I will always recognize and respect your beliefs, and hope you will share them with me. I was born and raised Catholic and attended Catholic school. My world was limited then– in fact, as a child I thought there were two religions – Catholics and Publics (like the schools)! Always curious and open, I have since then traveled, met, and embraced people of all faiths and from all parts of the earth.
All faiths are based in the belief of a higher being, and I respect all faiths. I live my own life in the “do good unto others” principal, and I view “strangers” as friends I have not met yet.
I attend a wonderful Lutheran Church, and am always inspired by the sermon, the sense of family and unity. I sing in the choir (soprano). As an artist and a human being, I pray and give thanks to God every day and do not take any moment for granted. My faith is Christian; my openness to all faiths is universal.
I was blessed to have come from a hard working family. I was the first in my family to attend college. I was also blessed to meet and marry a wonderful man and to stay with him until his passing. We were an “inter-racial” couple, birth artists, living in New York. We were blessed to know people from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe. I am still a student of life and of the world. I was not blessed with children, but have many children in my life that I adore, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephew and eight God Children. I am a professional artist. It is a pleasure to create beautiful things, both through art and through ministering.
Becoming a minister has been an enlightening experience, and I work at it every day. I am also happy to be engaged to another artist, a musician, also a minister. We study, debate, encourage, and assist each other.