I am privileged to live in the beautiful pine-covered mountains of Eastern Oklahoma with my husband, Owen. We have a blended family—four sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six adored grandchildren. We are all about family values, rural living, and a rich faith in God. These things define who I am.
Much of my life was spent in the fast-paced business world, but I recently returned to live in the rural community where I grew up. Thanks to modern technology, I continue to work as an accountant, yet in a much slower-paced environment. Hoping to fulfill my lifelong desire to write, I completed a two-year writing course through the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. My current peaceful surroundings, populated by the natural wildlife of the area—deer, wild turkey, fox, raccoons, squirrels and birds—provide the perfect place to pursue my love for writing. It is so easy to find God here—I hear Him and see Him everywhere. This is simply my little piece of heaven before I get to heaven.
My love for music also found a place of expression as I was privileged to direct a Praise and Worship Choir for the past ten years in the church where my Christian faith took root. I speak/teach at Ladies’ retreats and seminars, and always welcome the opportunity to share my journey of faith with other women. To learn what “Treasure in Earthen Vessels” has to do with my writing/speaking ministry, please click on the Welcome tab.
I have written one statement in my entire life that I consider worthy of mention, and today it is my motto and guide for the way I write, sing, and live life:
“May I never be proud that I can hear the still small voice of God, but rather may I be humbled that He would choose to speak to me.” (2001) ~ Janie Kellogg