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.
One of My Favorite Poems
I posted this a couple years ago, but I was thinking of it again tonight as I arranged some seashells on some shelves...and as I thought about how much more room I would have in my life for others if self didn't take up so very much space.
"Indwelling," by T.E. Brown
If thou couldst empty all thy self of self, Like to a shell disinhabited, Then might He find thee on the Ocean shelf, And say -- "This is not dead," -- And fill thee with Himself instead.
But thou art all replete with very thou, And hast such shrewd activity, That, when He comes, He says -- "This is enow Unto itself -- 'Twere better let it be: It is so small and full, there is no room for Me."