OK, so I asked what you wanted to know about me… it’s my fault, I shouldn’t have asked if I didn’t want to answer your questions! 🙂
Seriously though, thanks for asking, I really appreciate it and it has been fun, if a little difficult, thinking through the answers.
So, without further delay, let’s get started:
Sensico asked me three questions to kick off the question asking:
1) What do you feel is the worst sinful thing you’ve every done? – This is actually an easy one to answer, although it took me a little while to realize it. The bible says that Jesus told us the greatest commandment is to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (Matthew 22:37). The greatest sin I’ve ever committed is not always following that greatest commandment. Why? Because, simply, our responsibility is to share God’s love with the world. If we only pretend and don’t actually love God with all of our heart, soul and mind then people will easily through our masks and we will look like frauds. How can I tell you that God loves you and you should love him if I’m not doing it myself? If the reason I am here is to be a witness for God, then my greatest sin has to be not practicing what I preach!
2) Can you cook and what’s your favorite dish? I don’t think I can cook but I DO cook for two or more families most days – and they keep coming back for more 🙂 My favorite dish is probably lasagna although I make a pretty good beef stew and chicken casserole and I make a mean naan bread!
3) What’s your favorite sci-fi movie? Well now, that’s harder. I loved Transformers but I’m not completely convinced it was fiction. I enjoy most sci-fi. The original Star Wars is still way up there in my favorites and I like Armageddon, probably more because Bruce Willis gets blown up than anything else. My favorite is probably a toss-up between Back to the Future and The Matrix though.
Next, Jon Hsieh asked:
What is it that makes you come alive? Am I allowed to answer “God breathed life into my body?” No? Ok… well, that one is a lot harder then. To be honest, I’m not sure. New ideas energize me. I can’t tell you how many projects I’ve started and not completed because I’ve had a great idea and become full of energy for it but the energy wears off after a few weeks because it’s no longer ‘new’. I love to preach the good news. I get very invigorated about exhorting Christians to not just talk the talk but walk the walk. That’s probably what makes me come alive the most I guess. I’d love to be able to exhort hundreds of Christians a day!
Helen asked essentially two questions:
1) Do you ever miss England? What do you miss most? No, I don’t. I occasionally miss certain foods but really that’s it. I haven’t been the slightest bit homesick so I’m a little worried that on my trip back to England I will suddenly realize what I’ve been missing and the homesickness will start when I return. I’m actually writing this a couple of days before my England trip (although I’ll be there by the time you’re reading it) and right now, it wouldn’t bother me if I never go to England again.
2) What places would you recommend a slow paced tourist to visit in England? Someone who couldn’t possibly visit everything special there, someone who needs to slowly enjoy the place? Oh my goodness, tough question. It depends a) what you like and b) what time of year you go. Any time other than winter I would suggest an area called The Cotswolds. It is so scenic and beautiful. Visiting villages like Stow-on-Wold or Bourton-on-the-Water is wonderful – and you can just wander at your leisure. Warwick Castle is the best castle to visit. York is an incredible city. You can easily take a slow walk on the city wall and just drink in the beauty and history. In London, everything is good whether you want to go fast or slow. I like to go to Covent Garden, browse the open-air market and watch the street performers do their thing!
That’s probably enough questions for today. In a couple of days, I’ll get on to questions from Erlinda, Billy Coffey and the great Katdish.
Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me a little better. Y’all should do this on your blogs!