WRITER: I love to write lists, notes, journal entries, poems, stories, novels, and non-fiction books on writing instruction, writing life, and writing prompts. I have written and write at the library; in my car; outside; in lines; on buses, trains, and airplanes; and while standing up. Mainly, I write at my dining room table or my desk. Writing is a part of who I am, to my core.
As a writer, I'm also a volunteer admin for The Insecure Writer's Support Group. I am in charge of the Instagram page for #theiwsg and I get to help with a few other tasks. They are a wonderful group of people.
DAYDREAMER: I like to imagine new worlds, new places, and new characters. I'm primarily a speculative fiction writer, delving into fantasy, super-hero contemporary, and some science fiction. Sometimes, I write historical and contemporary realistic fiction, but it's rare. I prefer to take a walk in someone else's shoes/tentacles/rocket-boots when I write.
TEACHER: I teach language arts classes at a homeschool cooperative which has over 100 members from kindergarten to high school. I teach middle and high school grade students once a week and then assign them four days worth of tough homework. I'm also a grad student with Western Governor's University, taking coursework in Instructional Design.
BELIEVER: I believe Jesus died for my sins. He is my Redeemer, my Rock, and my Salvation. I am amazed by his unfailing, forever love for me and for each and every one of us.
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:3-4
In case you're wondering, my name is pronounced: "T" + "Irene."
It's actually an old, old name from thousands of years ago, but my parents thought they made it up, and it can be pronounced in a variety of ways depending on its owner and how it is used. It used to mean: person from the city of Tyre.
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Ministry, Volunteer Centers, and Missions that I support, financially and/or with prayer:
One Hope Church is a small church with a local and global impact. We wear casual clothes, but we're passionate about sharing the gospel with our hands, our feet, and our voices. 20% of our members have been on mission trips around the globe. Even more members serve or have served in our community.
Peace Rehabilitation Center in Nepal works to prevent human trafficking, and help at-risk girls and women.
Global Seed Planters supports people throughout the world with solar players, Sister Acts, the Story Revolution, and more.
Go Missions International has it's hands and arms spread across Latin America. In 2017, a group of youth from One Hope Church including my daughter, will serve in Peru with Go Missions.
Several other members of One Hope Church have served there in the past four years.
Peace Community Center supports and encourage youth historically underrepresented in college to cultivate their talents so they can reach their full potential.
World Vision's Statement sums up who they are and what they do.
Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.
Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.