The first thing you should know is that I love Jesus. I follow Him everywhere I go, and everything I do is because of and for him. It sounds kind of dramatic, I know. But that’s what happens when you’re in love with someone; everything just carries a more passionate and purposeful weight.
Now, Jesus is God and I am human. Since I am human, I mess up all the time, which really annoys me. I make clumsy decisions as I learn my way through life; I assert selfishness when I’m self-focused (happens more often than I care to admit); I worry about things that don’t matter, like what other people think of me and why I can’t control things that are out of my control. Thankfully, because Jesus is my leader and life-coach, He makes me feel better and reminds me that I am loved, especially in my humanness.
Let’s see, what else should you know about me? Oh, I am hard to have over for dinner. I have celiac disease with a side order of food allergies to things like corn, almonds, and dairy. This little fact kind of complicated things when I went through recovery for anorexia in 2014-2015. The good news is I am in the maintenance phase of anorexia recovery, and my sensitive gut has healed from the damage done by celiac disease. I’m a relatively healthy buck now. And while people get nervous feeding me when I come over, I think my friends would tell you that I am fun company to have around.
You should know that I have two children, a husband, and three elderly cats. My kids keep me humble and laughing; my husband keeps me from going crazy. I love him almost as much as I love Jesus. I’ve never lost a pet to death, so when my cats die I will be a complete mess.
Other random things you might find interesting:
- I love red wine
- I crave sushi all the time.
- I’m a night owl and and early bird, but enjoy quiet early mornings the best.
- My favorite sound in all the land is the acoustic guitar.
- My favorite color is orange.
- I am a writer, editor, speaker and a recovering perfectionist.
After reading this page, you can get a pretty good idea of the topics you’ll find me ruminating upon in the rest of my blog. You won’t be surprised to read personal things related to mental health, nutrition (specifically intuitive eating), God, parenting, anorexia and recovery, and random things like color profiles, culture, and humanness.
This blog is my story unfolding post by post as God writes it and I live through it. My prayer is that as you read, you feel hope, encouragement, inspiration, and love for your own life. We’re all in life together, all loved by the same gracious God.