I am a Christian. While I'd like to think that doesn't warrant any explanation, I know all too well that it does. Christian means "Christ-follower" and that's what I am. My execution isn't perfect, but I'm working on it. I don't always stick the landing. Sometimes I falter. Sometimes I fail. I keep trying. My God is sufficient, and it's in His power that I find the strength to admit my imperfections and seek to rectify them. If you want to talk "religion," you're in the wrong place. I don't do religion. I'm happy to talk deeply of the heart of God, what it means to be a disciple, but if you want to label me with some theological brand, please do it quietly in your head without disturbing others. :)
I married the man God provided for me in the fall of 2012, at the tender age of 31. Our individual stories are fraught with Grace, and our marriage seeks to glorify God. I have two daughters and four grandchildren, via my husband. We don't yet know if or when God will give us biological children together, adopted children, or foster children. We hope He does, but for now, we're learning to draw those we love to the God who has given us so much and is working out our redemption, even now.
My hair, at the present moment, is thigh-length, and mostly gray. I love it. I will probably write a blog post about it at some point. The short explanation is that it's a visual symbol of my walk with God. The farther I was from Him, the shorter it was, and the more I dyed it. Growing it out was a step. Growing the dye out of it was another step. Cutting the dye off, another. Growing it long, another. Now it is in its natural state. It's long, and straight as a stick. I protect it from heat and damage, trim it every 6 months to a year, and try not to fiddle with it too much. My husband likes it down, so I try to wear it down when he's home or when we go out. I love playing with it and trying new things, including partially or completely covering it (thanks, Wrapunzel!) when in church or Bible study.
There are lines on one side or the other of which I fall. Some of them may be obvious from the things I write here. Others may not. All in all, there aren't many shades of gray in me, aside from my hair, of course. I find that everyone wants to be an exception to the rule, but there really are very few who truly are. I thank God for His grace, because it allows for those exceptions, but there's a reason the rules exist, and the majority land within them (or should)... That's why it's called a "majority."
In the last few years, I have become an author. I am still (sigh) pre-published, but I have manuscripts that are in varying stages of writing, re-writing, and editing. I even have an agent and publisher who is interested in seeing the finished products. I am now freelance editing, professionally, which means that I'm proofreading, copyediting, co-writing, and ghost-writing for actual cash. I have recently become a BETA reader, an ARC reviewer, and a judge for the Realm Makers Genre Awards, in addition to writing and editing. I never thought I'd see the day that I got to read and write all the time and make a little money from it, too. Yay! I'm thinking about adding a regular post with reviews about what I'm reading. I guess we'll see. :)
That's all I can think of for now. Please enjoy my blog.