The purpose of this blog (or a series of disclaimers)

My soul is divided up all over the world because of where the Lord has taken me. More about that in the days to come. One of the biggest reasons for writing on this blog is to connect with those people. To stay connected.

I’m the kind of person who thinks if I’ve ever known you I should always know you. I love people. But, I’m learning, as the Lord takes me to different places and teaches me to build community wherever He has me, that He brings people into my life for different seasons, but He alway provides the people I need. He’s the one who created me to need people.

I’ve had a lot of “seasons” over the past four years and my heart still aches from the transitions. In four years, I’ve lived in eight different homes, which includes four weeks of travel without a “home-base.” A part of my current journey is learning how not to deny the grief in life without allowing it to take over and consume me or withdraw from people in fear.

The other reason I’m writing this blog is that I need to write and be creative. I want to share what I’m learning. And, ultimately, I want whatever I do to point others toward Jesus.

This isn’t a Christian blog centered on one topic of the faith, although I very much am a Christian who desires to glorify God with my talents and prays that God uses me to bring others to know Him.

This isn’t a blog about being a mom, although I hope to be one someday.

This isn’t a recipe blog, although I do love good food.

I will occasionally ask my husband Harry to write, since he is the resident coffee aficionado (read: snob), but let’s be real. This is my blog.

So, I promise to write with no particular pattern or regularity and you can decide if you want to add me to your Google Reader. And by “Google Reader,” I mean whatever is replacing Google Reader since it’s going away. How can they do that, by the way?

This blog is about my life, but don’t be fooled into thinking that if you read the blog, but don’t interact with me, you know me. There’s more to me than a blog. And, it takes more effort than reading my blog to get to know me. But I’d like to think the effort is worth it. 🙂

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