"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

About GoldintheClouds


Welcome to Gold in the Clouds.  I started this blog about 7 years ago and I've found  writing to be a good outlet for sharing my faith in Christ, my family life, friendships, and the things I have a passion for.  The title of the blog comes from the song with the same title, by Annie Herring of the Christian music group 2nd Chapter of Acts (my fave group as a teen).  Even in the storms of life, walking through days that are sometimes mundane, we CAN experience joy, blessings and "gold" in the clouds.......
Faith

I'm married to my best friend, Dave and we have 2 daughters.  I've been a full time Master teacher (Special Education) and a stay at home mom (4 years full time and 2 years working part time).  In the autumn of 2011, I started working full time again as a Special Education teacher assistant....the fun of teaching special needs students without the responsibilities and time-consuming tasks of a Master teacher.  

I also lead a small group for moms of teens/college-aged kids and I volunteer for our school district's "Friends of Music" committee.
Dave

My husband is a full time software engineer and a volunteer junior high youth group leader. He also has a passion for writing good short stories (science fiction and fantasy) and recently had his first short story published in an online magazine! 


"The Princess"

 Our oldest (age 20, a junior) is away at a liberal arts faith-based inter-denominational college studying Graphic Design and Math and has 2  part time jobs on campus: as Events Ambassador for the college and in the student center dining hall.  
"The Ballerina"

 Our youngest (age 15) is in 9th grade at our senior high where she takes a full load of classes including Russian, Orchestra, Chorus, Music Theory plus all the core classes following the advanced regents and honors program.  She plays violin like her big sister and also studies ballet, pointe, and lyrical ballet. She is currently a member of the Russian Club, LIFE (the club for Christians at her high school), and Key Club.

I first accepted God as Redeemer in the summer of 1975 and went on to major in Music Education/Piano at a Christian college in western New York.  After a time of being away from God after graduating in 1982, I re-dedicated my life to Christ and moved to the Capital Region to earn my Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology/Special Education.  I met my husband shortly after accepting a full time teaching job and we were married a year later!! 

I love hiking, biking, power-walking, and kayaking. These activities fit me well due to my spiritual temperament of "Naturalist".  My other passions include advocating for abused children, reading, creative writing, cooking and collecting recipes, and spending time in the Adirondack mountains. I also love visiting National Parks and we've been to several to camp, hike, tour and take photos in the last 23 years.

We all love God and strive to shine the Light in this darkened world.

My hope is that by visiting here, you will be encouraged to draw close to God on your life walk and shine the Light so others can see the "gold in the clouds".





1 comment:

Joyful Reader said...

I have to say you have a beautiful family! God has greatly blessed you! I for one appreciate your willingness to stand up for abused children. Our two younger children were adopted out of DFS. The youngest at the age of 4 had shot himself with a hand gun he found. Then their living conditions were investigated to reveal terrible conditions. That was 11 years ago now and they are thriving in our home! God has blessed us as well! I am encouraged with each visit here although I don't always take the time to comment...sorry, I will try to do better.