At 18 I married my high school sweetheart, who was and is my best friend. We work together in our own enterprise mobility, high tech consulting business in which he is a prolific blogger, speaker, traveler, and in which I do my best to keep it all in order. I write (inconsistently) about faith, family, kindness, curiosity, adventure and whatever else I can't keep to myself. I have a serious addiction to books, coffee shops, running and a few other things for which I should very likely join a support group (or two).
I'm the mom of two amazing, independent, Jesus-following adult children as well as a few bonus children God has brought into my life.
I want to wake up every day giving my life to God, asking him to use me to make someone's life better that day. That's what I want. Honestly, though that doesn't always happen. Like everyone I have my issues or what I call "my stuff," because you know this is real life and it's messy. Much of the time I'm entirely too self-absorbed, critical, cranky, scared, worried and downcast. You may not think so, because I'm pretty darn funny (and humble, apparently) and funny can hide all manner of things, but it is so.
Into all of this God brought a big addition to my family by putting me in community, in relationship, in friendship, in day to day life with Congolese refugees living in Boise, Idaho. I'm so glad He did.
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In all of my imperfection, I find so much comfort in these words from Carl Medearis, "I know the one place I can't go wrong is the place where Jesus is. I can be weak, sinful, foolish, and even rebellious. I can fail others, ruin ministries, fumble my work, and still, I cannot go wrong when I stand with fear and trembling, knowing only Jesus."
I’m just here following Jesus and loving people the best I can, however I can, each day.