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A Bit about the Journal…
In my online Journal, I reflect on my attempts to live consistently as a follower of Jesus in my work, ministry and home. Integrating faith throughout my life guides my decisions. My professional journey has been an intriguing path, including being a high school science teacher, an intelligence analyst, and presently serving the church as the mission director.
Walking alongside students and families, in addition to my own crazy path, has helped me develop strategies of living an integrated missioinal life. Whether organizing a mission outreach or planning a family gathering, I hope God’s presence is felt. In the same way, I hope my reflections and articles testify clearly of God’s amazing grace amidst the joys and struggles of tasting eternity here on earth.
A Missional Life…
A missional life reflects loving God with all of one’s heart and soul and mind. It offers a place for the disjointed, compartmentalized and overly-complex 21st century life. I share knowledge gathered over years of ministry, Bible teaching, and life experiences.
Being missional extends also to serving my community and beyond. Over the years I have had the privilege of helping in local soup kitchens, food pantries, thrift stores, and homeless shelters. Reaching beyond my neighborhood borders, I have led a couple dozen short-term mission projects to rural, urban and international ministry locations. While sharing the gospel message, we all grow deeper in our faith and in our commitment to live out our faith at home.
And, My Family…
My husband, Chris and I, have a wonderful life together. Before children, we traveled and bought art and enjoyed a most carefree pace. Children added a beautiful new dimension to our life! Interesting how humility, joy, frustration, and love in extreme measures surface during parenthood. Our son, Aaron, started college Fall 2011; and our daughter, Elise, is in high school. Our dog, Casey, brings even more excitement into our lives!
As I continue this journey, I hope that my life reflects my faith in Jesus Christ.
Please follow via email or subscribe in RSS link to stay current on the Journal’s updates!Clay for the Potter, Sharon Recher Hoover