The one thing I am passionate about...
Taking care of my family with unconditional love and stability. Keeping clutter out of my life - helping others to declutter. Real estate - I am a fledgling investor and real estate appraiser (among other things). I'm passionate about how Jesus changed this world and my life. I'm passionate about: Education-family centered; politics-registered Independent with republican leanings at this time; the importance of marriage (the destructive power of divorce); my credit score; learning to be on-time; chocolate twizzlers and almost anything grilled on the bar-b-q.(though I'm not opposed to healty eating - I can be positively influenced).
I typically spend my leisure time
Since I am still in the process of moving from one house to another, my free time is spent organizing, desiging, managing cashflow,.. but I put everything aside for my kids when they are with me. So we play neopets, Risk, LINGO, ride bikes, swim, cook on the grill. We spend a lot of time talking about the value of grace in human interaction - the value of learning to love the unlovely - unconditional love - awareness of how people feel about themselves when they are around you. Learing, building, motivating, sometimes, just being still enough to hear the "voice of God".
The most influential person in my life has been
He must love Jesus and know his Bible and strive to live under God's commandments. Must be happy, stable and,... ultimately,.... I know that God has anointed someone out there for me: I can't wait to see who he is. I just know he will be more perfect for me than I could ever imagine,... but I believe he has something to do with residential construction or development... I could be wrong abuot that: I know it's best to just let God surprise me.
The first thing people notice about me
I'll have to ask a few people,.. but I have often been told that my faith (and subsequent evidence of God's faithfulness) inspires others.
The last book I read and enjoyed
My kids and I listened to "The City of Ember" on a recent car trip to Connecticut. We will next listen to "The People of Sparks". As a radio talk show host/producer, I must usually read at least one book per week in prep for my show. Ex. "Upsidedown Brilliance", "Mommy Guilt", "What the Rest of Us Can Learn from Homeschoolers", etc. My Bible is my constant companion, and I try to read the morning and evening devotionals by Joyce Meyers. I seem to like to read nonfiction and listen to fiction.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My children
- The reach of Jesus across time and into my life, with miracle after miracle.
- This may seem shallow, but I just closed on a new house, and at the moment, I'm very thankful for that. It's a timing thing.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
The ever-present ache of 50-50 custody. That my life is good because I invited Jesus to be in charge of it, not because I am divorced, but in spite of the fact that I'm divorced. I, like God, hate divorce.
Friends Describe me as
Energetic, Intelligent, Optimistic, Spiritual
A little more about me
Yes. As a Christian I know my Bible says I must put my spouse before my children. This might be possible if my spouse were the father of my children, AND if I believed he had the children's best interests in mind, and that he was operating under Jesus. In that case, supporting him, would be supporting the main beam of our family. BUT, as a single parent (my childern, ages 10, 13 and 14, are with me 50% of the time), I could not possibly imagine putting any man before my children, nor should he put me before his. Yet, because this is contrary to Biblical teaching, it seems to be asking for marital trouble. Has this crossed your mind?