Wondering how SingleC is doing since last time I visited. Not exactly certain how long to linger or what He's planned for me, as my life's been mega-busy without a lot of extra time outside of taking care of my teenage daughters (son's at college, now it's the Houseful of Women - eeeek! :) ). In the past I used to write these gazillion-word profiles (yes, I heard some of you groan long and loud!), hoping it'd capture both something of my passion for Christ as well as the essence of finding what a true friend by the Spirit is meant to be - but - now I'm thinking "less is more" (one of my dad's favorite phrases) at least for the time being. To borrow in part from the Heidelberg Catechism's first question and answer - Q. What is your only comfort in life and death? A. That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ - now THAT'S joy! I've got eternal "faith like a child", an intellectual and poetic bent but can be goofy and bubbly as well; cherish truth, integrity, unselfishness and kindness as invaluable, and seem to hear the words 'complex' and 'intense' (in the positive sense :)) used of me by others fairly often - am not a fluffhead by any means! I'm most drawn to those with the gift of teaching, provided there's humility and compassion teamed with that ability to inspire. Am into gardening (best-loved hobby); avid study of Reformed theology and Christian writings, both older (such as Edwards, Owen, Spurgeon) as well as many more contemporary apologists for the faith (Ravi Zacharias is a favorite); running to keep in shape, healthy diet/lifestyle; being an encourager of others (whether friends or total strangers) and love to share my faith. Above all, I'm praying humbly that the **scope of my entire life** might reflect the redemption and beauty of grace which the Lord in His mercy chose to seal me unto before the foundations of the world (Eph 1). It is His gift entirely, nothing of my own merit, only His hand bringing me out of death to life into saving faith - now, to find how I can put "hands and feet" on my gratitude the rest of my days! Join me in this: Be His in all you are and do, and let your light so shine before men, that there's no doubt of your heart for Him, even on the days when you stumble (for we all do, but He WILL lift us up again). Praying His blessings to each of you on SingleC, and the life in abundance which our Saviour came to give to His own. . . be of good cheer! "For the Lord God is a sun and shield, the LORD gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in Thee!"