About Me

I’m Longing for a Holiday at Sea. Those are my daughters you see above, enjoying a holiday at sea. I also have two dogs. My dear husband passed away nearly 3 years ago.

Why you see 2017 Day 1, Day 2, etc., at the start of each post

I committed this year to blog daily on the passages of Scripture I’m reading in my One-Year Bible (ESV). I did this not so much to inform you, dear reader, but to hold myself accountable to stay in the Bible, to have daily devotions. The reason for 2017? This is my second go round of daily blogging. I did this once before in 2012 and it changed my life – in the middle of the year, Jesus showed up in a big way: he led me to the current ministry position I’m in – my life’s calling.  (I started the last effort with a post entitled “Jesus Hung Up“)  Boy, did God pick up the phone in 2012. So, I’m excited to see what Jesus does this year!

What this blog is about in general – what’s the Holiday at Sea?

Regarding this blog in general, it’s been about my spiritual walk (which is why I keep it anon, so I can say whatever I want about whomever!). It’s about what I’m learning in pursuit of the Holiday at Sea. This CS Lewis quote sheds light on the blog title:

… it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

To know more about what it means to follow Christ, click on the link below for a great explanation of how you can know God in person:

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29 thoughts on “About Me

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      • That’s quite alright. I only chose the top ten blogs that have blessed me since I began blogging, and yours is one of them, but please don’t feel at all pressured to accept the award. I just wanted you to know that you and your blog have been a blessing to me. 🙂


  5. Hey: I am signing up for your blog—because I love you and think you’re really smart and funny —- and now I see they will email me when you are sharing your wisdom, humor, and angst!

  6. How am I? not sure how to answer that. Started a new part time job in August teaching a high school construction course in a new community college. I go to my regular construction job first thing in the morning- leave @ 11 :15 head home/clean up drive to school finish @ 2- go back home, change, go back to the project I was working on in the morning. I took a pay cut w/ the hope the teaching position would open up into at least 1/2 days next year. (full time would include benefits but that is a long shot) Since I’m self employed, we don’t have dental insurance- went in yesterday to the dentist because of some new pains..turns out I need about 6000 worth of work. that’s not going to happen so made an appointment today to schedule to have the 3 worst ones pulled- compared to your situation, this is minor stuff. Wife and I also felt led to line up a series of folk concerts locally- to involved to go into details here..long story short, the other couple we were doing this with suddenly moved to Florida just as things started taking off.. which left me to carry the ball by myself- would have liked to at least break even or make a little $ but we’re loosing between 250- 350 per event- thankfully this saturday is the last one. 2 of our kids are shacked up w/ someone and a third one is still being sifted in other ways…so life is really a mixed bag. thanks for asking. doug

  7. Hey, DM: I took the summer off (to work on our kitchen after our flood). I left the job last April 1 (not my choice, but I was looking anyway). I started looking this fall and my husband continues to look. We HAVE no idea what’s up. Are we going to stay where we live or go? How will we get insurance (my husband has uninsurable health issues)? Who will get the benefits? Etc. Right now, I am at my inlaws where my mother in law is passing away. So, I may have to wait a bit and post. How are you?

  8. You came to mind this morning…It has been months since I posted a comment, etc. I just spent the past 20 minutes trying to track you down 🙂 I don’t have a blog roll on my blog anymore and since I hadn’t commented, I couldn’t remember the name of your blog- I remember it had something in it about the sea…and I remember you would occasionally comment on Marcy’s blog…otherwise I was thinking you might be lost in cyberspace…anyway, I need to read some of your posts to find out what’s happening in your lives…last I remember, you were still working for a cratchity older Christian and your hubby was looking for a church. DM

  9. Ahh, but that’s the essence of what Sabbath is all about, so I think we do have the same conception. It’s not taking time away, it’s taking time with God. Sabbath is about that deep, all-satisfying relationship.

  10. Great quote from Mr. Lewis, and I pray God works through you to what is one of the central commands of Scripture they people too often neglect–that of Sabbath, a holiday at the sea. (Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, too.)

  11. Again…I’m grateful for having found your site. I stand in need of prayer. I’m struggling with significant health issues due to long-term domestic abuse (we had been married for 25 years)

    I am now remarried to the most amazing man on the planet. I wrote a bit regarding the abuse on one of my posts titled…Heartache at the Hands of the “Church”. The date of this post is August 26, 2008

    This will give you a glimpse from behind my eyes. Your input would be most appreciated.

    Kindest Regards,


  12. Great blog! That’s always been one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes. Thanks for visiting my blog, and keep up the good work. I’ve bookmarked your site and will definitely be back.

  13. I’m glad you brought the photo over to the new blog. It’s great. The new header photo is great, too. But perhaps you need a photo by the sea…….. good excuse to head east.

    We’re (wife & I) still in the “what is He doing” stretch. As I ponder Job I realize we need to let go of our need to know, trusting him in the darkness and boredom.

    Longing: Thanks for stopping by the new pad. Well, I just booked a cruise for my fortytenth birthday (last April, so it took a while to figure out what to do). I’ll get the girls to make fantastic poses before the Sea and post that picture. And as I responded personally to you, I am not so trusting, but can relate to the darkness… Will discuss further in a blog to come.

  14. … You probably won’t remember me, but you taught a class that I took at church about 4 years ago or so…It might have been Soul Talk, but I can’t remember. I just remember that you were a very good teacher, and the material was “searing”, if that makes sense. Do you by any chance still teach that class or have the notes from that class? I have a couple of friends here at work that I think might enjoy the class / material. (Was it SoulTalk? I’m positive it was something by Dr. Crabb.)

    I hope you are doing well.

    – Laura

  15. hey sissy…thanks for the nice post you left me…needless to say, i don’t get many…”nice”…post at my blog very often…

    most are attacks on me, insults toward my wife, and sometimes threats(indirect) toward my sons…so it was refreshing to hear a friendly voice for a change…

    also please be aware, there are some who pose as me and go through out the net saying nasty and ugly things under my name…one has an isp similair to mine, but not the same of course….

    this is a nice blog you have here…i pray GOD blesses your every endeavor and you keep shining the light…as we grow toward the perfect man, the persecution we must endure will become hotter and hotter….but HIS magnificant wing will shelter us…and HIS strong arm will raise us up together, to where HE is…GOD be praised……

  16. I dig C.S. Lewis and the Apologist movement. It is impossible to make a scientific argument for the existence of God, but they did their best. “Screwtape Letters” is one of my life lesson manuals. Too many are put off by a biased and erroneous presentation of what God’s purpose is for our lives. The essence of spirituality is understanding our obligation to each other. Jesus gave us the blueprint, now we have to erect the building.

  17. Thanx 4 ur comment 🙂 I really wish that *normal* christians aren´t like that. But that was just my opinion about that movie 🙂

  18. All I want to say is that it does my heart so good to read of your love for Christ and your longing for a holiday at the sea…
    And thanks for your help in not having my blog linked, either…

  19. That is a good quote. I am also grateful for your decision to describe your journey hear. For me and others, I’m sure, it’s very interesting and helpful to hear the thoughts and ideas of more people on the questions we have for ourselves.

    Also, thanks for the heads up on not having my blog linked. I thought that it was happening, but I couldn’t figure our how to fix it. You truly are a mom, looking out for people.

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