Michelle graduated from Central Michigan University where she received a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After almost eight years she left the technical field to dedicate herself to her husband and family. Since then she wears multiple hats including: teacher, coach, education facilitator, mentor, author and most recent youth minister.
Blessings All…I am excited to announce Finding Hope on Vegas will be in Jackson, MI, at the Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church for the annual Catholic Authors of Michigan event on March 30, 2019. Authors will be available for meet and greet sessions and book signings from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Rumor has it they will even be interviewed by one of the sponsors, Good Shepherd Catholic Radio. So if you are in the area, stop by to meet some fantastic, local authors, or tune in to find your next great read.
I would like to thank Brenda Boyce from the Gladwin Church of the Nazarene for inviting me to be the keynote speaker for their Ladies’ Night Out Event. Prayer was the topic for the night. We discussed the types (vocal, meditative, contemplative) and forms (praise, thanksgiving, intercessory, contrition) of prayer. I shared the lessons I learned and how prayer brought glimmers of peace to our distraught family throughout our Vegas Crisis. The ladies were wonderful hosts. The food was delicious, the fellowship was warm, and music was uplifting!
I was invited to be a keynote speaker for St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Advent Tea Luncheon this past weekend. I am humbled by the warm reception I received. The atmosphere was beautiful as our hosts carefully prepared the hall for this wonderful occasion-fine china, real silverware, excellent tea and the food…to die for.
As we reflected on our topic, Prayer, I was moved by the stories people shared with me and how prayer affected their lives. God is God!
Thanks to Mary MacFarlane, Mary Dobias and Deb Foerster for the invitation and all their hard work! It was a great way to start Advent!
A big shout out to Cherie Sanderson from the Boulder Junction Library for hosting Finding Hope on Vegas. I am very thankful for the opportunity to speak about this miraculous story to such wonderful community! If your local stop by and say ‘Hi!’
If you have never been to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, I encourage you to visit. There are so many friendly people in this quaint town. Craig and Jane, owners of peeplelures, always make a visitor feel at home while Denny and Ellen from the McCann’s Wine Bar provide the best atmosphere for the weary traveler. There are so many talented artists in the area who are more than happy to share their craft with visitors. I highly recommend a visit, you won’t be disappointed!
Nate gave a great witness talk last night at Camp Rotary’s Summer Camp Vespers Service. Troops that were camping from all over the state came together for the weekly program. Chaplin Curtis discussed faith and how God puts the Super into the Natural. After setting the stage with a very thoughful introduction, Curtis then asked Nate to speak. Although he was a little nervous at first, Nate did a beautiful job encouraging the boys to live by the Boy Scout Law, learn from other people’s mistakes, spend quality time with family, and keep God the number one priority because life is short and not many people are blessed with a second chance. I could not have been more proud…Great job Nate!!
It was a full house! Approximately three hundred and twenty people attended this year’s Pediatric Trauma Conference in Detroit last Thursday.
I was able to meet some fantastic people and hear some remarkable stories. God is good!
I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to speak. It was a great opportunity not only to share a success story, but also encourage and thank doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc. for all that they do to save people’s lives.