Hi! My name is Bev Rihtarchik. I have been married for over six years to my wonderful, godly husband. He stole my heart so, I stole his name. I am mom to two wonderful grown children and am a living testimony that you can survive the preschool and adolescent years. I'm learning that their adult years carry adult-sized challenges! The pathway is never easy, but God is good and His grace is sufficient.
I became a Christ follower at the age of 13, and though I have not always walked the straight and narrow, God has been true to His promise of never forsaking me. I have struggled for many years with an anxiety disorder (OCD) and depression. I have come to accept, and yes, even embrace this "thorn in my side" because it always brings me back to a daily reliance and dependence on God. Truly, apart from Him, I can do nothing!
I love being outdoors in God's beautiful creation. My faithful four-legged child, Topper, accompanies my husband and me on many walks in the great outdoors. Having lived in the south for 23 years, I consider myself a southern gal, but my blood still bleeds black and gold for my Pittsburgh sports teams.
I've always been a writer at heart and am honored and humbled to have you here at my blog! These are not my words, but God speaking through me. My prayer is that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart will be acceptable in His sight.