Thursday, October 15, 2009

What Kind of Girl Am I?

Well, upon seeing this title, you may have some answers that instantly pop into your head...loving wife, devoted mom, Jesus-follower, good cook, gardener and you could even throw a stunningly beautiful in there if you felt so inclined! (Quit snickering...I'm just kidding. :insertrollingeyes: )

I love to write on my blog. It helps me make sense of the thoughts that are always careening around in my head, vying for some of my mental energy. Once I write these thoughts down, it frees me up to move onto another thought and down a different mental trail. I have loved the outlet my blog has provided.

I am part of an online community and I take my ministry there very seriously. I head up the prayer ministry on a homeschool board and it has been an amazing way to encourage women to seek Him in all they do! I am also on FB and have a number of blogs that I follow, so the computer really has become an invaluable friend to me. I type out a lot of messages on it, personal and public, and I appreciate having it at my disposal.

I have begun to do a good bit more speaking and I am currently working on a number of messages. This is what I am getting at, though (in case you're trying to figure out what the heck my title and the body of this message have to do with each other). When it comes right down to it and I need to prepare and truly capture my thoughts...

I am a paper and pen kinda girl!

Really...I love them! In fact, office supplies stores are my favourite stores (outside of a really good antique store, of course). I love the smell of paper and almost every pen you'll see me writing with is purple. I am not sure when the purple pen obsession hit, but I once had a woman with whom I had had a number of written correspondences meet me and say, "Ah, the lady with the purple pen!" Pretty pathetic, huh? I guess if you have to be known for something, it could be a lot worse than a purple pen, though.

I really do love everything about the process of actually writing. In our day and age of computerized everything, writing truly is a dying art. Tim just had a bunch of young guys fill out a questionaire and he said he was shocked by their handwriting. It used to be that even men had a lovely, flowing handwriting because a pen and paper was all they had to work with. Nowadays, there is rarely a reason to hand-write something unless you are a homeschool child whose Mama insists you become proficient at it! :insertslightlyevillaugh:

Maybe you think I'm weird and you are thankful beyond words for this age of computers and phones with texting capabilities. While I make ample use of them, I just don't think they come close to comparing to words inscribed on paper.

Well, you'll have to excuse me now because I have a message brewing in my mind and a pretty purple notebook and pen waiting for me!

That's just the kind of girl I am! :O)


  1. This confirms we are twins, Barb.
    I am sure our pictures side by side would prove it too.
    Purple has been my fave since I was a little bambino and still is!

    Keep writing and keep inspiring your friends and readers.

    I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what HE will say to me,
    And what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said:

    Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
    For the vision is yet for an appointed time: But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
    Though it tarries, wait for it:
    Because it will surely come,
    It will not tarry.

    This scripture comes to mind when I read something of yours and reminded of it at a later time when needed.


  2. Reminds me of the purple pens I used to have in college. I think I might have to go out and get some more! You're not crazy. Office supply stores are some of my favorite please to be too. It's nice to be able to go back and re-read something that a friend has written. For that reason I have boxes and boxes in my attic of cards and letters, some dating back to high school, never to be thrown away :)

  3. I have to admit that I still love a good pen and a cute journal, too. If I ever have a pen and paper I'm always doodling, writing, etc. I even prefer to hand write my lesson plans before I type them. Well on in search of the next great pen....

    Hey Barb - as requested my blog is