About the Author

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; 
then we shall see face to face. (1 Cor 13:12)

What if everything we see is only a misty veil 
between us and a more real reality?
Then we must look more closely. 
We have to see what lies before us, 
then look further for the unseen reality that lies behind it.

When I do this, I am overcome with wonder 
at the complexity of our world 
and the way it all points back to God.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. 
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor 4:18)

I think of myself as an introverted extrovert, a homebody who loves to surround herself with friends--for about four hours at a stretch. Beginning in 2002 a trio of children has dominated the extrovert time, leaving me with writing as a means of connection with the outside world. When the extrovert must get out, I enjoy attending MOPS, chatting with the neighbors, cooking (or just eating) with friends, and dating my rockin' awesome husband.

Some days I fancy myself a deep thinker, some days more of a feeler.  I believe in looking at the evidence before making a big decision, but more frequently find myself closing my eyes and jumping headlong into the option that feels most right.

My world drips with with color and potential, with very little absolute black or white. Once a counselor shared with me that this is a personality trait, I began to accept and embrace it as part of who I am. Hence my personal motto (one of several):

Nothing is for sure until it has already happened, and even then it is open for interpretation. 
I try to speak and write without labeling anything IS or IS NOT, because everything truly remains open to interpretation. The only thing that IS, that stays true all the time whether anyone believes it or not, and that makes all other reality pale beside it, is God the Creator. In him and for him and by him, everything else has the opportunity to exist.

My Dream
This blog began in 2007 when we moved to Texas and I wanted to share the experience with family and friends spread all over the country. Starting with the birth of this blog, my lifelong casual interest in writing has grown and expanded until everything I experience sparks the thought in my head, "How can I share this? What makes it interesting to someone else?"

At the moment I have at least five Big Ideas swirling in the fog of my brain, dreaming of becoming books one day. Someday I hope and expect to make that dream a reality. Standing between this day and that one are three children, a garden, a household in need of a focused manager, and a serious improvement in my personal self-discipline habits.

Helping me on the way to my goal are my growing understanding of God the Creator, this blog about the wonder of the unseen reality, freelance writing opportunities, and my supportive project-manager of a husband. Someday I hope to turn God's grace poured out of my heart into enough of an enterprise that I can hire him away from his day job.

Another motto I live by says:
Be where you are when you're there.
If God has put his ideas in my heart, he will bring me to the places where those ideas can be heard. For now, I seek to share those ideas within the sphere I have.

The Captain and I desire our children to develop a hunger for God their Creator. We wish all who pass through our area of influence to experience the love and grace that have been given to us.

Tomorrow has enough trouble of its own, and I will get there at the appropriate time. Today, I seek to be responsible with the little that has been entrusted to me.