This is technically not a blog post. I just updated the "About Me" page of my little website, and I don't want to lose the original text. So, I'm pasting it below for posterity.
I'm a bit of an extremist. Truly an "all or nothing" personality. I
either stay up all night cleaning every corner of my house, or it goes weeks
without being touched. I either get engrossed in a book and read it in two
days, or I don't pick one up for a year. I either crash diet, or I eat
everything in sight! Go big or go home- that's me. So it has been with two of
the talents I believe God has given me.
As a child, I envisioned I would grow up to either be a writer or a singer. And I
would be famous!!!! All my goals somehow centered around me being in a
spotlight one way or the other. But, when those goals didn't magically come to
fruition, I largely put singing (other than in my church) and writing aside.
Now- after the birth of my third child, I seemed to have found a new
sense of purpose! I see in my three children how amazingly we are crafted by a loving Creator. And I am reminded how we are made in His image, and how He gifts us all with some level of desire to create as well.
Having three children has also given me a new sense of
entitlement. My life is so crazy-hectic, and so crazy-busy, I actually feel
entitled and at peace with not being able to do it all! My children give me the
purpose that my younger self thought I would find in the spotlight. My
extremism seems to be subsiding. I'm learning that it is better to "do
something" than "nothing", even if that 'something' is to make a website that
might not be seen by anyone but me and my very supportive husband, Alex.
So- here it is. A website. A website for
what? Well, partly just because. But I hope it will be a place to share a
little music, a little writing, and maybe a little bit of myself, while keeping
Colossians 3:24 in mind: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord,
and not unto men."
About the Blog
Thank you for visiting my blog. I share devotional and Bible study-type posts as well as musings about my life, parenting, and the writing journey. I also share important news about my books. I hope you find something encouraging and/or entertaining here.