Cee is on a retreat this week (teaching and training I think but you would have to read all her work to know for certain). You can find out more about that by clicking the “Share Your World” Icon below.
Now, because of the teaching/ training retreat, Cee has consolidated week 29&30 into one set of questions which equals out to 2 1/2 questions a week. Since it is really hard to answer 1/2 a question (although some would say I do that with some regularity) I have opted to answer all five questions at the beginning of week 30. There ya’ go! That is my story and I’m stickin’ to it!
As a young boy I wanted to be a zoo keeper. Then in eighth grade I had a rather sudden shift. I remember going to my mother and telling her I was going to become a minister. I didn’t even go to church at the time, but I just knew that I was called… and well… I guess it was my first genuine God moment because today I am Pastor J.
What was your favorite food as a child? Do you eat it now?
Macaroni & Cheese with hot dogs. Yes I sometimes still eat it, though it is not one of my “favorites” now.
If you were invisible, where would you go?
Invisible wouldn’t do it. I would also need mind reading ability to see what people were really thinking. But then if I could read minds maybe it wouldn’t be necessary to be invisible because then I could get more out of a hand shake than I ever would out of skulking around in shadowy corners. Until then I will just content myself with the knowledge that “God knows”.
Was that 1/2 an answer? Oh well I can’t tell you where I would go because then the people would be expecting me and never share, even in darkened corners, the things I want to know. Tthat would negate any benefit of being invisible (should I ever get the power). You see, mind reading is a much more beneficial skill!
Would you rather forget everyone else’s name all the time or have have everyone forget your name all the time?
I have a hard time remembering everyone else’s name (sometimes including my own). I hate that and would gladly trade it for everyone forgetting my name. I have found though that if you can remember people’s names they generally remember yours.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am very grateful for a great trip to get my son in NJ last week and I am also grateful that his contract in Gyeongbuk was approved. Below are some picture of the area he will be heading to.
I am looking forward to preaching this week at Cornerstone a new message entitled “Unintended Consequences” from Genesis. 2.
I used to wish I could be invisible now and then, but now as an older woman I have found I am often invisible and I don’t like it one bit.
Ouch! You know sometimes I am beginning to feel the same way! The kids are all gone and even though my position surrounds me with people I sometimes feel they don’t see me.
I think it’s because we live in a society devoted to youth. Elders have little worth it seems.
It is true and the young always think the new way is better. I am learning new isn’t always improved. The longer I live the more I see some of the “new & improved” is just old mistakes recycled because the lessons they should have taught have been forgotten.
I would have loved to see your mother’s face when you told her of your plan to be a minister. I wonder, if like Mary, she pondered these things in her heart. (She’d have named you Noah if you were to be a zookeeper.) Pastor J. Yes, that is much more suitable. 🙂
I think she was a little sad that I wasn’t going to be a rich doctor. Now she has two kids who are ministers (my sister is a missionary) and a granddaughter as well.
My MIL had that dream for her sons, as well. But now, you have riches beyond measure.