"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Copied from Kristen at Exemplify - "I, Joanne"

If you wanna see her version, go here.

I AM ...very eager for the kids to go back to school tomorrow.

I WANT... a self-cleaning house.

I HAVE ... two fun kids and an amazingly wonderful husband.

I WISH I COULD ... give my husband his eyesight back.

I HATE ... Dr. Pepper.

I FEAR ... messing up.

I HEAR ... the dryer running, and "Dragon Tales." (but not when my fingers are in my ears!)

I SEARCH ... for more of Him.

I DON'T THINK ... I am as organized or disciplined as others say I am.

I REGRET ... straying.

I LOVE ... God's grace.

I ACHE FOR ... quiet.

I ALWAYS CRY ... when I read Isaiah 53.

I AM NOT ... as self-assured (or God-assured, for that matter) as I wish I were.

I DANCE ... with my kids, and they love it (and it'll have to do. Marc doesn't think much of dancing.)

I SING ... a lot -- at least daily.

I NEVER ... had even the smallest desire to smoke (nor did I try it even once).

I RARELY ... am doing just one thing at a time

I CRIED WHEN I WATCHED ... my husband lie in his hospital bed five years ago after his first brain surgery.

I AM NOT ALWAYS ... good at remembering to eat.

I HATE THAT ... there is so much evil in the world.

I'M CONFUSED ABOUT ... how Jews can read Isaiah 53 and NOT get it.

I NEED ... to get my kids' backpacks ready for tomorrow.

I SHOULD ... go fold the load of laundry that just finished in the dryer.


  1. I love this little blog "get to know you" game!

    So glad you played along.

    Hope the laundry ended up folding itself somehow! : )

  2. Thanks for giving us a taste of your life. Like you, I am always eager for my kids to go back to school. Anyday...everyday! I, too, wish for your husband's eyesight. Not sure I have the full story there, but I think it to be a deep, longing within you. It touches my heart too.


  3. This is awesome, Jo! And yes, you ARE as organized as others think you are! ;)

  4. I see we are both in Kathie's new book!! Yay!

  5. Great post, Joanne! Love it.


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