Welcome to my blog! I am the wife of an amazing, talented, and giving man, the mother of two loving, energetic boys, the daughter of hardworking, loving parents, the sister of two blessed and fun siblings, and the friend of many. I am a Chaplain at an Episcopal school in Houston, Texas. In the past, I have been an English and history teacher, soccer coach, Children’s Minister, and a college instructor of religion (the best). I have a Masters in Theological Studies from “some school in Boston,” better known as Harvard. I enjoy playing with my children, reading and writing, studying scripture, watching TV and films, music, theatre, gardening, playing soccer, and supporting my husband’s soccer teams (he’s an amazing coach and his players hold a special place in our hearts). May 3, 2012, I became a Local Church Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church and felt that I needed to encourage people in their lives. And so this blog was born. I am now an approved candidate for ordination as a Deacon in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church. I have one online class left through Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky and am completing my paperwork for commissioning.
I write on all sorts of topics–life, faith, parenting, teaching, athletics, writing, movies, music, travel, and more. I also love to laugh and often share funnies that brighten my day. My goal is to encourage those around me, and myself in the process. I hope you enjoy it and gain something from my journey.
Other random, sometimes humorous facts:
- I am handy around the house. In one home, my husband and I finished a bonus room above our garage, including a bathroom. I designed the plumbing, pulled the electrical, and laid the tile and hardwood floors.
- I was once a pageant queen, who won preliminary talent and ranked in the top 10 at Miss North Carolina.
- I double minored in theatre and vocal music; I am a trained coloratura soprano.
- I’m the middle child and when I was little I always prayed to be first in something. Then one day I was. I was the first of my siblings to get chickenpox. The moral of my itchy, oatmeal bath story, be careful what you pray for… (And parents consider the vaccine for your kids.)
- I can throw a spiral, love to watch the NFL (Go Pats!), hike and tent camp, play tennis, cook, bake, decorate cakes, make chocolates, sew, knit, cross stitch, quilt, draw and paint, garden, read constantly, am interested in photography, the social sciences, humanities, and arts, can speak enough Spanish to get into trouble, read NT Greek, dabble in German, French, and Latin, and am a thoughtful and reflective registered independent.