"Susanne - Most of what she writes is an honest look at scripture and Biblical principles. She tells things how she sees them, in a sweet and gentle way. Unless we're talking cruel religious oppression of women."
Ahahahahahahahah.....you mean my outrage to honor killings and polygamy shows sometimes? *batting eyelashes, glancing around innocently*
Now I have to list some random things about myself. I've done this so often, y'all probably know nearly all there is to know about me already including my shoe size. Let's see, hmmm.
I am very happy that God gave me many new blogging friends within the last year or two! Not so long ago, folks could "meet" others by snail-mailing letters across the country or around the world. Now, we can get to know others by social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, visiting blogs and e-mailing. It's like the neo-pen pal movement and I looooooove it! It's amazing how often my "virtual friends" come to mind. I even pray for them as I take walks in the neighborhood and mow my grass. It's great how God brings you all to mind and how dear many of you have become to me. :)
By the way, I mow my yard on one of these.
I love the convenience and instantity (ha!) of digital cameras, but I was thinking one day of something I enjoyed in years past when I actually used a film camera. Once upon a time I didn't go to Walmart to get my film developed, but sent it off through the US postal system to a company that developed film cheaply and I got my prints back a few days later. It was always exciting to go to the mailbox, see the fat envelope and look at what pictures I'd taken, see how they turned out and remember the events where the memories were captured on film.
On that subject I take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more pictures now than when I actually had to buy film and later get it developed in order to see what I'd photographed.
And speaking of "instantity," I love making up new words from time to time! I know Amber does that on occasion, too. We are both cool like that. :)
I am quite an emotional person. Not to the extent of women (or even men!) in some cultures, but for one who grew up around "cold westerners," I'd say I have a little "Arab" in me.
Actually I don't think my people are "cold" at all. Sure we aren't as expressive as Semitic people, but neither are we as stoic as northern Europeans and Russians and some in the Far East are stereotyped to be. I live in the South and we have our share of emotional types, I'd say.
Years ago my grandfather sent me a package addressed to "Miss Personality." My family had been to visit and he was *ahem* impressed...errrrr, amused by how expressive I was in discussing things with him, I guess. Thankfully he seemed to like that about me rather than instruct me to be some demure obedient female.
I get slightly amused and a touch annoyed sometimes when people come across as if they feel sorry for me because I don't have children. Honestly I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and understand their cultural upbringing, but I had a huge laugh yesterday when an Iraqi man who befriended me on Facebook awhile back asked me about my children. When I admitted I didn't have any and that Michael was my nephew, he wrote back and said, "I pray to God to bless you with 10 kids!! .. 5 boys and 5 girls!!!" Aw, please, no. Why is a woman's value measured in children anyway?
I like to read way better than I like to watch TV or movies. Case in point, a church friend invited us to her house about a month ago. She lent me a bag of books and one movie. To date, I've read 7 and 1/2 of the books and still haven't watched the lone movie!
I went to a small Christian school and my graduating class only had 24 students. We were a pretty close bunch. Anyway, we had a thing called Senior Superlatives where we'd vote for Most Likely to Succeed, Class Clown and so forth. Any guesses for what I was chosen by my peers?
And, no, it wasn't Most Likely to Talk Everyone's Ears Off. Haha, ...aren't you the funny one? :)
Now I want to award . . .
Yes, you...the one reading this post. So consider yourself awarded and if you want to accept the award and do a post sharing about yourself, that'd be just super! Kindly leave me a comment so I can go to your blog and learn more about you!