This picture is the car, a 1990 Mazda Protege, that I was driving. It was 7 months-old. You can see the trunk and license plate that were separated from the rest of the car during the time it was trapped under the truck. The roof was cut off with the Jaws-of-Life and folded back to get me out of the driver's seat. My 10 year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat and ended up in the floor. She had multiple cuts on her scalp but no serious injuries.
Kentucky Christian Writer's Conference, 2009 & 2010
The Upper Room Devotional Writing Workshop, 2008
American Christian Writers 2011-2014
West Kentucky Christian Writer's Group, co-founder, 2008, Paducah, Kentucky.
Church newsletters: Articles and devotions monthly since 1997. New Life devotion on FaithfulBloggers.com April, 2012 Poem, "Why Are You Afraid." KY Christian Magazine April,2012 Article about military service in EXTRA, a magazine of Paducah Sun newspaper. (Credited to "Bertha" instead of Berta.) Fall, 2008. Article, "Overcoming Alienation," New Mobility Magazine. November, 2008. Article, "Crown of Thorns." The Reporter, Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church newspaper. April, 1996.
Multiple church settings around West Kentucky and West Tennessee since 1997.
Addressed Physical Therapy Associate class at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College, September, 2009.
Keynote Speaker at "A Faithful Father" women’s conference, Concord UMC, Paducah, Kentucky, September, 2008. Audio available on Free Book page
Live Testimony, world-wide on TCT Network, Marion, IL December, 2004 DVD available.