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!

I like:

  • 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!
  • 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.

Comments on: "About" (6)

  1. Paula Holloway said:

    Great blog. I knew you would be writing and so very well. I finally have time to FB and catch up on emails, etc. Love these ways of staying in touch in such a busy world. think of you often especially this last month when I journaled about mothers. Hope all is well for you and your family.

    Love you always

  2. Thanks, Paula. Thanks also for the kind words on my writing. This blog is really just my way of helping those who might resonate or struggle with any of the issues I discuss.

    We are doing great. Hope all is well with you too!

  3. I too am married to a hunky pastor, worship pastor, and I really related to the not liking small talk! I enjoyed reading your likes and dislikes…as it helps to get to know someone better! Thanks…:)
    I am new to the Pastor’s wife realm…have 4 kids, ages 13, 11, 9, and 5! 2 boys and 2 girls…they are all their own person!
    I was searching pastor’s wives blogs…as I was hoping to connect with someone in my area (pacific northwest) that could relate with my life in different areas..
    We recently moved away from family (1 year ago) to take my husband’s dream job as worship pastor.
    I grew up as a PK, and did not want to be married to a pastor…but here I am. 🙂
    God has been good in giving us a loving church with little expectation on my part…
    I struggle with the friendship area as a pastor’s wife. Like is it ok for me to have one good friend in the church body, or is it healthier to find someone outside of our church that I can share joys and struggles with…

    I don’t know anything about blogging…but think it would be fun to have my own blog. I think I would name it “learning as I go” or “complete opposites.”
    But then again, maybe I would think of something different next week! hee hee

    Thanks for sharing a little of your heart…I wonder if I will be able to find your blog again?

  4. p.s. I was drawn to your blog by the name as I had a mentor a few years back challenge me to think…
    “I feel, but I know______.”
    It was a good reminder for me!

  5. Hey DeAnne,

    I’m so glad you found my blog! I too have wanted to connect with other pastor’s wives. In fact, in the future I hope to have a blog/site that will minister to pastor’s wives and maybe husband’s too. But until then, please come back and visit me. Also, keep me notified on your blogging aspirations. I’d love to visit your site when or if it is up and running!

    P.S. I also have a new blog called, messymarriage dot com. You might find it helpful or interesting too.

    Thanks again for stopping by and keep in touch!


  6. Oh my goodness! We are so similar……even having an ADD husband and (oldest) son!
    “Shankapotamus!” That cracks me up too! My family thinks I’m nuts, but that is okay. I can live with it:)

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