Teresa stumbles upon most success she experiences on her life’s journey. She does not attribute luck and happenstance to the good fortune she has experienced. The Most High, the true loving God, blesses her.
Her humble and precarious beginning starts in a broken family growing up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood. Her circumstances offer little hope, but at an early age, Teresa has a strong sense of God. It is that inner knowing that strengthens her and allows her to persevere. Along life’s journey, she makes detours, which has the potential to leave her wallowing in despair. Before straying too far from the path, suddenly, she makes the decision to get back on course and she has been ever since.
Although she embraces the blessings marriage, motherhood and a successful public service career afford her; she senses purpose growing in her life, adding writer to the charge. Writing ignited creativity, vision and a place of solace for Teresa. In addition, writing provided her a vehicle to connect with others by sharing her life experiences and lessons learned, in short – a calling. Her calling birthed Return to Your First Love and her latest release, Martha, Martha.READ MORE
This is by far one of the best Christian Inspiration books I have read. Being an eldest daughter myself, I found myself identifying with a lot of the wisdom and conclusions set forth in this book. I now better understand my role in my family, which at times frustrated me. I believe the role given eldest daughters is part nurture and part nature, and that the two entwined together make the person whole and give us our place in the world. The book is very well written and the ideas are presented in an easy to understand manner. I highly recommend this book to all eldest daughters, and everyone who wishes to better understand such women in their lives!
As I perused the pages of this book, it quickly became clear that this is the soul Teresa laid bare, an invitation to glimpse the intimate truths and depths of her life and heart. The soul of this woman evolves, growing, learning, changing, and becoming wise as her life unfolds as she deliberately chooses her path. Her intimacy with God and ability to hear his voice of comfort and counsel becomes more intense with each turn of the page. We should all possess her uncomplicated faith, knowing without a doubt, that He is able, He is on our side, He will fight for us, and we will be victorious... if we listen and allow Him the freedom to move in our lives.
My heart laughed and cried as her words challenged me to love my God with childlike abandon again, to be honest and bare before Him, because He knows our frame. She challenged me to pursue the truth in myself and in every life circumstance, and be passionate toward my relationships with people and God.
Teresa is a champion of the written word, determined to please the Lord, and fearlessly vulnerable. Return to Your First Love will inspire the hearts of men and women of every age, if you will receive it.