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 currently teaches high school English as well as Composition I and II for her local college in Texarkana, TX. She serves with her husband, Kevin Myers, at Highland Park Baptist Church where he pastors and she leads the 18-20somethings’ 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.