Welcome! My name is Sheila and I have made it my mission in life to help and empower others by sharing my story.

I invite you to take a journey with me by reading my story and trusting that you, too, can be made anew, strengthened, blessed, and be set free by the power of the Holy Spirit to “do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV). 

My New Book

So often we think God doesn’t hear us during our struggles when we cry out to Him. Like many, after praying and not getting a response, I thought it was up to me to find the solutions and answers to struggles I encountered. As a result of my ignorance, I replaced God and His power with what I thought were answers.

Growing Through The Storm is a story of triumphs and lessons learned while trying to find solutions to unwanted circumstances during not one, but two troubled marriages. I share how I clung to attachments such as doubt, fear, worry, self-pity, blame, insecurity, and unworthiness that kept me from receiving what God had in store for me. I share how God revealed Himself to me through the storm and how He used my pain to grow me stronger, wiser, and more confident of His love which led me to an awakening in my spirit and a personal relationship with our Lord.

Unfortunately, many of us are guilty of living the life that I used to live. If that’s you, it doesn’t have to be this way. I invite you to take a journey with me by reading my story and trusting that you, too, can be made anew, strengthened, and blessed by turning to Jesus, surrendering your all to Him, and discovering His amazing grace and love He has for you.

Growing Through The Storm includes points to ponder at the end of each chapter with thought-provoking questions and comments including scripture and prayer for personal reflection.

I pray my story infuses your heart to put your hope in Jesus and His promises to believe, “With God all things are possible,” as promised in Matthew 19:26 (NIV) when asked according to His will in His name! Be blessed and be a blessing!

I was also involved in the creation and design of the Prayer Capsule, a cherished keepsake to hold a prayer request, for either a loved one or for yourself. Learn more or buy at the link below.

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. —John 10:10 (NIV) 

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank those who supported, encouraged, and inspired me to write and share my personal experiences that grew me into who I am. Thank you to my loving and caring parents who encouraged me to turn to our Lord in prayer and fight like a child of God. Thank you to my remarkable, inspiring, and encouraging son and daughter who stood by me no matter the mistakes I made and helped guide me when I couldn’t find my way. Thank you to my devout husband who is steady and strong, grounded in his faith, and believes in my dreams to the point of making them his dreams. Thank you to the rest of my family and friends who offered support when I needed it most and to those that crossed my path while on this journey.

Thank you to the priests and to the pastor who graciously opened their hearts and took the time to care, to teach God’s Word, and to counsel me during the struggles I faced. Thank you to my Christian counselor of ten-plus years who has offered continuous insight, taught me valuable lessons that I will carry with me a lifetime, and helped me to stay on task. Above all, thank you to Christ Jesus, my Lord and my Savior Who has come through for me time and time again, prayer after prayer, and made a way where there seemed to be no way. Without You, Lord, I am nothing and I have nothing!