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.
It cracks me up how you want everything numbered and labeled. New situation 1) I love the teamwork and professionalism of my new job. Trust me...it's a DO or die, the Dr. who owns the practice can be a very hard man to work for, but things GET done. 2) Still trying to get use to the new house because a: I've lived here a week b: my roommates are nocturnal and I'm NOT so trying to get to known them on opposite schedules is difficult. 3) I'm excited about my new church. It took a few months to find but God is always good. The sermons are straight and powerful and I've spied a few country families...so I'm not the only one. Las Cruces is a very Ag city and all the country kids come to collage here...and lots live around. So its nice. A few guys invited me to a Sunday school class and I've been so excited to see that there ARE a few others who want to dig into their relationship with the Lord. (Nope: no cowboys but it's better that way!!!)
Thanks for your notes! Hoping to get a few blog posts up - with pictures - sometime in the near future. In the meantime, I'm trying to get caught up with all my dear friends - like you.
Haha - gotta love those westerns! You can take the girl outta the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. You would have just cracked up over in HK...one of the long-term missionaries is this sweet HS'ed girl from Oklahoma - and, one evening we went to dinner. She put on her "comfy" clothes - wranglers, boots and a plaid shirt I thought of you