author: "One More Day: A powerful true story of suicide, loss, and a woman's newfound faith"
I find hope in knowing that once you’re not afraid to talk about mental health, you can hopefully change attitudes toward it. #onemoreday

a story of hope

I introduced myself once to a woman I had never met by saying, in an email: "hello ... I was visiting my father in (Texas) this past summer, while on leave from work as I dealt with depression following my sister's suicide. Not a perfect way to start a message, but it's my story." 
She had no idea the depth of depression I felt that day. But as I climbed the steps to her store in historic Gruene, Texas, I found hope.
And that hope saved my life.
This is my story.
Maybe it's yours, too.

I am an award-winning former journalist with more than 20 years in the business. My passion rests in telling the stories of poverty, hunger, homelessness, mental health, and health and wellness, with work published in the Seattle Times, U.S. News & World Report, USATODAY, and the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser.
My experience also includes motivational speaking and expertise in topics including motherhood, faith, breast cancer, and mental health. 
Proud to partner with these organizations through consulting and support.
In memory of my sister, Katie
In conclusion, it bears repeating -- suicide is a terrible tragedy, but it does not negate the Lord's act of redemption.
Our salvation rests securely in the finished work of 
Jesus Christ on the cross. So then, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13 NIV