When I grew up in Martinsburg, WV it was a small town. I didn’t appreciate the natural beauty of this valley town surrounded by mountains until I was older. But in my heart, I still love mountain air and clear steams. Hiking, walking and discovering new trails that show off Gods creativity bring me a lot of pleasure. I love being with my family and friends, small groups and sweet treats! In my spare time, I like reading novels about complicated characters and plots with redemption. And honestly, a good portion of mystery thrown in ups the enjoyment factor for me. My work at Hope Thrift has been both a joy and a surprise. I love participating in Kingdom work that God is actually doing on earth. As a lover of all things renovated, I find great joy in seeing the second hand inventory we sell turned into something new for another. The way this mirrors the transforming work God does in our own hearts is a visual encouragement to me. I like how these two verses (NLT) ring true of Gods redemptive work for us all.

“And I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you” Ezekiel 36:26

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life has gone. The new life has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.