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Friday, April 1, 2016

Share Your World - 2016 Week6

  1. What is your favorite word? My favorite word is probably grace. It frees me from feeling like I have to live a perfect life as a Christian. Yet it doesn't give me an excuse to not to shine the love of Christ into a hurting world. It reminds me that because of Jesus and His forgiveness, I'm enough in all my imperfection.
  2. What is your least favorite word? Judgment. I hate it when people judge others when we all have issues we're dealing with. None of us are getting life exactly right. Let's extend grace (my favorite word) and try to lead each other in the right direction by loving, not judging.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?  Seeing someone else being creative, or spiritual, or emotionally genuine. It makes me want to follow suit. 
  4. What turns you off? I hate it when people don't do things for themselves. When people expect you to think for them, do things for them that they're perfectly capable of doing. It's as if they think their time is more valuable than yours. Boils down to arrogance, which is another one of my least favorite words.
  5. What is your favorite curse word? I'm not a fan of curse words. I think a person who uses them generally lacks creativity in expressing themselves. By never using them, I don't run the risk of offending someone with my language. I hate being offensive.
  6. What noise do you love? I love the noise of laughter.  Especially children's. 
  7. What noise do you hate? I hate most noise. I'd much prefer it to be quiet, even silent. When I'm home during the day, I don't play music, watch TV, or anything else that adds noise to my day. Too much noise makes me crazy. Peace and quiet, please.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I think I'd enjoy being a counselor to young people. I'm getting a tiny taste of that in my volunteer work at the Choices Pregnancy Center and really enjoy listening to people and trying to help them. 
  9. What profession would you not like to do? A plumber. I can think of nothing grosser.
  10. What would you like to hear God say when you meet Him face to face? You used the gifts I put inside you to bring Me glory. Your life was an extension of Me and impacted those around you. You loved people the way I wanted you to. I'm proud of you.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I'm grateful for the news that we have a new grandbaby (#8!) due in October and that my daughter and her family are moving back to Arizona in the next couple of months. Can't wait to hug those seven grandchildren again! I'm looking forward to a less busy weekend. The last few have been jam-packed!



  1. This is so you. I'm glad I know you.

    1. Thanks, Andrea. I'm glad I know you, too. <3

  2. 1. My favorite word is "priority." When I have a huge to-do list, what is most important--to God, to me, and to others.

    2. My least favorite word is "closure." Whenever someone dies, people speak of having "closure." Not sure there is such a thing. When you lose someone, the ache never closes.

    3. What turns me on is someone who has a dream and reaches it--not through luck but through perseverance (like you, Linda!).

    4. What turns me off is two things: people who think the laws are made for everyone else, and, like you, people who don't do things for themselves that they can do and expect others to do it for them--not taking into consideration the other person's schedule.

    5. Favorite curse word? None! I'm turned off by "Christians" on Facebook who don't necessary take God's name in vain but who use "gutter talk." I delete those postings.

    6. The noise I love: Like you, I love seeing families in restaurants who are having fun, children laughing, etc.

    7. Noise I hate: children crying, and loud music.

    8. Another profession: I thought when I was younger that I wanted to be a nurse but that didn't work out. I think, however, I would have liked medical research, finding cures for things.

    9. Two things I wouldn't want to be: a waitress and a hairdresser. To me those are the two that get the most complaints. (Oh yes, and a garbage collector!)

    10. What do I want God to say? You made it! In spite of all your faults and failures, "Welcome home, good and faithful servant."

    Bonus: From last week--that son's heart test turned out okay, and that I got good critique on some Easter poems I took to my group. Next week: Lot of things scheduled, so just getting through it one day at a time.

    Good questions, Linda!

    1. How fun to see your answers, Donna. Thanks for playing along!