Challenge Accepted!

file6151303951841Thanks, Brittany!  She’s invited me into a chain-writing. nomination-based writing competition. Brittany was our first Chrysalis resident at SCC, and she set the bar high for all who would follow!  She’s now leading worship at a church in Texas, and I’m so pumped to hear how God is using her, and I believe the best is yet to come!

Now, on to the challenge…

The rules to play:

  • Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 500 followers.
  • Ask those 11 bloggers 11 questions.
  • Let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated so they can continue the chain!

Questions to answer:

  • If you could do or be a cause and money was no issue- what would it be?

I’ve devoted my life and career to the local church, so that would definitely be it.  If it had to be something else… I’d say providing sustainable clean water infrastructure and systems for every person on this planet.

  • What do you wish people would say about you after they spent any length of time with you?

I wish people would say that they can tell I’m trying to be more and more like Jesus every day.  I’m not there yet, but I would really like to be that guy.

  • Try to place your very first memory from childhood. What was it?

Hmm. I remember seeing a show on TV when I was maybe three or four called Ripley’s Believe It or Not.  I think that’s the first thing I remember.

  • What are 10 questions/advice you’d write to your 16-year old self?

1. Christianity is not about religious stuff.  It’s about Jesus. Get this right.

2. Introverts can lead. Don’t use that excuse and buy the lie that they can’t.

3. Be yourself – God already made other people to be them.

4. Listen more than you talk.

5. Politics is not the best way to change the world.

6. Read all you can about all you can.

7. Be intentional in who you are becoming.

8. Listen to good music, and appreciate the story of Les Miserables!

9. Start writing now.

10. Stay in touch with your friends, even when you move away.

  • If tomorrow you woke up with no-to-do list, what would you do?

Read  🙂

  • What Bible verse are you clinging to right now?

Romans 8:1-2

  • If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?

FLYING!!

  • What are the 3 top books you’ve read?

That’s REALLY tough. If I have to choose: When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin; The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis; Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley.

  • ^ … and why?

When Crickets Cry is some of the best writing I’ve ever read.  The Last Battle has been one of my favorite books since I first read it (when I was about 8 years old).  And Deep and Wide impacted me in a big way in how I see and lead the local church.

  • When was the last time you were nervous?

Today.

  • John 16:33 says, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
    Name at least one thing you’ve overcome in your life thanks to Christ.

Being more concerned with what others think about what I do than what God thinks about what I do.  But every time I think I’ve completely overcome it, I have to fight it again, so maybe it’s “in process” (like most things in my spiritual walk!).

 

OK, my blogger friends – I pose the same questions to you:

  • If you could do or be a cause and money was no issue- what would it be?
  • What do you wish people would say about you after they spent any length of time with you?
  • Try to place your very first memory from childhood. What was it?
  • What are 10 questions/advice you’d write to your 16-year old self?
  • If tomorrow you woke up with no-to-do list, what would you do?
  • What Bible verse are you clinging to right now?
  • If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?
  • What are the 3 top books you’ve read?
  • ^ … and why?
  • When was the last time you were nervous?
  • John 16:33 says, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
    Name at least one thing you’ve overcome in your life thanks to Christ.

Blog away!