Welcome, and thank you for following me on my website.
I started in Missouri and ended up in England. That journey has taken me through great joys and deep valleys. Through my blog, I share some of my trials and blessings, always pointing to Christ, my strong tower. Let me tell you a bit more about myself.
I am the mother of 5 wonderful adult children and 16 beautiful, boisterous grandchildren.
My husband Tom and I are Baptist Bible Fellowship church-planting missionaries in England. You can read more about our ministry here And yes, Tom is a full-blood Cherokee Indian.
Gail, The Children's BookAuthor
What started out as naptime stories for my two little granddaughters, turned into a series of children's books entitled Reba and Katherine. All of the stories are true because you see, my sister and I are the real-life Reba and Katherine.
My illustrator, Javier Duarte, has done a wonderful job drawing the characters from family photos. The buildings, vehicles, and landscapes mirror our farm and hometown, Marshfield, Missouri.
Through these stories, I am creating a keepsake - a True Story Keepsake! And you get to join in the fun!
Gail, The Blogger
In 2013, my oldest daughter challenged me to start writing a blog. I had completed an intensive study on Bible words, and she convinced me to start sharing my work. It was a new adventure for me because I was, and still am not very tech-savvy. Yet, I began posting my work weekly and found a loyal group of readers who encouraged me to carry on. So, for the past several years, I have blogged through Beside the Well. You will find a subscribe link on this website or here.
Gail, The Encourager
2020 found me stepping out further as I began doing devotional teaching by video. This took me to the world of YouTube. With the goal of encouragement, I share my personal journey and talk with my viewers about anxiety, fear, and depression. These lessons have now been published as devotion books.
I'm wondering the same thing! While I continue to publish more Reba and Katherine stories and my devotionals, I'm still hoping for that proper book - the one through a publishing company. Meanwhile, I continue writing, teaching, and study with hopes that someday it will all fall into place.
I hope you enjoyed exploring my site. You can contact me here or through Facebook messenger. Please visit the site links, purchase a Reba and Katherine story or two, check out the devotionals, and leave me a review on Amazon.