These questions come from Amanda, who got them from a class. I guess there is some benefit in going to class.
1. What three things would be said about you and your life if you died today?
I think that it would be said that I loved the Lord, made a difference in the lives of children, and loved to learn.
2. Given the likelihood that you will not die today, and have time left to change some things in your life, what three things would you most like to have said about you and your life?
I would like it to be said that I shared my faith, encouraged others, and spoke truth through my writing.
3. If someone were to witness a week of your life, what assumptions would that person make about your values–what matters to you?
I think that they could safely assume I love to learn, as I spend a ton of time reading and writing. I hope that it would be obvious that I value the Lord, but that’s probably not as clear as I would like. I think that it’d be clear that I love children, too.
4. What values do you hold that are not evident from the way you life your life?
I value others, I really do, but this is a hard thing for me to do as an introspective introvert. I’m way more comfortable in my reading chair than I am on the streets, but I need to be on the streets (or in other houses or wherever) interacting with others more.
5. What three goals are important to you as you plan your life?
Seeking to honor God in everything I do is an important goal that influences every decision that I make. Another goal (if you can call it that) is to get married, but that has yet to change my on-the-ground plans. Another goal is to be an encourager, which is why I choose to go on trips (though hey, I do like to travel, too).
6. What keeps you from achieving what you want for your life?
The biggest hindrance is my own sin. Another hindrance to many of these plans is my own self-absorbed tendencies, something that my friends try to push me out of (which I appreciate, though I might not like!).
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