Verna Davis The Joy Lady
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of everybody debating about this pandemic thing we’re living through. Is it a sign of the end of the world? Is it blown out of proportion? Is it as bad as they say it is? Is it worse? Is it political? Are we being too cautious? Not cautious enough? I do know this: while we are doing our best to obey the rules, we are becoming weary of all the rules. Encouraging ourselves and others has become hard work, hasn’t it?
That being said, I realize some of you reading this don’t know me very well. And I haven’t been able to “get out there” to meet some of you. We don’t know about each others’ children and grandchildren, for goodness’ sake. To you, I might be just some strange lady who now writes in the Brazil Times. You don’t know about my successes and failures, the places I’ve lived, or the jobs I’ve had. So, let me share some things about me. I’m sure this info will be of no use to you other than being able to read something that has nothing to do with the CoVid 19. So, here we go, in no particular order.
When I lived in Nebraska, I drove a mini-school bus. Part of my training was learning how to kill rattlesnakes on my bus route. I’m too dumb for my smart phone. On any given day, I can lose my keys, my phone, my glasses, or my purse. I can lose them individually, or all at once.
I have milked cows, tried to milk a goat (only once), killed a chicken and cooked it for Sunday dinner, and was pecked by chickens while stealing their eggs right from underneath them—all in one weekend on my grandparents’ farm.
I’ve had piano lessons—and clarinet, flute, saxophone and guitar lessons. Except for the sax and the guitar, I didn’t practice the other instruments enough to make it worth the money. I still play the sax, but sadly, fretting about my arthritis keeps me from the fretting on the guitar.
My three favorite activities are reading, sewing, and cooking. I have one husband, two kids, four grandkids, lots of cousins, and tons of friends. Oh, and a cute little dog, too.
I am a joy-filled, blood-bought woman of God, freed from sins’ bondage. I live in a state of perpetual grace. The love of God covers over my multitude of sins. I love reading and studying and teaching scripture. A can’t go a day without singing God’s praises. I sing out loud in my house and my car and while I’m walking the dog. I sing in my head and in my heart last thing before I go to sleep and first thing when I wake up. My God is worthy of my praise.
You may know lots of things about me. But the thing I most want you to know is this: I am in love with Jesus, and He is in love with me. And that says it all.