Who I Am

Hi! My name is Peggy Hawkins. I am an ordained pastor. I have been a worship leader, women's ministry leader, assistant pastor, conference speaker, conference organizer, administered and directed various ministries, and most recently an author.

I have been happily married to my husband, Damon, for 37 years. We have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren and 2 godchildren. I married my husband when I was 17 years old and we traveled the world as he made a career in the US Army. When our daughters were small, I was ecstatic to be a stay at home mom. When our youngest was settled into elementary school I went back to school and became a nurse. Years later, after many attempts by God to guide our steps, we finally found ourselves in Bible school.

I remember shrugging it off the first time someone suggested that I write. Today I realize God has purposefully placed me in a position to share His Word, His Love and His Hope with others through my writing. I have to say that sometimes writing is like I'm on autopilot and the words come tumbling out. Coming together with effortless ease. At other times, it is really hard work. Sometimes I just have to stop. It's the learning to stop and wait on God and not rush ahead that can be challenging. Learning the difference between waiting and stalling can be a difficult journey but one that distinguishes my own words from God's intended words. I pray that you will be blessed, encouraged and find joy and hope as we find ourselves Gathered Under Grace.

If you have a specific question or comment, please connect with me and I will do my best to answer your questions in a timely and prayerful manner. Blessing and JOY!