About Robin:

Robin with her book “Heart to heart: A Discipleship and Mentoring Plan

My name is Robin Ulbredtch.  My dog, Roxy, and I live in Sandpoint, Idaho, less than one-half mile away from Lake Pend O’reille, one of the largest fresh-water lakes in the world.  My hometown is surrounded by evergreen trees, tall mountains and the beautiful lake. This is some of 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.  All you have to do is look at the beautiful colors and intricate, synchronized parts and patterns in God’s creation in the surrounding environment.

I was born in Bonners Ferry, in the northern “Panhandle Region” of Idaho.  I lived in a small community called Moyie Springs. I attended school in Bonners Ferry, until my sophomore year of high school. Then, because of a change in my father’s job, we moved to Lewiston for 18 months. Later my grandparents’ health kept going downhill, and my father transferred back to Sandpoint so we could be near them and help. I graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1975.

In 1976, after one year of academic business classes, I married to my first husband. After nine years of marriage and two children, I divorced my first husband (not Steve) because of his alcohol addiction and the resulting abuse.

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.

God forgave me for my part in the marriage failure, and He has healed my heart and life. He gave me a new life filled with love, joy, His presence and many other blessings and promises for the future.

In 1994, after promising myself I would never marry again, I met and married my late husband, Steve, who passed away on Oct. 31, 2022, after 27 years of marriage. God used each one of us as His tools to help the other person recover from previously bad marriage relationships. God truly blessed us!

Steve was a medically-retired veteran. He enjoyed computers, photography, playing the guitar and singing, watching television, and occasionally writing letters to inmates in prison, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.

Steve has five sons who have grown up and moved on to their own lives, and I have two sons from my first marriage. They are grown up and have families of their own.

I worked as a clerk typist from 1976-1980 when my first son was born. I stayed home with my child for two years, working only during times when my parents needed occasional help doing inventory or filling in as a salesclerk.

In 1984, after the birth of my second son, I stayed home to take care of our children. In 1986, after my divorce, I began working full time in my parents’ office supply store. I worked there until about 1995, doing a variety of jobs including accounting, salesclerk, and working as a secretary in the service department. From 1995 -1996, I worked in a local business that sold books and office products.

In about 1997 I began working in the kitchen at a local fast food restaurant where I worked for about 8 1/2 years. During this season, I worked part-time and went to college part-time. I graduated from North Idaho College with an Associate Degree in Journalism.

After this I went to work for a company that worked with developmentally challenged people. I helped some of the adults learn living skills and learn how to use the resources in the community (like the library or ordering food in a restaurant, etc.) I worked for this place until 2010 when I injured my back. The company began persecuting me and other Christians, and pressuring us to do tasks that endangered us and our clients. One day, the manager of our branch of the company tried to pressure me into accepting disciplinary action for something I had not done. Because of the politics in the office and my poor health, I quit.

Later I filed for disability and in 2013 I received it. Since that time, I have been medically retired and spend my time doing daily activities and writing.

I enjoy nearly all types of arts and crafts, desktop publishing, sewing, quilting, teaching Bible (and other subjects) and writing.

In 2002 I completed an Associate of Science Degree and an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Journalism from North Idaho College in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. I also had classes in Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, and Photography.

In 2012 I completed a Bachelor of Science in Education from Liberty University Online.

Several years ago, God called me to write for His glory. He has given me several ideas and various types of writing to work on. Among them are Christian educational products.

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 9781449717643_COVER.inddPlan.” It is available for purchase from online and local bookstores. For more about this book, please see my websites https://robinulbredtch.com or https://robinscreativeexpressions.com or the online bookstore at https://www.amazon,com or https://westbowpress.com.

9781490869339_COVER.inddA few years ago I also self-published a Bible Study called “Behold Our Awesome God.” It is a great study about the attributes of God and how God intervenes in the lives of His people. It is great for anyone who can read at an 8th grade level or above. Believers of all maturity levels can glean from this book. For more information about this book, see the information on the websites listed in the previous paragraph.

After this, Steve and I finishing up a book “Hidden Treasures” that is a collection of articles written by an elder from my previous church, who has since gone home to be with Jesus in heaven. He wrote Christian articles from 1988 through 2007.  My husband Steve and I collected 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.

I am a born again, spirit-filled Christian woman who believes in using the gifts God has given me for His glory and His kingdom. God has done a great deal of healing and restoration in me. God has truly taken my broken heart and life, healed me, and turned it all to the good by allowing me to teach and minister His words to others who are hurting and hopeless.

So, if you are suffering from a broken heart and life, know Jesus has the answers you need. If you feel unaccepted and unloved, let me inform you that God truly loves and accepts you. If you feel hopeless and worthless, believe me God is the answer for your life. I know He can heal and restore your broken heart and life because He did it for me. I encourage you to go talk to Jesus, ask Him for forgiveness of your sin, and invite Him into your broken heart and life to be your Lord and Savior. Jesus is the creator and the source of all life. If your struggling, let go by praying to God to help you, and let God take care of it.

Only God can bring something good out of the bad circumstances in our lives–and He does it in a BIG WAY! God is truly awesome; He is worthy of all my praise and worship! To Him be the glory for all He has done, is doing, and will do in the future.

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