Jhn 12:3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
Fragrant Devotion is my attempt to express my excitement, passion and love for God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and the life that I share with them.
As for some of my particulars, I have been married since I was 29 (which was quite awhile ago) to a really wonderful man named Tim. I am the proud adoptive mother of two beautiful girls, Emily and Izzy. I am a successful businesswoman, a cat lover, and I am a recovering Diet Pepsi addict.
I love step aerobics & kickboxing, hyacinth & sweet peas, pastel colors, Impressionist art, and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. I tend toward deep, long-term friendships rather than having a bunch of acquaintences. I am outgoing and cheerful on the outside but serious once you get past the surface. I have difficulty letting go and playing, however my kids are helping God change that.
I live on 20 acres in the woods in a house my husband and I built with our own hands. The house is off-the-grid but definitely not rustic. We supply all our own power using mostly solar and wind energy. This little adventure turned into our own renewable energy business over 10 years ago.
I have 2 blood-related older sisters who were born 4 days apart (think about that one for awhile), and 1 younger sister. I had a brother, but I only got to meet him twice before he died in his 20s.
I love rock & pop music in particular, my first true love was Neil Diamond, I was a Tomboy and even today I am not at all frilly. I like to travel, I’m a good cook, I keep a fairly clean house considering all the pets and kids running in and out, and more than anything I ache to be thought of as a good person.
I talk and walk and think very fast. I am a storyteller (which is a nice way of saying I give WAY too much detail when I speak), detail-oriented (which is probably why I give too much detail), and I can have a sharp, critical tongue which always breaks my very tender heart. Doing things for people is how I express my love for them.
That’s me in a nutshell. So to coin one of my husband’s phrases, “My name is Alana, how do you like me so far?”