|Mary's Story . . .
When we look back
story of our lives, certain things stand out above every other
remembrance, sort of like how the brightest stars in the sky capture
our attention with their brilliance. Here are a few
of those moments in my life.
I was thirteen,
searching for something to make sense in my
life. My family had been through a divorce, an abrupt move to an
Alaskan town far from the familiar, a remarriage, and I felt alone and
insecure. One of my brothers had just
returned from serving in Vietnam, and he had given his life to Jesus.
The change in him was beyond remarkable,
when he began sharing Jesus with me, I hungrily accepted Him into
my life. That spring day I became a brand new person and that decision
changed the course of life for me.
attended the same high
school, but we didn't know
each other very well until we met at church in Ketchikan, Alaska.
dated while I was in school, and then we married
and took off for Bible College, eager to follow God in whatever
might have for us.
pastored a small
church in Petersburg, Alaska, and while we were there we started a
Christian School. We loved working with young people, and it was
in that small fishing community that we began doing the theatrical
that I would continue writing and producing for many years.
My life has
with four amazing children--three sons and a daughter. The greatest
desire of my heart, from the time I was a child myself, was to be a
mom. The joy I've experienced watching my kids grow into fine
adults and sharing in their lives has been priceless. They are
perfectly wonderful shining stars
life and I'm thankful for them every day!
eighteen years, I had the privilege of working in
Education in three different states. Teaching and influencing
kids for God's kingdom has been a great joy in my life. Directing
students in dramatic performances, watching them grow in character and
confidence, and seeing my words come to life onstage has been a
Jason and I left
one of the things we missed was getting out in
woods and living close to nature. We longed to have our own
land. Now I can say, that dream has been fulfilled. We
currently live on ten acres of land near Blanchard, Idaho, where we
hike through our own woods, climb our mountain, watch deer and
moose--and the funniest turkeys--parade through our yard. And we enjoy
Together, we're having an amazing adventure right in our own backyard.
These are a few
highlights of my life--Jesus, my husband, my precious kids, and
my journey--and I give God all the praise.
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