I find great satisfaction in taking a disordered, cluttered space and finding the perfect, most usable system so each piece has a place… I know, such a nerd. Is it also nerdy to play epic soundtrack music while doing chores? Cause check! I do that too!
The desire Jesus has put on my heart is to work with women and children in the developing world.
I prayed the sinner’s prayer when I was 6 but I am more excited by the walk (or quad-burning uphill climb!) since then and all that the Lord does. He is so faithful… whether I am quietly enjoying my front porch, His word and a cup of coffee or I am struggling through the strife of this world. When I turn my face to Jesus, He is *always* there waiting for me.
My favorite things to do include reading, volleyball, playing piano, and shopping for books. The three bookshelves in my room are evidence that I do the latter quite often. My younger sister and I were on a Homeschool Volleyball team for my last two years of high school. It was a total blast!
I have been taking piano lessons since I was six years old. Most people think I’m crazy, but the lesson time is my favorite part! I would much rather be playing with my teacher there, than practicing on my own.
I accepted Christ when I was nine. Even now, I fail so many times and have so much to learn. But God is good, and His Grace is sufficient. One of my favorite verses is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This verse has pulled me through things both mental and physical, especially when I attended STEP (Skills Training in Emergency Preparedness) in 2011.
Okay, now the details: I like to think of myself as a down-home country girl with a dash of elegance! I’ve butchered deer and wild hogs, helped various animals give birth, fixed electric fences, and told a persnickety horse what-for. But I still delight in being feminine, and skirts are my uniform even though I have jeans. If you sneaked a peak into my life, you would probably discover me doing one of the following: dancing to my 50’s and 60’s Pandora station while cooking or washing the dishes, walking around outside inspecting the ground (actually, it’s probably some tiny piece of God’s creation that caught my eye), working through mounds of homework, reading something off the bookshelves I finally bought (much more accessible than stacking my adopted books everywhere), or organizing something in my room again (there’s always room for improvement).
Oh, yes…one other thing… I’ve also volunteered two weeks each August for the past two years at this awesome girls’ camp called Academy 31! 😀 It blesses me so much to work with these amazing women each year!