A short while ago, I met a church member at a coffee house to sit and chit chat. I see her every Sunday and we’re Facebook “friends” but had never had a real conversation. So, I invited her to “coffee.” And, by “coffee” I mean vanilla bean cream frapps. I’m asking the usual questions What do you do? What do you do for fun? Where are you from? when out of the blue she asks So, what’s your salvation story? Huh? What? Um…
It reminded me of Alexandra Frazen’s 100 Questions to Inspire Rapid Self-Discovery & Understanding. People are so much more than their occupation, relationship status, and the town they grew up in. And, if we asked these questions around the table, I think we’d all get to know, really know, each other a little bit better.
So, I’m going to post & answer one or more questions per week. Answer the question for yourself in the comments. Or, you could type your answer as a blog post. Just be sure to link-up with me so we can all read your answer.
So, are you ready to learn more about me than you ever wanted to know?!! This should be fun!
Do you believe in magic? When have you felt it?
I believe in God. And, He’s not magic. He’s just awesome! I felt God’s presence when I was walking to my door room at the end of one college semester. I was supposed to graduate that year, but my grades were too low. I walked back to my dorm room, shame and guilt riding on my shoulders. How can I tell my grandma? What will my family think of me? And suddenly….I don’t know if I started praying or if God felt this pain was too much for me to carry, but suddenly my shoulders felt light as feathers. And, I knew in my spirit that I was going to be okay.
That’s better than magic.
Is there something that people consistently ask for your advice on? What is it?
I have family and friends who call me to unload. I try to be a good listener and chime in with statement phrases every so often, but for the most part I allow them to vent. But, their rant always ends with, “So, what do you think?” They count on me to be the voice of reason OR to challenge their opinions. They get mad if they I’m ‘going along to get along’. They expect me to give them a new perspective.
I call myself the ‘stir’. I stir the pot in order to stretch the person’s mind on a subject/situation. In my experience, you don’t know what you stand for until that stance is challenged.
Your turn to answer these questions in the comments!
With a super-duper amount of love,