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Welcome to my online home, with an especially warm welcome to other capable Christian women of a “certain age.”
The walk we share with Jesus Christ has seasons. Each has unique challenges, joys, and blessings. But change is often complicated. Transitioning from young adult to middle years to that “certain age” leaves wrinkles, scars, and sometimes confusion. Sharing our experience with others – while glorifying the Lord – adds texture, warmth, and joy to our journey.
The pursuit of simplicity on the far side of complexity is best shared with others. Led by God’s Word.
Like you, I have a resume. During the past thirty years I’ve taught large seminars, spoken to audiences of a thousand people, and judged horse shows in the US and Europe. It took me years to discover the formula for success, and a few more to learn how God’s Word applies in every circumstance. I’ve been an accountant, marketing pro, business consultant, motivational speaker, horse trainer, clinician, author, and spent seven years in ministry. Most of my forty-plus-year business history is entrepreneurial.
Everyone has unmastered challenges. You know things I don’t, and I know a thing or two you don’t — and neither of us knows what we don’t know. My passion is quickly becoming centered in Christian community with women of like faith and circumstance. I admit, this wasn’t always my passion. But God has a way of changing hearts when it suits His purpose. Delighting in His will is the hallmark of peaceful, satisfying, rich, silver years. (I was going to write golden years, but that made me feel TOO old.)
Curious about how a geeky kid (me) with no hometown and a dysfunctional family became a writer? – Book Reader Magazine interview
The quick version of how I got here
Proving expertise with horses is easy – let me work with one. I’m a best-selling author, World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder, former business consultant, and serial entrepreneur. Thirty years ago I was a motivational speaker helping people change their lives. The main difference between then and now, is knowing where the truths I share are found in God’s Word.
If there’s anything special about me at all, it’s that I’m profoundly simple. It wasn’t always that way. Some of the more interesting lessons I learned about simplicity came from the stallions I trained over many years. The only way to get a 1500-pound hairy mass of testosterone to offer obedience and loyalty is to earn it. You can’t fool God and you can’t fool a horse.
My best skill set stands on a rock-solid foundation of simplicity. If you need help identifying options and choosing the direction you want to go, I can help. Every challenge and opportunity can be simply stated as, “Which do you prefer, A or B?” I won’t say my methods are 100% successful – but they haven’t failed yet.
I’ve been a success and a failure. No one has it all and no one has nothing. One thing we all share is being imperfectly human. I’ve written some great stuff, some good stuff, and some other stuff.
What I know, I try to share. And I love when you share in return!