Greetings,

So glad you stopped by our website to visit!

My name is Donna Ruth (Bethel) Fontaine and I’m
the senior member of our group. Occasionally, I’m
referred to by some as the “matriarch” of the group.
Laughing, I love the meaning of that word,
“matriarch!” A “matriarch” is a female who rules or
dominates a family, group, or state! Whispering, but
don’t tell my daughter, Wendy, or my younger sister,
Deanna, because I’m fairly sure that they think that
word just means OLD!

I’m a widow, having been married for 37 ½ years to a
good Christian man, Robert B. Fontaine, who moved
to heaven on May 13, 2007. I have two children,
Wendy Fontaine Showalter (daughter) and Shane
Fontaine (son), plus three adorable grandchildren,
Lane, Kailey, and Karly.

I love to write! I write mostly devotionals and Bible
studies, but sometimes write what I lovingly title,
“Grandma Stories,” smiling, of which my
grandchildren give me plenty of material. I am an
avid reader and also a seamstress. I love sewing and
designing some of my own clothing. I play the piano
and the organ and have been singing for the Lord all
of my life.

My chief goal in this temporary earthly life is to
follow the pattern of a quote by J.C. Ryle…

“Walk more closely with God. Get nearer to Christ.
Seek to feel the witness of the Spirit more closely and
distinctly every year. Lay aside every weight, and the
sin that so easily threatens you. Press towards the
mark more earnestly. Fight a better fight, and war a
better warfare every year you live. Pray more. Read
more. Subdue self more. Love the brethren more. Oh
that you may endeavor to grow in grace every year,
that the end of your Christian course may be better
than the beginning!”

When my days come to an end, I want to know that I
have finished well. I want to hear Jesus say, “Well
done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Smiling! If you should attend one of our concerts
please come and greet me as the “matriarch,” then, I
will know you have visited our website! I look forward
to meeting you in person someday soon.

God bless you,
Donna Bethel Fontaine