to young mothers for a program at our church called Keepers of the Heart and Home.
In 2013, I started No More Band-aids, which is a ministry of encouragement for people with chronic or stress related illnesses and their caretakers. The inspiration for this ministry was my son, Nathan, who lives with a chronic gluten intolerance and adult ADHD. As well, my Mother has Parkinson’s disease. My ministry opened the door for me to become a Certified Health Ambassador through Faith and Health Connection, which is an organization designed to teach others about freedom from stress, as it relates to your health, through dependance on Jesus Christ. My ministry has taken me throughout the suburbs of Atlanta, GA and beyond to teach women of all ages about what the Bible says about healthy living through Jesus Christ. I have had the great honor for the last two years to teach with the AJC columnist and published author, Patricia Holbrook of Soaring with Him Ministries at her annual “She Soars” women’s conference.
This year, I embark on a new journey. I am going back to work!
As a brand new empty nester, I will begin a new career “again” as a teacher through “Miss Stephanie’s Mobile Home Learning Center”. As a former homeschool Mom, it is my passion to teach students and consult with Moms who homeschool. I will be teaching extra-curricular classes for all ages in nutrition, cooking, music, etiquette, communication, and life skills.
As well, the homeschool teacher is going back to school! I am currently enrolled in a certified nutrition consultant program through New Eden School of Natural Health. I look forward to my new adventure! Look for my new website and course information for you and your children in June 2018. I will have a link from this site.
God bless you!!