I have known the Lord for 26 years - He is my everything! I strive to follow His leading in all that I do. I have both a serious and intense side (about the big things that matter) and also a playful and fun-loving side. I love kids of all ages and often take my friends' children shopping and on outings. I have taught 6th Grade in Minneapolis, high school in Israel, was a legal secretary for 12 years and am praying about pursuing a career as a personal trainer (I've worked with trainers over the past 15 years and took a personal training course in 2006). My favorite thing is to hang out with my friends, also love day-trips to county fairs, and small towns. I spend 1-2 hours in the gym almost every day -- I really love weight lifting, it's not a chore to me! I have indulged in a wide range of interests: was a violin major my first 2 years in college (Univ. of Iowa), spent a couple of years doing pottery (on the wheel), in my 40's I started working with a personal trainer and weight training quickly became a passion of mine. Though I once belonged to a running club in Phoenix and have done lots of running around golf courses, etc. , my favorite cardio workout is the treadmill (I know, boring!). I love anything having to do with the home. Creating a home that is a peaceful, and restorative haven for my friends and family is a great desire of mine. I will add more later as things come to mind (this is hard -- trying to encapsulate who I am in one or two paragraphs! :-). Will end by saying that I am looking for a friendship in Christ and if that leads to marriage that would be wonderful. I am neither lonely nor desperate to marry (I have had times of both -- but the Lord set me straight on that score!). I know so well that it is much better to be single than to be married to the wrong one. If some of what I've said strikes a cord with you, would love to hear from you, even if just for friendship. Blessings to all who read this!