I am a grandmother of five and have worked as a Director of Children's Ministry at a small church for the last eight years. Ministry to children has been my "fire in the belly" passion since becoming a Christian in 1995. I am just finishing up a children's writing course at the Institue of Children's Literature and have attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for two years. Last year, I entered their writing contest and won first place in the article division. My goal and dream would be to be a published author. By His Grace and Mercy!