When she isn’t looking for misplaced items, Marie can be found working in an inner city high school. Mom to six adult children, she enjoys reading, giggling with her 4 Grand Blessings, hiking, and camping alongside her handsome husband of 31 years.  Her strong affinity for books, notebooks, and pens means visitors might have to move a stack in order to find a seat.

Marie loves words and beautifully crafted sentences the way some people love chocolate, coffee, or in the case of her youngest grandson, cars. (Cars is pretty much the answer to any question she asks him.)  She has been writing in her head for decades, and in recent years some of those words have spilled out into notebooks and blog posts.

She seeks to live out her favorite verse from Habakuk 3. No matter what the circumstances: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

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