Thursday, July 1, 2010

Q & A {Randomness Part II}

I'm a little behind in answering these questions.  Better late than never.  Right?  Have you been on the edge of your seat in anticipation of my answers?  If so, I apologize.  ;)

But first, the wonderful CSN that helped me with a giveaway for my one year bloggy anniversary is allowing me to review a product.  {Yay me!!  Sorry.  I had a London Tipton moment.}  They have just about any item you can imagine.  From furniture to shoes... even bathroom vanities!  Beauty AND quality, not only in their products, but in their customer service as well.  Gotta love that!

Now, the questions you've all been waiting for {she says, tongue-in-cheek}!  Well, at least the ones who've asked...

What was your favorite part about church ministry?
In general, during those days, I would have to say that it was being involved with families during the most memorable times of their lives.  It wasn't always easy, but we considered ourselves blessed when families wanted us to 'be there' for them.  From our earlier 'full-time' church ministry days, I will never forget a beautiful, young grandmother who lost both hands and feet.  She was simply amazing.  I will always remember her.

Specifically, I would have to say that working with teenagers was loads of fun.  They had so much energy and had us laughing, on race karts, etc., all the time.  When we served as youth pastors, we didn't have a lot of the weight that you feel as pastors...

How long were you and DK in church ministry?
We both started out by volunteering and working in church as teens before we met each other.  Honestly, in hindsight, it seems only natural that we'd both continue with that way of living once married.   So, I'd say roughly 20 years.  I know what you're thinking... I look too young, right?  You're too kind.  Ha!

Are you and DK going to enter church ministry again?
No... and we don't see it as not heeding to 'the call'.  We're all called.  It took us a while to grasp that concept. ;)

What was your least favorite part of church ministry?
Do you really want to know?  How do I say this?  Ummm... I think if I'm just picking one thing, it can all be summed up into one word = Politics.  We were blessed to know and love some wonderful people, but sometimes it only takes a few with an agenda.  {I'm sure none of my ministry servin' bloggy friends know what I'm talking about. Hehe...}  Moving on... ;)

Speaking of moving, Are you moving??
If you are a reader of our blog and you haven't asked this question, I'm sure you were wondering...  you know, after my whining and crying  I posted about a change and a move.  Well...  I wish I could clear the mud for you... and for myself.  It seems different scenarios with DK's job have been discussed.  Hubs is a hard-working employee... a boss' dream, if you will.  I can see why people would want him in two states at once. ;) 

After I finally came to terms with a move {best I could}, plans were put on hold.  It seems one scenario being discussed keeps us here, without a move.  So, for now, we are making plans as if we are 'not' moving.  A family has to be able to plan ahead, right?  Constantly living in limbo would drive a mama insane.  Did that answer the question?  ;)

What is your family's quick 'go-to' meal?
Since I don't visit 'drive-thru' fast food places, I have to keep something on-hand for those nights when I just want to 'clock-out' and not be in charge of dinner plans, etc... but life calls, and it sounds strangely like an 8 and 10 year old's voice.  ;)  The girls have learned how to pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees, and when it's ready... I pop one of these babies in there!

In less than 10 minutes, we have dinner!  I serve it with a side of organic broccoli or baby spinach, to make myself feel better.

Although, I must warn you.  If you frequent this meal, your 8 year old may squeal with excitement upon entering the grocery store, "Mommy, can we get a Margarita?!"  It's a pizza, people.  Don't get excited.

What do you use to add text to your pictures?
This is where my laziness is in constant conflict with my mild case of OCD.  I simply use Photoshop to add text {if I'm feeling up to adding an extra step in editing}, but as you can see, the size is not always consistent.  Today, the laziness won {thus the different sizes in the two pix above}.   It's raining here.  Rain and laziness were made for each other, yes?  I really should invest in an action to help me watermark these better.  Any suggestions?

Whew!!  Well, that should do for now.  Is it obvious that I'm putting off answering some of the deeper ministry related questions I've received?  It will come... in time.  In the meantime, feel free to send any other burning questions your inquiring minds would like to know.


  1. Well, that explains the move, or rather lack of it. lol. I'm def trying that pizza. Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous weekend. Blessings, SusanD

  2. Thanks for clearing some stuff up! Rain *sigh*. Sure could use some, but I'd say not as much as y'all are getting right now!

  3. I'm like lost in a dark tunnel of blog reading...but this was so worth it! :) Fun to learn more about you and be able to relate in so many ways! Agreed...ugh on politics and yay on Kashi! :)


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