I’ll begin by introducing myself with the usual stats. My name is Rebeca Jones. I have been married to my ‘mind mate’ for 24 years and we’ve shared the exquisite gift of raising four children who are now ages 22, 20, 16, and 14. We welcomed our fifth ‘child’ in September, 2016 as our oldest daughter was married to an amazing, godly young man. We’ve homeschooled our kids since 2001.
Now for the fun bits. As a family, we are total sci-fi geeks. Our poor kids know more Star Trek history than Earth history, and most conversations are peppered with references to Star Wars, superhero movies, Fringe, or Firefly.
I really do teach them other things. Honest.
For several years our children have been involved in our local dance school, as well as a youth theater group in a neighboring town. I’ve been blessed to enjoy theater through my kids and have the honor of coordinating the stage makeup for each show. I love it!
I’ve had the privilege of both leading a Mom’s group at our homeschool co-op, as well as teaching drama to our co-op’s Jr. High and High School students. Being intensely introverted and a survivor of depression and social anxiety, this is proof that I am a work in progress in the hands of a mighty God.
And finally to the important parts. All of these roles I’ve played, are good, but they don’t tell you who I am. I am a daughter of El Elyon, the Most High God. This costume I wear is imperfect and at times gets worn and tattered, yet my Father sees me as already perfect, complete, and without blemish. Wow! Mind-blowing, isn’t it?
I named this blog Building Standing Stones because I suffer from spiritual short-term memory loss. My Father God speaks, gives me insight or conviction and within hours I forget it. By writing down the interesting bits of my journey, I am building my own standing stones, reminders that my Lord does see me, is involved in my life, and that He loves me infinitely.
My heart’s desire is that my life and my writing will reflect the radiance of my Father. May I see less of me in the mirror day by day, and more of Him. Amen?
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NLT)
Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and sit a spell. Let me know you’ve been here; I love to make new friends!
Grace and peace to you,