Here’s who I am –
A follower of Christ who loves me in ways I cannot understand and often do not believe–but I am trying!
Here’s what I do –
- Love and support my pastor/hunky husband
- Mother and sometimes hover over my three boys and brand new foster daughter
- Counsel women and couples through the hurts in their lives
- Last but not least, blog, blog and blog some more!
The reason I started this blog in February of 2009 was to share a little bit about what I know as a counselor regarding life and relationships. But I also want to share about what I don’t know, since as a human being I often realize that I’m not as smart as I think I am!
My hope is that you and I, as we meet here on this little square of cyberspace, will be encouraged, inspired, and grow in our relationships and in our faith.
Now – if you want to know a little more of what I like and don’t like, then read on. But if you have ADD (like my husband and middle son), then I give you guilt-free permission to skip this part!
- My husband, because he has deeply loved me through the many trials and triumphs of our 23 year marriage.
- My kids, since they are the only ones who I’d probably take a bullet for.
- Writing more than anything I do, because it’s fun, creative, and is the only area of my life where I feel I have complete control!
- Spending time with my close friends who have been there for me, especially in this past year of ups and downs.
- The Office, because I feel like I’m in on all the inside secrets of Dunder-Mifflin.
- Drinking my skinny raspberry latte–extra hot–at Border’s cafe with my Thursday small group Bible study.
- Being funny and pun-ny!
- The Baby on e-trade commercials –“You Shankapotamus!”
- Church music that really rocks!
- Refinishing old furniture, because it’s like making something beautiful and useful out of trash.
- Seeing lives change for the better, because I’m partnering with God in His continual work of redemption.
I Don’t Like:
- Long lines at the grocery store or in traffic–patience is not my strong suit.
- People who don’t give me good eye-contact when talking with me.
- Changing the sheets on a bed.
- People who constantly talk politics–especially those I disagree with!
- Parties where I don’t really know many people and I have to make small talk.
- Trying to compete with those 20-something bloggers who are so very tech-savvy!
- Showing my softer emotions–especially crying in public.
- Buying anything for full price.
- Counseling a client who only wants to blame others.
- Making phone calls to anyone other than close friends and family.
- Missing the opportunities God has given me because of selfishness, pride or fear.