Who is Rebekah?

Hey…I’m glad you stopped by my blog. I have a lot of content that you can look back through to see where I’ve been and what I’ve done. I haven’t shared much over the last few years but I plan to get back to writing more this coming year…2018.

I am a mom to four pretty cool kids. I won’t post their names on here because two of them are teenagers…that should be explanation enough. But I will instead refer to them by their ages. For example, “Right now all my kids are supposed to be asleep but Fifteen is in his bed taunting Eleven in the other room and all I can hear is a mumbling from one room and Eleven shouting for Fifteen to shut up. It’s happened at least five times.” Lovely and absolutely true. Now don’t be confused. Five was actually being used as a number. I do not have a five-year old. Currently (I keep this part updated) my kids are: Twenty-two (girl), Twenty (boy), Fifteen (boy) and Thirteen (boy). And I really do love them and think they are amazing. And rarely annoying anymore.

On to Hubby…I may refer to him by name, Bill, or call him hubby. I don’t think he’ll care so that’s easy. He was my high-school sweetheart (although he was well out of high school when we started dating…”cradle robber” has been occasionally mentioned but never by me. ;)) We have been married for twenty-six years and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. He’s not perfect but thank God for that because neither am I and how unfair would that be?

Me? I’m really tall and I can’t tell you what color my hair is because it changes often and I don’t want to admit that it’s getting grossly gray. I like to sing, read and write. I believe that creativity and lack of clutter may be inversely related so let’s just say that I’m quite creative. (Which means I live amongst piles and stacks of things I need to get to and I can never seem to find my keys.) I was actually diagnosed with A.D.D. in 2017 which answers a whole lot of questions for me and I’m thankful to have some of those answers. I’m learning (very slowly) to play guitar. I think deep down I’d like to be a rocker but I’m told I have a “sweet sound” and that I sing like Allison Krauss, so that’s not likely.

My first book, Where the Pink Houses Are, is a love story set in Ireland. It’s about second chances and learning that no one is beyond redemption. It’s available on Amazon. Some libraries carry it and if yours doesn’t, you can request it. The book info is here. My second book, Where the Yellow Flowers Grow, is another love story (of course…because that’s just fun) and it is set in the same quaint Irish town as the first with some continuing characters and some new. You can find it on Amazon as well.

Other than the things I’ve just mentioned, most of my time is taken up these days with my real estate business. Which means my writing has taken a back seat…I mean reaaaallly back seat over the last few years. But my husband just joined me in my biz and part of the goal is that he will be able to run our real estate business in the winters when it’s a bit slower so I have time to write! It’s currently Dec 2017 and I’m hoping to write my third book in the next few months!

Now just a little about this blog. I started it many years ago just because I felt like God wanted me to have an outlet for writing and it was very therapeutic. As I update this page, it’s been over a year since I wrote a post. But that’s not because I don’t want to write. I do and I need to start writing again. But I can make no promises. I’ve been on a journey over the last four years that has had me cautious to share much of what’s rattling around in my brain as I’m still trying to figure so many things out. But I’m not ready to let go of this blog so even if it’s not very often, I’m still going to post my thoughts from time to time. Thanks for stopping by!

~rebekah

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oh…and my cute family pic was taken by: SjBridgeman Photography  And tho it’s an oldie, it’s a goodie! Here is a more current pic taken at my sister’s wedding in July 2017:

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19 Comments

  1. Stopping by from five minute Friday….I love your writing style and your wit!

  2. Howdie, Just stopped by your site as researching Book of Ruth for our High School group who meet Sunday afternoons in West Nairobi near the Ngong Hills. We do typical High School stuff as well as a Bible study which at present is life of Ruth and life of Joseph and knowing and doing God’s will.
    Appreciate your comments and welcome back to Africa anytime, West or East coast. Cordially Ruth, Alan plus 3, 7 dogs, 1 cat, etc.

    • Hi Ruth!
      I’m so thrilled to hear from a sister in Africa! I love the book of Ruth. My novel is even inspired by Ruth. Thank you for stopping by and please come back and visit again. I certainly hope to come back to Africa. After three trips there, I can’t imagine not returning! God Bless to you, Alan plus 3, 7 dogs, 1 cat, etc 🙂

  3. Rebekah … It is amazing to me the gifts that you are clearly sharing that God has given to you. I have always admired you and your determination and strong will along with the constant give give give of your being.
    From someone who took, took and takes I hope now that from a distance I can watch you and learn more from you and your Godly ways. I love the blog, the book the passion and your stories. My verse in life at this time is Proverbs 30: 1-3 .. maybe not the best but definitely summarizes me at this time and my constant quest to find what God would want me to do …
    Thank you!
    Your friend,
    Michelle

    • Wow…well that may qualify as one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me, Michelle! We are both growing every day…BOTH of us 🙂 Give yourself some credit girl! Thanks for your kind words. Love you!

  4. First let me say, Thank You, for being an obedient woman of God. At times, it can be hard to submit, but I am gratefuly for your example. The Lord stated that we should seek wise counsel. Since you have made it through with your Strong Willed child, please send me any tips on the strong willed child. I have a strong willed child. I am having issues with figuring out the best environment for him, public, or private school. It is hard that he is SWC, but even harder that he is a male. I don’t have the opportunity to homeschool as that is not what the Lord has called me to do. Any ideas would be great.

    • Hi Trina,
      Thanks for your comment 🙂 I don’t know how to direct you regarding schooling. It is a tough decision. I did homeschool mine until 3rd grade. By that point, we were all in agreement that she needed to leave the house for 6 hours per day. haha. But my SWC was always much better behaved outside the house than inside, so she did very well in school and yours may as well. I wrote a post for today with some tips for you about SWC’s and plan to do a series of posts. Hope it helps: http://wp.me/p2diHT-6C
      Thanks!
      ~rebekah

  5. You know I love you girl and am as always GLUED to what you write so keep going! How about the subject of “worry” cuz a lot of women do that. The verse I clung to for many years was Matthew 6:33+34. I feel like I am finally starting to stop worrying….as much…. 😛 I

  6. Rebekah you are and have always been a woman of excellence and example. You have changed my life and “I’ll never be the same again”. Love you and so proud of you. Shelley xoxo

  7. Deference to article author, some wonderful information.

  8. I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for putting up.

  9. Yeah! Your blog is so clean looking. Did you design it? Can’t wait to see what God is up to with you….

    • hey…all of this is actually very confusing to me…as far as the technical side of the blog goes. I’m using word press so I used their template and I just uploaded my own pics and added my content. 🙂

  10. Kudos to you for doing what God wants!!!! I am subscribing to your blog as of now and as I said I loved your book!!!! You are an incredible writer and God has blessed you!!

  11. I love it, and I love you! I’m so inspired and proud of you that you are just doing it “because God said so”! Go You….

  12. Never commented on a blog before. So glad you are doing this. with my add mind I will try to read the whole thing. I often start the first paragraph and never finish the whole article. Started your book last night and it was about page 10 when I paused and said, omg, Rebekah wrote this, this all came from her mind! How cool is that! All of this came from your mind – I just think that is amazing!

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