Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sisters in Christ ~ Faith ~ November 2017

Hello all! 

Welcome to the November edition of Sisters in ChristToday, the sweet Faith from I Like That will be joining me for the chat. We'll try not to confuse you with the two Faiths.... ;) 



Hello Faith, and welcome to Chosen Vessels! Have fun introducing yourself to the readers. :D

Hi! I'm a recent homeschool graduate currently taking a gap year, and am a pastor's daughter. I was homeschooled all the way through from kindergarten to 12th grade and am very grateful for having the opportunity to be. I live with my wonderful family on about an acre of land surrounded by farmland and lovely mountain views. I enjoy a variety of things such as photography, cooking and baking, playing the piano, listening to music, writing, reading, biking, taking walks, knitting, and doing various crafty things. I also like learning and trying new things as well. Ever since I was little, I've had the dream to be a writer. I'm currently working on a couple of stories that I hope to publish one day, even if only for myself. And, as the name of this chat would suggest, I'm a devout follower of Christ who desires to please Him in everything I do!



I didn't realize you're a pastor's daughter as well! :) What inspired you to start a blog? 
I think it was mostly from reading other blogs, my love for writing, and my mom's encouragement. I had secretly wanted to start a blog for some time before, but hadn't really said anything to my parents about it because I was so busy (and a little behind) with school and other things at the time. So because of that, I thought they might not think it would be the best idea for me to spend so much time keeping up with a silly little blog. But then one day, my mom and I were talking about blogs and she mentioned to me that I should start one and could put my writing and photography and other things like that on there. So I gladly told her that I'd very much like that and got right on it!


Did you read other blogs before starting your own, or was starting a blog what thrust you into this amazing world we call The Blogosphere? ;) 
Yes, I read a few other blogs before, mostly my friend Olivia's blog, Meanwhile in Rivendell...


How did you find my blog(s)? 
You first commented on my blog, and so that's how I first met you and found your blog here. And I'm so glad you did! I'm so grateful for your friendship. :)


I didn't realize that! I must have found your blog through Olivia's. :) What's your favorite Bible verse, chapter, and book? Why? 
Oh my... how does one pick a favorite Bible verse? There are so many good ones! 
Well, one of my favorite verses at the moment is Philippians 4:6-7. I like this one because whenever I begin to get anxious or worried about something, it helps to remind me that if I just pray to God and focus on Him, trusting in Him to help me, then I'll have the peace of mind and peace of heart that comes from Him.


My favorite chapter might be Psalm 34. There is just so much in this chapter! It's always a real encouraging one to read and reminds me what a great and delivering God our Lord is!

And my favorite book... maybe Ephesians. Or Romans. Or John... John's a great book! Probably one of those three. I love reading in places where Jesus performs miracles and just seeing His compassion for people, and the faith of the people he touched and healed.


What Bible verse(s) have really helped you through some rough times? 
Proverbs 3:25-26 has helped me through a lot rough times; especially during one hard time me and our family went through a couple of years ago. I was really struggling in my faith and felt as far away from God as I'd ever felt before, while smack dab in the middle of that, my mom started having some health issues that were really hard on her as well as all of us. I had read this verse a lot of times before, but it wasn't until one night in the midst of that terrible attack that this verse really stuck out and comforted me a lot. It says, "Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught."
And that's just one out of countless verses that have helped me through hard times like that.


What is one event in your life that really strengthened your Christian walk? 
Recently, a man in our church passed away. It's been a while for me since someone so close that we see and talk to regularly has gone on to be with the Lord. While this was a very sad situation, it's reminded me again that Heaven really is a real place, that we really will get to see the man from our church again, and how really important it is to get the Gospel out to the world so that everyone gets a chance to go to there. Of course, I've always been taught and have known Heaven is a real place and that things in this world won't last forever and aren't ultimately important, but I think when this happened, it kind of gave me a reality check and really put things into a new perspective -- helping to remind me that this life here isn't all there is, and that I need to not be wasting so much time on earthly things and spending more time in God's Word and telling others about Him -- and to not concern myself so much with what people might think of me by telling them about Jesus. I'm realizing that saving my pride isn't so nearly as important as helping to save a person from eternal torment... So the Lord's really been working with and teaching me on that recently, and reminding me to not let my normal personality get in the way of what He's calling me to do.

                                                    

Any Bible reading tips? 
Reading your Bible every day is very important. I've come to find that it's not really how much you read, but how you read that makes the most impact. You might have a goal to read a whole chapter one day, but then one verse might really stick out to you and you might feel like you should take time to think and meditate on that particular verse. But if you're so bent on doing it your own way and just trying to complete the chapter so you can move on, then you don't really give the Holy Spirit room to point something out to you and teach you something from what you're reading. Basically, just be open and listen for what God's trying to tell you through His Word whenever you sit down to read your Bible.

Of course, quite often I've slipped up on this as well and have just run through some verses or a chapter out of routine and not really think much about it. I'm working on doing better on this though.


Now for the reading and writing side of things... On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most), how much of a reader would you consider yourself? What about a writer? 
Probably 7 for reader. It seems like there are times that I go through a phase when I'm just not interested in reading anything at all, and then other times, I suddenly get the urge to want to read anything and everything I can get my hands on! But I think I like reading more than not. Especially children's chapter books. I'd much rather sit down and read through a children's chapter book than a novel written for young adults/adults (though I enjoy those types of books sometimes, too; it pretty much has to be historical fiction for me to be really interested in reading it though).

And for writer, I'd say 9 1/2. I've always enjoyed writing, especially writing stories. It's just always kind of been my thing. But of course, there are many times when writer's block gets in the way... 


Hehe, relatable – on the writer's block. ;) Where's your favorite place to read and/or write? 
I usually enjoy reading and writing either outside or by a window. I always like reading by natural light.



What's your favorite author(s)? Favorite books by them? 
Hmm... well, I like Eleanor H. Porter and her book, Pollyanna a lot. I also enjoy Joan Lowery Nixon's writing in her Orphan Train Adventures series. Sid Fleishman is also another favorite of mine. I like his book The Whipping Boy and some of his Mr. McBroom stories; I especially enjoy his writing style in those. 


What are some books that really impacted your young life? 
The Bible would definitely be the number one book that has impacted my life. I really enjoyed the historical American Girl books when I was younger and believe those stories had a great impact on my life as well and also developed my liking for historical fiction even more. Kirsten was one of my favorites, maybe because I felt like I related to her in a way... I so wanted them to make a Kirsten movie, and (low key) I really wished I could have played the part of Kirsten. I actually looked quite a bit like her -- I had long blond hair that I'm sure could have been easily braided into loops and everything! :P But anyway, there were those, and also my mom read aloud to my siblings and I many children's books that impacted me a lot as well such as, Miss Rumphius, Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule, Cranberry Thanksgiving, The Pumpkin Runner, and countless others.


Okiedoke, here's a few random questions for ya. :D If you had to use one word to describe yourself, what would it be? 
Hmm... maybe Dreamer.



Any pet peeves? 
I probably have a lot, but here are just a few: 
-When people put up Christmas lights/decorations before Thanksgiving.
-When you're trying to talk to someone, but they're on their phone the whole time.
-When people don't seem to care or seem oblivious to the fact how messy or untidy they keep things. (Though, I'll admit... ahem... I don't always keep things too spic and span myself, but I'm not oblivious to the fact of it and I care, so that should count for something, right? ...Maybe?.....No?)


Favorite songs? 
A few favorites of mine are Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin, Cable Knit Sweater by The Lads, Shake by MercyMe, Steady by For King & Country, Sunday School Rock, Who's in the House, and Slam by Carman, and Don't Let the Devil Steal Your Joy by Ken Blount.


Thumbs up on Shake... ;) Anything else to add? Goals for the rest of this year or next?
Well, for goals, I'm currently working on writing two stories which I hope to publish someday (as I said at the beginning). One is a novel, and the other more of a children's chapter book type story. I hope to finish the first draft of at least one of these stories by the end of the year. We'll see how that goes. ;) I'm also considering maybe writing homeschool book studies or something like that and possibly starting some sort of business out of that. I enjoy little kids as well and am sort of wanting and looking to get a job involving looking after and/or teaching children sometime in this or next year. Right now, I'm kind of just trying to figure out which route to take with my life and what God really wants me to do, so life's been a little crazy, but really good at the same time, and I know God will show me the right way to go if I just keep on after Him.




That all sounds wonderful!! Blessings to you as you seek to live for Him! <3 

Thank you so much for having me, Faith! I'm so glad we got to have this lovely chat. It was a lot of fun!

Thank you!! :D 

~*~*~ 

Be sure to leave Faith some comments and check out her blog, I Like That. 

I said in my last post that I would be taking a week off while a friend was visiting, but then I ended up not posting the next two weeks either...I honestly don't have an excuse, other than to say that life is often taking me away from here. :P I'll try to post every or every-other week now through the end of the year, but I can't really make that a commitment right now. 

Thanks for reading! 
~Faith 


**Pictures not our own. Borrowed from the Internet. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wake Up Call.


There have been many bad things happening in the world around us lately. Fires in the western end of the country. The hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Maria, and now Nate. The earthquakes in Mexico. The recent shooting in Las Vegas. There are probably other incidents, but these are what first come to my mind. 

It's horrible and heartbreaking. People often ask questions in times of tragedy – myself included. Why? Why me? Why this? Why now? Why all this hurt, God? 

I don't know the answer; I honestly don't. But here's what has been heavy on my mind concerning this of late. 

What if it's a wake-up call? 

A wake up call from God, trying to get America's attention. We've fallen so far away from Him, and yet He offers grace. In His goodness, He nudges us back toward the straight and narrow. Back to Him. 

His grace and mercy is there and waiting. The question is: how will we respond? 


~*~ 


Pretty short, but it's what I've got. ;) Share your thoughts on the topic if you'd care to! 

Also, two quick things to take note of... There will not be a post here on CV next Saturday. If you'd like an explanation on that, take a look at this post.

Another thing, a guest post written by yours truly will be up on More Precious than Gold this week! I encourage you to pop over and check it out sometime, along with the rest of this great series Ashley has going on. :D 


Thanks for reading and God bless! <3
~Faith

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe {Book Review}



~ Description 
Cousins are forever, or at least they’re supposed to be. 
What happens when your world falls apart and your dreams are mocked by those closest to you? 
Destiny’s idyllic childhood full of laughter and cousins abruptly ended when her mom uprooted the family to move them across the country with strict instructions to never talk about Swallow Ridge again. Eleven years later Destiny moves back to her hometown, determined to find her cousins… and answers. 
Plagued by generations of bitterness and manipulation, Destiny hides her life-long goal - unwilling to let anyone else trample her fragile dreams. But life in the cozy town full of dandelions teaches Destiny there’s more to life than what she’s been taught. 
Is it possible Swallow Ridge not only holds the answers Destiny so intensely searches for, but also the hope? 


~ My Rating 
4 stars 


~ My Review 

A cozy and whimsy read! 

To be totally honest, I would have to say that I signed up to review this book 99% because it has the word 'dandelion' right there in the title. I mean, aside from my book and a book by Karen Kingsbury, I'm not sure I know of any other books that have that. So I just had to read it. ;) And I enjoyed the part dandelions played in the storyline and the theme of the book!

My favorite part of the book would have to be Destiny's spiritual and writerly journey. I could really relate to that. I mean, most (if not all) the people in my life know that I'm a writer, but it can still be difficult to open up to someone about it. 

However, after reading several chapters into the book, I was a bit confused. By the synopsis, I expected more of a girl-searching-for-her-cousins thing. Instead, it was more focused on Destiny's journey to find herself. Which was okay! Just not what I was expecting. :) 

It really was a sweet story, and I enjoyed the cousin-friendship theme of the book – not something you see often! 

3.75 (if thats even a thing...) stars!


**I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.** 


Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Living Faith.

This is not the post I had planned for today. Last night, as I sat down to write or at least get head start on today's post, I glanced over the meager notes I had for the topic I'd planned. And I frowned. Sure, it's a good topic. But it's not really on my heart right now. I don't feel like writing it right now. You see, I like to write what I feel. What God has been showing me. 

So, I scrolled through some old draft posts and quickly found this one, that I started this spring. I finished writing it, tided it up, and here it. I hope y'all enjoy. :) 

Yes, that other post will probably appear here sometime, but probably not for a few weeks. In the meanwhile, I have other things planned. ;) 



I sit down to write this post and I honestly have no idea what I'm doing. I want to write something good. Uplifting. I want to encourage you all in your Christian walk. 

I want to write about faith. 

No, not capitalized Faith. (Writing about her might get lengthy, not to mention boring.) Lowercase faith. The faith of 'good people'. The Christian faith. Faith that God will take care of His people. Faith in God's love. Faith that will carry us through no matter. 

And I could go on and on. But what is faith? The Dictionary App defines faith this way: 

  1. confidence or trust in person or thing: faith in another's ability. 
  2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact. 
  3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.

From these definitions, we can derive that faith is a confidence. A trust. And a belief. But... with no proof. 

Faith isn't just believing that a God exists somewhere out there. Faith is believing that God's presence is surrounding each and every one of us, every second of every day. 


Faith isn’t just believing in a God we can’t see or touch. It’s trusting in Him at all times. We don’t need to understand the mind of God, and we don’t need to agree with the choices He makes. We need to obey, and to trust regardless of what the outcome may be. 
~ Darlene Schacht


Something I read awhile back said to ask God for a "living faith." What do I mean by that? I mean, a faith we live out 24/7. A faith that is as plenteous on those terrible Mondays as on those encouraging Sundays. 

A living faith is believing even when all else is against us... 

A living faith is trusting the True Light even when surrounded by darkness... 

A living faith is clinging to Him even when it's all falling apart around us... 

A living faith is the kind of faith every true Christian to have, day in and day out... 


Have a blessed week! <3 
~Faith 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Don't Give Up, Dearest.

As I talked about briefly on Stories by Firefly a few days ago, this is National Suicide Prevention Week in America. I had an entirely different post planned for today (which y'all will probably get next week *wink*), but after some contemplation, inspiration, and prayers, I decided to write about this. Hopefully it makes sense to someone. 



Suicide. 

It's a sticky subject. One that most people shy away from. Which is sad, really...when you think about it. It's a wicked disease, stealing people away. Why don't we know more? Why didn't I know more until this week? I claim to be writing a book that deals with the topic, and yet I was sorely under-informed. 


> Did you know that there are more than 1,000 suicides on college campuses a year? 

> Did you know that, globally, someone commits suicide every 40 seconds? That's around 800,000 a year. 

Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 25-34? And the third-leading cause of death among people 15-24? 


Yeah, I didn't know either. And it's saddening. Why do people choose to take their own life? Honestly, I don't know because I can't relate. But here's what I've seen to be reasons given. 

Because they feel like they don't belong. Aren't needed. Aren't wanted. Aren't loved. That life is just too hard. That it's not worth it. That the people in their lives would be better off without them. 

It's breaks my heart to think that there are people around me, maybe even people I have encountered or frequently encounter, who feel this way. No one should have to feel like they aren't loved, aren't needed, or wouldn't even be missed. You may think no one does, but I promise you there are people right now who care about you. 

I don't know who's reading this. But if you've ever felt like that – like it's just not worth it, that you're too tired to go on, like dying is a better option that living...let me remind you of something. 

There is so much in this life you've yet to experience. Whether you're six, sixteen, or one-hundred and three, there will always be more sunsets to see. More laughter to share. More stars to gaze at. More smiles to create. More sunshine to soak up and rain to dance in. More people to love and be loved by. 

We live in a sinful and broken world, but there is still good. Why? How? Because God is good, and He is here among us. 

No matter what you're trying to escape, ending it all is not the answer. You're worth so much more than that. You are completely and wholly loved by the Lord of the Universe. He died the cruel death of the cross out of His all-powerful love for you. To redeem you. Life is hard, but when it's lived for His glory it's so worth it. 

God has a beautiful plan for every heart He has started to beating. Don't give up on that plan. Don't bring the story that He is writing of your life to an abrupt end. 

You are special. 

You are loved. 

You are dear to His heart – so very dear. 

Don't give up, dearest. 

~*~ 

If you're struggling with suicide or feelings of unworthiness, reach out to someone – a friend, a family member, just someone who cares. And most importantly, reach out to God. Don't suffer in silence when He's only a prayer away. Speak up and reach out. Just don't give up. 



*source, Pinterest 

Want more? Take a look at this post on Letters to Jayna. The night can't last forever. Morning is coming, my friend. <3 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Bookish Tag.


Happy Saturday, friends! Faith @ I Like That tagged me for the Bookish Tag, and since I hadn't did a tag here in ages, I thought it would do this today. :D (No, this is totally not a get-out-of-jail-free-post because Faith didn't have anything planned for today. Of course not.) 

The Bookish Tag Rules:
-You must be honest.
-You must answer every question.
-You must tag at least 4 people.


1 ~ What book has been on your shelf the longest? 
Probably some of the American Girl series (I think Addy and Molly are my oldest) or Escape by Mona Dunckel and Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop SUey World by Deb Brammer. Those last two were reading for like...second grade, maybe? 




2 ~ What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next? 
I'm currently reading Millie's Grand Adventure by Martha Finley (book 6). I just finished reading Millie's Steadfast Love (book 5) last night, and the next book I'll read will be Millie's Reluctant Sacrifice (book 7). 




3 ~ What book did everyone like, but you hated? 
Well, I wouldn't say I *hated* it, but I didn't love The Hobbit...and nearly everyone does. XP


4 ~ What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't? 
Probably a classic. I have super nice copies of Heidi and A Little Princess, and I haven't read either of them. :P 




5 ~ What book are you saving for retirement?  
*has never really thought about that* I don't know...something like... Maybe Les Miserables or Moby-Dick or something. 


6 ~ Last page: read it first, or wait 'til the end? 
*coughs* Um, well... *coughs again* I wouldn't say I read it first, but I have been known to look ahead in books... *hides* 


7 ~ Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside? 
Um, very interesting! I'm a writer, y'all. The acknowledgments are important. I love reading the acknowledgments of books I've beta-read, or other indie-published books, and finding names I recognize in the acknowledgements. ^-^


8 ~ Which book character would you switch places with? 
*shrugs* I don't know. I think I'll keep my own life. ;D 


9 ~ Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?) 
Yup! Most of the books I have that have been given to me by specific people make me think of them, whether friends or family members. :D 


10 ~ Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way. 
Who was Anne Frank? by Ann Abramson.   and of the stuff they were getting rid of, they were like "take whatever and get rid of the rest." So we gained a couple random kid-books that way. xD 


11 ~ Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Not that I can...think of? *wonders if this is a bad thing* 


12 ~ Which book has been with you most places? 
Probably my Bible. :) 





13 ~ Any "required reading" you hated in high school that wasn't so bad later?
*ignores the 'high school' line bc I'm still in high school* Poetry, probably. I hated it when I had to read a ton in 7th/8th grade. But some of it isn't so bad now. ;)

14 ~ Used or brand new? 
Brand new for the price of used... What? That's not an option? *whistles innocently*


15 ~ Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?  
I don't think so... Wait, is that the guy who... Oh, no, nevermind. I haven't. XD 


16 ~ Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book? 
Uhh... Heidi, perhaps? I haven't read the book (started it several times and couldn't get past like chapter three), but the movie is pretty good. 


17 ~ Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks included? 
Alllwayyysss cookbooks. Ree Drummond's (The Pioneer Woman, for you FoodNetwork fans) are known for it. 


18 ~ Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take? 
My dear friend, Rebekah. Our reading preferences are almost scarily similar. ;)


19 ~ Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving? 
Actually, yes. I started Dare by Tricia Mingerink, the first in a fantastic fantasy series, on a whim and ended up falling in love with the series. They're sooo good!!! :D 



I tag... 
Rebekah @ RebekahAshleigh 
Florid Sword @ The Writer's Song
Libby @ GeoTurtle

Hope y'all have a great week! <3 
~Faith 


*sneakily posting on Sunday evening and back-dating to Saturday to keep things on schedule* 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sisters in Christ ~ Libby May ~ September 2017

Hello, friends! 

So...we kinda took July and August off from SiC. That was partially intentional (everyone needs a break) and partially because I hadn't actually asked anyone else to take part. *ahem* 

But now it's back. :) I can't promise there will be a chat every month (maybe bi-monthly?), but I hope you enjoy them whenever they appear. ;)




Today's guest is Libby from GeoturtleWelcome to Chosen Vessels, Libby! How about introducing yourself? :D 


Hi all! I’m Libby. I love Jesus, writing, reading, crocheting, chatting, listening to Spotify, hanging out with friends, praying for people, and teaching my Sunday school 3 year olds.

And blogging, right? *wink* What inspired you to start a blog? 
I had a blog previously, called Bettamaster.com. It was Betta fish Information site which got old really fast, no matter how much I love Bettas. After that I was going to start a blog MeAsLibby.com, but that never really got off the ground. When I discovered that Mrs. Marlow, the author of the Circle C Series, had a blog, I started to get to know some girls off of her chat box, and when I got GeoTurtle.com up and running Mrs. M presented it to the world for me, and that’s how I got my first followers.

Did you read other blogs before starting your own, or was starting a blog what thrust you into this amazing world we call The Blogosphere? ;) 
Oops. Lol. I sort of answered that in the previous questions. When I did start my blog, I read all over the place and got inspiration for posts and friends, but I already had a blog and was checking out what my audience liked to read.


Haha, that's okay. How did you find my blog(s)? 
I found your delightful blog on Mrs. M’s blog, the Circle C Adventures.
Changing the subject, what's your favorite Bible verse, chapter, and book? Why? 

OH MY. Can you pick a favorite ever? Currently I’m working on memorizing Romans 3:21-31, so that’s pretty good. I guess I have to say whatever I’m currently reading is my favorite. In general, my favorite is Psalms, Isaiah, Romans, I really like all the gospels, and my favorite verses are 2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” As well as 1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to men, but God is faithful, and will not suffer ye to be tempted above such as you are able, but with the temptation also provide a way to escape, that you might be able to bear it.” And last but not least,  Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” I’d better stop there, but I’m gonna squeeze in Psalm 84:11. :)


You can never had too many favorites. :) What Bible verse(s) have really helped you through some rough times?
Most all the favorite verses above have really helped me in life and that’s why I have memorized them, because I ran back to them so many times.


What is one event in your life that really strengthened your Christian walk?
As a young girl raised in a Christian family, my parents really instilled the fact that we girls need to guard our hearts for our future husbands. 



That was a constant challenge for me because I’m so loud and talkative and I love hanging out with my friends. An besides that, somehow all my friends seemed to be guys. So keeping my heart guarded was something that always had me running back to God and His Word and I’ve had that as a constant growth promoter for me, because I’m still praying for Prince Charming, and living for the Prince of Peace.

Great reminder. <3 Any Bible reading tips? 
Yes! Read when there is no one around. And always pray before you read. And one more thing before we exit this section, ask God to draw you closer in each situation. I found that whenever I catch myself praying for Him to keep me safe, I also make it a point to ask Him to grow me and draw me closer through that situation. It’s really a very strengthening and trust growing thing that I’ve been trying out. :)

Speaking of reading... On a scale of 1-10, how much of a reader would you consider yourself? What about a writer? 
I’m a very big reader, I’d say about a 9, since I am careful about what I read, so that sort of cuts back on what I can read.
As a writer, 100%... Oops. I mean 10. I’m writing all the time. ALL THE TIME. 

Where's your favorite place to read and/or write?
At my table in our office room. Especially at night when all my roommates are sleeping and I have Jesus and the house to myself.

What's your favorite author(s)? Favorite books by them?
I cannot even answer this question. Um… Well I really like some of Jules Verne's classics, William Hobbs, Jenny B. Jones, (not Junie B. Jones) As well as Jenny Cote, who writes The Epic Order of the Seven.


Jenny and Junie – there's a big difference. ;D What are some books that really impacted your young life? 
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer, which was given to me by a good friend on my 17th birthday. That book has changed me forever.
I also like the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan, another book recommended by friends. 
The book Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank L. Houghton. Really impacted the way I look at my life and approach relationships with family and with my Sunday School kids.
How about some randomness before we sat farewell? If you had to use one word to describe 
yourself, what would it be? 










“Rule Breaker,” because I used more than one word. XD I’m frank, loyal, devoted, loud, and a leader, but always fun.

Any pet peeves? 
Yes, I hate tiny holes. Like when there are millions of tiny little hole without uniformity, it just kills me. Shivers up my spine and I’m ready to throw up. It’s weird, but it gets me every time. 

Favorite songs? 
AHH!! I was hoping you’d ask that. It always changes, but “Beloved” By Jordan Feliz, “I Will Not Say Goodbye” by Danny Gokey, “Long Long Time” By Brennley Brown, and “The Happy Song” By Jamie Grace.

Anything else to add? Goals for this year?
Well, for me I feel like the year is almost over, but I’m hoping to finish reading all the way through the Bible by 2018. I’ve got the New Testament left.

Haha, true. Maybe I need a new set of questions for this blog series. XD 

Thank you Faith for having me participate in this thing you do. It was a lot of fun to answer. :)

Thanks for coming over, Libby! 

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Be sure to check out Libby's blog @ Geoturtle! Thanks for reading! 

~Faith