I decided to make mine in the form of a post and stop at five. As I said, it was difficult.
So here goes...
1. I won the "Miss Crisco Award" for Home Economics in 9th grade.
|This photo covers #1, #2 and #3|
2. My hair hasn't always been curly. Before 2005 it was straight as a stick. (Future post)
3. I was born with a space between my two front teeth. I wore braces as an adult due to some other issues with my teeth. Most of the women on my mom's side of the family have the space.
4. I have a teapot/teacup collection.
4.5 I'm running out of room due to my collections.
5. I've been to many countries around the world but home is still my favorite place. (That's probably not a secret)
We all want to be known don't we? We want to know somebody knows our name, knows our people, our history. We want to know we have significance in this world.
Ann Voskamp, author of "1000 Things" said something recently that I'll not quote for I would botch it. I'll paraphrase her words, but she was talking about being known. She said the most important one to be known by was the one who has our names engraved on the palms of His hands. He is the only one we should care about really knowing us.
I'm in West Virginia this weekend to see some of my people. Some of the very people who have known me since I was a little girl. I'm excited to see a girlfriend from high school and college and reminisce. I'll go to the cemetery and visit my parent's grave and have a chat. But I'm so thankful to be known by the One with my name engraved in the palms of His hands. I'm so thankful to be able to write and share my heart with you about Him, but at the end of the day, He is the One I want to please.
On the drive yesterday I got a call that my mother-in-law, Phyllis, had passed away. She was ready to go on to heaven. She had been fighting illness for some time now. She is in the presence of the One who engraved her name. If only she could shout back to earth and give witness, she would tell us to make Him known, not ourselves.
To be known by the world is good, I guess, but to be known by the MAKER of the world...well that's what you may not know about me.
Blessings from My Little Corner,