My name is Dana.
A simple name for a not so simple girl, lady, woman, oh my word - old lady! At least that is how I feel a lot of the times. It isn't always because I find a new gray hair or a new wrinkle (but I have been finding these aging treasures lately) - but I feel like an old soul.
I don't like most of the new movies or TV shows. I don't like it that people are not respectful and always seem to be in a hurry. I don't like it that everyone seems to be on the phone everywhere. I don't like the way children talk to their parents at the park. I don't like families breaking up and hearts breaking. I don't like it that people are growing more and more self-centered.
I long for the days gone by.
Not my own glory days. Heavens no.
About 100 years ago. Think 'Little House on the Prairie'. Ahhh - now that's the life for me!
I'm a country girl at heart. I like the slower life. Sippin' lemonade (ok, Diet Coke) on the back porch and watching the grass grow.
But, I am a young Mom (meaning my girls are young, not me). So that hardly ever happens. If you sit on the back porch here - you get a plea for pushing the swing or throwing rocks in the lake. And if the girls are not around, then I am plagued by the feeling that something must need to be cleaned....
The last couple of years, I have been a full time stay at home Mom, wife, housekeeper, homeschool teacher, everything-to-do-with-the-house kind of gal.
Before that, I was a Computer Programmer / Analyst. Fancy way of saying I love computers! :)
My favorite time of year is anything with temperatures above 50.
I love to run. The feel of my feet slamming down just releases every stress in my body. I love it. My knees have a different opinion.
I love books. Just being in the bookstore or library (libraries are safer for our budget) brings me great joy.
It turns out I also love to write. I think it might just come with the territory of books.
Most of all - I love God. I was a sinner, running so far away from God and yet He has been so merciful, patient, loving and forgiving.... How awesome is our Father in Heaven! I am so thankful that He shook my life up - in a way that only He could - and turned me around.
Now I run towards him as fast as I can - like a child running to greet their loving Father at the end of the workday.
I want to spend every breath that I have telling about His Greatness and Lovingkindness.
I want the world to forget about Dana - but to
never forget about the God
that Dana loves so much!
I love to blog. I write about life as a Christian, keeping our bodies healthy, book/movie reviews, personal stories, and most of all - just honoring God, our heavenly Father! I love to encourage others in their Christian walk with sermons I have heard and books I have read (esp from the most important book, the Bible).
I blog at Merry, Married, Mary Mom and also at Life According to the Siefker Girls.
Click here to find out why I chose to name the blog, Merry, Married, Mary Mom.
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At a Merry, Married, Mary Mom, in the month of October, I am writing 31 Days of Good News - which is all about evangelism, missions and taking the Good News of Christ to all the world.
In November, my focus will be on Thanksgiving and all the things I am thankful for. This will not be material objects, persay, but more about the blessings from above.
Some of my favorite posts are:
Is Pooh Bear a Christian?
Keeper of the Home
Life According to the Siefker Girls is all about our home life, written from the perspective of my two darling daughters (6 and 2). It is a sort of diary, journal and a way of sharing our life with family and friends. These girls keep us laughing and I love to share it with all who will read.
I am linked up at....