About Me

If you knew that there was a $100 bill taped right under the seat where you’re sitting, wouldn’t you spring out of that chair, flip it over and rip the bill off the bottom as fast as you could? I would. Nothing is more exciting than finding a surprise, an unexpected treasure.

Some treasures are carefully hidden from sight. Some are cleverly disguised. Some are sitting right out in plain view and so obvious that they’re completely missed because we aren’t looking for them.

The value of a treasure isn’t always apparent either. If you were to find a $100 bill under your chair, there would be no question about its value. But the worth of other treasures is only known by close examination and careful appraisal.

It’s my belief that our world is laden with treasures. An endless abundance of treasures waiting for each of us. Sometimes they are right before our eyes, plain as the nose on our face. Other times it takes great patience and skill to discover where they are hidden and to determine their value.

I’m committed to collecting life’s treasures and putting them here for you. Join me on the Treasure Hunt. Be on the lookout for the treasures that are lying in wait just for you. Some are right under your nose, some require hunting and digging.

Let’s go!

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My Bio

I grew up in a military family. My dad was a pilot and an engineer for the United States Air Force. He eventually became the Executive Secretary for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. My mom was a school teacher.

Before I was four years old, I lived in New Mexico, Colorado, Alabama, and Virginia. Thankfully, my dad’s job at the Pentagon enabled us to stay put for once. We stayed in Virginia for eight years.

My four older brothers and I lived a 1960s, Leave-It-to-Beaver kind of life in Virginia for all of my elementary school years.

Then Dad retired from the Air Force and went to work for the Atomic Energy Commission in its Nuclear Planning Division. We moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near Knoxville, where I started junior high and eventually graduated from high school.

When it was time to choose a college, all I knew was that I didn’t want to go in-state or to a big university where I could get lost. I wanted a small-school feel with lots of old-fashioned spirit. Baylor University in Waco, Texas won the toss. (It was much smaller in those days.)

I squeezed my four years into five and loved every minute of them. And, it was at Baylor that I met my amazing husband, Michael Hyatt, whom I’ve now been married to for over thirty-five years.

We have five phenomenal daughters, four incredible sons-in-law, and eight absolutely adorable grandchildren. Two of the five grandsons are from Uganda  and were planted in our hearts  in October 2011. We couldn’t be more smitten.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to share some helpful and entertaining nuggets with you in the months to come. Let me know what you find most valuable. I look forward to hearing about treasures you discover, too.

May God richly bless you as you join Him on your Treasure Hunt. Who knows, maybe there IS a $100 bill taped under your chair.

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