I have many favorites, but to get a glimpse at me, you should know that I love the story of David and Bathsheba, Job, the Prodigal Son, and Adam and Eve, including Cain and Able.
If God is so merciful on these people and their sins, then I know that he will forgive me and live in my heart. These Bible stories give me hope and assure me of God's love for even me.
Every day I when I read the scriptures, I think I have a new favorite. I don't think I can, or even want to limit myself to one favorite. Recently I read Isaiah 51:1-23 and it has inspired me. Tomorrow, is a new day and might bring with it a new favorite.
I have 4 kids—2 are adults, with 2 grand kids from 1 of them. I also have an 8 & 12 yr old. There’s 18 years between "litters", but I wouldn't trade my babies for anything. I wish I had more energy to keep up! I'm looking for someone who will accept me with my kids but who is not looking to have more. I'm way past starting over! I just want a happy blended family. So, 'I have kids & I do NOT want any more," is about having babies. I'm not referring to the fact that by our age, we usually already have grown, teen or tween aged kids. If you have kids, that's fine. God is the matchmaker who leads us together, His plan is what I want.
I’m a 3rd gen Adv. I think of myself as a middle of the road Christian. I try hard not to fall into either ditch. Not that I haven't. I’ve been über-conservative & also very liberal. It's part of a journey. I try hard to encourage my kids to study their SS lessons & to read. My 12 year old is studying for baptism next summer at camp. I'm very proud of him. (br (span="" style="background-color:yellow;"))I graduated from SVA & attended several colleges. I'm currently at the UAH in Huntsville. Over the years, I've changed my major a few times, but my interests have been creative, & geared toward advertising/public relations. I've studied Communication Arts, French, & Art Studio—Graphic Design. I only lack 2-3 classes before I graduate.
I'd love to work for a non-profit, or with the GC developing SS lessons for kids. I could see myself organizing events, preparing layout & design work, or many other things in public relations. I could also see myself getting a teaching cert., & being a French teacher to K-8th grade. I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at an elementary school.
I prefer to be in the background. It's satisfying to know I've accomplished or taught something to someone, achieved something concrete. I much prefer it to being the front line victim (as in the one getting blamed for everything! lol).
I’ve taught Cradle Roll & K for 30 years, give or take, & I love working with kids. I'm very patient with them, but glad when class ends! (My 2 are enough! lol) I love teaching them the Bible stories & creating an environment in the room that is engaging for them. As for generosity, I don't know any SS teacher that doesn't spend a small fortune buying things for their class. I love seeing a need & taking care of it instead of passing the buck and waiting for a committee to approve the request to fund it. It's fun doing things for others.
I like to cook, but not fixing dinner. “What's for dinner?”—drives me crazy. If I cook, I don't want to be the one to clean up & vice versa. I can't eat spicy foods & I'm allergic to black pepper. Off limits are unclean meats & seafood. I do occasionally eat beef or chicken. I think of myself as a flexitarian.
I love travel, but I don't get to as much as I'd like. I'd love to go back to Europe to visit France, Paris—in particular, but also Normandy, Nice, & Colognes, Greece, Italy, Norway, & many others.
I love word games—Scrabble, Ruzzle, & word searches, etc. Sounds crazy, but I enjoy proofreading & finding mistakes! Even my own! lol I hate to see grammar & spelling corrupted.
Currently, I live in north Ala., but I'm anxious to move back to New Eng. I'm originally from Conn., & I want to raise my youngest kids there. I love Conn., but Maine, New Hamp., & Mass., are lovely, too. I am particularly fond of Boston, but not the cost-of-living there! Besides New Eng., I'd love to move back to Alaska & live in the Anchorage area. I miss living in Alaska so much! I lived in Fairbanks over 3 yrs.