Name: Tina Knox
hmmm....wife, mother, teacher, discipler and the one that is my official "occupation" if you're talking about business. I own along with my husband, Ted, 5 properties in NY. Though we own them together, they are primarily my responsibility to manage.
If we were to ask those around you, what role would they say you most often play in the lives of others?
I think I most often play the role of encourager/exhorter.
Your definition of beauty:
Beauty...it comes in so many shapes and sizes and colors, but for me it has certain elements in common. It's natural; it's strong; it's vulnerable; it's real. It isn't one thing...it's the clear, clear eyes of a young child. My nephew Sam, who has incredibly bright, blue eyes was sitting at the table yesterday next to my Haitian daughter Beta, who has deep brown, dreamy eyes and I thought about how clear and fresh and beautiful their young eyes are. Hands are one of the most beautiful things to me. They show so much about a person. I love my Dad's big, freckled, craggy, strong hands. I love my son Cameron's hands as they hold a paint brush. I love veiny, strong, brown hands with silver jewelry on them...weird, I know. My favorite hands in the world are my husband's. I've watched them hold our children, turn pages of countless books, write with his distinctive way he holds a pen, type, and tenderly, intimately touch me.
Accomplishment you're most pleased with:
Favorite food: My favorite food is moist chocolate cake and food that is made by someone other than me.
Three things that make you terribly happy:
I have a quote book that I too infrequently put quotes in, but my favorite quote in it is a dedication poem T.S. Elliot wrote to his wife. It reminds me of Prov. 5:15-19. It captures perfectly the one-flesh relationship that God wants a husband and wife to share and though Elliot wrote it for his wife, I always think of my husband when I read it:
Favorite picture of yourself:
Book you're currently reading:
Books I'm currently reading: The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, et al, The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo, Trusting God by Jerry Bridges (for the third time), and I just finished Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and am in need of a new, good novel, Lastly, I am reading the one book I'm always reading but never through with and that is the Bible. I'm currently trying to read through it following a program that has you in a different part of the Bible each day. It says it's a program for "shirkers and slackers," of which I admit to being.