I posted this months ago on FaceBook; so some of you may have seen it then. But I know many of the people I care about are NOT on FaceBook; so here it is again. I think it is a "must-see" bit of modern life.
Location: Orange County, California, United States
I am "MariaKaren Kettleson Anderson" and go by "EmKay" these days. I am a disciple of Jesus (see my post on 8/18/2006 for an explanation of what I really mean by that) and all of the posts through 12/2009 were written while I was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Newport Beach, CA. I transferred my membership in January of 2010 to St. Mark Presbyterian, Newport Beach, but found that loving community already formed was tough to walk away from, and so I had more than a year of peripheral involvement as I discerned where I should be. St Mark was full of wonderful people and very good theology and practice, and if our lives had not changed in dramatic ways from 2011 to now, I would have rooted there. As it is, we look forward to settling in our new church in Northern Minnesota. I am in my 50s, and am a wife, mother to 4 sons (ages 29, 28, 14, and 12), and step-mother to 2 sons (ages 24 and 21). Although -- like you -- I keep busy with many commitments and responsibilities, my life is centered around following after God through Jesus Christ and letting Him transform me through my relationship with Him and my relationships within my community of faith.