My Divine Assignment: To Encourage Others

A dear friend who has gone to be with the Lord once told me I was her Barnabas which Biblically means "encourager." I never saw myself like that, but as I've grown in my walk with the Lord it seems that is my desire. I hope that what I share here will be an encouragement to you as we trust the Lord - for great is His Faithfulness.

My Divine Assignment: To Encourage Others.
In Christ's Love, Shelley

KEEP His JOY IN TRIALS, TEARS & TRIUMPHS ~~ A WOMAN'S HEART SHOULD BE SO COMPLETELY LOST IN God THAT A MAN MUST SEEK Him TO FIND HER ~~ Our desire to learn God's Word must be greater than our need to breathe ~~

About Me

     I was raised in Indiana. Moved to this area in 1974 for a Dental Hygienist position. Married Don in 1977. We have 2 beautiful grown daughters with awesome families - 5 grandchildren. I came to the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ when I was 35. He has changed my heart & changed my life. My deepest desire is that my granchildren will know Christ at an early age & be bold witness for Him throughout their lives.
     I've been a Dental Hygienist since 1974.  I've been with Dr. Okuley since 1980, only 3 years less than I've been married!!!   I love my work & the people I work with.
     My main interests: Books that help me grow in my walk with the Lord. Gardening, canning, freezing from our orchard & gardens.
     I'm not much into movies but Blindside is one of my favorites.  I love the old comedy shows - Carol Burnett, Tim Conaway.
     I enjoy contemporary Christian & instrumental music but I primarily listen to American Family Talk Radio ( which can be found throughout the nation.
    My favorite books: Life Application Bible NIV, Halley's Bible Handbook, Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore.