So, who are we, everybody?

Saturday morning update: OH MY WORD, YOU GUYS! THIS TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS EVER ON THIS BLOG! SO MUCH FUN! You guys are incredibly interesting. I am knocked out right now with a sense of awe that God would allow me to interact with you. I have tons of respect for you guys. Keep doing the thing and keep resisting the cookie cutter despite the (Christian??) social pressure. You are much more interesting this way. Just hold close to Jesus and don’t let being different become it’s own pretense or attention-getter. Keep that gorgeous authenticity that makes this community my favorite cyber spot on earth. Good grief, I am so thankful for y’all.

 

Hey, everybody! It’s been a long time since we’ve done a survey to see who God has brought together to form this sisterhood. It’s a blast not only to behold our common bonds in Christ but to revel in our diversity as a community of very different people committed to one glorious Savior. We’d be bored stiff if we only opened our hearts and lives to those who are just like us. If we have to line up exactly on about 100 points of doctrine, we are liable to get pretty lonely. We don’t even necessarily have to work out a difference to our mutual satisfaction to treat one another with mutual esteem and to honestly love one another. Always preferring someone remarkably similar across the table from us still smells a lot like Narcissus. We may even be fooling ourselves but, at the end of the day, it’s just another form of mirror gazing. Gross.

When I get to see a group of you out there after a Living Proof Live, I always wish I could freeze the moment and stare at each of you one by one. It is the most incredibly refreshing sight. You cannot fathom how different we look in person, all banded together in a holy huddle. It makes me so dang happy. It is clear in that context that we were drawn together by something so far removed from packaging. You and I know that is Jesus. Oh, how I pray that God smiles when He drops in on this community, holds time tightly in His hand, and stares at each of us one by one.

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:11-12

OK! What do you say we do a survey? Complete each of the following as succinctly as possible. Lindsee and I will LOVE bringing these in. Let’s do this today for the pure Jesus-joy of celebrating community!

1. Your name and where you live.

2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)

3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?

4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)

5. What is your #1 hobby?

6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?

7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.

8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.

9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.

10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am ___________________________________________________________________.

 

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  1. 1151
    Melissa says:

    1. Melissa SW Washington

    2. 29 (really)

    3. I understood that there was a savior early in life. Life happened and I didn’t really believe he wanted to be MY savior until a good friday service I attended when I was 21 or 22. We had to “nail” our sin to the cross (we literally nailed 9 inch nails into a wooden cross). I couldn’t do it. I realized that I was not RECIEVING the gift of salvation. Knowing about the gift of forgiveness and salvation and actually recieving it are two different things. That realization was life changing. I made the choice to recieve forgiveness.

    4. My husband and I are small business owners. I also do some writing and editing. We have three kids age 1, 5, and 6 that I “stay home” with.

    5. Writing is probably my number 1 hobby… Unless I can pick shopping as a hobby.

    6. City Bible Church! We are invested ministry-wise where life has us right now, serving in our kiddos’ classes.

    7. We have a cat (Char) and three chickens (Nugget, Curry and Cordon Bleu).

    8. Lowest recent low? Having my little boy diagnosed with Epilepsy. Highest recent high? Sitting in church sunday realizing that over the last year God has seen us through some really difficult things- and turned some areas in my life around 180 from where they were a year ago.

    9. The perfect Saturday is at the coast, relaxing. No phones, no internet, no tv and no work… Just family, relaxing and fun.

    10 Only people who really know me realize that I am a geek. And I mean that as a positive thing. I love figuring things out, playing with computer code– not a gamer or anything like that… I just like playing with code… And seeing how it translates.

  2. 1152
    Jhann says:

    1. Your name and where you live.
    Janet, Toronto ON canada

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    40’s
    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    Umm. He’s been there whole time in 2001 after Alpha, got closer recognized a great friend.
    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)
    Engineering, Electrical – more school maybe MBA
    5. What is your #1 hobby?
    Water colouring painting, drawing
    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?
    James Study
    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    Two cats russian blue Earl Gray And British Shorthair Maggie
    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    Mother Alzheimers is progressing/The fall colours
    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    large mug of tea, newpaper, Movie playing, cats snuggles in on couch with me.
    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am a riot and love road trips to USA. Enjoy Civil war history.

  3. 1153
    Cindy says:

    1. Cindy, Moncks Corner, SC (30 miles north of Charleston)

    2. 57

    3. November 29, 2006, my den

    4. Retired Spanish teacher

    5. Reading/studying God’s Word–but how can that be a hobby? It’s my daily bread!

    6. First Christian Church, Moncks Corner, SC

    7. Two spoiled miniature dachshunds (recently described in a magazine article as the #1 nautiest breed–Yep, my boys are #1…at something!)

    8. The death last night of a dear Christian–both a disappointment and an elation.

    9. Sitting on the deck at our cabin in the Georgia mountains overlooking the gorgeous autumn foliage with my dogs asleep at my feet while I’m reading/studying God’s Word

    10 Only people who really know me realize that I am very, very sensitive.

  4. 1154
    Sheri Beersman says:

    1. Sheri. I live in SW Missouri

    2. 45 years old.

    3. September 7, 2009. On the sofa in the house of a friend that I deliberately shut out of my life for 15 solid years. Devastation in my life finally brought me to the end of myself–thanking Him for that!

    4. I am a teacher/librarian for a K-5 school building with 550 kids

    5. I make scrapbooks :)

    6. Yes. First Baptist Church, Bolivar MO

    7. 2 dorky Yorkies: Rosie and Daisie

    8. Family troubles/a new job I LOVE!

    9. Sleep in (just a little), hang out with my two adorable grandbabies, spend time outside in the warm, fresh air, and enjoy an evening free of cooking and cleaning!

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am overwhelmed about 90% of the time with the responsibilities I have and the family troubles we face. It used to be 100% of the time, but Jesus is showing me how to trust Him–not an easy thing for this fatherless daughter. But, I am happily and eagerly learning!

  5. 1155
    Candis Smith says:

    1. Candis Smith La Grande Oregon

    2. 35

    3. By 7 I was in love with Jesus, but no specific day.

    4. Church Secretary “The Elmer’s Glue” to six Pastors

    5. Painting images the Lord lays on my heart

    6. Faith Center La Grande

    7. Maggie O’Malley the Mini Schnauzer and Lucy the big fat baby (my husbands not so fierce German Shorthair hunting dog)

    8. Deep Rejection/Children walking with the LORD!

    9. Beach house+jammies+book+husband

    10 A complete NERD :)!

  6. 1156
    Caitlyn Benefiel says:

    1. Caitlyn Benefiel-Springfield, TN

    2.20 years old

    3. I accepted Jesus as my personal savior when I was 15 years old. I am not at all embarrased to tell you that this took place while I was in the shower at home.

    4. I am going to Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Ky. I hope to go into women’s ministries. I currently work at a daycare.

    5. I LOVE to sing :)

    6. When I am home from college I go to Oak Grove Baptist Church. When I am at school I go to Gap Creek Baptist Church.

    7. I don’t have any pets :( The college won’t let us.

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.

    9. A perfect Saturday requires money and no homework. Perfect Saturdays are nowhere in my near future. A semi-perfect Saturday happens often though with a large cup of coffee and a walk in the cool fall air.

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am like a bull in a china shop, but that I secretly yearn to be a quiet, submissive, petite lady like my mom.

  7. 1157
    Amy Lingenfelder says:

    1) Amy, I live in Ash Vale, Surrey, England. (But I’m South African)
    2) 28
    3) Somewhere during the September when I was 11 years old on my grandmother’s bed.
    4) I am a Social Worker in Frontline Child Protection and Care Proceedings (geesh)
    5) taking walks with my husband in the forest
    6) Yes, Ariel Gate – an Apostolic ministry of intercession etc founded in South Africa. We are part of a “Fire House” here in the UK.
    7) Sexiest Maine Coon boy cat called Buddy! Adore him.
    8) Not seeing my father for an entire year before he died. He died three weeks before I was supposed to go visit him. I still had things to say.
    9) Waking up to fresh coffee and a choc croissant. Lazy chats and laughs with my amazing husband. Forest walk. Tea and a book and kitty cuddles. Retail Therapy maybe? ;) Campfire, red wine, steak and friends.
    10) only people who really know me realize that I am hurt but happy. pressed but not crushed.

  8. 1158
    Amber says:

    1. Have you been in the Scriptures today?
    2. No
    3. If so, what’s the primary verse you remember?
    4. No
    3. What is the major theme God seems to have going with you right now? (Answer in a phrase)I need to worry less about my heart and more about a sound mind
    4. What is your favorite translation of the Bible just for the pure pleasure of reading?
    NLT
    5. By what Name did God tell Moses He would be known throughout all generations?
    6. “I Am”
    6. To what individual did Jesus say, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me?” Thomas
    7. How long had the man at the pool of Bethesda been an invalid?
    8. For what courageous statement is Queen Esther most well known?
    Maybe you were put here for such a time as this?
    9. What did Potiphar’s wife keep of Joseph’s?
    His coat
    10. What three men did the Apostle Paul consider to be the pillars of the church?
    Peter James & John
    11. What day of the week did the Apostle John receive his first post-ascension vision of Christ?
    12. Those of us who are in Christ have not received a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear. What exactly did we receive instead according to that same context? Power, love and a sound mind
    13. Name three characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman.Try to answer first from memory. Wears fine things, gets up early, provides for her family
    14. Who fell asleep during one of Paul’s sermons and dropped out of the window?
    15. When Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up, how many wings did the seraphim around Him have?
    16. What two godly men had a falling out in the Book of Acts? Who was it over?
    Barnabas & Paul
    17. Name five sets of married couples in the Bible.
    Nabal & Abigail, David & his wife who laughed at him for dancing and God showed her lol, mary & joseph, Sarah & Abraham, issac & Rebecca, Jacob & leah
    18. In one word, what is your biggest challenge right now?
    Not being anxious about my heart pain
    19. Name two people you’ve encouraged today.
    20. Why did Jesus marvel in Mark 6:6? At the town’s unbelief
    21. Are you actively getting to practice loving someone you’re pretty sure can’t stand you right now? (No names please) If so, how long have you been in this process?
    Kindof – for as long as I can remember
    22. What are the names of the firstborn son and his brother in Genesis 22:21?
    Uz & Buz
    23. What would the sons of Korah rather do than dwell in the tents of wickedness?
    24. Who penned the Book of Hebrews?

    Many men I believe? This is disputed I think…
    25. What runaway slave did Paul send back to his master, asking him to receive him graciously as a brother?
    Bonus: Are you memorizing a Scripture right now? If so, tell it to us
    I am working on memorizing phillipians (after the james’ study challenge to memorize James, it turns out Jesus made memorizing much easier for me than I’d ever anticipated). :)

  9. 1159
    Michelle says:

    1. Your name and where you live.
    Michelle, Georgia, U.S.A.

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    45-50

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    1994, in my kitchen

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)
    Stay-at-home-mom

    5. What is your #1 hobby?
    Crochet prayer shawls

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?
    Yes, Grace Fellowship

    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    Yes, 3 cats….Mr. M’Now, Smokey & Mimi

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    A rebellious adult child

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    Time spent with my hubby taking care of the recycling, grocery shopping and a movie :)

  10. 1160
    Stephanie says:

    1. Your name and where you live.
    Stephanie Brunswick, GA

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    39

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    12 in a church my Daddy pastored. After a strong pull from God, I rededicated my life at 32 and live to please him.

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)
    I work 12 hours a week in a Preschool/daycare while my girls are in school. I also sew/embroider on the side.

    5. What is your #1 hobby?
    Sewing! And shopping. And shopping for sewing things!

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?
    First Baptist of Brunswick

    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    YES! I have a dachshund named Sam and a Basset Hound named Bear. They are both quite handsome.

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    Disappointment was the death of my son when I was 34 weeks pregnant in 2011. My biggest recent elation was God giving me peace (its still hard but I have peace).

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    Watching college football with my husband. Or shopping, yes, I think shopping wins.

  11. 1161
    Meredith says:

    1. Meredith and I live in Anderson, SC

    2. 24

    3. I received Jesus when I was 19 at a Chapel Service at my college. Clayton King was speaking. I had been living religion for years, Jesus wanted a relationship.

    4. I work with Student Ministry at my church here in Anderson, specifically volunteers and small groups.

    5. Singing…some say it becomes borderline annoying.

    6. Yes. NewSpring Church in SC. http://www.newspring.cc

    7. NO pets, sadly.

    8. Biggest recent disappointment? Fighting the “single=busted” lie. Biggest elation? Seeing students step into a relationship with Jesus. Seriously, never gets old.

    9. Recently? Football, friends, and lots of food.

    10 Only people who really know me realize that I am completely outgoing, yes. But I love going on adventures by myself: from trips to NYC to going to see a movie with a bag of popcorn. When you’re single, I think you need to take advantage of being able to do things like that.

    • 1161.1
      victoria says:

      1. Your name and where you live. Victoria Duncan I live in the Rio Grande Valley , Edinburg Tx 5 miles from Mexico and 65 miles from South Padre island

      2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)….51

      3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
      First time at 9 but the for real time 2007 after I finally got sober from cocaine…I had to throw out all the judging hellfire and brimstone stuff I had been taught about God ….I began to learn about His love and grace and mercy…it bring tears to me right now thinking about how long I was lost and lonely and unloved and He was there waiting patiently

      4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.) ….I decided to carry the message created The Fathers House Recovery Ministries and all day all week I carry the message of hope and freedom with Christ Centered 12 steps to women and men who struggle with addictions and past abuse issues…

      5. What is your #1 hobby? wow lately movies that lift up my spirit and bringing the party back to Christianity dancing like a crazy woman alone in my house to disco music from the 70’s

      6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one? Yes I go to the best church ever….The Family Church in McAllen…also do bible studies 3x a week in my home
      7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
      I have the cutest hyper kitten Bella Kitty I adore her she is all black with white ears and paws
      8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation…..My daughter leaving the nest and greatest her leaving the nest to serve God thru YWAM(Youth with a Mission) I miss her terribly as much as I am bursting with pride.

      9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday….I spend every single Saturday doing one to one mentoring counseling and coaching with women who are struggling with a myriad of issues and twice a month i host a girls night out at my house and we get together eat, fellowship cry laugh and watch movies and you know be joyful women

      10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am …still struggling with a root of rejection from the abuse from my childhood but they also know how far God has brought me into healing…just peeling back the layers of my onion…on the upside if you really know me you know I love to pretend I am a prima ballerina and leap and dance my heart out in my living room…LOL

  12. 1162
    Laurie says:

    1. Laurie : In the Chicago burbs

    2. 44, though not fot too much longer!

    3. I have attended church since I was a young child and received Jesus as my Saviour at a young age, but have grown in my relationship with him through the years. It just keeps getting better and better!

    4. I’m a Clinical Social Worker; particularly working with families who have had their children removed from care by the state. So sad, yet so rewarding to share God’s love with a needy world.

    5. I’m a football fanatic! Always have been, always will be! I’m not quite sure how I make it from March until September :-)

    6. I belong to River Oaks Community Church in South Holland, Illinois

    7. No pets – though I do like visiting the zoo!

    8. Biggest recent disappointment – Having to come to the realization that a season of friendship with a particular person was over :( Despite the challenge of a loss, I know God is still in control
    Biggest elation – This may sound a bit worldly, but as it has happened just this evening, it is the MOST RECENT elation….my fantasy football team, the Angel Pumkins (named after my pastor’s twin 2 year olds who I spend a lot of time with) are in first place in our church’s Fantasy Football League. Woohoo!!!

    9. A perfect Saturday – Hmmm, to sleep in would be amazing, as I have forgotten what sleep is lately….and then take a trip downtown and sit on the rocks by Lake Michigan – total peace – maybe meet up with some friends, grab a bite to eat, a cup of tea, share some laughs, some hugs….and get to bed at a decent hour!

    10. Only people who really know me realize that I….can have a tendency to internalize things and not always ask for help when I need it. But praise God, He’s is doing a work in me, slowly, but surely!

  13. 1163
    Sandra says:

    Hello, My name is Sandra D, I live in Arvada Colo, 55 yrs old. Came to know the lord in late 70’s, four grown children, 3 grandchildren, homemaker for 30 something years, watching my 6 mos old grandson full time, for leisure time, I enjoy taking long walks with my husband, and taking picture, crocheting, watercolor. Just love life and learning about an awesome God daily, I also finished my last bible study. ‘When Godly people do ungodly Things. Beth I just enjoy your bible studies, it gets me into the word on a deeper level. Thanks.

  14. 1164
    Lisa says:

    1. Your name and where you live. Lisa Lucas Indianapolis, IN

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)52

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?I was a small child about 6 or 7.

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)Retired due to medical health issues.

    5. What is your #1 hobby?Loving my pet and card making.

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?Indian Creek Christian Church.

    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.Yes terrier beagle mix and a tortise cat.

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation. Disappointment unexpected surgery/elation Came through it with the Lord being right there with me.

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.Sunny warm coffee on the patio stroll through flower and veggy garden. Visits by my favorite bird (red, finch, blue and hummingbirds)

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am on fire for the Lord.

  15. 1165
    Debbie says:

    1. Your name and where you live.
    Debbie, Cleveland TN

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    52

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    18 years old at a James Robinson Crusade

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.) Administrative Assistant for a School System

    5. What is your #1 hobby? Cooking

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one? Youth worker for 12 grade girls

    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    2 dogs, Lacy a pomeranian mix and Chandler,an Austrialian Sheperd, very unlikely duo but they love each other

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    Watching my 26 year old son go through some very hard life lessons. Having my 18 month old granddaughter kiss the ipad when we threw her kisses while facetiming…precious!

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    House cleaned, fire in the outside fireplace, hammock and a good book.

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am Crazy…in more ways than one!LOL

  16. 1166
    Nichole says:

    1. Nichole, Valdosta GA

    2. 21

    3. I had grown up in church and knew all about religion, but I truly surrendered to Christ and began a relationship with Him when I was 18 in the Wednesday night service in the Barn at Crossroads Baptist Church.

    4. I work at a daycare with 2 year olds. They have my heart and always make me laugh. I am majoring in Public Relations but my real desire is to work in church ministry, in whichever way God leads me to.

    5. My #1 hobby would have to be reading so that I can learn and also to get away to a new world.

    6. Yes, Crosspointe Church http://www.crosspointechurch.cc/

    7. I have pets at my dads house in Savannah. 2 cats, Sushi and Shadow. and a new puppy, Ria.

    8. My biggest recent elation would be learning more of where God is leading me in ministry and finally having an opportunity to pursue that.

    9. Perfect Saturday. Wake up a little early, run, shower, read a good book.

    10. only people who really know me realize how out of place I feel in most situations.

  17. 1167
    Nicole-Lynn says:

    1. Your name and where you live.
    Nicole and I live in Orlando, FL!

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    28

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    When I was about 12 years old at an old Baptist church I attended.

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)
    I am currently in school full time to be a teacher. I’m majoring in Early Childhood Education and I plan to teach 1st or 2nd grade! I am also working part-time for the local governmenet as an Assistant. My third, but most rewarding job is a housewife! I love serving my husband and being at home. I’m fortunate I am able to stay at home while I focus on school part of the week.

    5. What is your #1 hobby?
    My favorite hobbies are interior design and cooking! Nothing excites me more than a trip to Home Goods or testing out a new recipe.

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?
    I’m not, but I’d like to be. I need to get more involved in our church.

    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    Yes, we have 1 dog, her name is Kelsey and she’s an 8 year old yorkie-poo.

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    Not passing a math course in college. It’s been difficult. On the flip side, I enjoy my classroom observation hours I’m doing for my current Education course. I enjoy the one on one interaction with the students and it makes me more motivated to focus on my school work, so I can get in a classroom and start teaching!

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    My husband would make me breakfast or take me out to breakfast (I’m not a morning person), We’d stop to get Starbucks coffees and we’d take our dog Kelsey to the park for a short while. Then we’d go back home and pack up for the beach and spend the afternoon there. We’d grab lunch out at the beach while listening to some reggae music. We’d then drive home, clean up and I’d prepare dinner for us. After dinner, we’d go to Barnes & Noble to read some books and share a coffee drink. If we’re not too tired, we’d play a game at home or go see a movie! :)

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am

    They would realize that I mean well. That I always have others interests at heart, often times before my very own!

    This was fun, thanks!

  18. 1168
    Megan says:

    1. Megan, Oshkosh, WI

    2. 26

    3. July 2010 after a wedding

    4. Stay at home mom to my son who is 6 months

    5. bike riding and I enjoy cleaning

    6. Yes, Community Church http://www.community-church.com/

    7. No pets

    8. My biggest recent disappointment is getting a really bad cold while trying to care for my son. My biggest recent elation is finding joy in the Lord again (I have battled for so long believing God is not good because of my circumstances.)

    9. The perfect Saturday would be to have my son spend the day or weekend with one of his grandparents while my husband and I snuggle and do absolutely nothing at our home. Second best would be to have the whole apartment to myself and not have a baby to care for. I would lay around, listen to music, and spend time with the Lord…and of course maybe clean!

    10 Only people who really know me realize who I was and the things I struggled with before I began a relationship with Christ and how has changed me and my desires once I began a relationship with Him.

  19. 1169
    Cassidy says:

    1. Cassidy, Indiana

    2. 24 years old

    3. I think I was in 6th or 7th grade… I was raised (and am) Catholic, but with a pretty ecumenical upbringing (Mom was raised Southern Baptist!). Despite that, I wasn’t familiar with being “saved”–I didn’t realize there was a conscious decision involved (although I later realized the Catholic church acknowledges this decision during the sacrament of Confirmation!). I was reading some Christian literature and came across the term, and asked my Mom about it… and she prayed with me that very day to consciously and purposefully accept Christ into my heart. Haven’t looked back since :)

    4. I am in higher education/student affairs, working as a Program Advisor–I advise a Union Board, a group of college students who put on programs (concerts, lectures, seminars, etc.). I work with them to not only learn how to put on programs and events, but also in personal and leadership development.

    5. I adore reading, and have since I was a little girl.

    6. Sadly, I haven’t found a church home here yet (only been here for ~3 months). I’ve felt the lack, and so have promised myself to actively seek a church and/or a Bible study to fulfill this hole in my life.

    7. No pets yet… I’d love a cat, but they make me sneeze.

    8. Biggest recent elation: having the financial means AND motivation to decorate my apartment and FINALLY make it feel like a home and a sanctuary of peace and quiet.

    9. My perfect Saturday includes some time outside (especially in this gorgeous fall Indiana weather), and lots of time reading and catching up on my favorite TV shows that I miss out on during the week. Also, cooking myself a meal!

    10. Only people who really know me realize that I am very, very nerdy. I love to seek out and learn new information, whether through reading, discussion, TV-watching, or Internet-browsing, and then I love to share my trivia/new knowledge with others! And this knowledge can reach an embarrasing depth at times… I know WAY more than I need to know about movie trivia or the Lord of the Rings books. :)

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    Tensie says:

    1. Tensie, California.
    2. 58
    3. I met the Lord Jesus personally at 16 years old in a Nazarene church. I knew about God, but did not know He wanted a personal relationship with me.
    4. Administrative Assistant full time, also full time wife, mom and grandmom.
    5. I don’t have time for hobbies anymore. It used to be gardening & quilting.
    6. Oh yes! Calvary Chapel Mid Valley
    7. We have 2 dogs.
    8. daughters/daughter
    9. Sleeping, no chores to do, sleeping, a walk in the country with my dear husband and no timetable.
    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am a scaredy-cat.

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    Kelley Amparan says:

    Spiritual quotes are something which gives us the power to enhance our inner qualities and directory connect to our higher self. The initial goal of our life which should be make this world peaceful for us as well as for other

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    Jennifer says:

    1. Your name and where you live
    Jennifer, Nashville TN

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    29

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    I was 5 years old and my Mom was watching tv and my siblings had all accepted Jesus into their hearts weeks ago. I came up to my Mom and asked her if we could pray because I knew Jesus wasn’t in my heart. We prayed in my bedroom on our knees by my bed.

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)
    Stay at home Mom

    5. What is your #1 hobby?
    Baking

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?
    Triune Baptist Church

    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    I have a zoo. I have 6 crazy cats and 2 dogs. A Saint Bernard (Gabby) and a American Bulldog (Tiny) and they are the two goofiest dogs ever!

    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    My Mom and Dad divorving after 31 years of marriage and then my Dad remarrying a year and a half after the divorce.
    My sister gave birth to my 5th neice after a very scary pregnancy, Praise the Lord!

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    Playing basketball with my husband and our two children

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am not normal. I am seriously a loon. If there was a theme song for me it would go something like this, “We’re tiny, we’re tuney, we’re all a little looney!” That’s from a cartoon I used to watch, Baby Looneytunes

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    Heather says:

    1. Your name and where you live.
    Heather, New Braunfels, TX 78130

    2. Your age or general age grouping (grin)
    38 and holding :)

    3. When did you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and, in briefest possible terms, what was the setting?
    I have always loved Jesus. HE was always a source of comfort to me. I have accepted him 3x (I like to be thorough) first time being around 8 or 9 in a youth group.

    4. What line of work are you in? Or, if you’re in school, tell us where and what line of work you’re steering toward. (Do not hesitate to tell us you’re a stay-at-home-mom. No harder work exists nor longer hours.)
    I work in administration in healthcare but looking to earn my Masters in Social Work and go out and help people directly.

    5. What is your #1 hobby?
    Photography

    6. Are you currently invested in a local body of believers? If so, which one?
    No, too many rules, still trying to find the right one.
    7. Do you have pets? If so, you surely know we’ve got to know what kind.
    Yes, Bobbie, a cat and Bexar, a boxer/mastiff dog.
    8. Your biggest recent disappointment – slash – your biggest recent elation.
    Taking a job as a Director at a hospital…still in that job…truly realizing what I should be doing and starting to put those plans in motion with HIM at the helm. :)

    9. Describe your idea of the perfect Saturday.
    Hanging out with Hubby and Son, watching the Longhorns (win) and baking something yummy and gooey.

    10 Complete this sentence: Only people who really know me realize that I am extremely sensitive.

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    Sheina says:

    52 year old from jay, ok. Nurse practitioner. No pets .
    Accepted Jesus at VBS at age 12 or 13.

    Attend trinity baptist church

    Love spending time with nieces and nephews. Family in general!!!

    Read a lot

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    susan says:

    THIS was delightful!!

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