Today I want to begin to introduce you to the team of women who design, create, implement, administrate, manage, and advise this blog we call He Speaks In The Silence. These are women who pray, asking God for wisdom, then use their gifts to craft beauty for all of us. And I think you need to know them!
So… for the next many weeks we’ll be posting a fun profile of who they are, what they do, what they love, who they love, how they live and lots more delicious details.
If you want to take a peak at the list of questions we all got to choose from, here it is.
I live in:
The suburbs of NW Portland. A quaint little neighborhood called Terra Linda. Our little tri-level house was built in the 60s. The stairs squeak. The vents allow for eavesdropping. And the bathrooms are the size of postage stamps. I love every piece of it. As I sit in the living room—soaking up the morning sun and watching the neighbors wander by—I can’t help but imagine the lives that have passed through these doors. After pulling off three generations of contact paper from our linen closet, and reminding our boys that the laundry shoot is not meant for human transportation, I can tell these walls have many stories.
I contribute to the blog in:
An advisory role.
This year, God is revealing himself to me as:
The Living God. It has by no means been an easy year. I have had struggles. Frustrating days. Difficult weeks. I have cried out to know the Living God. Truly, deeply, genuinely cried out. I don’t want to just know about him, but know him as I know my husband. To walk with him as I am teaching my boys. To cry out to him when I am weary from saying, “Close the door behind you” or “Hands are not for hitting, but for loving.” To know him and his power as he transforms lives, including my own faithless heart at times. Let’s just say, I have much to learn.
One of my life scriptures:
Psalm 91: 1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.
My love languages are: quality time and words of affirmation...ok, maybe I like gifts too.
On my perfect day:
I would wake up to peaceful brothers playing, read a good book, get a massage and spend the evening with my husband...and go to sleep early!
Books I am reading right now:
Emerald Atlas (pre teener fiction), Love and Logic, Made to Crave and Beauty by the Book. Can you see why I never finish books?
When I was young, I wanted to grow up and be:
Something that I love to do every year is:
Address our Christmas cards. I have an ongoing list that I add to each year as the Lord brings new friends into our lives. In the chaos of the holiday schedules, this is one tradition that causes me to slow down and marvel at how blessed we are by incredible family and friends.
My favorite thing in my home is:
The original laundry shoot.
If I could spend a year anywhere in the world:
I would go to Italy and Greece. On our ‘SOME DAY LIST’, we’d love to home school our boys for a year, move to Italy, and travel all over the Mediterranean. Lots of hiking, sailing and EATING the most amazing food on earth! (I’m 100% Italian. Can you tell?)
The next big challenge I'm tackling is:
Making our new house our home. From new carpet, to paint, to garage doors…the list continues to grow. Pray for my dear husband! I am one constant vision…and he implements that vision.
My lifestyle, in three words:
Raw, eclectic, chaotic order.
What I really want every woman to know is:
If we were all really honest about the thoughts and dreams and feelings we think each day, we’d be surprised at how similar we really are. We all long to belong, to be valued and to be purposeful. And the enemy wants nothing more than to cause division, isolation and fear. When we recognize that those three things are not of God, we can fight back.
John 10v10 The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)
I don’t know about you but I am settling for nothing less than, FULL.
Can I get an AMEN?
Where you can find me:
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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