About me: In my 20s I was a career woman; my job was my life. At 28 I surrendered my life to Christ.
He changed my desires - I wanted most of all to serve Him, and instead of being absorbed in my work, I dreamed of becoming a wife and mother.
Ten years later I married my sweet husband. We endured years of infertility, miscarriage, and then adopted our children from Romania. When the children were small, we also cared for my aging parents in our home until their deaths.
(with Mr. Redo and our son, Matthew)
I still went to church. Occasionally cried out to God. Sometimes read the Word. But on many days, I was too spent to even do these things. Completely broken.
(with Elizabeth, 17)
Years passed, and eventually I found a doctor who prescribed the right dosage of medication for my lifelong clinical depression. The children were becoming more independent.
As I began to worship, really worship at church, my broken heart started to heal. The pieces came together as I saw God's "big picture" - it's not about me! I again surrendered my life to the Lord.
This past year I started a prayer journal. As I wrote daily in each section -
I began this blog as Redo 101 because at the time, I often refinished or painted furniture, rearranged our home, and bought thrifted things with which to decorate. It seemed fitting, during that time, to change the blog name to Ms. Redo. Whether working on the house, or God working to bring needed changes to my life - Ms. Redo seems just right.
I began sewing again after a hiatus of 18 years. As I discovered craft sewing magazines, I started making projects that I could give as gifts, offering encouragement to others as they went through rough times, or to family who celebrate birthdays.
I hope you will find encouragement here at Redo 101!
You may contact me via email at: mclark333(at)verizon(dot)com