Today I would like to introduce you to a very special lady. Monica Sharman has been one of my bloggy buddies since way back. Her amazing heart for God shines in all she does. She is an active participant in High Calling Blogs Randam Acts of Poetry (RAP), the book club posts, and she also enjoys a good twitter poetry party!
I asked Monica to tell me a little about herself. Here, in her own words, are some things she would like to share with you.
…I guess many details of my life would fall into these four areas.
Knowledge. By which I meant knowledge of God. My deepest desire is to know God and to always be growing in intimacy with Him….Know-Love-Obey God—these are the Big Three in what I call the “Intimacy-with-God Whirlpool,” reflecting my deepest desire: to know God more and more intimately.
Solitude. I love solitude times. I guess because they are great times ofintimacy with God!
Friendships. This one goes pretty deep. To the point where I confessed that I loved people more than God—the core sin of which the symptoms are loneliness and having a fear of losing friends. God did a big pruning in me regarding this recently. Long story. I posted on it as a kind of public confession, I guess.
Influence People. By which I mean influencing people to know God better, especially through His Word.
I absolutely love to do Bible study and teaching. Currently this is to the 5th grade Sunday school class (co-teaching w/Charles), a neighborhood women’s Bible study, a women’s Bible study at church, and one of my sons (age 11).
I am very intentional about setting aside solitude time and vigilantly protecting my time with family.
Charles is my best friend and the one God uses most to help me in my walk with Christ.
I spend a lot of time maintaining/growing friendships, reading, writing children’s fiction, singing/playing on worship team, cooking, and way too many hobbies. 🙂
I am really, really grateful for the HCB community. Lots of beautiful, gentle, kind, gracious, iron-sharpening, metally stimulating, welcoming, intelligent, encouraging, tons-of-fun people.
Monica is married to Charles and they have three beautiful boys–all together they make the “Sharman five”. Monica home schools her children and has some great resources for doing so over here.
Go visit Monica and give her some love! Tell her Laura sent you.
(This post is part of my 12 days of Community posts. Head over to HCB to learn more about why you should promote someone other than yourself this holiday!)
And, the bloggy winner is…
Faye, from Just Something Nanna Made. Faye wins a copy of Leslie Leyland Fields’ book, Parenting is Your Highest Calling and Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt. Faye is a proud grandma, but I think maybe someone on her Christmas list may enjoy this book. Faye, send me your snail mail and I’ll have Leslie send the book ASAP!
Yesterday, one of my posts was featured at Christmas Change. Go check it out! It’s a great place for ideas about how to make your Christmas more about Christ.
I’m also over at HCB today, for our latest book club discussion. Come join in the fun.