About Teresa

Who Am I?

Hello. My name is Teresa. TeresaSlankard.com is my blog–my home on the web. I’m from the Midwest and am a true country girl at heart. Though I’ve lived in other parts of the U.S., I prefer the simple life found in a small town in Kansas.

About My Family

My husband of 33 years and I have home-schooled and raised four children in our time together. (Our fourth is still with us for a few more years.)  We have also spent the majority of our years serving in local churches.  We love the ministry life.  My grandfather was a minister. My father was a minister. And it seems to flow fairly naturally in my blood.  We are currently serving as children’s pastors in a small church not far from our place, and so far, the kids there don’t seem to mind the fact that we appear ancient in their eyes.

We also have the wonderful blessing of three beautiful granddaughters at the time of this writing.


True and Random Facts About Me:

1) I’m a typical first-born with first-born tendencies that include: perfectionism, a need to over-achieve, conscientiousness, being anxiety-ridden, prone to jealousy, and have been known to have a few control issues. …but not many. Really. Not many.

2) I am extremely claustrophobic, which can lead to sudden panic attacks. These are not fun.

3) I love coffee. Everything about coffee. Drinking coffee.  Smelling coffee. Hanging out in shops where coffee is served and with people who drink coffee.  This is fun.

4) I am a people-pleaser. (see #1)

5) I would be thin if it weren’t for breads, potatoes, cheese, salted caramel ice-cream, and chocolate.

6) I struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.).  Not fun. I don’t like it.

7) I have been on a perpetual diet for the last 30 years of my life and do not see the trend ending anytime soon. (see #5)

8) Autumn is my favorite season for all the best reasons: crisp weather, mulled cider, quiet fireside moments, and the sound and smell of the fallen leaves in the pathways of my woods.

9) My favorite weather involves clouds and rain and I feel most alive on these kinds of days. Therefore, I prefer them over any other.

10) I love the smell of old books found in dusty book stores.

11) If I could survive without it, I’d never sleep; simply because there are too many things I want to do before they etch the second date on my headstone.

12)  While living seven years in Florida (also known as the Sunshine State) I often experienced a legitimate disorder known Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This was due to the perpetual sunny days. Not kidding. Not fun. The struggle is real. (see #9)

13)  I used to aspire to be a personal trainer. Didn’t happen. Won’t happen. (see #5 and #7)

14) I’m my most peaceful when I’m sewing, crafting, and creating beautiful things.

15) Our three granddaughters live 1400 miles away from us. They are our only grandchildren so far. The art of staying connected is challenging for sure, but not impossible.

So that’s a glimpse of a few of my oddities and unique traits that keep my family and friends in a constant state of guessing as to how any day will go.  (sigh)  If it weren’t for for God’s grace…!


How You Can Contact Me

I want to be available to you as much as possible. Sometimes life gets crazy and it takes me some time to respond, but I will reply to your messages in a timely manner. Here are the best ways to reach me:

Blog Comments – I really appreciate when you comment on my posts, and I will do my best to respond to them. Let me know your thoughts on them and how I can best help you.

Email – Email is almost old school in today’s world. Nonetheless, it is very reliable and almost everyone uses it. Send me an email, and let’s have a conversation.

Facebook –I will respond to your comments and mentions on my Facebook Page. LIKE my Page and let’s start a friendship!

I look forward to hearing from you in whatever avenue of communication you choose!


Disclaimer (oh the legalities of it all!)

This is my personal blog.  The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of any employer, company, or organization with which I am affiliated.  The information I provide is as factual as I have researched. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.