The one thing I am passionate about...
I love people and helping them become who God created them to be. As it relates to Great Commission, I am passionate about not just sitting on all the amazing things we receive from the Lord but encouraging others to be a blessing to those around them. I live this out through mentoring/discipling college women in ministry and life skills...and I love it (most days!). I enjoy both reading and writing (and sometimes reading what I wrote).I'm also quite taken with my year-old niece. And whenever I get home to my folks', I try to squeeze in some time playing the piano.
I typically spend my leisure time
I do really enjoy talking with my friends...and I will admit that it is not unusual for our TV shows-in-common to come up in conversation. It might sound weird, but I love seeing how people grow/develop throughout the course of the reality shows. But, we do talk about our own lives, too!I also try to get in frequent walks around my neighborhood (it's an older part of town with a lot of neat houses). I am not highly motivated to exercise, but I find some satisfaction in tallying up a high number of steps on my pedometer (a peek into my inner-geek!). I'm not much of an athlete, but I do find myself keeping an eye on the sports world.
The most influential person in my life has been
As I tell my friends: he's gotta be all about Jesus--that's just a non-negotiable, but in addition to that, I can't imagine being with someone who I don't laugh with or who doesn't understand my sense of humor. I know this profile probably isn't anything resembling hilarious, but I like being around people who find my quick and dry wit entertaining and are also able to amuse me.
The first thing people notice about me
I have been told that I have a quality that easily puts others at ease and that I can interact well with a wide range of folks.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I'm in the middle of "The Search for Significance." I am finding it helpful to remind myself that my identity is more about who I am in Christ, instead of how well I perform or what other people think about me. It's a good reminder of what I already know, but I also am finding it helpful to convey truths to women I mentor in ministry.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My relationship with Christ--He's my everything!
- Having a stable upbringing--not perfect, but I felt very secure and loved
- The privilege of having a job/career I love--it feels both significant and fulfilling
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Hmm--not exactly sure. I usually don't think of myself as being misunderstood. Maybe people don't expect people in full-time ministry to be able to have fun, too.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Easy-Going, Funny, Warm
A little more about me
-I have never been married and have no children...ideally, I am looking for the same, though God has a way of surprising me.-Had I known I would be entering into ministry, I wouldn't have gutted out the bio degree (MY plan was becoming an optometrist...God's wasn't!). I'm probably more of an 'english' girl (again, the love of reading and writing)-If you are into the Myers-Briggs personality test, I'm an ESFP (guess I still am, even if you aren't into it!)