About Me

I am a wife, mother (of a teenager), daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, friend, Christian, lawyer (recovering), and person who loves life. I’ve experience some difficulties and pain in my life, and am thankful they have made me stronger and shaped who I am.

I love to write, and often “write” things in my head that I never commit to paper. That’s why I decided to blog. To make room in my head for more. When I start writing in my head, the thing I am writing will stay there and take up space, thoughts, and energy for some time. I figure if I write it down here in my blog I will be able to move on to the next thing more quickly.

My law school income tax professor commented on my blog: “You are writing from the heart, and as always, doing it well. I hope you stick with it — there are always moments when a blogger gets tired — because you are making us all think. Which is what this internet thing should be all about.” I hope you agree.

Jan. 7, 2011 Update:

After more than a year of blogging, I have found that I love it even more than I thought I would! I have made some wonderful new blogging friends and had an opportunity to share the love of Jesus with so many readers. I have learned that some of my real world friends and family regularly read my blog, and that is exciting and scary at the same time. I continue to write what is on my heart and rambling around in my mind.

Starting in 2011, I decided to take the WordPress Post-a-Day challenge. I posted most days in 2010, but not every day. To help me keep up with that challenge, I have added some additional themes for the blog, along the lines of Recipe Friday that I started in September 2010. Throughout 2011, I will be posting Music Monday, Thankful Thursday, and Psalm Sunday, as well as continuing with Recipe Friday. I will leave Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday open for whatever comes to mind. I also want to do more book reviews of some of my favorite books.

40 responses to “About Me

  1. Thanks for the follow, Linda. You have a wonderful blog,

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  2. Hi Linda, just came across your blog and really like what you’ve been posting. It’s encouraging. I love blogging as well, but am not so consistent with it! Maybe take a look at mine when you have time – http://www.jasminecerysruby.wordpress.com
    Blessings In Christ, Jasmine

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  3. Thanks for your visit – I am sure there are many poetic forms to discover.
    May we all continue to find peace in the different paths that sometimes join and intersect.
    Thanks too for letting me know where you found me :)
    I hope you enjoy some of the short forms that you found on my blog.
    Cheers.

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  4. Meshawn Senior

    Hi Linda!

    This is just to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award, which is given to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” Please visit the following link to see the post with your nomination. You are not obligated to accept the award…but I hope you do. You deserve it.

    Here’s the link: : http://meshawnsenior.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/ive-been-nominated-for-the-sunshine-blog-award/

    Blessings,
    Meshawn

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  5. Hi Linda,
    I am a relatively new blogger, and am looking around trying to learn from others who are blogging about faith in Jesus Christ.
    May the Lord continue to bless your efforts here!
    In Christ,
    Steve Fuller

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    • Steve, Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something useful here. My goal is to provide encouragement to believers, wisdom to unbelievers, and to glorify God in the process. I will check out your blog when I get a chance. Peace, Linda

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  6. Hi Linda!

    I really enjoyed reading your blog. Whenever you get a chance stop by and visit mine. michaelspringfield.wordpress.com.

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  7. Hello Linda…thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. My hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

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  8. Caddo Veil

    Hi Linda! Just stopping by to tell you I’ve nominated you for the Candle Lighter Award–no obligation, no stress–come on by and see my cool candle!! God bless You!

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  9. Caddo Veil

    I, too, found you on Deb’s blog–wonderful sister–and agree with the above “Linda’s” comment about your bio!!

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    • Caddo Veil

      Hey, Linda! Hope you get this in a timely manner (?)–I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”, and my speech will be posted in a day or 2. God bless you Big–sending hugs too!

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  10. I am so grateful to have found your blog. Life has been very difficult for me as I share things I’ve kept buried. Your blog is just what I needed, thank you! Blessings, Joan

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    • Joan, I am so glad you have found something here on my blog that is an encouragement to you. It makes it all worthwhile to spend the time writing when I hear that readers are blessed by my words. Peace, Linda

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  11. Alice

    I would like to send you some pictures of Alice’s nativity at the Church here in Buna Texas. We have used it several years first at home then at the Church. How can we send them to you…maybe email? Thanks.

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  12. I appreciate your faith in Jesus Christ.

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  13. Hello Linda. I came across your blog via Kellie Elmore’s “Fearless in Friday” challenge of 30th. September. I have been a blogger for nearly two years, and love to “bloghop” to see what others are writing. Like you I suffered from depression for a while in my mid-twenties, but wouldn’t want to add to yours by telling you how I came out of it. Love and Peace. Lucretia.

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    • Lucretia, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I like to read other blogs, too, and have been blogging just over two years. I’ve actually written about how I came out of my depression here on my blog and I love to hear other stories of redemption. I’ll have to come check out your blog, too. Peace, Linda

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  14. I just read “To Be Despised by All, but God” on your other blog site… beautiful writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and the insights. I tried the blog a day, but wasn’t able to quite keep up with that, I love your creative way of doing it. Thanks for the comment on my blog and for the visit. Hope your week is going great!

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    • Thank you. I do just try to write what would glorify God. I don’t know that I’m always successful, but if I am it is because of Him. Funny you should mention the blog a day thing, as of late I have been struggling with it and thinking I will only keep it up through the end of the year. But come Jan. 1, 2012 who knows but God what will be. Peace, Linda

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  15. Linda,
    I just came to your blog to check it out. In reading about you I found it ironic that you are a “recovering” lawyer. HA! As I start working on my first book this year (I hope I can get it published), feel free to share your insights (comments) from a legal perspective.

    The Recovering Legalist, Anthony

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    • Anthony, Thanks for stopping by. I never really thought about it this way before, but perhaps the reason I didn’t like practicing law is because I am a bit of a “recovering legalist” myself. I find the freedom of Grace that has developed in me a desire to please God so much better than following rules. I will certainly be back to your site to read more. Peace, Linda

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  16. Seems like a nudge to me, there’s a great book by John Ortburg called If You Want To Walk On Water You Have To Get Out Of The Boat and perhaps this will push you further towards what God wants of you. God Bless, Mike.

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  17. Hi Linda, thanks for your kind welcome and comments on my poem, they make it all worthwhile. God Bless, Mike.

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  18. Hi Linda…
    I saw your comment at Deb’s blog, clicked on the pic, and read that you are a Jesus Freak! Could there ever be a sweeter bio than that? So I had to find you, read more, make a note to come back.

    (I, too, have stories that spin themselves in my head until I write them down and make more room. Never heard anyone else who operated that way! : )

    Linda

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    • Linda, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It’s so nice to meet another Linda, especially one who has some similar characteristics. ;) I didn’t know there was anyone else who had stories that go round and round in their head until they are committed to paper either! That is so cool. I will have to check out your blog, too. Peace, Linda

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  19. Tiffany

    Hello Linda
    I have read some of your blogs and I think you provide very insightful opinions about religion.
    I am a senior highschool student, and
    have recently been struggling a lot about career choice. I really do not know how to determine what to do when I grow older. I have been considering entering into the field of law and politics, but I understand that it requires a large amount of writing and excellent writing skills.
    I myself am not an elaborate writer, as I often struggle to put ideas into words. After reading your blog and coming across this page, I wanted to ask you if whether you believe God has given you a talent in writing, or whether we have to find ways to develop these skills on our own?
    I have grown up believing that our talents ultimately determine our career and what we will succeed most at. However, people tell me that it all comes down to interest.
    Please shed some light on my situation. This will help me to better understand how to choose a career path.
    Thanks, Tiffany

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    • Tiffany, I do give God the credit for my writing ability. I believe all our good gifts and talents are from God. That being said, there is a lot more to the practice of law than being able to write easily. It does help on exams in law school to be able to write, because they are almost always essay exams, but the big thing on law school exams is to be able to spot the issues that you have learned about in an organized fashion. After law school, there are many areas of the law where writing is not the biggest focus. More important is caring about your clients and wanting what is best for them.

      The best career advice I can give you is to figure out what you are passionate about and the research how you can turn that into a career. Pray and ask God what He has in store for you. If you have a passion for something, to help others in some way, God will give you the abilities you need to succeed if you trust in Him.

      I hope this helps. I will keep you in my prayers that God guide you in the right direction. Never forget that He loves you and He always will. Peace, Linda

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  20. Hi Linda,
    I just started a blog and am poking around looking for ideas and found you. I like your blog and topics as I am a Christian. I love your verse of the week.
    I’m sure I’ll be back! By the way, I started a blog about the crazy world of real estate sales called Sherlock’s Homes. the address is nanseetee.wordpress.com.

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    • Nancy, Good luck with the blog. I have found it to be very rewarding over the past year, especially all the blogging friends I have made. As for real estate, I’ve lived in the same house for 22 years, just remodeled it last year, and plan to retire here because we love our neighborhood, so it’s not a big interest of mine. But I’ll check out your blog. Peace, Linda

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  21. Laurie Morrisey

    Just found you online and wanted to say hi!

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  22. Jan Van Hoomissen

    Thanks for sharing the link to your blog! – Jan

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