cropped d and girlsI am a writer, speaker, encourager, wife and mother of 3 daughters born in 3 different decades. Yes! I have been mothering for 36 years with our youngest just graduated from college, but who’s counting? I am also blessed by 2 sons-in-love and 5 beautiful grandchildren. We live on an island on the beautiful coast of Georgia and love boating, gardening and anything in God’s Creation. But most importantly I am a Jesus Follower.

For 30 years I owned and operated Traditional Appointments, Inc., an interior design firm and Tidewater Designs, Inc., a homebuilding company, until God called me to help birth Savannah CBS Day Class 12 years ago. What an adventure of faith that was as we had two daughters still in college and lower school.

I am also a reformed perfectionist who due to the monotony, the messiness, and the drudgery of daily responsibilities and relationships, often asked “is this all there is to life?” There were times I even considered quitting…

But one day while reading God’s Love Letter to me, I discovered that He wanted so much more for my life than I could even begin to imagine or pray for…Wow!

Through failure and success, through His Word and His example found in our Lord Jesus, I have learned about Leadership, God’s way . Today, my passion and calling is to encourage and equip other women to also answer His call to Servant Leadership.

Us and GrandsI am so thankful I didn’t quit! With perseverance, faith and hope, I love this stage of life —not necessarily the life I, the perfectionist, had planned, but the life God had designed for me, which is certainly so much MORE than I ever imagined!

Have you ever asked, “Is this all there is to life?”

If you have, let me assure you, that just as God had a Calling for me, He has one for You, too.

Hugs, Debbie