Nov 14, 2008

Random Question - Tagged Twice

Random Question

Lots of tags and awards going around again and I've been tagged on two different tags. So today's RQ is this:

Wanna Play Tag?

Tag 1 - Stephanie at Thirsty Soul tagged me to share six things I've learned this year. These are not necessarily new things, but rather lessons that God has brought - and is still bringing - into sharper focus. I was a little confused so I didn't do this right away. Sorry Stephanie! If you don't know Stephanie please go visit her, you will be blessed by her thoughts and deep love for the Lord. I hope I did this right.

1. God can be trusted. He wants me to depend completely on Him and He wants me to be free.

2. Grace - Unmerited Favor. I need to remind myself at times that it really is Unmerited. (Just a little honesty.)

3. Joy is harder for me to grasp than faith, hope, love, and grace.

4. Honesty can be hard but is always right.

5. Scripture is seeds of Truth. The more we plant these seeds in our hearts and the hearts of others, the better we will know God and keep the enemy from convincing us of lies.

6. Believing God is a choice and not about our emotions. He speaks Truth even if I don't feel it.

Tag 2 - Heather at Things Above has tagged me for 15 things I'm not afraid to admit. Heather is another dear blogger that I have only recently had the pleasure to meet but I always enjoy reading her blog! Go visit her too, you will be glad you did. Oh ... and she has a guestbook waaaayyy down at the bottom of her blog. Please go sign it cause it's lookin a little bit lonely down there. :)

1) I can drink coffee just about any time and I usually have a pot brewing about 9:00 pm on any night of the week. (That reminds me, I need to make some coffee. There's a fresh pot on now so come on over if you want some. ... come on over even if you don't.)

2) I get cold very easily ... except when I get a hot flash (like now), then I get hot very easily.

3) After one lesson in driving a standard, my boyfriend (at the time) wanted me to drive to the store ... alone. I told him I wasn't ready ... he didn't believe me ... I ran into the side of his sister's house trying to back out.

4) I usually go to bed somewhere between 1:00 am - 4:00 am. I wonder if we will have to sleep on the other side of eternity.

5) I love to watch people and to find their unique quirks qualities. :)

6) In a HS biology class we had a couple of snakes and I used to wear one like a belt during class sometimes.

7) I recall timeframes of my childhood events by the grade I was in and not the age that I was. I have to calculate my age if I wasn't in school.

8) When I was in 6th grade (see, I told you) my mom's boyfriend was an actor who had been in quite a number of movies (small parts). The Love Bug, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Gnome-Mobile ... now I have to Google him, Gil Lamb, be right back ...
Here's his filmography:
Here's a perfect bio of Gil:
Ok so that's not really about me, but I'm making it about me now. I really loved Gil. He made me laugh. I guess that's good since he was generally in comedy's.

9) As a child I prefered to play with racetracks over Barbies ... still do.

10) I drink milk with my meals. I buy 2% but can drink anything from non-fat to whole milk. I almost never drink sodas.

11) My 1st car was a 1969 VW Bug. (Yes the one I ran into the house.) I paid $40.00 for it. It had a dent in the hood (which you know is in the front) that looked like a giant karate chop. My boyfriend hammered out the dent and painted the car with canned spray paint that was on sale. LOL! $1.00 of gas would take me 50 miles.

12) I love to crank up praise and worship music and sing and dance to the Lord with all my might. ... um ... when I'm alone. :)

13) I can talk in a funny squeekyish (new word?) voice that I've never heard anyone else be able to do ... except my daughter.

14) I can't wait to go HOME. I think about eternity a lot and try to imagine living forever ... and in His presence. The thought of it just amazes me.

15) This one is hard for me to write because it floors me. I have been told on three different occasions by people who didn't know each other, (and when I was younger and blonde) that I looked like Heather Locklear. One time I was actually mistaken for her. It was when she was first becoming well known. Of course, I didn't know who she was. LOL!


Ok your turn. Use Mr Linky so we can all come and read about you.


Angela said...

I used to make my parents rent the Gnome Mobile every week for about a year when I was little. You are hilarious..I guess it's good he was in comedy! It looked like a giant karate chop! And the funny thing is I can picture it! I enjoyed this so much, Edie. BTW, the teeth thing happens tomorrow morning. I am kind of apprehensive but more so about the afterwards part of being in pain and drugged up. I dont like being "out of it". Thanks for praying. Maybe I'll karate chop the dentist. Just an idea.

Daphine said...

Hey Edie!
I really enjoyed reading all these fun things about you. Yes, God can be trusted my friend. It took me a long time to learn this one and still have my moments at time. Sorry! I lol about you running into your the side of a house when you were younger! I would love to come over for a cup of coffee one day.

Have a great weekend friend!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis..
Hey you I go to bed around the same time.. well almost I usually can hang till about 3:00 am. It was so nice to read more about you . I get cold easily as well. I wish I could do more tags, but I had to keep blogging down to twice a week for now so I just do Spiritual Sundays and Thursdays. Hopefully after the Holidays I can do more.

Luv ya.. Lorie

MoziEsmé said...

Those are some great lessons learned!

Sue J. said...

I have not been picturing you with a funny "squeekyish" voice.

It would be fun to do a "Guess whose voice this is?" blog sometime, wouldn't it? We could all read the same thing and then have a contest!

I will need some time to ponder how to take the RQ. And, mostly, I just need to DO the RQ this week and not say that I'll do it. (HA!)

Texas is getting closer to Virginia all the time.....Thanks for sharing!

The Patterson 5 said...

Oh I loved reading about all that God is teaching you on your journey and all of the neat little things about you as well! How fun!

My ADHD Me said...

Now this is a RQ I can do...and actually will.
I love learning things about my friends.

I'm not a coffee drinker but ALWAYS have to have my diet coke. I'll grab one out of the fridge and be right over.

Heather Locklear!WOW. Too cool. When I was younger (late teens-early 20's) I was told by quite a few different people that I looked like Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman. Of course that was only when I wasn't being compared to Roseanne Rosanna Danna.

I agree with Sue J, Texas is getting closer to Virginia all the time!

I'm going to work on my RQ, knowing me it could be a day or 2 before it's done....but it is going to be my next post.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I loved reading your lists! Ya know I love hearing what God shows you, but reading your 15 things ... well, it's awesome when everyone shares these personal little things that help us really get to know eachother better!
I can't believe you wore the snake as a belt in class. haaa
And I keep wondering what color your boyfriend painted your vw with spraypaint? Bet ya wish you had it when the price of gas was so high!
And ya know, I'll take a cup of that coffee! haa

Chatty Kelly said...

There couldn't be any corrilation between the 9 p.m. coffee and the 1 am bedtime could there? Just wondering. *grin*

Well, I know ADHD loved this random question! LOL!

I don't know if I'll get to it. Maybe next week??? Maybe???? Ack! I'm overwhelmed.

Debra said...


I loved reading your fifteen things ~ i loved VW bugs ~ my boyfriend in highschool had one that was a standard and was banana could go forever on a tank of gas!

I can't believe you would wrap a snake around you...truly? that didn't freak you out? I am terrified of snakes!!

And I can drink coffee too and it doesn't affect me. However, I began to wean myself from it right before the heart disease diagnosis and now I only drink it every great now and again. I savor every drop!

Blessings to you Heather...I mean, Edie! tee hee

Kathryn said...

Oh, Edie, that was fun! I'd love to come over for a cup of coffee, but I would conk out on you by 10:00 pm! (How do you stay up so late?!)

I got your e-mail response, and I look forward to continuing our "conversation". Hopefully, I'll have some uninterrupted peace and quiet tomorrow! :-)

Stephanie said...

Hey Edie!

I so enjoyed reading this! Especially number 6, that believing God is a choice, not about our emotions. So true. Sigh. I'm learning this right now and it's hard. But God is faithful!

God's Girl said...

I really enjoyed reading about you! Thank you for sharing!!

Bless you friend!

wendalyn said...

Thank you Edie for sharing some delightful and quirky little things about yourself. Sometimes I wonder which is more us, the quirks or the foundation, probably a combination I guess. It amazes me that the Lord gives us each the potential to be deep and profound so that we can relate to him, and yet he also gives us each such unique things about our personalities which no one else has. You are clearly unique!

Debra said...

Hi Edie,
I haven't told you what an awesome job you did with the Sparrowgrass tags. When I read the one with my road on it, I wanted to cry (good tears). It meant a lot to me.
Thank you for those awards too- I hope to come and get them and pass them on.
I haven't meant to be such a slow poke.
I love ya, and love your visits!