"Whatever you so choose to plant in God's Earth, if it shall take Root, Life will be produced....Good or Bad."   -ERL 

Elizabeth Ruth Loving

Elizabeth Ruth Loving was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL. She currently resides in Aurora, IL, a western suburb of Chicago, with her three amazing sons. She is an imperfect but willing vessel of God chosen to use her gifts and talents to:

EMPOWER YOU to accept who you WERE.
ENCOURAGE YOU to improve who you ARE.
ELEVATE YOU to BECOME who God has destined you to be.
 
Elizabeth has been writing and reciting poetry at church, school, and community events since the age of nine.  She self-published her first spiritual poetry book in 2006, "True Songs of Good Struggle" and her newest release, an autobiographical book, "Sanctified Satan" in August 2020.

Elizabeth embraced the art of dance and acting early in her childhood. She was was featured in many short films/stage plays and enjoyed print and runway modeling during her college years at Chicago State University. Also during her college years, she took dance classes which would later be used for dance ministries at different churches in Chicago, Dekalb, and Aurora, IL.

Elizabeth established her 501c3 non-profit,
 "Bucket of Love",  in 2018, where she serves as the Executive Director and Dance Teacher, www.bucketoflove.org. Bucket of Love offers mentorship, dance, and educational opportunities for youth ages 5-17. Bucket of Love received the 2020 "Service Above Self" award from Aurora, IL's Mayor Irvin.

Elizabeth obtained her Cosmetology License in 2008 and has worked in very diverse salons for over ten years, specializing in natural hair, color, and haircuts for men, women, and children. She often donates free haircuts/styles throughout the year during Bucket of Love's and other local organizations' community events.


Elizabeth obtained an Associates in Arts from Kishwaukee Community College and a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Illinois University, Magna Cum Laude, maintaining a 3.9+ G.P.A and frequently made the Dean's List. She was inducted into NIU's John Herik Clarke's Honors Society, where people of African descent are celebrated and educated about African and African American history.

Elizabeth has plans to open up  Bucket of Love Christian Dance Academy for elementary/middle-school aged children (general and special education) so that they can learn and explore academics, Fine Arts, and God.

"To God Be the Glory for the past, present, and future achievements!"             
     -Liz







 

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