I was recently one of five people tagged by Pastor Scott of www.pasturescott.wordpress.com to answer the following questions and then to formulate five additonal questions to send on to others. So here it goes. The following five questions come from Pastor Scott.
( 1 ) What teacher has had the most influence in your life? Why?
Answer: A hard question because ther have been so many. I think that the group of brothers that I knew in the navy had the most profound influence as I was new in the Lord and much growth came about while in fellowship with them. It has seemed that over the years there has always been someone to offer the necessary instruction at the needed time, including many from whom I’ve learned a great deal in the blogger realm.
( 2 ) If you could write the “Great American Novel” what would the first line be?
Answer: This is the hardest of the five questions. First, the title: “A Nafta Highway Runs Through It.” It would open as such:
“Six Lanes Running south, Six lanes running North. A globalist scheme, across the land goes forth. Agents of logic and flesh loudly say, Here’s to our kingdom of iron and clay.”
This is why I’m a factory worker and not an author. lol
( 3 ) What job would you prefer? The guy holding the slowdown sign in a work zone, a ring announcer at a world championship boxing match, or the person serving sample snacks at Sams grocery?
Answer: The ring announcer at a boxing match. Then I could say “And in this corner weighing three hundred and ten pounds; which will mean absolutely nothing on the last day, Billy So and So!”
( 4 ) You have awakened from a coma. Who would you like to see first and why?
Answer: My family first of all. Not only because I love them dearly but also that they might realize the temporal nature of this realm and that we never know what a day may bring forth. Nobody wakes up in the morning and says “I think I’ll go into a coma today.”
( 5 ) If you could get a do-over in high school what would you change?
Answer: To come to Jesus before I reached high school. I was kind of a mean-spirited kid and ever so confused during those teenage years. Praise God for loving us when we were completely rebellious and contrary.
I guess now I need to tag five others and ask questions. Here it goes, however, it’s going to be more than five probably. (I’ll limit it to ten)
www.totaltransformation.wordpress.com (J. Kaiser)
www.code6.wordpress.com (code…I only know her screen name)
www.inhisgrace.wordpress.com (inhisgrace…I only know her screen name)
Oops. That’s eleven. I REALLY want to tag about thirty more, but I’ll stop for now. Anyone is welcome to answer these .
And now for the questions.
( 1 ) “Turn the World Upside Down” If you were called to become a missionary, however, given liberty to choose any place on earth, where would you go and why?
( 2 ) “Just Tagging Along” What old testament person (or persons) do you think it would have been the most fascinating to have travelled alongside on the journey through life?
( 3 ) “Catch phrase” What passage of scripture do you seem to hear others make mention of to the point that it really stands out in frequency? For example, I find myself quoting Isaiah 26:3 quite often, while the pastors at a church that I used to attend mentioned Philippians 4:19 so often that I almost started a tally in my notebook of each time it was mentioned. (Both veses are really good by the way, as is all scripture. Yet we all tend to gravitate toward certain passages)
( 4 ) “Extended Forcast” As you ponder the next year; looking into the days ahead, what do you see transpiring? Is this conclusion:
a. direct revelation (Thus saith the Lord)
b. an estimate based upon current trends and circumstances
c. an unexplainable hunch (gut feeling as it were)
d. just a wild “shot in the dark” guess. (these answers are good too, so let em fly)
( 5 ) “A Song of Degrees” What particular hymn or spiritual song do you, upon hearing or singing, find yourself “launched beyond the stratosphere” as you ponder the sheer awesomeness of God and the price that he paid at Calvary to redeem us from everlasting death. I imagine that each of us have our favorite songs; those select melodies that just seem to take us into the heavenly realm whenever we hear them.
“Bonus Question” What person (or persons) were very influential in your decision to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord? For me, it was the aunt and uncle of the girl next door. Throughout the summer of 1983, while Teresa was living with them, the Lord used them to bring me to the realization that I was lost and undone. I am forever grateful to the Lord that Dennis and MaryAnn were a city set upon a hill.
Well, I’ll be going for now. I’m back on second shift and so middle-of-the-night blogging is back also. (It’s 3:00am right now) This is a good thing because third shift was physically draining. Until next time, I wish a blessed day in Christ to all.