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About Me

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! (Psalm 139:1 ESV)

photo 1-004This is a shadow of myself. I was born on June 3rd, the year Julie Andrews starred in The Sound of Music.

As I approach this significant milestone, I have been wondering how to celebrate. In the midst of this pondering, our oldest son is approaching another significant milestone, he’s getting married on June 13th to the love of his life. (You would think that I have little time to wonder and ponder, but pondering and wondering are part of what defines me.) So today, I am going to start a new series about me.

That may seem self-focused, but being me is what I do best. My theme is actually altruistic; I love sharing myself with others.

Because we need each other.

I wasn’t made just for myself, but for the One who made me. Celebrating me, inevitably celebrates you, because my heart’s desire is for everyone to love themselves, just as God loves them. In fact, He has asked us and encouraged us to love one another.

As I grow older, I wake up earlier. I have been awake now, since about 5:00am. I made a cup of coffee, checked my phone, and started writing in my journal about the messages I had received. I checked my email, and started reading one that caught my eye: [30 Lists] Creative Inspiration from Listers like YOU! (A subscription to a website that encourages you to use lists in your journal keeping.)

One thing leads to another, and at 5:30am the idea to blog using the 30 Lists over this month was born! (To check out 30 Days of Lists, click here.)

 

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selfie taken in Dunedin, Florida

Here is my first list: “A few things about yourself”

female
5′ 125 lbs
hazel eyes
hair dyed (auburn)
freckles
short
creative
Jesus follower
wife
mother
mother-in-law (to be)
daughter
sister
aunt
friend
writer
teacher
artist
English major
leader
guide
facilitator
darer of souls
soul nourisher
people pleaser
recovering codependent
contemplative
free spirit
loves living on Intuition
loves being outdoors
loves creating atmosphere
loves riding bike and
running
loves variety and
having fun!