Who I Am

I am a quiet woman growing each day in the LORD.

Christ is my home. He is the well from which I drink. I became His 26 years ago. I am 72 so that is actually a small percentage of my life through which I could have walked closely with Him. No matter, He never stopped waiting for me.

I am now a widow from a Christ-centered marriage of 25 years to Kenneth. I praise God for him. I miss him so.  We had no children.

I feel God’s call to be His light in this dark world. I am grateful for the love God gives to me so I may give it away.

I live in Lufkin, Texas, USA (in Deep East Texas/Pineywoods).  I have taught Women’s Sunday School/Bible Study, co-administrated/taught a teen girls’ annual conference.  I participate in women’s Bible studies in church as well as on my own.  I am a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in California, Washington, D.C., and have taught older children and adults in Oregon and Texas.  I also retired from being a children’s librarian in the public library system, a job I thoroughly loved.  I tutored primary-aged children who are falling behind in those early years of school until we moved in May 2017.

I was born into a Navy family and have lived in various places around the USA.  I was actually born in San Diego, CA, but must say that I was “born Navy”.  I have two sisters, both younger than I.  One lives in California and the other on the island of Kauai.  My Daddy was a Navy doctor for 20 years when death came to him at only 46 in 1960, leaving Mom to raise us girls at young ages of 13, 10, 7. She moved us back to San Diego, CA after his death. Mom co-owned a small retail dress shop in Point Loma, CA. and loved the whole process.  Of course, we worked there and got clothes at wholesale!  I must admit that I was married early after college but that ended in divorce.  I was single for 13 years until the LORD brought Kenneth into my life.  I am so very thankful for the graciousness and love I know now.  I praise the LORD daily for the life He has given me and the times of hardship have grown me and changed me to be the woman I am today.

Journaling overlooking the Davis Mountains and Indian Lodge

Near Los Alamos, NM

11 thoughts on “Who I Am

  1. Good morning, Linda! I found you this morning during my morning devotion that included reading about the name of God Jehovah-Rapha. Thank-you for your encouraging words and for sharing your story that is being written by the Grace of God!

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  2. I found your blog this morning as I read 1 Chronicles 20 and then searched for an image and a better understanding of a ‘weaver’s beam.’ Thank you for your example.

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    • The things of weaving are so special and important to me as I have woven many weavings. I dyed and spun the wool in many of them. It was my “hobby” for many a year. So when I run across words that relate to weaving in the Bible, I want to know more about them, what they are, why the seemingly odd context. I learn so much as I research and write. Thanks for sharing that with me, Denise.


  3. Linda, While doing research on Samson, I found you on the internet. My heart went out to you in reading about you & Kenneth. I could feel your love for him – perhaps as much as my love is for my husband of 46 years. We lived in the Nacogdoches area for a few years, long ago. Your post, which I was reading, was dated March 5. Just want you to know I am praying for you. Hope all is well with you…& Kenneth.
    🛐Yours in Christ,
    Dot Phillips


    • Dearest Dot Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. Kenneth is doing alright but is getting weaker as weeks go by. But we are waking each morning and thanking God for this new day together. He is still able to teach me things about the house and its care. I am doing for him as he for me. Thank you so much, Dot. We love this area, having only recently moved here July, 2017. We needed to get away from the coast of TX…just before Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, 20 miles north of Portland (near Corpus Christi). God is with us and surely has been. Bless you, Linda


  4. nice to meet you linda. you have lived in some places where we have either lived or have family:) i met you via the Sunday Community.


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