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. So...my 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!