Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been tagged and so have you!!!

I was tagged by Tracy, so here we go...

7 random facts that some may know and others may not....

1) I played tennis in high school for a few years and I didn't take it very seriously, but I love playing to this day and I'm always looking for a tennis partner to play with regularly. Wanna play?

2) I have slowly been pursuing nursing school off and on for several years. Praying through it and making sure it is something that the Lord wants for me and not just something for my own selfish gain or pride. Currently I am taking Chemistry and I love it! I am such a nerd.

3) During this year of election, I am realizing how much I despise politics. You can't trust anyone who is running for president...it's all a game and it seems so foolish to put any faith or hope in any man/woman under heaven. During the years leading up to this election we have watched the extent of man's spectacle and attempt at glory. It only lasts a few minutes before you see man's petty desire for self promotion and wordly agendas. Much like these debates and forums, it is really not what it appears to be. Our glory and our lives fade like a mist, but God's glory, wisdom, understanding, compassion, and love for us is eternal and limitless. Ok...sorry, I'm done.
4) I am one of the clumsiest people I know. In the kitchen, I usually cut myself each time I cook. You can see me usually walking into a wall or two during the day, dropping things on my and other peoples feet, bruises all over the place...it's really pathetic. I should live in a padded room or a bubble. The good thing is my clumsiness has never included our cars or more importantly, Juliet. I'm usually the only victim.

5) I am a little obsessed with Sara Groves. I truly believe that if she and I could just share the same space for a day or so, we would be best friends forever!

6) I get so stinkin frustrated at religion and ridiculous religion doctrine. Because of that religion and the skewed view of Christ that my family and so many of my friends share, they may never know the true, saving, life-giving, life-satisfying, definition of completeness that is my Jesus. Sometimes I feel like I am chipping away at plaque that has been built up on their hearts because of all the hurt and pain they have experienced in churches and from other believers. I can't stand the fact that I have heard members of my family say they don't feel accepted at any church and that's why they don't go! So many of my brothers and sisters in Christ cannot rise above their pride and extend the same mercy and grace and love that was extended to them, to non-believers. Seriously...infuriating. Lord, help me, there goes my blood pressure. (sorry, again.)

7) I have never seen The Lion King. I know there are a lot of movies I haven't seen, but when people find out I haven't seen this one, it usually gets a huge response. They usually walk away from me shaking their head, mumbling something about me not being an American or something. I have had plenty of opportunities to see it, but now it's just something I hold onto so I can say I've never seen it.

Ok....so, I tag Julie K, Amy, Abby...I think these are the only people that read my blog. So, if you are tagged, you write 7 random things about yourself (just in case you didn't know, because I didn't.)


kuliejellogg said...

Kudos to your for cooking through the pain - I think I might have given up a while ago... I'm glad you posted!

Heather said...

What am I, chopped liver? I read your blog!

Melissa said...

i agree with heather! We are NOT chopped liver!

Jen said...

I'm sorry Heather and Melissa, no offense I hope. Please consider yourselves tagged. I would love to hear 7 random things about you all too.

Dee said...

Hi Jen,

Hope you and Chris are doing well. I read your blog all the time and thoroughly enjoy it. I just don't comment. But I must ask you what you mean when you say that your family's view of religion is skewed? I would love to hear your views on this.

Love you both,
Aunt Dee Dee

Jen said...

Hey DeeDee! I'm glad you read my blog. I have heard that some of the family read it, but I didn't know who.

I'm also glad you asked that question, I realize how negative towards the family that might sound and I hope you will see that I didn't mean it like that.

All I meant is that some of the family that I have spoken to feel they aren't welcome in the church or they have had bad experiences there. They have only heard hateful things towards them or about them. Their view of the church is the view given to them by who speaks the loudest, usually "church leaders" (and I say that loosley) on tv. My comment just means that I believe some of our family would maybe attend church and get to know the real person of Jesus Christ and how life changing a realtionship with Him is, if the church were more welcoming and grace-giving. I just get frustrated because I've had people say to me that they would attend church if they felt welcomed. I hate that people and their actions are keeping some from a life that Christ intended for them.

I hope that explains things.

Tracy and Adam said...

Are you and Chris coming to homecoming???