Kelly J. Stigliano
As a young mother in the early 1980’s, I believed the lies that I was stupid and irrelevant. Trying to cash in on what I felt was my only asset—my outward appearance, I attended a modeling school in Cleveland, Ohio. (I don’t regret this move because it kind of “citified” me. Now I know how to apply make-up perfectly for a disco dance club and can enter a room without slipping off my high heels. My parents are so proud!)
Upon becoming a single parent, I began to regain my self-esteem and realized I had more going on inside my head than I’d been told. Consequently, when my kids were toddlers I attended a business school in Cleveland, Ohio, receiving a certificate for secretarial studies, so I could better support my little trio.
Through the years I have attended seminars and workshops for Christian School Development. In 2001 I attended CLASServices, honing my speaking and writing skills. A couple correspondence courses in writing helped me break into print beyond my newspaper jobs.
So you see, like I said, I’m just a normal “whosoever”. God loves us normal “whosoevers” you know. The Bible is full of verses that say how much God forgives us and loves us—just as we are. We don’t have to be perfect to receive His unconditional love. Grab a Bible and read John 3:16. (You’ve seen that sign at the ball games forever. Haven’t you ever wondered what it meant?) Well, that’s you and me. We are “whosoevers”!
Now let me hear about you!