Thank you Shantelle Hannu – I was at my wits end trying to find inspiration for a new post, not to mention I was struggling with finding the time to write one.
But thanks to Shantelle’s post 'The Ten Random Questions Tag' in which she graciously extended the tag invitation to anyone that read her post, I was able to put together this quick post – AND tag OTHER bloggers for the first TIME EVER! Yay!
So without further ado – The answers to 10 Random Questions....I'm sure you're dying to hear them....
1. What is something you loved to do when you were little?
I loved to play ‘Story Keepers’ when I was little. The Story Keepers was a children’s animated series about the persecuted Church in Rome during Nero’s reign. It used to be my favorite thing to watch.
When my Dad would light a bonfire…my twin and I would run around it, pretending that we were persecuted Christians trying to escape the fires of Rome. My sisters and I would climb into an empty refrigerator box, stand it upright and pretend that we had been imprisoned for our faith. Then we would ‘break out’ by rocking the box back and forth and sending it toppling to the ground – which was painful but also lots of fun. This memory sounds a little irreverent now that I know more about how the persecuted Church suffers…but I am grateful that I was raised with this seed of knowledge, that there is something in life worth fighting for. Even at that age, I admired the passion and commitment of the characters in the Story Keepers and wanted to fashion my life after them.
2. If you had to change your first name, what would it be?
This was a tough one... I love the name 'Amelia' and would really like to have the nickname 'Mia'.
3. If you had to dye your hair an unnatural color for one week, what color would it be?
Well…I WOULDN’T dye my hair an unnatural color…ever…but if somebody had a gun to my head….I guess I would dye it….a really, really dark purple. Or maybe white. But I wouldn’t be happy about having to dye it!
4. What book are you reading at the moment?
I am currently reading about 10 books simultaneously...but the only one I will mention here is Eats, Shoots, and Leaves:: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss:
I never thought I would find a book about punctuation so fascinating, but I am really enjoying this book. From the witty dedication onward, Lynne Truss has completely pulled me in to the microscopic world of little squiggles and dots that tell us how to read the stories we love. I had no idea that punctuation is so stylistic, I had always thought it followed strict rules – like math. This book has really got me excited about words again, enjoying words for the sake of enjoying them…. Words are my craft and Lynne Truss is causing me to be fascinated with them all over again.
5). What era would you enjoy dressing up in?
I already dress in a lot of 1940s / 1950s styles…they’re my favorite way to dress. I love the blend of femininity, style and practicality. I also like select styles from the 1960s. The turn of the century styles were lovely (such as the costumes in Anne of Green Gables)….the Civil War styles would be lots of fun too. I think the 1770s styles are wonderful…but I would want to wear the men’s clothes – which of course, wouldn’t be proper or historically accurate.
6. How many siblings do you have?
I have three siblings…an older brother, an older sister and an older twin. But she’s only older by about fifteen minutes…so that doesn’t really count.
7). What's your favorite type of dance?
This was the toughest question yet, in fact, I find it impossible to answer with only one favorite, as I pretty much love every kind of dance. Does free-form count? ‘grins’.
I really like ‘retro’ dances. I also enjoy dancing to some select Latin music. Square Dancing is a blast too...I would love to do it more often.
8. What's your favorite restaurant?
Panera Bread! I am crazy about their menu and I really love the atmosphere; a unique blend of casual refinement….Panera Bread is a thinking person’s restaurant, a place for good conversation and quiet reflection. They are one of the few restaurants I can think of that play classical music or very soft traditional jazz…which just further proves how classy they are.
9. What version of the Bible do you read?
The NIV (New International Version).
10). What's one hope for 2017?
My one hope would be that Christians across our nation would stop looking at God’s will with suspicion…that they would recognize that His ways are not our ways….and that what we might think of as bad things – are really His blessings being showered down on us. My hope would be for nationwide clarity and revelation; that Christians would recognize the goodness of the Father.
And now to tagging!
Blessing Counter @ Counting Your Blessings One By One.
Jonathan Trout @ Fishing for ideas.
Mary Horton @ Sunshine and Scribblings.
Paul Willis @ Project Blank Page.
Kate Willis @ Once Upon an Ordinary.
Kellyn Roth @ Reveries.
Lydia Howe @ Noveltea
Victoria @ Ruffles and Grace.
Jane Maree @ Maiden of the Misty Mountains.
Tracey Dyck @ Adventure Awaits.
1) What is something you loved to do when you were little?
2) If you had to change your first name, what would it be?
3) What era would you enjoy dressing up in?
4) What's your favorite type of dance?
5) What's your favorite restaurant?
6.) What is the best compliment you ever received?
7) What was the weirdest / funniest prank you have ever pulled on someone?
8). What are some things that you do that help you calm down when you’re stressed?
9) What is one strange thing that you are afraid of?
10) What's one hope for 2017?
Guidelines for anyone that wishes to create a post as a result of this tag:
Whew....thank goodness that's over with...I'm going to go eat a tasty snack.