My name is Robin Ulbredtch. My husband Steve and I live less than one-half mile away from Lake Pend O’reille, one of the largest fresh-water lakes in the world. My home town of Sandpoint, Idaho, is surrounded by evergreen trees, tall mountains, and beautiful Lake Pend ”Oreille. Though I’ve traveled some, this is the most beautiful country I have ever seen. It is truly God’s country, and you can see His fingerprint on every part of it, especially when you look at the beautiful colors and intricate, synchronized parts and patterns of the environment.
I was born in Bonners Ferry, in this northern “Panhandle Region” of Idaho. I lived in a small community called Moyie Springs until my fourth-grade year of school. Then we moved into the small town of Bonners Ferry. I attended schools there until my sophomore year of high school. Due to a change in my father’s occupation, we moved to Lewiston for 18 months. Later my grandparents’ health kept going downhill, and my father transferred back to Sandpoint to be near them and help. I graduated from Sandpoint High School.
In 1976, after one year of academic business classes, I married my first husband. After nine years of marriage, I divorced my first husband due to his alcoholic addiction and an abusive relationship.
My two sons and I moved back to Sandpoint where, with God’s help, child support, and help from my parents, I raised the boys. My parents put me to work in their Office Supply Business. I worked many positions in the business and stayed there for about 16 years. In 1990 my parents sold their business. A couple of years later, due to persecution, I moved on to a new job.
God forgave me for my part in the marriage failure, and He has healed my heart and life. God has given me a new life filled with love and joy, and many other blessings and promises for the future.
In 1994, after promising myself I would never marry again, I met and married my present husband Steve. God used each of us as His tools to help us recover from previous, bad marriage relationships. Steve and I have been married about 23 years. God has truly blessed us!
My husband, Steve, is a medically-retired and disabled Veteran. He enjoys computers, photography, riding his bike, playing the guitar and singing, and watching television. When occasion arises, he also writes letters to inmates in prison, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Steve has five sons, from a previous marriage, who have grown up and moved on to their own lives. Unfortunately, they don’t come around, and I haven’t had much of an opportunity to get to know them. But we are praying and I know God can turn this around in His time.
I enjoy nearly all types of arts and crafts, desktop publishing, sewing, quilting, teaching Bible (and other subjects), desktop publishing and writing.
In 2002, I graduated from North Idaho College with an A. S. Degree in Journalism, and other with the experience of several other art, computer, and photography classes. Later, I also completed a Bachelor of Science in Education from Liberty University Online.
In the summer of 2011, with the help of Westbow Press, I self-published my first book entitled “HEART to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan.” After that, I wrote and self-published an adult Bible study book called “Behold Our Awesome God.”
Now I am working on a book that is a collection of articles written by a local man. He wrote Christian articles from 1988 through 2007. My husband Steve and I are collecting the articles from past issues of our local newspaper and from the church to create this book. The book is to be a legacy to hand down to his family and friends.
God has taken my broken heart and life, healed me, and turned around for good by allowing me to teach and minister His words to others who are hurting and feel that their lives are hopeless. Only God can bring something good out of bad circumstances in our lives–and He does it in a BIG WAY!
So if you are hurting and feel that your life is hopeless and worthless, I encourage you to go to God, ask for His forgiveness, and invite Him into your heart to become your Lord and Savior. God can truly heal your broken heart and life! I know He can do it because He did it for me!