Starting Project Penny in 2004 was the beginning of a walk of faith and a true adventure that I want to share with you. My prayer partner Pam said, “You should write these down,” and so I did.  “In God We Trust” is now my anthem! I long to bring good news, sprinkled with laughter and love, and to encourage women to take their broken hearts and put them in God’s capable hands for safe-keeping.  As we do this, we allow Him to heal, restore, and renew us.

Studying and teaching God’s Word is my passion!  I bring along a lifetime of answered prayer, with experiences of redemption and reconciliation.  Mine is a story of the hope that is so desperately needed today. Born and raised in San Diego, California, I married Steve Bearden in 1978. We have two children and nine grandkids. We have been active members of the First Baptist Church of Lemon Grove for 40 years where I serve on the worship team, teach women’s Bible study, and on the Women’s Ministry council.  God has provided many rich opportunities for me, including being a purchasing agent for a video game company, Senior Buyer for a high school district, a teacher, and school administrator for a Christian school.  Serving God and my community is such a blessing!

Photo courtesy Pam Farrell
Photo courtesy Pam Farrell