|Megan, (6/22/13- Megan’s xanga site shut down) took me up on the reciprocal questions. Here are the ones that she gave to me.1. What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
If possible (and it always isn’t) I love to sleep longer on a rainy day. Wake up to a leisurely breakfast, and have some fun with my kids. One of our favorite rainy day things is to go to a movie with them, or to rent movies and pop popcorn and watch. If we are watching at home, we like to watch old science fiction movies like the Fog or the Creature from the Deep or a Harryhausen movie like Jason and the Argonauts. We used to always watch Mystery Science Theater 2000 when it was on the Sci-Fi channel (before they changed their format). They had robots and a man who made funny comments about the mistakes in the movie. We still do that when we watch the old movies.
2. What accomplishment of yours are you the most proud of?
I think the thing I am most proud of is becoming a parent totally unlike my parents. Knowing that my kids know that I love them. I have not brought the abuse of my past into a future generation. And with the help of God, I have redeemed a lot of the hurt from my past. There is much more to go, but if you had known me many years ago, you would not recognize me today. God has worked a mighty wonder.
3. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
I think I would love to trade places with Beth Moore (I am assuming you mean someone alive today). I am drawn by how much she has a relationship with God, and how her mind works to sort out spiritual matters in her life. I would love to learn more about her devotional life, and to watch how she creates her studies.
If I could pick anyone at all in the past, I would want to be John, to be close to Jesus in the way that he was, to see Heaven, and all the things that Jesus did with the disciples. I do have to admit, I would not have liked to have faced the suffering he went through, but if I were Him, I would know learn how he was able to hold true to God in the face of it.
4. How would you define love?
There are different kinds of love. But the one that I am trying to learn about, to realize that God has for us all, and to be able to emulate is the agape love that is best described in I Corinthians 13:4-8a Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; hears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. … If you substitute the word God, for the word love in the above, you see a picture of God that I am trying to learn about. I fail so much in that perfect love, but it is a goal of mine to come closer to this every day.
5. If you had to pick 1 word to describe yourself, what would you choose and why?
growing. I am growing in my understanding of God every day, growing closer to my kids, growing and learning how to be a decent mom. Growing in how I view the world, in how I act in the world. Feeling like I am growing closer to people, here on Xanga and in my circle of friends. And as I grow in these ways, it helps me to be more caring, and to see life in such a different way.
Thanks so much for asking these questions. Hope you like the answers.
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