After living all over the country and Puerto Rico, Nancy put roots down into the red clay of Alabama. A professional communicator for more than 30 years, Nancy writes fiction, non-fiction, and Bible studies; speaks, provides soul care, and leads retreats for small groups, leadership teams, artists, and missionaries. She passionately believes and communicates the amazing truth that we are God’s beloved children (and yet battles to believe it for herself). Follow her blog at www.reallylatebloomer.com and see her snarkier side at www.theyearofnotbeingnice.com.
The thread through Nancy’s writing and speaking is summed up in her “Really Late Bloomer” blog title. The lie that “it’s too late” attacks everyone from the college graduate without a “plan” to the 75-year-old who never pursued her dream. Nancy helps people “re-find” their voices, calling, creativity, and courage. Her calling is to refresh those who refresh others (Prov. 11:25) and to connect people to Christ through story, Scripture, and creative community.
Nancy has been writing and teaching Bible studies for more than 20 years. She taught Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), completed a Master’s of Theological Studies at Beeson Divinity School, and has written a series of 10 Bible studies used by women, men, teens, missionaries, and leadership groups. She writes children’s and adult fiction, essays, articles, and blogs, and is represented by Julie Gwinn, AAR, of the Seymour Agency.
Nancy loves to get to know, train, refresh, and refocus the vision and heart of leadership teams, missions staffs, artists and creative people, and small groups.
Nancy helps people answer Christ’s invitation to “Come to Me” through offering spiritual rest and reconnection and proven spiritual disciplines, such as lectio divina, examen and rule of life. She and her husband will soon break ground on the Broomtree Cottage at Whisper Woods Lake, a place of quiet beauty, simplicity, and rest to refresh those who refresh others (Proverbs 11:25).
Creative Communicator/Facilitator of Dreams
Nancy is president of InSpero, Inc., a Birmingham-based 501(c)(3) which believes in the power of creative community to bring beauty and hope to our city and churches, and she loves to nurture “creatives” by dreaming with them, introducing them to some of the ancient Christian spiritual disciplines, and creating collaborative arts offerings for the city.
She’s the wife to a very patient man (who adds many of the good photos on the site), mother to two “adulting” kids, and beloved daughter of the King of Kings. She’s a slogger (the slow version of jogging) and a chocophile (no definition needed for those who share this obsession.) In future lives, she hopes to be Gene Kelly, Ira Glass, Madeleine L’Engle, and Carly Simon all in one.