A Bird in a Bush

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Looking up at the sky while holding her hand above her eyes to shade them, the sun warmly beats down on her long blonde hair that’s pulled back in a pony tail. She turns in a slow circle smiling brightly and suddenly stops.

Listening closely, she drops her hand and turns another half circle. “What? What is that I hear?” she whispers to herself.

A branch, with purple flowers and abundant leaves, softly sways as if dancing to unheard music. She watches, waits, and hears what she thinks could be music. Cocking her head she takes a step closer. Listening intently she takes another step closer.

“I do hear music!”

Listening more closely she takes another step and the music sounds a tiny bit louder. She can’t make out what the tune is but she senses that she’s heard it before. “Is it a bird?”

Afraid to get too close so as not to frighten what she has decided is some sort of song bird, she slowly sits down on the grass nearby. Softly she begins to hum with the tune. Scooting a bit closer, ever so quietly, she tries to see into the bush but the branches are too thick. Gradually she scoots closer and closer.

Hearing just snatches of the song, she hums along until the end of the song. Ever so cautiously she reaches into the bush. Her hand suddenly touches something. She jerks her hand back as she slams her other hand over her mouth to silence the scream that is about to erupt. Jumping to her knees in preparation to run for her life, she waits for her heart to slow.

After several moments she decides to try again. Sliding her hand slowly into the bush she whispers softly, “It’s okay, I’m not going to hurt you.”

Nothing happens.

She slowly and cautiously feels around within the bush when suddenly her fingers feel the tip of something.

She stops.

Sucking in a deep breath and whispering a quick prayer, she bravely snatches it and jerks it out of the bush.

“Got’cha!” She exclaims proudly.

Uncurling her fingers, she looks down at what she has grabbed. Surprise dances across her face. Bursting out laughing she plops down on the grass.

A small battery operated tape recorder begins playing, Amazing Grace how sweet the sound.


Into the Light Ministry


Another Step on the Journey

In 1994 The Lord led me to start a ministry, The Angel Ministry, that would offer hope, healing, and deliverance to women that had been sexually abused as children. I led support groups for fourteen years, not only in Georgia, but various other states. Also during that time, for four years, I published the Angels by Grace publication whereby all the articles was written by survivors and read across the United States.

In 2003 this ministry became Elah Ministries, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit. The Lord has used this ministry in many different ways, including helping me to write and publish nine fiction and non-fiction books, all to glorify our Lord. Not to mention the many, many lives He has touched through individual ministry.

It has been quite the journey to say the least. None of this would have happened without the Lord Jesus Christ. I give Him all praise, honor, and glory for what He has done through me, within me, and for me through being obedient to His call and for the lives He has touched.

As the old saying goes, “All good things come to an end.” But not necessarily. In my case He gives me a different direction and that’s what is happening now. I’m saying good-bye to a long, adventurous journey and entering a new season of ministry.

My church has created a new ministry called, INTO THE LIGHT. We have a home for women that have been rescued from sex traffic where through this transition they are offered a safe place to live, a safe place to heal, a safe place to get on their feet, grow close to the Lord, and walk with their heads held high.

Right now we are getting the home ready for them and in the near future we will have up to six women moving in. I can’t wait to meet them and to be a small part of what the Lord will be doing within these women. Its exciting to say the least.

Into the Light Home is supported by donations only.

If you would like to be a part of what the Lord is doing for these women through your donations, or partnering with us, – or for more information, go to:


Thank you all who have prayed and supported my ministry for all these years. I look forward to meeting you again through this new ministry.

Blessings to you;

In Him,