I, Ginny, (the author) met Steve (the editor) in the fall of 1968. We were married eight weeks later. Though we struggled with the concept and practice of marriage the first years, we did not want to part with the friendship we both cherished, so we found ways to hang on until help arrived.
In 1973 I encountered the risen Christ, who changed me from a mad-at-the-world woman who had burned out on alcohol, drugs and illicit sex into an in-love-with-God woman who was often perplexed by the world, disgruntled with the church, and suspicious of her own needs and desires. Steve had a similar encounter with God a few months later, and we have been journeying together ever since.
As part of my healing experience God taught me to think and to express my thoughts through writing. I began keeping a prayer journal in 1979, and have filled over 100 notebooks (and a fair bit of computer space) with prayers and conversations with God. I learned to perceive God's still small voice as something distinctly different from my own thoughts, which is both a God-given gift and a developed skill. Many of the books I write are based on those written records of communication with God. We gave some of those books as gifts to family and friends (about 1400 copies over the years), always home publishing them just before Christmas, hence the name Time Pressure Press.
Steve and I have two children, Jeremy and Cory, who sometimes appear in my writings. Cory's death in 1998 was a heartbreaker, but God continues to heal. Cory's son Michael, who also appears in my writing now and then, is a good healer of hearts, too.
In 1996 Steve and I moved to YMCA Camp Menogyn, a wilderness tripping camp poised on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, where Steve was Site Manager. I helped Steve some, but mostly I basked in God's presence in that awesome place, grew things, knit, and wrote a little. Steve retired in the spring of 2016, and we now live in Crosslake, Minnesota, where Steve mostly reads and meditates, and I still bask in God's presence and knit a lot--mostly prayer shawls. We joined a church here, too, which has been a blessing so far. Hopefully we will now have more time to devote to updating this website.
We offer Ginny's writings to you without price, in appreciation of God's words spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare."
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