Meet Our Team Day 3: Becky MacLeod, Editor
I am, first of all, a daughter of the King! I am also a wife and mother, and proud grandmother. My husband, Bob, and I have been married 32 years, and we are part of a church fellowship in Denver, NC. He owns a concrete construction business in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Our daughter, Lauren, is married to Billy, and our son, Robbie, is married to Kaylan. We have one granddaughter, Oaklee, 1 ½ years old and cute as a button.
My career began in Nursing, but in the last 30 years God has opened up opportunities to do a variety of things, and I’ve sought to do them to the best of my abilities. For several years, when our children were young, we were able to spend considerable time living among and helping local churches in the island of St. Lucia. Bob and I host or help with several large events each year (especially church related), and I am responsible for much of the landscape maintenance at our home and our offices. I also help with editing Truth and Tidings magazine and Vine to Branches. Participating in Women’s Bible studies has helped me grow in my walk with the Lord. I love to read—fiction, historical, devotionals, Bible literature—and I love to learn.
I am very thankful that God placed me in a godly home where His Word was of utmost importance. Born in Santiago, Chile, the fourth and last child of missionary parents, I heard the gospel from the very beginning. Around the age of five I remember one day thinking about my soul. I knew I was a sinner and that my sin would take me to hell. I asked the Lord Jesus to save me and to take me to heaven when He came back for the saved (at the Rapture). I did not spend a long time in soul trouble at that age, but at the first serious thought I had about the matter I simply trusted, “as a little child,” that Jesus died for me. At times I had doubts, because I was so young and my story seemed just too simple, but I would go back to God’s Word and His promises and remember that it’s not about my story—it’s about the Savior!
Bob and I love to travel! We’ve traveled together throughout North America, to the Caribbean and Central America, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Africa, some parts of Asia along the Mediterranean, and, of course, South America. But one place I never had the chance to visit was practically at the back door of my birthplace, the far south of Chile, Patagonia. My dream trip would be a cruise, originating in Chile on the Pacific, around the tip of Chile and Tierra del Fuego, ending in Argentina or Brazil in the Atlantic.
I joined Vine to Branches when my good friend Ruth, who was fulfilling her dream of having a website of devotionals that would be of encouragement to others, asked me to help with editing. Some people accuse me of being the grammar police (I guess I do have a plaque on my wall that reads, “I am silently correcting your grammar”—but without judgment—really! 😊), but honestly, I just enjoy language, with all its complexities and nuances. I don’t always get it right; there are so many “rules” and I’m constantly learning that they’re not always meant to be followed… or it depends… or it’s just up to what “sounds” or “feels” right. I’m so thankful that God and His Word aren’t like those grammar rules! He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).