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Introduction

So, I went on a 13-mile hike this Sabbath ~ a near-perfect day except you weren't with me. *Sigh* Maybe next time. Until then, feast on this:

"From my friend George, I learned that grace, like water, flows downward. When I climb the mountains in my home state of Colorado, I see the power of that downward force. What begins as a tiny rivulet high up in a snowfield gathers strength as it trickles down to join other streamlets to cut channels through dirt and grass and even rock. Over time that force can alter the landscape, can carve a canyon like the Grand, all because it relentlessly seeks the lowest place." ~ Philip Yancey

(I hope that quote brought tears to your eyes)

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Basic Information

GenderFemale
LocationVancouver, WA, USA
Age45

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About Me

Height5' 4" (162 cm)
BuildAverage
HairBlonde
EyesBlue
Relationship StatusSingle - never been married
About ChildrenI am open to all possibilities
Children0
Children home0
SmokingNever
DrinkingNever
Religious Involvementevery week
EducationMaster's degree
Field of WorkEducation
EthnicityCaucasian / White
Languages SpokenEnglish

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Fun Facts

MusicContemporary, Country/Western, Gospel/Religious Music
Favorite bands and musiciansAvalon, Selah, 4Him, Rascal Flatts
MovieComedy, Romance
Favorite movies and actorsI prefer live theater
Favorite TV shows20/20, Dateline, Grey's Anatomy, Friends
Outdoor activityCamping/Hiking/Fishing, Gardening, Golf, Photography, Running, Sunbathing, Swimming, Traveling/Sightseeing
Indoor activityAerobics, Art, Charity/Volunteering, Cooking/Culinary arts, Crafts, Games, Opera/Theater, Reading, Restaurants, Weightlifting
My idea of a great tripExploring somewhere new. Are you in?
FoodBarbeque, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai
Favorite restaurantsPF Changs, local restaurants
PoliticsInto the wind
Schools attendedFormally educated and always learning
TimelinessI am usually early
As for fashionI dress to be comfortable

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Match Preferences

AgeBetween 41 and 46 years old
DistanceAny
HeightBetween 5' 8" (172 cm) and 6' 4" (193 cm)
Body TypeSlender, Washboard, Athletic, Average
EducationAssociate degree, Professional degree, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctoral degree
Relationship StatusAny
Religious Activityevery week
SmokingNever
DrinkingNever, Rarely, On occasion
EthnicityCaucasian / White

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Essays

What I'd like to do on a first date...

Things I'd like to do, first date or not:
Whitewater rafting
Zip-lining
Hiking in the Alps (tentatively scheduled for 2016)
Kayak around Pictured Rocks
Finish the Appalachian Trail (have done the 3 southern-most miles - 2,197 more to go!)
Take up ballroom dancing (have taken lessons, but am convinced it would be more fun to take lessons WITH someone)
(Clearly, not a dinner-and-a-movie kinda gal)

My past relationships have taught me...

Hmmm...lessons learned from past relationships, observations, reading.

The relationships that have the best chance for success are between two mature people who have healed from past relationships, are unselfish and care about the other person as much - if not more - than they care about themselves, and are on a healthy trajectory of personal and spiritual growth.

If you aren't happy being single you will never be happy in a relationship.

Get your own life first, then share it.

The foundation of any great relationship is trust and honesty. To me, this isn't just about not telling outright lies, but also about being brave enough to tell the whole truth.

I learned that I don't need to lower my expectations as much as I need to raise my standards.

There is a 100% chance that you will marry someone that you date - so WHO you date and HOW you date matters.

If I wanted to wonder how a man feels about me, and if I wanted to compete with others for his affection...I'd bypass this site and go on The Bachelor.

To me, being an Adventist means...

Adventism is just the denomination in which I live out my Christianity. I wish that I could write this up in a pretty little package, and say that I’ve never struggled. But I’ve struggled. I wish I could say that I’ve never doubted. But I’ve doubted. I wish I could say that I’ve never tried to impose my agenda on God’s will. But, yes, I’ve done that too. The bottom line is that Jesus paid the price for my sin, and I will forever be indebted to Him for tyle="font-weight:bold;")His unending love, grace, and mercy towards me. I’m a work in progress, a sinner saved by grace and secure in the love of my Father. Faith is a journey, not a destination, and I’d love someone to share in that journey with me.

Oh, and haystacks! Who doesn't love haystacks?

In five years, I see myself

I'm probably going to win Dancing With the Stars. Really - do any of us know what we're going to doing in five years?

My favorite Bible passage is...

The Gospels, of course. But I’m quite enamored with the entire book of Isaiah. Rebellion. Reasoning. Rescue. Reconciliation. Redemption. Restoration. Reunion. Rejoicing. Does it get any better than this? I think not.

One final thing I'd like to mention...

A few things I enjoy and hope that we can share: camping, hiking, gardening, healthy eating, exercise, live theater, cooking, thrift store shopping, furniture refinishing, day trips, road trips, and more.

Hiking trails are not paved. They just aren't.

I'm looking for ONE relationship, and good relationships require time, risk, and vulnerability. I hope to be a safe person for you, and want that from you as well.

Intimacy of any kind does not lead to commitment, but commitment will lead to intimacy. There's safety and security in knowing the one to whom you're opening your heart is pursuing only you.

I've lived in Washington, California, Tennessee, and South Korea. I enjoy exploring new places, experiencing the local cultures, and have gone solo when companionship was not available. However, life was meant to be shared and that's why I'm here.

I think we would agree that the internet may not be the best place to meet someone, but I know a lot of people who are happily married to someone they met on-line. That said, being here means you may have to make a financial investment in order to meet someone. I am willing and able to do that, and so are you. I'm looking for a relationship with a flesh-n-blood person, not a long-term pen-pal, texting buddy whom I rarely see.

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9/2014

Core Color = Blue

  •   blue: 44%
  •   white: 37%
  •   yellow: 15%
  •   red: 4%

Blues Are

AnalyticalCommitted
CompassionateDedicated
DeliberateDependable
EmotionalLoyal
NurturingSeek Quality
RespectfulSincere
ThoughtfulWell-Mannered