How long have you been at CPC?
Twenty years. We started in 1997
How did you come to attend CPC?
We were attending McLean Presbyterian in VA and then moved to Laurel. I had just finished teaching at Forcey Christian School. My principal recommended we try Elizabeth Loys church. Andrew Loys was a student of mine and Elizabeth taught with me. After we talked with her, we visited the church. We really enjoyed it and loved seeing several families that we knew from the Forcey community.
Tell us about your favorite pet (past or present).
As a child, I had a dog that was my constant companion. His name was Grover, and he was part St. Bernard/Golden Retriever/Collie. I lived on 10 acres so Grover and I roamed the countryside together. As an adult, our family was totally in love with our dog Rascal. He was a German Shepherd/Beagle mix. He was super friendly and so very lovable.
What do you do to relax? Do you have any "guilty pleasure" that you want to tell us about?
I love to work in my yard. If I have the time, I love to work on flower beds and spend the day cleaning things up outside. If there is time to travel, I absolutely love a day of being comatose on the beach with a book and a La Croix.
What book, movie, etc. have you enjoyed lately?
Right now I am reading Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. Gina Chandler recommended it to me, and I have been very moved by it. I don't watch a ton of movies, but the last two that I enjoyed were Queen of Katwe because it reminded me so much of living in Ghana and The Hundred Foot Journey because I love cooking and the beauty of that story.
What did you want to be "when you grew up”?
When I was little, I always wanted to be a teacher. I loved babysitting, I loved kids, and I loved the idea of being in the classroom.
What is one goal that you have for yourself now?
I want to do a better job of having consistent exercise. My husband is so good at setting the time aside and I would love to make that part of my daily routine.
What is one issue facing women, for which you have special compassion?
I have a special compassion for those facing infertility. It is hard topic to discuss openly and women are often forced to face it quietly on their own.
Is there a particular verse that God has shown to you that gives you strength and guidance?
I have to share two! My special verse that I have clung to since I first learned it in second grade is Isaiah 41:10: Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. What a comfort and source of strength! Another verse that I love is found in 1 John 3:1a. How great is the Father's love that He has lavished on us that we should be called Sons of God. I love the word lavish and the word picture that it portrays of the overflowing of God's love that He pours out. No stinginess from Him, but a lavishing of His grace and mercy.
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