“About Me” – Where does this road lead?
This is my “About” page where I am supposed to compose some wonderful information about myself to get you to read my blog. Well, such as it is, I’m at a loss of words to do that very thing. It’s not really easy to talk about yourself to compete strangers … but here is my attempt at that very idea. It’s about a road, a journey, a path, my “life” and God’s control over it…
I titled my blog The Unfinished Child because I am a child of God, who’s not finished. Not even CLOSE to being finished! Which is good news … because I’d be disappointed at this time in my life if I was considered “complete.” I’m not a production piece from a factory that you can stamp on the forehead “DONE” and move me along into a box and warehouse me till further needed.
I actually have stumbled upon this “season” of life quite accidentally and without foreknowledge. This season I’m calling ~the most physically demanding and painful part of my earthly experience~ I didn’t sign up for this, hence my references to stumble, and accidentally.
I’ve also stumbled upon the desire to write down – more completely – my lessons learned in life. I’ve always jotted ideas down and I’m an avid list-maker, but spending more time to write out complete ideas and actually produce a blog was never in my sights. Many times, I share personal experiences to help others. It’s in my nature to teach. (My kids would LOVE me to quit that teaching job, by the way) But, if I’ve experienced something and God has brought me through it, or He has taught me something invaluable – I can’t hold it back. There are just too many people out there struggling and needing to know how much God loves them and wants to help them through their problems, just like He has done for me.
So, I’m an unfinished child, wondering and pondering the same big questions that seem to plaque others … and looking for big, Godly answers. I deal daily with chronic pain and depression, but I have a strong assurance, that resides in my heart, that God is truly on the throne and in control of something as simple as my human life.
To God I say…
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.
Psalm 139: 14,16b-18 NIV
So, that’s my “About” information. I have blogs of encouragement that I read and will someday hopefully figure out how to link them up to my pages! For now, I can tell you that one of my favorite writing exercises is joining in on Fridays with a virtual “flashmob” of other writers.
We meet up at http://lisajobaker.com/ every week where she provides a one word prompt and we all write for 5 minutes – Unscripted. Unedited. Real. We call it Five Minute Friday and it’s a great deal of fun and also a great place to meet other women, moms, writers, and encouragers….
Thank you, and may God bless you and your day!