Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! If you’re reading this, please know that I’d rather be sitting in my living room having vanilla tea with you and hearing YOUR story. But, for now, I hope mine will encourage you and spur you on in some small way…
I’m never sure where to begin? How does one sum up a life? Perhaps it’s not so much of a summary but more of a glimpse. Because, like you, there’s more to me than a few paragraphs. In His creativity, God has imprinted every one of us with gifts, passions, callings, and dreams. Perhaps a glimpse then.
SO, HERE’S A BIT ABOUT ME…
I am a grace-dweller. I am desperately in need of grace. The kind that has been (and continues to be) lavished on me by Jesus – my Creator, Sustainer, and Savior. I can’t get over how He heaps it on me.
I’m also the helper, lover, partner, and best friend of my Pastor-Husband, Rick. Rick and I met during college, married the weekend after graduation, and have been muddling through life together for the last 20 years. I love it when he calls me his “Shanskie.”
We have two great kiddos. I’m convinced that nurturing Caleb and Madison is one of the most significant jobs I’ll ever have. Some days are rewarding and full; others stretch me to my limit. But, I know that whether I’m teaching them menial life skills, shaping a character issue, or caressing a fevered brow, that I’m doing something of great worth.
And, lastly, I’m the keeper of our little domain. Sometimes that means scrubbing toilets; sometimes it means hostessing a cook-out for friends; sometimes it means opening our home for someone in need. No matter the task at hand, I try to maintain vision for making our home a place of peace and refuge for all who enter. We live in a very diverse college-town in Ohio, so that means I cross paths with all kinds of people. We love having them in our home and sharing life with them.
WHY DO I BLOG?
I blog because I love it when words are crafted in a way that invites people in to thoughtful discussion.
There’s an awful lot being said these days. Unfortunately, it’s not all good or true or beautiful. Blogging gives me a way to sift through some of those messages and to encourage others along the way. There are just so many interesting things to observe, ponder over, and talk about. This blog is a place where I can do just that.
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