Bio: Charlene Reams Manning is a true country girl. She enjoys animals and the outdoors. Her two grown sons were brought up in the country away from near neighbors. The family had horses, 4H sheep and chickens. One favorite memory of that time is the Trail Rides they went on as a family, each of them riding their Appaloosa horse. In her early adult life, "Charlie" and her family lived right on the Mexican Border, where the mountains of Mexico were the view from their kitchen window. Having a life changing encounter with the Lord in 1977, Charlie began reaching out in ministry by praying for and sending greeting cards with words of encouragement to people she knew in her small town. She visited people in the hospital, where she served several years as a volunteer Pink Lady. Soon she was traveling as a public speaker/teacher, was pastor of a small non-denominational church, and eventually a published author. Now, Charlie and her husband Tony live near Georgetown, Texas (north of Austin). There, on a little over an acre of land in the country, they operate a clock repair business, spend time with watering and tending their large yard, and maintaining a flock of around thirty chickens. Today she is retired from any formal ministry. She teaches, encourages Believers, and makes observations of the times we live in through the internet. She considers her family, sons, daughter-in-law and the grandchildren, as her most important work in the Lord.