♥ Tell me something about your favorite teacher.
Honestly, I couldn't stand her at first. Because she called me out on the first day of class for chewing gum. She was my high school English teacher. She was tough in some ways, but after a few months, she came to be my favorite teacher. Ever. I think of her often...she was a teacher who really made a difference in my life.
♥ Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life.
My Salvation. 2 mos before I turned 16, I accepted for myself, that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. But, it wasn't all that easy. I had internal struggles about why I even existed. Even tried to take my own life. But, God spared me. A few weeks after that incident, Adam, a friend from my high school, invited me to a Bible Study and then to Youth Group. On our way home from Youth Group, Adam shared with me that I couldn't earn my way to heaven by good works - Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." This is a "short" version of my story...but, it was the MOST pivotal moment in my life. Accepting the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ...believing that He paid the debt I owed for my sin...death. Trusting that His blood covered my sins and instead of being condemned to an eternity separated from God in Hell when I die, I will be eternally with my Savior in Heaven. Not only did I have hope for the future...my eternal destiny, but I had hope for the present, that God would be my guide, my strength, my hope, my all...and I would have not only eternal life, but abundant life, as well.
♥ About favorite colors--a lot of people will ask you what it is, but I want to know why it is. What feeling or memory does it evoke?
I don't really have a favorite color...and here's WHY...I love them all. I can't think of a certain color that produces a certain feeling. Color in general can evoke a myriad of feelings and memories. Here's one...I actually hate the combination of bright red and bright green. It's the cheesey-ness of Christmas...cheap and commercialized. Being married around Christmas proved that I do like "Christmas Colors," though - just not so chinsy...Deep Purple, Rust, Dark Golds and Rich Greens...that gives me a peaceful feeling and reminds me of the day I married my best friend. If you named any color...I could probably tell you how it makes me feel or what it makes me think of.
♥ What's a sure sign that you're getting older?
I can't remember how old I am...seriously. I have to ask my husband most of the time. But, for now...I remember. Twenty....Seven...yes, that's it. ;)
♥ Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you?
No sermons! Bummer. ;) Ok, ok...well...um...sorta, but not really?? This is tough one to answer. Clearly, I enjoy fall: pumpkins (even CARVING them), Apples (Cider, Pie, etc), Harvest...but, I'm not into the traditions of scary things...like dead people and spirits and ghosts and whatnot...been there, done that. NOT doing it again. NOT smart. NOT cool. TOO real. And I'm sorry...hope this isn't "sermonizing," it's just what I stand for...that stuff is too real to be messing with. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12.
♥ What's your favorite musical?
I'd HAVE to say "Music Man."
♥ Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse?
Kind of in the middle. I like aspects of both.
♥ Did you know that it is possible, for a small fee, to name a real star after someone? (It's true! Google it!) If someone were to name a star for you, would you appreciate it for its whimsy and romance, or would you say, "Are you kidding me? For $19.95 we could have gone to the movie and actually bought popcorn."
Yes, I did know that...and I would think it was sooo romantical and whimsical. Love that kind of stuff. And we'd go to a movie and buy popcorn just to celebrate it! :)
♥ What's the craziest thing you've ever been doing and texted during it?
I hate to say it, but "Driving". I know. BOOOOOORRRR-ING! Not crazy, and probably illegal. :S
♥ "It's not a party unless _______."
It's 1999? I dunno...it just came to me. ;) Not the exact words, but, eh...whatev. I guess I would also say "It's not a party unless you invite me." :) Ha! I'm so full of it!
♥ When you're stuck in traffic or a waiting room, what do you do to pass the time? PS: There are no magazines available.
Call someone, get on the internet on my phone or text. So, what I'm saying is, I'd DIE without my phone.
♥ If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you?
Psshhhh-YA! Check out my answer to "It's not a party unless..." I mean, yeah...I was KINDA joking, but...if I was honest, I love a good party any day! And I would so hang out with me at a party, too. I really like everyone...so, how could I not include myself??? I'd feel so bad if I didn't include me! Not to mention, we (me & me) have so much in common! The only time it'd be rough is if I was flirting with my husband, then I'd be jealous of myself.
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