Born in England, I was fortunate to be transplanted to the heart of Jamaica as a child. My father went to be minister to 3 churches, and chaplain at Clarendon College. I was the youngest of five children, and he and my mother bravely traipsed across the Atlantic, finally chasing hurricane Flora through the Caribbean to Jamaica.

I attended primary and secondary school in Jamaica, becoming Jamaican in the process. Even though I went back to England to train as a nurse and have lived and worked in Miami since then, I have remained entrenched in the Jamaican culture.

In memory of my father I started posting Friday morning messages on Facebook. As chaplain, my father led devotions at CC every Friday morning. He was famous for illustrating his inspirational messages with stories “and is true, you know!” was how he would always conclude them. I have been gratified to get very positive feedback, and have now moved to the blogosphere to see if I can reach a wider audience. I welcome all comments, and hope to grow as a writer.


  1. Just wanted you to know that I nominated you for an award!! Enjoy!! Check it out here! http://travelwithjodi.com/2012/12/16/and-the-award-goes-to/

    1. Thank you so much! Now I have to figure out what to do in return!

      1. Oh it’s easy, may take some time but it’s easy I am here to help in anyway. You know how to reach me lol

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog gottafindahome.wordpress.com. I’m glad that you decided to follow in your father’s footsteps by posting Friday morning messages. I will come back regularly for inspiration.


  3. Margaret Hadfield · · Reply

    Hi Bethany, I’m looking forward to reading your Friday morning messages. Rachel told us about them while she and John were here last week during their holiday in Australia. Very best wishes, Marg.

  4. Thanks! Hope you enjoy them!

  5. joleeface62 · · Reply

    Nice piece! Nostalgic for me as I came of age in the 70’s. The LP’s of my early Jamaican childhood were Skeeter Davis, Jim Reeves, Sam Cooke and Percy Sledge….

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