A dear friend of mine once introduced me to an audience as a “quiet storm.” At that time she barely knew me, but boy, she was right on!
I was born in central New Jersey, pretty close to the shore. We were a typical 1950’s family with a mom and dad. I was in the middle of two brothers then my father passed away when I was four. We went from a secure family to a very insecure one. My mom suddenly became very self sufficient but as a little child I needed a lot more cuddling then self sufficiency. I was raised to follow the path of self sufficiency but in reality I was more of a shy wallflower type in need of guidance.
Soon after high school I was caught up in the Jesus People Movement in the early 70’s and I loved it. But more importantly I fell in love with Jesus.
I met my husband, Pat, in a Christian ministry in Oregon and we began ministry from that point on.
We started a family right away and I loved being a stay at home mom, nurturing my kids and supporting my husband in his ministry. But the “quiet” part started to evolve to the “storm” part. Marriage, parenthood and pastoring were all learning experiences that forced me to grow up, a lot! But it took years! Ha ha. I made many mistakes and then I made more mistakes. But life is a process.
During this time I began to get to know myself, and see who Cathy Lynn was and who she was all along, the one God created me to be. When I look back I can see all the ups and downs of my life and who God has molded me to be today.
I just love creativity. I love music and art of many kinds. I love nature and all of God’s creation, well, except for wormy, slimy, caterpillar type things.
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Let’s Have Another Piece of Pie, www.wingedprisms.com, it’s not about pie, it’s about the concept of pie, sitting with good friends and getting to the heart.
A few of my favorite things…..
I’ve had some of my best days when I’ve taken a breath and sat at the feet of Jesus. It may seem like taking time to reflect and listen from the smaller path off your road of life, but I have found it necessary. A different view or perspective on where I’ve been and where I’m going and where I am right now. A God perspective, perhaps.
All I can say is that it helps tremendously to see and hear more clearly. In this life adventure we need to take the time to listen and hear. Take the time to reflect and see more clearly. It not only helps ourselves but also those we care for and encounter on our path.