• Lane Arnold replied to the topic Introductions in the forum "Leaf by Niggle" by J. R. R. Tolkien 2 years ago

    <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #000000;”>I’m a joy hunter who grew up in Georgia where every word had more syllables than show up when written down.

    I’ve yet to turn down the opportunity to enjoy dark chocolate, fresh raspberries, sunrises accompanied by ocean breezes, a book of poetry, a story worth reading more than once, and moments of belly-laughter.

    Beauty and wonder enchant me. I’m often twirling in the kitchen, playing with words or colors, and, chatting with a friend about matters of the heart and the Kingdom of God.

    Whenever possible, I’m laughing long and often with my grandchildren, grown children, and my high-school-sweetheart husband in a second-chances marriage.

    As <span style=”font-size: 12pt;”>a spiritual director, writer, author, editor, life & writing coach, I listen and encourage. With the heart of a teacher, the sassy delight of a child, the lament of one who has known more than I wish of suffering, and the delight of being the beloved of the Lord, I dance with Jesus.

    Eons ago I taught elementary school students. A pivot later in life led to earning a</span><span style=”font-size: 12pt;”> certificate in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary.

    Though I lived in Colorado for decades here and there, I’m back where humidity is thick and salted air invites beach strolls here in coastal Georgia. </span></p>
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    <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #000000;”>Glad to be here exploring The Rabbit Room and Tolkein’s words.

    Joy to each of you.</p>

    • Thank you for this delightful introduction. This conveys such a wonderful way to approach the world with appreciation. It was an encouragement and inspiration to me.