Deb is “wife” to her high school sweetheart, Ron, “Mom” to three incredible sons and “Gigi” to two perfect grandboys. Jesus is her favorite, however, and the rest of the guys have learned to live with it. She is a transplanted Californian who has been a proud Texan for almost 7 years and she loves the Lone Star state!
Deb is optimistically “mid-life” and excited about the next stage of her life and what God has for her now. Her desire is to see experienced women find their passion and place in the body of Christ, show up – and finish strong. One of Deb’s favorite quotes comes from author Agatha Christie, who said, “I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.” As an experienced speaker and aspiring author, Deb is finding an entirely new “message” placed in her heart to reach these women. She is a founder of the online community/blogsite My Purpose Now, created for Christian women 50+ to support them in stepping out into the second half of life confidently using all that God has placed within them.
Deb is an entrepreneur, having owned her own leadership training and coaching practice for 15 years. She considers her family an incredible gift from the Lord and spending time together doing life tops her favs list. Deb loves to travel, write and she considers herself a bit of a foodie. Her idea of the perfect job would be to travel on someone else’s dime, writing about her experiences, and eating her way around the world! You can see more of Deb’s writing at http://www.mypurposenow.org
Books – Books are like children, tough to pick a favorite, but I’ll give it a shot. “Awakening” by Stovall Weems, “The Shack” by William P. Young, “Heaven is for Real” by Colton, Todd and Sonja Burpo and anything by Joyce Meyer (she always nails me). Spending time in the Bible, particularly in guided studies, continues to become more of a passion daily. Currently marinating in the book of Ruth.
Music – Gateway Worship, Kari Jobe, David Morse, Chris Tomlin, Mercy Me and Hillsong. On the secular side, James Taylor is my homeboy. I also love Andy McKee, Carole King, Celtic Woman, and Michael Buble. Classics: Beatles, Paul Simon. And though it’s embarrassing to admit, I even like Country.
Movies – Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail (see a pattern here?). I love The Notebook, and anything by Nicholas Sparks. Okay, so I’m a little sappy. I like happy endings. BTW – I’ve read the end of the “book” – we get a happy ending in Jesus. I like that, too.