Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
The More Familiar (and Less Sanctified) Me
A few days ago I was playing cards with some friends, and left the table between hands to try to get some music playing (a mission of mercy to rid AR of an earworm). When I returned, play had already begun without me, and I'd missed the opportunity to nab a couple cards I needed. I. Was. Peeved. And though I knew I was being perfectly ridiculous about the whole thing, I sat there and fumed and fussed and muttered. I also struggled to Let. It. Go., but it was stuck as firmly as AR's earworm. When it came time to leave, I gave my hostess a hug, thanked her for inviting me, and apologized for my rotten attitude. She waved it off with a comment along the lines of "Oh, we just ignore that sort of thing." Truly, love covers a multitude of sins. How remarkable to find my sin thus covered! And truly, kindness leads to repentance. How quickly my irritation dissipated once I knew that I was forgiven for being so petty and foolish! Grace is good...whether directly from the Father or through the fellowship of the saints. It's making the more familiar me less familiar.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 6:14 PM
On July 16, 2007 11:21 AMnonnobis1wrote... This post reminds me of why none of my cars bear any Christian gewgaws, i.e., fish decals, bumper stickers, etc. My driving is sometimes a "poor witness." And unfortunately, I see too many "Christian cars" with the same problem.