About ten years ago, I had a rhema moment while reading Deuteronomy 4. Priscilla Shirer describes a rhema moment as an instant when “a word in Scripture zings you” and you know God is speaking to you. It’s a flash of “Aha!”

Deuteronomy 4:9 tells us to always remember—and never forget—what we’ve seen God do for us, and to be sure to tell our children and grandchildren. I had read that verse many times before, but that day I had a rhema moment. That verse took on new meaning and urgency. I knew I had to do something about it.

At that time, I wasn’t even sure what a memoir was but soon discovered memoir is a perfect format for telling kids and grandkids what God has done. A couple of years later, I started teaching memoir classes, first in Washington State, and now in Missouri.

For five years, I served as a Teaching Leader with Bible Study Fellowship International.

My husband, Dave, and I worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators for three years in South America and eight years in Africa.

In 2010, I published Grandma’s Letters from Africa, a memoir about my first four years in Africa.

I’m blogging my way through Grandma’s Letters from Africa at You can also follow Grandma’s Letters from Africa on Facebook.