Who is This Girl, Anyway?

Hello There! Thank you for visiting See Through Sister! My name is Kim Riley and I am so happy you stopped by!

My husband George and I have been married for almost 28 years. He served in the Army for 26 of those years. He is now retired and we are settled in our home state of New Jersey. We are in the southeast part of the state with beaches and forests practically in our back yard. Our boys are 27 and 22 and we have a daughter who just turned 13. My husband’s service dog, Flash, and our guinea pig, Gus, round out the family stats!

I have always had a dream in my heart to write something that would connect with other women. But like many of you, procrastination, fear, self doubt, feelings of unworthiness, and just life got in the way of the whisper of my heart.

So why is now the time to jump in? While studying the book of James at church, the speaker said something that hit me like a bucket of bricks mixed with cold water. He was talking about the times we know there is something we should do and we don’t do it. It could be something as simple as seeing someone in need and turning a blind eye. In my particular case, I realized that all that procrastination and waiting to be “good enough” to share my thoughts with any hope of people seeing God’s light come through the words on the page, was straight up telling God NO! Ouch!! It wrecked me. I was full of remorse and regret.

Unfortunately, that Come to Jesus moment of mine does not instantly erase the fear or self doubt. God will work on that with me, but right now, my job is to obey his voice. So here we are. I come to you so very humbly. I am figuring this out as I go. I apologize in advance for any technical difficulties! Please hang in there with me! Computers and I have never been the best of friends.

I hope that as See Through Sister grows, we will form a community of women who will feel safe to share their stories as well. For that to happen, we are going to need to be kind to each other as we comment and encourage each other. It is, of course, okay to have your own perspectives, but please remember to be respectful of others as we share. It so easy to forget that real people are on the other end of our words when there is a cold computer screen as our visual! Proverbs 18 reminds us that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Let’s speak life!

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