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December 15 2009 3 15 /12 /December /2009 20:25
Wow! This is going to be a challenge for me.  I am not the most computer savvy individual ever to live. This blog has been such a trip to navigate! I need a technical "GPS" just to get to the place to write the post! lol But it is so nice to have a place to write, that doesn't make you go file something!

Once I get things figured out I will mostly write about life from my perspective. But you may be asking, "What perspective is that?". 

Well, to begin with, I am "no spring chicken", rather, I am a lady undergoing a mid-life "episode", or season. I do not refer to it as a "crisis", but think of it more as an anti-crisis, even perhaps a grand adventure! It has brought many changes, besides the less than thrilling physical ones!

It has opened up new vistas of freedom for me. I have come to realize that, despite the negative aspects of aging, I am gifted, and beautiful, and smart. And that I am as deserving of happiness and good, as anyone else! I have come to require respect in my many relationships. And honor and love before physical intimacy. 

I am deeply spiritual, but I avoid being overly religious! I think of religion, if that is all one has, as a cheap substitute for a real relationship with God, much as sex can be a cheap substitute for intimacy! Though, of course, religion, like sex, is beautiful in its proper place! As it is with sex, which is only sweet as an extension of the intimacy, Religion is only sweet when it flows from real love for God, and intimacy with Him. 

Also I have a unique perspective as a mother of seven. Three boys, and four girls, from nine to twenty-two. Parenting is an adventure too. It is a really challenging job! It requires all the skill, tenacity, intelligence and flexibility that one can muster! But the rewards are so intangible and eternally good. 

I am, of course a writer, and an artist, which necessitates being an observer.
Then I love to express the things I observe, in type, or artistic media of a great variety, and also through music! I love to sing. One of the joys of my life is to sing Hymns or Christmas Carols to the residents of the Elder-Care Centers, Or  Worship in the shower, both a'cappella, or to just belt out Jazz or Rhythm & Blues with my husband's guitar. 

So, now you have sort of an idea where I may be coming from. There will be more as we go. Meanwhile, Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, and a Happy Hanukkah! Let the miraculous Light of both Celebrations warm your heart, and bring you victory!   Shalom! (Peace)
 
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  • Sandra Carlton Duncan
  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37  years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog  (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.
  • I am a devoted follower of Yeshua, the Messiah. I have been married to Gene Duncan II for 37 years, and counting. I have 7 children, 3 boys & 4 girls - all grown up. They have been home educated, K-12. I also write, hence the blog (including, but not limited to: children's books, poems, and personal growth art. ) Please stay tuned as I share my personal journey through poems and writing.

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