Getting to know . . . Rebecca Mayes.

HRMS front coverRebecca Mayes, contributing author to He Restores My Soul, is petite, quiet, and reserved. Except for when she’s not. Her wit and humor are larger than life. They bowl you over, pin you to the floor, and tickle your feet until you can no longer remember what it was that made you sad in life.

Describe a normal day in the life of Mrs. Mayes:

Before the boys get up, I do devotions and then go for a bike ride. When I get back, I do piano with Jonathan, then devotions with both boys. I work with Jonathan on his other subjects, periodically checking in with Caleb on his [homeschool] work. When the boys are working independently, I jump in the shower. Before lunch I prep for the classes I tutor by preparing lesson plans, translating Latin, or doing Logic flashcards. After lunch I read to the boys for a half hour. Afternoons include making a grocery list, baking, laundry, shopping, helping with more school assignments, playing games with the boys, or catching up on emails. After supper Ben and I have been watching the Harry Potter movies in German while I iron or we fold laundry together. I try and get in some reading, too, before bed.

What three words best describe your personality?

My husband says that I am sincere, caring, and matter-of-fact.

Who do you go to for advice?

My husband and parents.

What do you like to read?

Classic literature and non-fiction (topics on parenting, health, education, etc.)

What do you want to be when you grow up?


Beverage of choice?

Sparkling lemon-flavored water or a glass of Merlot.

Mac or PC?


What do you want to eat when Mom is cooking? 

Queso dip and fried, fresh fish.

Confirmation verse?

Psalm 23:4

If you could name the heroine of a fiction book, she would be called:


What is your superpower?

Beating Ben Mayes at ping pong.

What is your Kryptonite?


What scenery do you want to be viewing?

Mountains, water, and evergreens.

Favorite movie villain?

Severus Snape

What is your chapter about?

My chapter features the inner thoughts of a woman who has left behind a homosexual lifestyle and is now part of a loving church family. Based on personal interviews, this story recounts the woman’s journey as she is guided by faithful, Christian friends to receive Christ’s forgiveness and live a new life — a life rich and blessed, even under the cross of continued temptation.

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