About Me

r_b_jamaicaI still don’t know what I want to do in life. I suffer from a severe case of wanderlust.

I seriously envy those of you who are settled and don’t spend your life dreaming of exotic places. I have truly loved everything I’ve done and every place I’ve been. For a season. But for the lack of time and money, I would have a dozen degrees and sit in a house with furniture that was all handmade by me sitting on rugs all handcrafted by me. I would travel to the ends of the earth as an archaeologist, a biblical scholar, just to see it’s beaches. I want to do things right. I want to do things quickly to move on to the next thing. I would read every mystery known to man. I would memorize every book of the Bible. I would work through every math book but for time and wait . . . something else has come along that has caught my fancy.

So, I’m a teacher, mother, wife, writer, mathematician, librarian, craftsman, student . . . jack of all trades.

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17 thoughts on “About Me

  1. FYI, I’ve added you to my blogrolls, reader, technorati favorites, and joined your facebook network. Great stuff. Keep up the good work.

  2. I’ve read alot of your blogs….commenting on a few, but all seem interesting..

    Traveling is not always a good thing, it seems the Lord has placed us where he needs us the most, most of the time we as humans just cant see it.

    You really lead a very Blessed life, just as I do.

    Someone once said, ” Under the guise of a normal man, lurks the personality of a gypsy”

    All of our gypsies tend to creep-out from time to time.


  3. I’ve thought about similar statements over the years about wanderlust and not being able to see how God intends to use us. Then I think about Paul. 😉

    thank you for reading! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog too.

  4. Bitsy, just stopped by to read your “About you”. Your rebellious nature got me wondering. Hmmm, if doing the things you would love to do makes you rebellious, then I am in. So much of what you would love to do, are things I would love to do as well. But like you, I wear a lot hats as well.

  5. You know, I don’t talk much about the ways I rebelled. At the place I’m at in my journey, thoughts of former rebellion are really painful. I caused myself a great deal of anguish not being obedient. I’d like to say that I have completely learned my lesson, but . . .

    Those many hats keep life interesting and exciting, don’t they Robert!?! We’ll talk about the exhausted part later 😉

  6. Bitsy, I have had my share of rebellion as well, and I totally understand the pain that it brings. I really don’t chat much about it either, since they are low points in my life. One of my constant prayers is “Lord let the second part of my lifetime count and be fruitful, and help me not to waste it in rebellion against you or your people. Forgive me of my ways as a youth, and please let me learn from them to better server you and your people”

    Yeah, I have made some really stupid choices. As for the many hats, you bet! Too many hats as it seems I can’t commit as much time as I would to each of them. Although my son is a big priority, at least that is one thing I have done right in my lifetime. I am very proud of the young man that he is becoming.

  7. My prayer is similar, Robert. That time thing is an issue with multiple hats and I have let things go when they grew larger than I could devote sufficient time to. Some things you can become more efficient with and can still keep on your plate.

    It is so very good that your son has parents that love the Lord! It has and will continue to make a difference in the godly man he will be one day.

    Children need to see parents busy, and then know that those same parents made the choice to spend time with them in the midst of all the important things that are never, ever as important as they are. I’m also grateful for the excellent father my husband was/is. It is so important for children to have dads that they can see in worship and dedication to God. I do not want to minimize a mother’s role in anyway, but I believe (and some of this is through my experience) that the father’s role plays such a crucial part in the relationship that children have with God.

    ppffffttt on rebellion 😉

  8. OH, and doesn’t it speak volumes about God’s grace and mercy that we can leave that rebellion behind (sometimes more than once) to sit at His feet and glory in His presence. He is so incredibly forgiving and loving.

  9. Hello, Bitsy! Mike Morrell asked me to contact you because he really appreciates your blog and thinks you’d be an excellent candidate for his Speakeasy Blogger Network. Do you like to review off-the-beaten path faith, spirituality, and culture books? Speakeasy puts interesting books in your hands at no charge to you. You only get books when you request them, and it’s free to join. Sign up here, if you’d like: http://thespeakeasy.info

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