This Perfect World
Welcome to This Perfect World – a place of inspiration and wonder and curiosity and sometimes doubt and uncertainty – and hopefully a place where you feel welcome to be real – whatever real may be at this moment.
You may find that some of my writings are little more than ramblings – although rarely without purpose. Fortunately, even when rambling, we always wind up somewhere – and usually right where we are meant to be. I write from my belief that we are meant to regularly be checking out where our perspectives are taking us – and hopefully where they came from – so we’ll know if we really want to keep them around.
I am a student of life and I love exploring and wandering. So, if you care to join in, we will mostly explore this thing I call a-MAZE-ing grace. And it will definitely feel like a maze. Some paths might lead us to nowhere in particular. Some paths might make us turn back and start again. Some paths might continue for days at a time. But I hope every path graces you with a gift, a treasure just for you! And I hope that treasure includes hearing the voice of God. I know He longs to shower you with His love and pour out His very Presence in your life, just as He has in mine. Tally-ho! Here we go!
I’ve always hated having to write a bio about me! What do I say? What do I choose to leave out? How do I say enough to give others an idea of who I am without sounding egotistical? I just don’t know.
But I need to write something, so here’s what you get for now. I grew up in the Deep South and I love my Southern heritage. However, my Dad was a mid-westerner, my favorite Aunt loved our English heritage, and I’ve had dear friends from all over the world; so I have traces of other cultures deeply ingrained as well. I am complex, yet very simple. I have one primary goal in life ~ to live my life wholeheartedly, fully present to my self, to my Creator, and to my community, which includes all of creation. Learning to live that out in the everydayness of life can sometimes be a challenge.
I’m a mom. I gave birth to six amazing kids – all adults now. And each is as different from the other as is humanly possible. And yet, they are truly siblings in every way. Not only am I a mom – I love being a mom. So much so, that I joyfully adopt my chosen kids with the same intensity and nurturing as I have for my birth kids.
I am surrounded by amazing people ~ family, chosen family, friends, colleagues, neighbors. Humanity is messy and beautiful. Figuring it all out requires wisdom. We have a Creator in whose Presence we discover wisdom. All we have to do is ask and listen, ready to receive answers, often in the most unexpected ways, places, and timing.
Well, enough for now. Perhaps the most important parts of who I am will be revealed as I write. I hope you will continue reading and responding. I love to share and to hear from you.