Becky Cerling Powers is a writer living in Vinton, Texas on the U.S. – Mexico border. She has been married 46 years to Dennis W. Powers, an environmental geologist, and is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of nine, all of whom live too far away. She gets her weekly kid fix by inviting parents to come to her house with their children to meet God together through discovery Bible story projects using everyday art.
Powers is the author of Laura’s Children: the Hidden Story of a Chinese Orphanage (Canaan Home Communications 2010),the editor of My Roots Go Back to Loving and other stories from “Year of the Family” (Canaan Home Communications 2000) and a contributor to the anthology, That Mad Game: Growing up in a Warzone, Essays from Around the Globe (Cinco Puntos Press, 2012).
Powers began her writing career as a family feature journalist and parenting columnist for the El Paso Times in the 1980s and 1990s when she and Dennis were homeschooling their three children through high school. She has published over 1000 family features and parenting columns in newspapers and magazines nation-wide.