Ok, it’s not very easy to write an “about me” page.
I guess that’s because I’m still becoming.
There are the customary self-descriptions, that I can give you. Mom of two adult girls & one wonderful son-in-law, wife of a kind & loving husband, lover of cats, part-time web designer, a spiritual director, thinker, book-lover, felt-tip pen collector, sometimes exerciser, sometimes not, lover of naps and all types of cuisines…
And there are the things that I would consider more specific…
I am a South Floridian who was transplanted in Princeton, NJ in her prime teenage years. I graduated from Princeton. That is… er, umm, Princeton High School. I’m forever grateful for their willingness to teach me to write and to attempt to fill in my gaping academic holes from my previous educational system. There, I learned to love the political liberal and came to realize that there are many people in this world much more brilliant than myself. Also in that quaint town, I met some of the most loving and spiritually vital people in a small Assemblies of God church. Who knew that there was this whole other dimension of the Spirit which I had only read about – that I could experience, breathe in, taste and see? They did. And they led me to God in real and lasting ways.
I attended Wheaton College in Illinois and majored in Christian Education, a degree which was a great mix of theology, education, psychology – and even a touch of business administration. My professors and peers nurtured me and taught me that all truth is God’s and all true learning is good for the soul. There, faith was not opposed to science and belief was not just for the blind. Wheaton is where I learned to think deeply, fearlessly question, explore ideas and trust that God was bigger than my faith and preconceived views of who I thought he was.
And now, as I have dabbled in ministry and educational vocations for many years, I’ve found myself needing to take a step back from a busy church-life. I truly believe that God has called me to rest and get a new perspective from him; on his view of me and the people around me. Many of my posts will most likely be about my newest perceptions of God and life from this more contemplative vantage point. But do not fear, my friends. I am more enamored with God and full of his peace and joy and love than ever before. I am just taking some time to sit on my porch and listen to his kind voice. He is wise, he is ironic, he is funny and brilliantly deep. And I am his. This is probably my best self-description for now. I am his girl and that is enough.