What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Hearing the countless PDL stories of women who, despite their difficult situations, decided to choose life for their unborn children. I'm constantly overcome with awe of how the Holy Spirit works in our hearts, and how he has infinite grace and love for those who ask him. With Him we can overcome anything.
What is your favorite Bible verse/book/chapter/section? Why?
Pr 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding... Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn from evil." This speaks to issues I face most often. When I'm trusting in my own understanding or am wise in my own eyes, there is a lack of the fruit of the Spirit of love, joy, peace etc in my life. It seems to say that "being wise in our own eyes" is the opposite of fearing God, and that it is evil.
Do you have any weird phobias?
I absolutely can't stand it when anyone walks up a set of stairs directly behind me... I instantly panic, even though I might not show it! Also, I don't know if it's a phobia, but I can't handle the thought of people chewing cotton balls...
Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
I lived in Front Royal, VA for the first 18 years of my life. My house was on top of a mountain, at the end of a dead-end road. Needless to say, it was pretty rural; when it got dark you couldn't see your hand in front of your face, but it felt like you could see every star in the sky. We also had a lot of bears, wild turkeys, and deer living in our woods. Now my husband and I live in Lansdowne, VA but I'll always prefer the country to the city.
What are your hobbies?
I love hiking, and anything else you can do outdoors, reading, watching Netflix, playing with my cat, Haven, and cooking with my husband.
What is something people don't know about you?
I LOVE traveling to new places, and have been to 12 countries!