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.
On the first Sunday of March in 2004 I visited CREC for the first time. I thought it was going to be a way station on my journey elsewhere, but God surprised me and made it home. And what a homey home it is. There are the usual bumps and frustrations that come with life in fellowship, but my affection for the congregation just keeps growing. My attempts to express that affection in love are still very paltry compared to what I receive from these dear saints, but they inspire me to not grow weary in well-doing. Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with being a part of this body!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:33 PM
On March 3, 2009 9:55 AMpentamomwrote... Having watched your earlier trials and travails from a distance, it is good to read such a glowing account of your contentment. I know life ain't perfect, but it is good, innit?
As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” —Psalm 16:3
Here I am at the end of another year, and once again I find myself full of gratitude for being a part of this body. I’m thankful that when I measure my spiritual maturity against y’all’s, I come out on the bottom half of the bell curve. That means that I have a wealth of models to look to as I continue to grow in grace. I’m thankful that I’m farther along that curve than I was a year ago, even if there’ve been some bumps on the journey. I’m grateful that some of you have helped me over those bumps. I’m grateful that I get to gather with all of you each week so we can all be nourished and strengthened for that journey. I’m grateful for our faithful leaders who shepherd the flock with courage and compassion. I’m grateful to be able to watch godly children grow and to watch their parents being faithful mothers and fathers. I’m grateful to be able to observe strong marriages and faithful wives and husbands. I’m grateful for your hospitality and your humor, your encouragement and your kicks in the pants, your service to me and your patience with my attempts to serve you. I’m grateful for you excellent ones in whom God’s image and His grace are so evident…and in whom I delight!