About Me


The purpose and planning, the process and pages – all created through and for, praising His presence.

  Thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Debra, and I write to Lift Up the name of our merciful and glorious God!

  Statement of Faith

  • I believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • I believe there is one God, eternally existents in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
  • I believe Jesus Christ is the son of God, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life.
  • I believe Jesus shed His blood on the cross for all sin, His body resurrected, then He ascended to sit at the right hand of  God the Father.
  • I believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.
  • I believe Jesus will one day return and win the final battle over evil. 
  • I believe in the Holy Spirit. 

What a blessing to have Rabbi Jonathan Cahn speak his message to Christian Retreat in Bradenton, Florida on January 12, 2023. Can’t wait to read his newest best seller, The Return Of The Gods.

Very inspiring watching “The Harbingers of Things to Come” on May 12, 2022, as Rabbi Jonathan Cahn brings his audience to actual places where biblical harbingers occur: Washington D.C., Boston, and NYC. Rabbi Cahn’s messages clear – America must repent and return to God.

It was a pleasure hearing Rabbi Jonathan Cahn speak at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, Florida, on February 16 & 17, 2022, then getting to meet him at the book signings.

Blessed to help my daughter, Joy, at her booth at the More Than Words Conference, October 8-9, 2019. Founded by Gus Cabrera , with leading speakers Louie Giglio and Carl Lentz. Thousands came to encounter Christ, worship, and learn how they can change the direction of their lives forever–JESUS!

Great to hear Jesus Culture, KB, and Bethel Music perform their worship music at MTW Conference, October 8-9, 2019 at Bradenton Convention Center.
Our Son-In-Law Zack, receives his Master’s in Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, May 11, 2019.
April 17, 2019, John my husband of 34 years and I visit Billy Graham’s Library.

   Family photo, May, 2018 at Dallas Theological Seminary. I’m in the white skirt and John is in the white shirt. Wearing the hat is my daughter, Joy. Joy received her Master of Arts in Christian Education on this May week-end. Joy’s husband, Zack (left),  graduates with his Master in Theology in the spring of 2019.


   To my left is Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, and “one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles”. Dr. Evans was the key speaker at graduation. 

 Here I am with my husband, John, standing far right.. That’s Jayar from Joy FM in the center.

We all have gifts to share in God’s kingdom.

  In 1997 I heard a sermon by Rev. Mark Arnott. The message offered biblical points regarding God’s gifts to us.  One specific point stated: When we share our gifts we help others.

   Since then I’ve honed in on discovering God’s gifts to me, and began purposefully sharing them with others. Sharing our gifts is a special journey we can all participate in.

My latest writing project is a screenplay titled: JEREMIAH’S PLAN.

JEREMIAH’S PLAN  inspires viewers to seek and fulfill their plan from God, in turn, making a difference and causing others to seek and fulfill their plan from God, in turn, making a difference. . .Praise God for His continuous perfect plan!                                                                                                                       

   Now, I wait in faith for producers, production companies and/or actors to respond to my requests for them to read JEREMIAH’S PLAN. 

I stand firm on God’s Word that I am called—He has a plan for me—He made promises to me which I believe—and He wants to bless me.

Feel free to join my prayer team thanking God for favor and blessings on JEREMIAH’S PLAN. 

Lift Him Up don’t Pull Him Down —The eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.

Lift Him Up Bible Study
In 2014, while still praying over that sermon from 1997 to better understand God’s gifts to me,  He placed upon my heart the desire to write a book on His 3rd commandment. The book explains why we should never take His name in vain. 

   Here is a excerpt from my book, describing the attitude God desires from us each time we speak His name:

If you feel uncomfortable standing up for this truth [not taking the Lord’s name in vain], then try getting down on your knees instead. Have you ever gotten down on your knees in the middle of a room, and prayed to God? It’s a different feeling praying on your knees, than it is laying comfortably snuggled in bed. On your knees in the middle of a room with nothing but God to lean into. Head bowed down, arms at your side, you are  humbling yourself. You are admitting you are lower than God. You are acting subservient; ready to obey a higher power. And you are also displaying reverence; deep respect and honor for One with authority.

When you are in this position, praying your heart out to God, you realize how this is the attitude God always wants us to have, each time we speak His name. This action of our kneeling, lifts Him up. So as we walk throughout our day, relating and talking to others, remember God desires us to continually acknowledge the sovereignty of His name, as if we were still down on our knees. 

   I am thankful for the opportunities God offered me to share my book at speaking engagements, Bible studies, and through family and friends.

Blog Golf Balls
Tee Time for Troops
As founder and single member of this program designed to offer support to our military, I mailed 60,000 golf balls to Iraq so soldiers could enjoy a little “Tee Time.” Balls donated by 
Mccain Golf Center.

Emme’s Birthday Party 
It was from writing my craft articles that I discovered a love of creative writing. I wrote Emme’s Birthday Party as a family play which was produced at a local theater.

This piece won JUDGES AWARD, and was an interactive art piece. Over a period of one year, I visited seventeen churches asking congregants to sign their name on the canvas with a colorful marker. In turn, within twenty-four hours, they were asked to say the name
Jesus to someone who may not know Him. 2521 signatures created this art piece!

THE SHOE TREE’s main focus:
Would you humble yourself to wash the feet of another? Jesus did!

Publish Craft Articles
My love of creating lead me to make crafts, sell crafts, and write articles on how to make craft.

***Header Photograph by Anna Jo Noviello Photography

19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I saw you on WordPress with the follow request. I look forward to your blog. I am not a writer per se’ but I love to comment and I reblog what the Holy Spirit touches my heart with. Love in our Christ Jesus.:)

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  2. Hello Debra,
    I’m Jeanie Martin from Jeanie Martin Ministries. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading the article the “Blessing is in Believing.

    I enjoyed reading your “About me” page, it’s interesting as well as impressive. Also, congratulations on writing your book! Blessings to you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you for visiting my blog my blog as well. I went back to your site a just read “Why You Must Be Born Again”. What a wonderful God we serve as He waits patiently for all to realize we must come to Him for salvation.


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