Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yes Again, Q and A Part 2 of...

Okay, my insecurities are really coming out now. I think I need to hurry through these questions and just get this over with. Not that I had a huge following but I am afraid I will lose you all with all these boring details about me. So here goes, I will answer yet more of your questions from this post.

What do you think has been your biggest challenge this year?

It is so hard to pick one thing. The illness itself has been a challenge on a daily basis. Losing my marriage has caused such turmoil in all of our lives. And not to sound super spiritual, because I am not, but the biggest challenge has probably been to not forget who God is. There were times that it would have been easy to just give up and say that God doesn't care about me, why me, if He loved me He would heal me. But I have had to choose to believe Him, believe He's good, believe that He would not allow any of this if He couldn't bring a greater good. Daily I have to choose - it is a challenge but one that has taught me who God really is.

What was your most embarrassing moment - - but here is the kicker - - but is now hilarious to talk about?

This is going to sound SO lame, but I really do not have an embarrassing moment that comes to mind. That's not to say I've never been embarrassed, I'm sure I have but they must be repressed memories.

I would like to know, at this point of your life, what one thing would you attempt to do if you were guaranteed not to fail?

HA - have you been in my brain or in my kitchen. People who know me in real life know that this is a question that I love to ask. "If you knew you couldn't fail, what would you try". I even have a plaque of that in my kitchen. answer would be that I would love to write a book. But I am far too terrified and I don't know where to begin. Thus, it is not likely to happen. Well unless, of course, God wants me to do it, then we'll see.

How do you begin each day?

I will be honest here. First I take my meds before I get out bed, then I gauge how bad my symptoms are, wish I could say that I go to my Bible and have some really great quality time with the Lord but that would be a lie. Check my emails, get the kids off to school and then I jump back in bed. Yep, that's the real deal around here.

What is your favorite prayer that you say, to get you through the tough days?

There is not really a certain prayer but I often will just repeat the name of Jesus out loud over and over. I also like to quote scriptures (also out loud). There is just something about hearing God's words that bring comfort to me when I am having tough days.

I will ask something easy: what is your favorite Bible study and the author?

Favorite Bible study of all time is Breaking Free by Beth Moore. I did that study 5 times. Four of the times I was privileged to be leading it. But I can tell you that I did not find real freedom until the fifth time. I am sure not everyone else is as hard headed. That study is life-changing. Love it!!

Do you like shoes or purses better? And do you still like me best?

What a great question!! I love them both SO SO SO much. But if I had to choose I guess it would be purses. Oh that's hard to say but I guess that's what I will stick with. And do I still like you best? Well I am sorry that you were ever led to believe that I have favorites. Because I don't. No matter what others may tell you - I love you all the same. (is lying a sin?) For those of you who think I am really mean, this question came from a friend of mine and I am pretty sure she can take some friendly sarcasm.

I am starting to bore myself, so I will end there for now. Don't worry, I plan on answering every single one of your questions. This will be a record number of posts for me within a week's time. On February 13th when I celebrate my "blogaversary" I will close down comments on my give away post, so please go leave a comment before then if you haven't already done so. Thanks for hanging in here with me. You guys are the best!



Anonymous said...

This is my request for an autographed copy of your book when its finished!

Love ya'!

UL Cards Fan said...

Thanks for not hurting Debbie's feelings. EVERYONE KNOWS I AM YOUR FAVORITE.

At least I am your favorite ME loving liberal Cardinal in Wildcat Country.

Anonymous said...

First, I think you already have the start of your book.

second, I was sure you were going to say shoes. I can't remember ever seeing you carrying a purse. But, then again maybe I'm not that observant, unlike you who always notice people's shoes.


Paula (SweetPea) said...

I agree, you have great draft of you book through your blog...just need organizing into chapters.

You really aren't boring us.

I'm with ya girl, quiet time isn't the first on my list either. I wish it was.

That's wild that one of the questions is "your" question with a plague to signify also.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is your illness called?

Who will you have write the forward to your book?

Would you rather have hooks for hands or wheels for feet?

Heather of the EO said...

Write the dang book.

You are perched, now might be the time :)

When people tell me to follow that dream (because I have the same one) I make excuses. But someone advised me recently to keep going back through my archives, looking for themes. They are there. You might want to do the same. God might bonk you over the head with an idea of where to start. Just sayin' :)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Great Q & A! I think you should write the book. You have a great story that I am sure would inspire others.

Thanks for sharing! I still think this was a great idea. I might have to steal it :o)

Susan said...

Sadie, I was wearing a blue jean maternity jumper - - of course! tee hee. Oh my.

About those repressed memories, maybe you just have a family who is a wee more gracious with you than mine. My fam brings out my most embarrassing moments and relishes living them over....and over....and over again with me. tee hee! I really love my fam.

B His Girl said...

Hi Sheryl,

I stopped by to see the girl with the bright smile. I came over from DeeDee's. I love the name of your blog. I'm sorry to hear about your illness. I am praying for DD and I will add your name. As I read your profile and about your illness, I wanted to volunteer to run errands for you. I guess FL is a little far away. Maybe this is your writing time. Don't worry about it being bound yet, just write. As I was writing this, I felt a nudge to send you something. Stop by my blog or email mail me if you want it. It is something 'spiritual'. B

His Girl said...

how can one choose
between purses and shoes?
I maintain the choice is not fair.
I don't know that I could
for doing that would
feel like choosing either water or air.


Debbie said...

Your friend can take it!

I, like Kim, will wait for an autographed copy of the book. It's in there.

And who knows, you may have been born for such a time as this.

Love, Joy and blessings, Debbie in Tennessee

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

Excellent! Go with your heart and write that book!! God is leading you!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Hey Sherul-

I must say I am having fun reading the answers and getting to know much more about you. question got answered and I absolutely love Breaking Free. I still refer to it every now and then.

Have a blessed weekend.


The "Mole" said...

Was that smart alec question from your other moley friend, KW? Had to be. Of course you like me best ha ha. I like the questions. I am a real life friend and continue to be amazed at this site =)