Building strong homes

It’s more than a tagline. It’s my passion. From the time I was a little girl I dreamed of creating beautiful and well-functioning spaces for families to live in. When I graduated college, I made that dream a reality by going to work for an architectural firm.

Shortly thereafter, I married and eventually became a mom. My passion grew from designing and drawing houses to building a strong spiritual home for my family. I struggled in the day-to-day to know what I needed to do to be a godly wife and mother. So, I began reading and studying the Bible on my own. Some days went well, and I felt good about my spiritual progress. But there were many days I fell to my knees begging God to help me navigate difficult—or even ordinary—situations. I had no idea this would be so hard.
As I learned how to build the foundation of our spiritual home, I finally began to share my questions and fears with other godly women. When I realized they were just like me, trying to make it through each day without ruining their kids or tearing down their marriages, I no longer felt alone. Now that I’ve been married 35 years and my children are young adults who have their own lives, I want to give back and encourage others in their journey. I hope my experience, blog stories and podcast interviews will help lift you out of the trenches and onto a firm foundation.
This site is a melding of the two things I’m most passionate about: designing and drawing physical houses that work well for your family and sharing stories of encouragement and inspiration to help you build the godly home you’ve always dreamed of.


I graduated from Greenville Technical College with an associate degree in Architectural Engineering Technology.


I married my high school sweetheart, John, when I was 20. We have two fantastic adult kids, Elise and Jacob, and one awesome daughter-in-law, Brianna.


I worked for an architectural firm for five years. After leaving there I, along with my sister-in-law Sandra, became the owner/operator of a florist and gift shop for five years.


After I had my daughter and son, I decided I wanted to go back to designing and drawing house plans and have been freelancing from home ever since.


I began working in women’s ministry about that same time and have never left. I love fellowshipping with women who desire to learn more about Jesus. I also enjoyed working with youth girls for several years.


When my daughter left for college, I felt called to learn how to write. I was featured in the October 2014 issue of Guideposts magazine with an article titled “It Started with Spaghetti” as well as an article published on the Guideposts blog. I was also recently published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Believe in Miracles book under the story titled “The French Door Connection.”

My favorite place to be is—you guessed it—at home with family and friends, hosting cookouts or bonfires, or just relaxing.

I’d love to hear your story!


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