About Me. But Really About Him.

To be honest, I am not a fan of the phrase, “About Me”.  Especially following a recent sermon that warned against the frequently touted phrase, “It’s not about you.  It’s about God.” True.  It’s also about His word, His people. But I get it. When you visit a website, naturally you want to know something about them before choosing to follow, favorite, or like them.

That being said, I am married to Bruce Gerritt Felkins. Our quiver has been amply blessed with four children, Anthony, Alexandra, Jonathan, and Caroline. Parenting is God’s curriculum for how very much I need Him. It’s not for the faint of heart.

I love all things romance…

~A perfectly planned and executed proposal

~ A bride in white floating down the aisle (or meadow, or shoreline, or barn) to Jeremiah Clarke’s classic Trumpet Voluntare toward her dashing lover in black tux

~The mesmerizing full moon with its radiant light slicing across the glassy, black surface of the ocean

~The brilliance of a multi-colored sugar maple tree

~A hero’s welcome (always has me reaching for a tissue)

I find scripture to be the most romantic writing ever.  The scene in Revelation 19:11 is particularly captivating.  Christ presents Himself as the Rider on a white horse. His robe is dipped in blood. He is Faithful and True. His angel armies on white horses follow Him as they prepare to do business with the enemy.  This scripture is, in fact, the inspiration for my first novel.

I love hilarity.  The way I see it, the alternative to laughing is, well, crying.

My passion? Writing. Since I first learned to scribble stories on notebook paper and staple the pages together to create a book.  In my former career as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, I wrote most of my own teaching material.  My first “published” work was in junior high.  That baby even had chapters. And was complete with my own illustrations. Nope. You can’t read it.  Who knew about crafting a strong story plot at the mere age of 12?

My current novel is under contract with Prism Book Group after a few years’ coaching with My Book Therapy (www.mybooktherapy.com). Genre? Romance, of course. While I am fond of the title, in the end God may have a better one in mind. Afterall, it isn’t about me.

2 Comments

  1. David says:

    Hello Mary,
    I want to express to you my gratitude for your kindness, leadership and life discussions with Savannah during the mission trip. I only regret we did not get much time to get to know one another. It sounds like we have much in common – quality time with our elders – especially at nursing homes. Savannah speaks very highly of you and shared with me how much she enjoyed having discussions with you. I want to thank you for your investment of time in preparing the Bible lessons for the Guatemala children. I am sure the stories had an impact more than we will ever know. I look forward to learning how the trip impacted you. Blessings to you and your entire family.

    David Washco

    • Thanks for your encouraging words, David! And the same to you with regard to leadership. It was an honor to be counted among this group. When Savannah asked me if I’d be willing to get together on occasion my spirit was stirred and completely filled to the brim! She is a blessing, an inspiration, and has a fantastic future ahead of her. You have done well as a father pointing her to THE FATHER 🙂

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