God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. — C.S. Lewis
Author: Terri Tackett
I grew up in a parsonage with the best parents in the world, but it took several years of distance from God in my 20's to truly find Him for myself. I have two (young adult) daughters who are pretty cool and there’s no one I’d rather spend time with. I find lots of things funny, whether intended or not. My daughter says I’m sassier than most people think I am. I like Harry Potter and Star Trek and chai lattes and musicals and going to the symphony and funny videos and watching Netflix with my daughter-at-home late at night. I homeschooled my girls for 10 years and that turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Somehow both of my girls grew up to sing opera (no one was more surprised than me), and I love to hear them sing anything. I play the piano and try to eat healthy, but not at the same time. As of the time I’m writing this, I do Blogilates workouts, but who knows how long that will last? I also like joy rides with my Schnauzer girl, traveling to new places, decorating my home, googling stuff, and reading. I do actually have a real full-time job analyzing survey data.
In the middle of much unwanted change these past few years, I’ve been seeking out God. I want to know everything I can about Him. I’m learning that He is beyond anything I ever understood. He is beauty and light and I find myself looking for Him everywhere I go. Good thing for my iPhone camera. I have somehow transformed into a person who can keep a plant alive and who likes to imagine that stars are windows and other weird things. I’m fascinated by life itself and I’m not afraid of eternity. I’ve never had more hope.
I’ve written in a journal for 25 years. God often speaks to me through writing and I find it therapeutic. But honestly, sharing those thoughts with other people is way outside of my comfort zone. Every time I post a blog, it’s like tearing off a piece of me. But that’s a good thing if I can somehow bring glory to God. That’s my goal.