The “Just Me” Intro
The one subject I struggled with in grade school was handwriting. Why? Because the teachers insisted that I write on the lines, and I don’t do that very well. I’ve always been drawn to the space between the lines. Things look a little clearer when I can see not only both sides but also the vast land of possibility bridging two unwavering lines.
Granted, the land between lines of battle can be a minefield, and no one expects to see someone wandering there. No, we’re expected to pick a side and line up. Don’t bother with the space between, just shoot away at the other line. But again, I don’t do that very well. The space is too intriguing, and I guess that’s what I write about, the ideas I find between the lines of expectation.
I don’t have to look far for those ideas because I, like everyone, am equipped with my own company of actors, a stage full of players including an English teacher (that’s me) and her 100 or so high school/college students, a preacher/husband and his 450ish-member congregation, a fresh out of grad-school daughter who juggles multiple jobs until she can land her dream job, a colorful extended family whose stories would fit well in the middle of a Faulkner short story, and a couple of miscreant beagles.
These players and their stories help me trudge through intersecting issues like faith, culture, family, education, and politics. What am I looking for? An existence where love for God and people is real. A place where I can hear the voice of God saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21).
The “Formal Me” Intro
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Science in Adult Education and is currently a member of the clinical faculty at Texas A&M University-Texarkana where she is the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program. She also serves with her husband, Kevin Myers, at Highland Park Baptist Church where he pastors and she leads the 18-20 somethings’ class. They have one daughter, Morgan Myers, who recently graduated with her MBA and is readying to begin a new career in the field of marketing and finance. Above all, Kevin and Lisa strive to live and teach this one truth: Love God, Love People…Experience Life.