Let me introduce myself

I’m Poppy, a British-born globetrotter. My father was in the Royal Air Force and my parents loved living in other cultures. We lived in England, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Kenya, where I met my American husband, Jim.

Since marrying, I’ve lived in the United States, ministering extensively in this country and overseas. The Lord has given me a heart to encourage women from every culture, and especially for those who struggle with experiencing God’s love and acceptance in life’s tough places.

Following God’s leading has resulted in many challenging and interesting opportunities to serve. These have included teaching in Bible Study Fellowship, working in a domestic violence shelter, hospital chaplaincy, women’s ministry, and spiritual growth programs for missionary/global workers as well as key-noting events overseas for nationals and expatriates.

I’ve also deepened my own life and ministry through acquiring a Masters in Spiritual Formation and Direction.

Interested in learning more of my story? Visit my About page.


I thrive on speaking to women of all ages and cultures because all of us need God’s power to live a life worthy of Him! From retreats to conferences to seminars to special events, I’m passionate about applying scripture so attitudes, words, hearts and lives are changed—as I’ve experienced.

For additional information on topics, visit my Speaking page.


I am not one of those women who always longed to write, but a pastor told me that my writing would reach far more people than my speaking. So I wrote! And now have books and Bible studies published by Bethany House, Waterbrook Press, and Harvest House.

You may find an overview of my books on my Books page.

I write a short blog post twice a month as part of my passion to encourage women to grow spiritually, emotionally, and personally. I’d love you to join the many subscribers from around the globe and consider signing up in the sidebar. I promise your contact information is safe with me, and I’ll never share it with anyone.

Catch up on the posts from my blog page.


I offer coaching services in a variety of forms.

I enjoy helping Christian speakers hone their public speaking skills to develop and deliver a message that will engage and inspire an audience. 

My Spiritual Leadership articles are written specifically for leaders. 

Spiritual Life Coaching employs my skills as a trained Spiritual Director, an ancient practice of the Christian church.

Have I piqued your curiosity? Visit my Coaching page.

I am a member of these Professional Associations

Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)

Oregon Christian Writers (OCW)

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

If you’re interested in any of my services, please contact me.