Writing History I started writing poetry in high school. Graduated 1988 1990- After high
school, I worked for M.H.M.R. where one of my poems " Prisoners" was published in
a newsletter. This poem was about the injustices mentally retarded citizens face.
1991-1999- My poetry writing was my best kept secret. I never shared it with anyone
and was not very confident of my ability. I came out of my shell as a result of much
encouragement from a weight loss support group. TOPS. I was elected Secretary
from 1999-2001. During this time My poetry blessed many and was published on the
back of a newsletter at a weight loss convention in Midland Tx. in 2000. My poem titled
" Take Hold" During this same amount of time, my poetry gained national attention and
was used through out TOPS chapters in the USA and as I recently learned, around the world.
2000-2001- I was a member of an online ministry dedicated to poetry. Christianpoets.com where
quite a few of my poems were published and still remain. Titles include, " Take Hold," " Step of Faith,"
" The Light," and many more. 2001- Present- I continue to write poetry however, have
branched out to writing other genre. My one goal with my writing is to reach people with
the gospel of Jesus Christ. Second to this inspire other Christians to a deeper walk with God. I'm currently studying to get my B.A. in ministry.