When you visit my home you’ll learn rather quickly things I enjoy: books, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, lighthouses and ships, Peanuts, Legos, Washington (DC), the Outer Banks, music, Impressionists, and photography. Oh, and Christmas (I have been told my Christmas tree is worthy of the National Gallery of Art)! I also enjoy cooking, especially French and German food. Above all these, I enjoy a quiet evening with a few friends, or even just one, sharing life stories, reading out loud, or singing--more often than not, with tea and something tasty from the kitchen involved. To quote Tolkien, “I am, after all, a hobbit.”
I feel God has gifted me with skills, abilities, and talents which I am to use in Kingdom service. Organising things seems to come rather naturally (my INFJ personality type, no doubt, is to blame). I sing and can’t imagine using my voice for any purpose other than honouring God. Mentoring and discipleship have been a significant part of my journey. Having been at GCC now over fifteen years, it is through these gifts I have served the Body and the community. I love seeing and hearing GCC singing, reading Scripture, and sharing praises together every Sunday!
With that said, it probably won’t surprise you that Proverbs 27:17, Colossians 3:16, and Romans 12 (the whole chapter) are among my favourite verses. I read through Philippians, Colossians and John 17 often. And the Psalms. Each morning I read a selection from John Piper (I have the Solid Joys app on my phone) and each evening I read from Robert J. Morgan’s Near to the Heart of God—Meditations on 366 Best-Loved Hymns and from Experiencing the Father’s Love by Jack Frost. I finished reading through the C.S. Lewis Study Bible (NRSV) and started reading through the ESV Bible the beginning of July.
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