Love my Lord! יהוה 💒
Love my family!
Love my students!
I’m certainly older than I feel, but I would attribute that to teaching teenagers. In my many decades, I’ve managed to be in school most of the time. First, I was a student, then I became and a teacher, and recently, I’ve become a student once again. I love learning, so my husband graciously tolerates the fact that I can’t seem to stop pursuing my education:
- BS Biology (genetics)
- BA Anthropology (archaeology)
- MA Literature (19th-century)
- MA Theology (exegesis)
- Doctor of Ministry (youth ministry)
What I learn, I share–perhaps to the point of nauseating my friends and students. My education colors the way that I see the world, interact with God, and interpret scripture. I don’t profess to bring unique perspectives to any one particular field, but I think that God has equipped me to share His gospel in special ways because He has cultivated a variety of disciplines within me.
If I’m not reading or writing, I love to go hiking or eat ice cream, and the two are not mutually exclusive. I’m also a mother of beautiful red-headed children, a feeder of many chickens, a lover of all cats, and a wanna-be world traveler with no funds to accomplish the task (well, we can’t have it all)!
Why Thorns and Thickets?
I feel as if my walk with God has been riddled with thorns and thickets. He puts them on the paths to guide the traveler’s way, but I seem to have a penchant for jumping off the groomed paths right into the brambles. One of my daily prayers is that God will help me walk in the steps of His Son, but I surely find myself wandering off the straight and narrow. Fighting my way through the thorns and thickets has caused a great deal of pain, but it has also given me ample opportunity to rely on God.