People often ask who I am and what I do.
You see, like most Boomers, I wear a lot of hats and have a lot of interests. And life keeps crashing in. As it does for most Boomers. That’s frustrated me, but it also gives me fodder for personal growth and then for ministry.
So here’s the short version:
- First and foremost, I’m a child of God, committed to becoming a mighty oak of righteousness, a planting for the display of the Lord’s splendor. That isn’t as easy as it sounds, but I’m determined to succeed and share what I’ve learned here and at Mighty Oak Ministries.
- I’m the wife of Bob. We’ve been married for 38 years. Home is in northern California, but we love to travel. We are fervently committed to our family. Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010, adding new challenges to our lives.
- I’m the mom of Joshua, our only child, whom we homeschooled. We’re thrilled that he has indeed become the man God created him to be. He is married to the lovely, amazing Alisa, our daughter-in-love who is one of the best wives and moms ever. And they are the parents of the lights of our lives — Abigail Marie, Elizabeth Anne, and John William Ransom (Jack). I’ve got to tell you — being a grandma is the best! (Exhausting, but the best!).
- Until recently I was a daughter — the oldest child and the “responsible one.” I had the joy and challenge of primary responsibility for my mom, who was in her 90s and lived four hours from us. That added a huge caregiving responsibility to life. As a Boomer, I find that’s not unusual. You’ll read a lot about caregiving on my blog.
- I’m a writer, speaker, and a prayer minister. I’ve had two books published, as well as hundreds of print and online articles and a number of other publications. I do a lot of prayer and healing ministry, with an emphasis on women who have been wounded in childhood. I love teaching groups large and small–conferences and retreats as well as small gatherings. Bottom line, I’m a teacher who wants to communicate problem-solving strategies for successful living in the midst of chaos.
- Oh yes, I recently received my Masters of Arts in Theology (Biblical Studies) from Fuller Theological Seminary. Yep, I started graduate studies at age 59.
Of course there’s more. I invite you to join my journey and share yours as we figure out this Boomer life together.