Thank you so much Stuart for tagging me in this fun tag – it’ll be my very first and am excited to participate! If you haven’t read Stuarts answers to his tag you can find it here.
Here are the rules:
1. Answer the questions you receive (straight, funny, absurd, up to you)
2. Add three more questions of your own to the list
3. Tag three people
Here are the questions posed to me by Stuart:
1. If your life depended on your answer, would you deny Christ?
No. I hope that I have gained enough word as to not deny Him, not be so broken as to deny whom He has been in my life. I’ve seen Him many times, through my multiple surgeries, through my 4th child’s birth where we thought we’d lost her due to placenta previa, through my two youngest ones time in the ICU or intense care unit, following their births, through me finding an angel of a doctor being able and so willingly wanting to help me through my pregnancies. If you don’t know, all my little one’s have been born via c-section. And I continue to see His providence, everyday, with every meal my family shares at dinner time, that’s His hand over this family.
I think back on how Peter – by the way one of my boys is named Peter (meaning: rock upon where the church would be built), denied Jesus three times. It wasn’t because Peter was a coward, it was because he thought he would be protecting Jesus. However, God can take care himself just fine, He doesn’t need our protection. So, next time you or I are asked by a non-believer, a simple answer will do, something along the lines of, “I believe in Jesus and He is my Lord.”
2. Would you allow a stranger into your house to stay if you felt prompted by the Holy Spirit?
We actually have! I grew up having many brothers and sisters in the Lord staying with us as they traveled to Florida and had no place to stay. My mother opened her doors to them. Often times they were from abroad, sometimes one or married couples. She still does that to this day. She’ll also call me to have them stop by my house to introduce them to my family – it’s very sweet. I vividly remember this sweet Japanese couple staying with us, I may have been 9 or 10 years old. They had packed their chop sticks to eat, and boy did they eat! They later ‘told’ us that in Japan it is seen to be rude to not finish the food that you’ve been served. Of course, my mother would see their empty plates and assume they were hungry, and just kept serving and serving them! We had a language barrier that we were able to get through with hand gestures.
3. Why is Valentine’s Day so important when, if we truly love someone, we should be showering them with our love daily?
Valentine’s Day isn’t ‘important’ per se. We have taken in this holiday that is celebrated in this country, but we’ll usually get a few chocolates for the children and I’ll make them a card, and I’ll also make my husband a card. I agree, when you love and appreciate someone, everyday should be a day of love and celebration. I’m not only speaking in form of showering them with physical things, but serving them with much love and patience.
The Eclectic Contrarian
My Questions To You:
1. Do you have an ‘Elf On The Shelf,’ why or why not?
2. If you could give me one circumstance where you’ve seen the Lord, when was it?
3. How do you plan on celebrating this joyous season in your home with your families?
Thanks to my nominees in advance for participating! Know that I appreciate you and your ongoing support – always.