Life: Hidden in Christ! "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20
Love: In a relationship with Brock Wilkie as of July 2010. For lack of space, suffice it to say he is an incredibly awesome guy and one of the greatest blessings the Lord has given me! :)
Work: Teaching piano, harp and voice. Performing. Selling my CDs. Yes, that IS a real job folks. :-P
Upcoming Work: In 2011, I will be harpist, pianist, and back-up vocalist for Irish Tenor Ciaran Sheehan's band, based out of New Jersey and bound for world tour!
Likes: Reading, horses (have three), travel (been to 6 countries), cooking (especially experimenting), mountains, beer (the good kind), tea (again, the good kind), history, country living, adventure...
Dislikes: Politicians, beets, being late, poorly written books.
Oddities: I enjoy dressing up and being pretty just as much as I enjoy going outside and getting dirty.
Described as: Effervescent, radical, "no bigger than a minute".
Dreams: Marry for love, home school my kids, run a Dexter cattle business, read almost all the good books that are out there before I die. ;)
Goal: Live Soli Deo Gloria! "Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever." Psalm 86:11-12
The Holy Bible
The writings of:
J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen, George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, J.I. Packer, Robert Dabney.
Plus these books:
The Bravehearted Gospel by Eric Ludy
Child to the Waters by James Kibler
I'll Take My Stand by Twelve Southern Agrarians
When You Rise Up by R.C. Sproul Jr.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot,
Pure Gold: Bio of Eric Liddell
Diaries kept by women during the War
Biographies of Southern heroes
The Man from Snowy River
Facing the Giants
Pride and Prejudice
Chariots of Fire
Gods and Generals
Sweet Home Alabama
Country, Celtic, traditional hymns and some CCM, classic rock.
Some of my favourite artists: Josh Turner, Alison Krauss, Rodney Atkins, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Connie Dover, Anthony Kearns, Fernando Ortega.
I find historical music interesting, particularly music written during the War for Southern Independence. Researching old songs is like digging for lost treasure.
Movie soundtracks fascinate me. Favourites include Lord of the Rings, Gods and Generals, Walk the Line, The Mask of Zorro, The Man from Snowy River, Phantom of the Opera, Chariots of Fire and Narnia.
If you're like most of the people I know, then most of the friends that you talk to, hang out with, and care about you met on HSA.
So I'm announcing the first HSA night! All you have to do is go to your computer, look up that old familiar website http://www.homeschoolalumni.org/ and log in. "Have you ever..." gone to an HSA event in your PJ's? well now you can!
It's okay to Ramble just so long as the "last post wins". So are you coming? Don't "answer the question with a question" just "ban the person above"!
You are invited to the first ever Winter Gathering in Colorado Springs!
January 7 - 9, 2011
On the agenda: Activities like sledding, ice skating, as well as a chance for a scavenger hunt, sightseeing, fellowshipping with other HSAers, playing games inside if it's too cold outside, and possibly a Civil War Ball…
and let us know if you'd be interested in coming! I know it's rather early for definite responses - we just appreciate getting a “no,” a “maybe,” or a “possibly” if you think you might be interested! Hope to see you there!