No TV!

Well, today I decided I was going to do without television for one week.

I always use my digital recorder to record programs that I like to watch. But, I have decided that I have really wasted a lot of my time watching programs that I could be doing other things.

Some of my favorite programs are:

Fox News (I’m a news fan)
Martha Stewart
Oprah (when she has a decent program)
Herman and Sharon (they interview authors)
Life Today (they interview authors, singers and speakers)
Hallmark movies
HGTV (decorating programs)
Food Network (Semi-homemade, Paula Deen, etc. etc.)

What I can do in place of television viewing:

Bible Study
Spending time with family and friends

So far, so good. I’ve had a very productive day.

About Me

Jim and I have been married for 34 years.  I can’t believe it! What a wonderful life it has been. We served in full-time ministry for the first 20 years of our marriage. The last fourteen years we have had our own business and the Lord has blessed so much in so many ways. I am very thankful for those years that God used us in full-time ministry, but what a joy it has been to serve Him in this new journey.

We have two precious kiddos, Patti and Nathan. We began the homeschool adventure when Patti began first grade.  After 15 years as a homeschool mom,  Patti and Nathan graduated from Dillow Christian Academy. 

Patti is married to a wonderful man, Rodrick. They have four of the cutest kids on earth, April, Oliver, Zoe and Graham and number 5 will be here this year! What a precious family they are and to see them serve the Lord in their church and in their home is a blessing.  It is a joy to watch Patti as a precious wife and mommy. Rodrick is not only successful in his own business, but as a husband and father.

Nathan is an absolute joy to our lives! He is 28 and has his own animation studio as well as working on an animated movie that will be in theaters this year.   Nathan is also an accomplished electric guitarist.

Someone that is very important in my life, is my mom.  She is my hero!  I could write an entire book on what she means to me.  

Me? I love being a wife, mom and Mimi! Home is my favorite place to be. Caring for my home is my love; everything from organizing to decorating. Notice I didn’t say cooking. Cooking is not one of my strong points. I try, but it’s just not that great. I do love my kitchen though. Cookbooks, aprons, dishes, cookware, gadgets etc. are some of my favorite things. I don’t understand either, so what can I say.

I love to shop. As strange as it may sound, kitchen stores are at the top of the list. I don’t understand that either.

The last few years I have been interested in writing. I have been published in a few magazines and have been “working” on my book and have other book ideas. Some day I will get there. I just find so many other fun things to do and keep putting the book on the back burner. I’ll get there though!

Women’s Ministry has been a part of my life the last 9 years and recently stepped down as Women’s Ministry Director to spend more time writing.  I have a desire to see women reach their full potential and to live in peace as a woman after God’s own heart!  There is nothing greater than seeing a godly woman who loves her husband, children, home and serves her Lord with peace and contentment and mentors that love to others.

I love life and want to live it to the fullest. At the same time, I look forward to that day when I get to see my Savior face to face.