My sister - (who has found out I'm doing this. . . but I was keeping it a secret!) is beautiful inside and out. She has a strong heart for the poor, which has been difficult for past boyfriends to accept, so she's never married. At 49, she'd lovea family. She's very gifted in medicine, but in many other areas, as well. She takes ballet and does worship dance (is very physically fit) , she is very artistic, speaks Spanish and French, is great with kids, older people, etc. She has a beautiful smile, wonderful communications skills, and a great sense of humor. She lives in Los Angeles, but is open to a move. . . .
A note from THE sister. . . . don't I have a thoughtful meddlinsister? I admit she embellished my French speaking ability- that was in high school! I do ideally wish to share life in community with my own family and with others similarly called to share Christ's love and gospel sharing our gifts among the poor in some context. (This is negotiable. . discernable!) Currently I am in innercity LA in a Latino 'hood. I enjoy giving and receiving creative expressions in art, music, dance and writing which glorify the Lord. I like being out and active in nature (hiking, cross country skiing, etc. ) I enjoy sharing hospitality and mercy. The content and way we communicate, and sensitivity to group dynamics are important to me. I care about global issues of justice and mercy. Improving understanding and restoring community with integrity between catholic-protestant, (did you know there are a lot of born again catholics? . . . we have a lot to learn from one another if we are honest and humble about it) rich-poor, interacially, and interpersonally is near to my heart. The gospel of Jesus and the work of His Spirit is core in my life.
I value husband and family highly and I know it's rare, -- but I have a heart and gifts, joy and energy for these all at the same time! I am praying for a man who loves God and desires to be used by Him for the furthering of the Kingdom - committed in all his being to love, enjoy and serve God. He will be a man who is acquainted with some suffering in his life - (his own or others) and he would bear compassion in some way in his life. He would delight in the things of God whereever they are found -and have eyes to see them in some of the unlikely places. He would be a nurturing person to others - one who blesses others in his attitude, words and actions. He chooses to bless - and not curse in the most unfair and frustrating situations. (Helping to address a concern may be a way in which he blesses. ) He will be aware of the power of words to create. He will be a man of integrity and faithfulness -even when no one is looking. He will value the heart of another and seek to protect and honor the things of God in each heart. He will be a man of prayer. He will be a man who values healthy (holy, respectful, clear, authentic) communication which has integrity and knows that this will foster true unity. He will desire to use his strength with passion towards the kingdom and finds joy in using his gifts. He would be open to serving God anywhere He leads. He will be humble and able to ask and receive forgiveness and will cultivate forgiveness also towards others including me. We will value each other and the relationship we have- above knowing the future of whether we can conceive or not. He will be able to value the two little children I am in the process of adopting (coming soon!). We will cherish with the Lord each child or person the Lord gives us to nurture in His ways and we will delight over them together! I care more about his character and depth than I do which specific sport he likes - or hobby he has. . . but of course I would desire to share things of beauty, of fun, of truth and significance with him and would want him to cultivate the same. I think he would delight to be a part of godly character transformation - renewing the barrios of the human soul --including our own. I think he will laugh with me! I think he may like to sing! He will be a valued treasure and will be a blessed man! Blessings over your seeking!
PS The first photo is from Aug 04. The second one wasn't supposed to get in there only the first! The last photo is of me and a buddy in the 'hood with his new baby girl - Jan 04. PPS If you want to communicate, I would ask that you at least share something of some substance about yourself and your values as well as a photo.