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Favorite Verse:

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Favorite Quote:

“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” St. Augustine

Favorite Books:

The Bible (Hands down, the most incredible piece of literature ever given to man)

Nonfiction

Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller (on spirituality)

The Feminine Soul, Janet Davis (on healing & freedom)

Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers & Readings from the Northumbria Community (on prayer)

God Will Make a Way, Henry Cloud & John Townsend (on relationships)

The Sound of Paper, Julia Cameron (on writing)

A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink (on creativity)

To Sell is Human, Daniel Pink (on marketing)

Make Your Idea Matter, Bernadette Jiwa (on branding)

The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, & Leena Rinne (on Decision Making and Time Management)

Fiction

Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hossein

The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough

The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers

Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay

The Chronicles of Narnia Series, C.S. Lewis

Watership Down, Richard Adams

Favorite Movies/Media:

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

Les Miserables (1998)

Forrest Gump (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Life is Beautiful (1997)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The Pianist (2002)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Rear Window (1954)

The Chef’s Table (Netflix 2015)

Favorite Food & Fun:

An everyday beginning… black coffee, Bible, and Jesus

Any breakfast cooked by my dad or brothers, but scrapple is a bonus

A walk around the lake with Sarah

Olive oil & vinegar over fresh greens after a morning of productive business

A contented phone conversation with Dad

An occassional lunch with wine before five with Kathy

Crab and butter on my birthday

A long, enlightened conversation with my son, Carter

Dubliner Cheese or Aged Cheddar

California Rolls and shopping with my daughter, Maggie

Chicken Tetrazzini and Cherry pie made by Mom

Music, dance, and cooking…all at the same time

An old classic, or a card game with my son, Davis

The end of every single day with The Teacher, my husband Adam-his strong arms, ready grin, and willingness to connect, soul to soul