I have always loved the story of David's life. It showed me that even one who was closest to God's heart was not always perfect. So many people turn from God's saving grace because they think they have to be perfect to come to Him. Our human nature prevents perfection. Only by staying close to Him and depending upon Him to help us not to sin and to forgive when we do, can we say as David did, "Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow." I have written this book to show people of all ages that God accepts repentance from a sinner and forgives the sin as long as that one is truly sorry and has accepted His son, Jesus, as Savior. I grew up with a mother who was a staunch believer. I have always believed, but have been far from perfect. It is my desire that this book will help all who read it to know that there is indeed hope and that God loves us each and every one. I was raised in Missouri in a rural area, was Valedictorian of my class and was star forward for our basketball team. I attended Central Methodist College and learned it wasn't easy to stay on top when there were hundreds in my class instead of my nine classmates in high school. I graduated from the University of Missouri with an AB in Music, a BS in Elementary Education and an MEd with a Superintendent's Certificate. I taught for 13 years, then met my husband, Joe. We built a Real Estate Brokerage, a Construction Company and a Holding Company together. We have been retired for several years and enjoy traveling and gourmet cooking. Between us, we have nine wonderful children, twenty-two grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.