Pearls of Grace

Owning pearls has been a luxury for centuries. They are beauties from the ocean that hold great sentiment. There are many imitations, but a real pearl will hold its value for years and years. In fact, pearls are heirlooms passed down through many generations. Appreciation of these natural gems began more than 5,000 years ago—long […]


Fall is just around the corner here in Colorado; we just experienced our first hard freeze and summer isn’t even over yet! We are back up to hot temperatures and those of us who live here are so grateful for more warm, sunny days before the chill of fall arrives. Colorado has unpredictable weather it […]

My Mom, the Sunshine in My Life

“Pick me, pick me!” is what my mom told me that I said to her before I was even born! When I was born, women were put under anesthesia to birth their babies. My mom told me the story throughout my lifetime – that when she was “asleep” giving birth to me, her spirit went […]

SHINE Release Event

On December 5, 2017 we celebrated the release of the 11th Edition of SHINE Magazine! It was a spectacular night of “Pearls and Grace” with beautiful spotlights of color blazing in the auditorium announcing the event—igniting the five senses for a sense-sational evening! It is evident from looking at the magazine that many months of hard work went […]

The Feminine Touch

  Remember the movie My Fair Lady? It began with wise Professor Higgins making a wager with a friend that he could take a girl off of the street and change her life by teaching her the principles of proper speech and etiquette. He soon made a frivolous girl named Eliza the focus of his […]

The King’s Daughter – Part 2

When you are changed, it’s because you have allowed Jesus to become the King and Ruler of your life. Is He ruling over every area of your life, or are you still ruling certain areas? He wants to be the King of your whole life. Surrendering everything to our King isn’t always easy. We don’t […]

The King’s Daughter – Part 1

During my 34 years of full-time ministry, I have seen a great need among women to realize who they really are. We are given so many mixed signals from society and the Church. My heart has ached as I have seen women confused and left with very little self-esteem. If we are Christians, and we […]

Out of the Ordinary

“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants” (Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV). Now those of you who live in Colorado can testify to the natural rain that came last week, but do you know that God is bringing rain into your own personal life. […]


The spring season here in Colorado has been very chilly and snowy. Those of us who live here are so grateful that we are beginning to see more sunny days, hear the birds chirping, and see some buds blooming on our trees and flowers. Although the year has truly been “Spring time in the Rockies” […]

Something’s Brewing – Part 4

It can take years for a dream to fully develop! I love the story of Oral Roberts. God gave him a dream of a university at the age of 17, but he didn’t see it happen until he was 47! In the waiting period, he studied, planned, and gained insights. Set goals! Setting goals keeps […]