The one thing I am passionate about...
I enjoy simple random acts of kindness, in a world where there is all too little importance on people. I'm a very compassionate person that was blessed with a servant's heart. I enjoy doing things to help people or bring them joy. Preparing or arranging special dinners for my children & family, dinners for friends or neighbors, helping friends move, making special meals for people that have had surgery, suffered a loss, or just to make their day. These simple acts bring me great joy and have provided wonderful opportunities to minister, as well as witness to others.
I typically spend my leisure time
In my leisure time I enjoy doing things with my family &/or friends like camping, special dinners for friends & family, concerts, skiing,.....I enjoy a variety of activities and am willing to try new things. The activity itself isn't nearly as important as the people that I'm with.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who loves the Lord as much as I do and understands the importance of family, honesty, integrity, & loyalty. Someone that is willing to be honest about who they are. I am not perfect and would not expect perfection of anyone else. I would just like to meet someone that isn't into the dating games or garbage that is the "norm" for the rest of the world.
The first thing people notice about me
I've been told the one thing that people notice about me first is my smile. It is one of my best features.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is one of the books I am reading now. I enjoy the fact that it gives a lesson each day for me to read and mediate on. That it is about affecting the way I think and my perceptions about my faith and purpose. Since a habit takes 14 days to break, this book takes 40 days to impact my way of thinking. And as a Christian I can appreciate the importance of 40 days of change.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Regardless of where I have been in my walk, He has blessed me with his favor, answered my prayers & guided my every step.
- The blessing of my wonderful children & family. I'm very close to my two teenage children. How many parents can say their kids plan concerts, movies, or activities, & include them? I'm also very close to my parents & siblings. My parents gave us a sense of love for life, respect for one another, & a wonderful sense of humor. The times we spend together are spent w/much mischief, love & laughter.
- The blessing of good friends, who have been with me through much. I know I can count on them, regardless of the situation, circumstance, or time of day/night. They also know the same of me.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
When people meet me and find out I'm a Christian, it sometimes shuts them down for a while. They assume the term Christian is synonymous with judgmental. After they get to know me they discover that I'm not like the usual Christians. It has been a wonderful way to be able to minister and witness to people, by just showing them I truly do care about them.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Easy-Going, Optimistic, Outgoing
A little more about me
I have a very positive and easy going personality, with a wonderful sense of humor. I enjoy the company of others & like doing things for other people. I enjoy outdoor activities: camping, hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, biking, concerts (especially Red Rocks). I like to listen to bands (enjoy a variety of music: Christian, Celtic, Country, Rock, 60's, 70's 80's, blues, jazz...variety of artists, depending on my mood.) Enjoy bowling, dancing, darts, pool, basketball, baseball, football, hockey.... I like to try new things.
What I like to read
Mystery & Thrillers, Religion and Spirituality, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Books I've read
bible, purpose driven life, joyce meyers & stormie omartian, fern michaels
Sports I enjoy playing
Bowling, Cycling, Hiking, Rollerblading, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Extreme Sports, Hockey, Skateboarding
Music I like to listen to
norah jones & joe cocker, brandon heath, mercy me, third day, toby mac,, paramore, no doubt, u2, kansas, styx,, sarah mclaughlin, sarah brightman, hailey westernra, loreena mckennit,, carrie underwood, lady antebellum, reba macentire, alannah myles, keith urban
Music I like to perform
Latin, R&B and Soul, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Drama, Educational
Favorite Movies to Watch
just visiting, benny & joon, dispicable me, the italian job, counte of monte cristo, iron man, inception, long kiss goodnight, dear john, ps i love you,
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Documentary/Non-Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
how i met your mother, psych, friends, & mash, ncis, rizzoli & isles, human target, closer, white collar, stories of real people & how they have benefited others. also tend to enjoy cooking shows. :)