What Exactly is Purposeful Pages?
Purposeful Pages is a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books.
So lets get into it! These questions were really phenomenal and I loved answering them. I really enjoy questions that make me think!
Question One // What is something (or who is someone) that has encouraged you to grow in your faith?
Well, my parents are my first choice. They really have been the main encouragers in my life and faith. From the very beginning I might add. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be the Christian that I am. Or possibly one at all. I grew up having devotions every day that we could, and Sunday’s we home church and their encouragement, teaching, and leading has helped me to grow. Instead of telling me what to believe, they have encouraged me to look for the reasons why I believe what I do in scripture and to seek a personal relationship with Jesus. I could say so much more but I am so thankful for them and how they have listened to God’s leading.
Question Two // Has blogging showed a side of you that you normally don’t see?
Not really. I think blogging has allowed me a way to use and channel my gifts into something that I pray blesses others. This really is the real me! (I actually might be a little sillier behind the scenes )
Question Three // What inspires your “creative genius?”
Anything can really, a movie, a book, a picture, but I would have to say first and foremost music. Listening to a good soundtrack or even a song can totally trigger something in me. it might be because I trained my brain to write while listening to soundtracks, but music always motivates or inspires me.
Question Four // Why do you write?
I do it because I love it. I think I have to at this point. It has become a part of who I am. Also, because I am writing the kinds of things I wish I could read.
Question Five // Your house is on fire, and you only have time to save one thing. Do you grab your hand-written manuscripts or your cat?
Uh, duh. Totally grabbing the writing. My cat can run, my writing can’t. Not to mention, if I lost all of my writing, I might just curl up into a ball and sink into the depths of despair for an unprecedented amount of time. Possibly forever. (it probably helps this decision that I don’t have a cat right now, and when I do, they are outdoor cats )
Question Six // If you could ban any book, which one would it be, and why?
TWILIGHT! The whole darn saga. When I read the synopsis once, I was like WHY?!?!? It really sounds terrible, and yes, I know enough about it to make an educated decision. LOL!
Question Seven // What is your Myers-Briggs personality type (if you know it), and what unique aspect of your personality makes you who you are?
The not-so-official Myers-Briggs test I took recently wasn’t completely accurate but I got an ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging). This part was me “ESFJs enjoy being in charge. They see problems clearly and delegate easily, work hard and play with zest.” I also agree with it that I enjoy rendering service to others and “I wear my heart on my sleeve” The one main thing that was so right on was this: “Their sense of right and wrong wrestles with an overwhelming rescuing, ‘mothering’ drive” I am totally know as a “mother hen” or “mama bear” and protective of siblings and even people I don’t know if they are being treated poorly. I might stop too long to think about whether I should say something or not, (because I don’t want to step out of my place) but inside I can be seething. Look, out, mama bear is on the loose!
Question Eight // Did you have any kind of “breakthrough” point in your life, whether it had to do with writing, blogging, art, or anything else? If so, would you like to share about it?
I had a breakthrough moment last year when I realized that I could be a “writer”. I have always written, but when a close friend published several books, I was like, “hey I can do that too!” thus ensued the journey of a lifetime writing my first novel and starting to put some of my writing out there. I feel like God and my friends and family totally encouraged me that I could do this and do it well. And when I started using my “writing muscles” on a more consistent basis, I could visibly see that I was growing in that area, and I only continue to get better with practice. So here I am! Moving full steam ahead on my writing dreams!
Question Nine // Are there any hobbies that you have that don’t fit the stereotypical you?
Umm. . this question kind of confused me for a bit. Most of my hobbies don’t really fit with the stereotypical girl of my demographic. I mean, I don’t really know many other ladies my age who like to wash dishes, play piano, sew, knit, write, work from home, cook, make audio drama, and not go to college.
Question Ten // Even if you haven’t written an official life purpose statement, can you tell us in a few sentences what you feel called to do with your life right now?
Serve my family, Write, and use my gifts to bless and encourage others. Learn to be a homemaker and strengthen my relationship with Christ.
This was lots of fun and I am glad that I participated!
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By God’s Grace,