Thanks for stopping by. It’s an honor to share a little about myself with you. As a writer, teacher, and speaker, my hope is to encourage you to overcome the past and provide you with tools to maximize the future. I want to help you boldly live the life God intended.
As a woman of faith, I believe in the importance of a healthy relationship with Christ. As a child of an abusive, alcoholic father, I know that we are not defined by what has happened to us. As an imperfect wife and mother, I am committed to using failures as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.
I hold a Psychology degree from McNeese State University, an MA in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, and a certification in substance abuse counseling.
I have over two decades of corporate leadership experience leading both small and large teams to achieve extraordinary results. An experienced trainer, I have created and led numerous corporate workshops covering such topics as the power of attitude, customer satisfaction, time management, employee satisfaction, organizational skills, and stress management. An inspirational teacher, I love speaking with people of all ages about enhancing relationships, overcoming the past, resolving conflict, facing hardships, and personal growth, all from a faith-based perspective.
I’m the author of the devotionals Lessons for the Journey and Hope from the Pit and am a freelance writer for both radio and print media.
As an adventurous introvert, I relish the chance to hike in the mountains, ski, or scuba-dive, but I’m most content simply spending time at home.
I’ve been happily married to my college sweetheart for 30 years. After years of struggle with infertility, God blessed us with a beautiful daughter. For twelve years, we combined raising her with caring for my mother who suffered from dementia. I currently work part-time in the corporate world while answering God’s unexpected calling to become a Christian communicator.
We live in Texas with our two rescued mutts, but part of my heart will always be with my roots in the bayous of Louisiana.
I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Storm, and Faithwriters.
Awards received- 2011 1st Place Mystery/Suspense Category- WOTS-ACFW
In Need of Encouragement or Refreshment?
Ann is a gifted teacher and thorough Bible student. Her work is wise, approachable, compassionate, and edifying. I hope to work with her a good deal more in the future.
-Christopher Kusiak, Owner CEK Industries
Ann uses a gentle technique to guide people toward wholeness and health: she’s kind, but always has a strong take-away. Her counselor’s heart points people toward real issues. In other words, she “goes there.” But in such a kind/gentle way that we don’t realize we’re being taught.
-Janice Hanna Thompson, Author
Ann is wonderful. She is very insightful and I love the way (she) takes ordinary, everyday occurrences and turns them into spiritual lessons
-Alpha Bible instructor, Betty Sarver
Ann is very articulate, and her meaning is clearly expressed. She does a great job using daily personal experiences–which are easy to relate to–as the object lessons in her teachings. She makes her points, backing them with accurate Scripture, without sounding sententious.
-Private school teacher, Alice Letlow
What readers are saying:
That was an amazing read. I love real life pictures of Biblical principles. Thank you for bring that to life!
What a great way to explain our relationship with Christ! I absolutely love this!
Beautiful words. Very timely and exactly what I needed to hear today. And, I’m reposting it because I believe that others need to hear it also.
Sharing these powerful words that spoke directly to me in a big way today.
Thank you, Ann. You have an amazing gift! Thank you for using it for God’s glory and blessing others. Your writings encourage me daily!
I keep coming back to this post. It has really spoken to me today. I was feeling like a huge failure. This REALLY opened my eyes. Thank you so much.
Goodness gracious! I am reposting this one and I hope my friends read it. Ann, I can’t tell you how much your work/ministry reaches my heart. Thank you for answering the call.
I needed to read this today. Thank you!
I love reading what you have to say everyday.
Thanks for the uplifting thoughts to carry me through the day!