Monday, November 26, 2012

Things you might not know about me

Carrie over at Reading to Know suggested that we answer a few questions to get to know each other better. Sounds like fun!

1. Do you attend church and, if so, what denomination are you a part of?
I am a Seventh Day Adventist Christian, both born into and raised in the church. I was first baptised as a pre-teen and rebaptised shortly after my marriage. My husband and I do not attend church on a regular basis but are trying to be more faithful about attendance. We are still searching for a home church in the Seattle area, trying to find a group of believers who are excited about their faith and want to share it with others.

2. What social issue are you the most passionate about?
Religious liberty. I attend church on Sabbath (Saturday). This is one of the major differences between my denomination and most others. I believe people should be allowed to live according to their convictions and that the government has no business telling people how to live their lives. I will add a caveat that this freedom should never be allowed to infringe on the rights of others, thus the need for civil law.

3. How long have you been married? How many kids do you have, or want to have? Have you ever thought of adopting, or have you?
My husband and I have been married for seven years and have no children. Hopefully we will be blessed with children in the future but that is yet to be determined. Adoption is definitely an option.

My nephew and I

4. What is your greatest personality strength? Weakest?
Hmmm... I believe my strongest personality trait is the strength of my convictions. Sometimes it takes me awhile to determine what I believe is Truth and how God wants me to live. But once I figure it out, there's no looking back. On the flip side of this, I struggle most with being judgmental of others, mostly when I feel people are being hypocritical. But I don't know what God is doing in others' hearts and it's my job to love, not condemn.

5. What is your favorite Bible verse or passage? Why?
It changes all the time! Yesterday I was studying this passage:

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
Psalm 19:1-3

I think it's amazing that God tells us about Himself through nature. There's beauty everywhere and it all testifies to what a powerful Creator we have.

6. Are you a bold and trendy dresser, or are clothes "not your thing?"
Somewhere inbetween. I want to be fashionable but modest, something that I find incredibly difficult to balance. Sometimes I end up looking frumpy because either my options are limited or I don't know enough about fashion to come up with my own look.

7. Are you a foodie? What makes you love food so?
I LOVE to eat, I love to cook, and I hate doing dishes. I grew up with a rather traditional American diet. My family ate a lot of pasta, hamburgers, meat loaf, etc. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Then I met my husband. He was shocked at how limited my palate was and decided to change that. He started introducing me to Chinese food, Thai, expensive chocolates, and a host of other things. All of a sudden the food world opened up to me and now I love trying different dishes.

Now that I've browsed through some of my food pictures, I'm getting hungry...


Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I love Psalm 19, too! In fact, it's one if the first longer passages of scripture I had my older girls memorize. I love that your husband expanded your palate--that's neat.

Margaret said...

What an interesting blog. I "found" you through Tanya Watanabe's blog and have now read all your posts but today feel as if gaps have been filled in. Have a good day.

Carrie said...

I didn't realize that we'd been married the same period of time! What month?! (We were married in May 2005.)

I'm a slight foodie. I'm becoming one, I should say. I have recently been informed (having forgotten this myself) that my diet growing up was very limited and that I was an extremely picky eater. Jonathan definitely broadened my horizons and I love experimenting and trying new things. I love cooking and baking both. And I really love cake so having looked at your picture, I now want some. :)

Thanks for playing along! I learned some more about you which was fun! (Also, loved the picture!)

Anonymous said...

Though I love to eat, I can't say I'm a foodie. I tend to like my old favorites and am not too crazy about trying new foods, but when I do and like them I'm glad I did.

I like your answer to #4.

Beth said...

I like what you said about religious liberty--very well put.

It was nice to learn more about you.

Anonymous said...

:) :) :) Though of you today as I shelved a Chinese Vegan cookbook :) I might have to borrow it and share some receipes, they looked GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed reading your answers to these questions.
When my husband and I had been married for 7 or 8 years we finally applied for adoption. In 2003 we adopted our son, which also in part explains why we only have one child. I had always planned on a house full, but trust that God's plan is perfect for me in spite of it turning out differently than MY plan would have. ;-)