Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Seven Questions from Sandy

Sandy of .faith hope and love is a blogging friend that I've only recently come to know and love.  And believe me, Sandy is all about love.  She recently sent me seven questions to answer and I'm happy to oblige. 

The seven questions posts are an opportunity to get to know one another better and I'm all for that.  So, here are Sandy's questions for me:

1.  When did you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?

I invited Jesus into my heart when I was seven years old.  I was about to go into the hospital for open heart surgery and this was 1960.  At that time, the risks were much higher than they are today so the pastor's wife, Mrs. Anderson took me for a drive in her car.  She explained the Gospel to me as we sat in the car outside my elementary school.  I understood and readily prayed the prayer.

Although I knew that Jesus was my Savior since that day, it wasn't until many years later that He became Lord of my life.  My paternal grandmother died January 1, 1994.  As I was sitting at her memorial service celebrating her entrance into heaven, I felt so convicted by the Holy Spirit that I wasn't growing in my faith and I needed to return to church.  Since that time, I have had such a hunger for God and the Word.  My life has changed in so many ways and I will never turn back to a life of mediocre Christianity.

2.  What is the first thing you're going to say to Jesus when you see Him face-to-face?

I don't think I will be able to speak as I'll probably fall on my face before Him.

3.  What qualities do you look for most in a friend?

Someone who I can be myself with and let down my hair.  In fact, no makeup would be preferable.  I look for loyalty and someone I can easily pray with.  It's important that they not be a gossip and all I share stays between us. 

Helen is one of my closest friends.  We've been prayer partners for more than 15 years.  She's stuck with me through good times and bad and I appreciate that.  I know this isn't a typical friend picture but we had a sleepover one year.  Figures we both love the color RED.

4.  What type of clothing do you enjoy wearing on a regular basis?

I love to wear t-shirts and jeans.  My favorite shoes are flip flops in the hot months and clogs in the winter.

5.  Do you have any hobbies?

I love to hike the mountains, dabble in photography, reading and blogging.

6.  How many brothers and sisters do you have and are you close?

My brother Steve is 18 months older than me and my sister Christine is seven years younger.  So, I'm the middle child.  Steve and Chris both live in Florida and I'm the only one in my family who is out west in Arizona. But the three of us remain close.  In fact, my brother calls me several times a week which I love.  And my sister and I get to talk often too.

Christine and Steve

Steve and me

Me, Katie (niece) and Chris (my sis)

7.  Describe yourself in seven words or less.

Loyal, friendly, warm, caring, romantic, loving, and strong

Thank you Sandy of .faith hope and love for tagging me.  You will be blessed to visit her blog.

Blessings and love,

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Sandy said...

Thank you, sweet sister! I knew
you were a flip flop girl, but
clogs, jeans, and tees, too.
We're just alike in our casual
dress. I'm so glad we "met"
Debbie. You're one in a million!
Love you,

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I think are lovely, beautiful, encouraging, generous, gracious, funny and humble!

Love you!

Lisa said...


Lea said...

Loved this entry and knowing more about you. It just occurred to me that I never answered the questions that you tagged me with. Goodness, just completely forgot. I'm so sorry! I promise to do better next time.

Blessings to you and again, sure enjoyed this!

Patricia said...

Enjoyed learning more about you.


Debbie said...

Enjoyed this glimpse into your life... = )

Sydney said...

Awesome that you decided to participate. Wasn't it fun?

I am grateful to share such a close relationship with my sister.

Praise be to God that you have decided not to live a mediocre walk with Christ. May He continue to strengthen your walk in HIM!

BARBIE said...

I loved reading more about you! You are encouraging, beautiful, warm, inviting and deeply in love with Jesus!

Amanda said...

I loved reading your answers sweet friend... I would agree 100% with your last answer. I would add: beautiful too!

Beth in NC said...

Loved this post Debbie. You are just adorable!

Good friends are treasures! I love the picture of you two in red.


Together We Save said...

I am a flip flop girl too.... I also accepted Christ at a very young age and it was several years later that I really came to understnad what it means.

Beverlydru said...

This was a perfect way to meet you! Just FYI, my blog posts on FB are for my business blog. My "family room" blog is


Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. These kinds of questions show me more about you and confirm what a special person you are.

Joan Davis said...

I loved learning more about you, Debbie! Your posts are always a blessing to me!

Love & friendship through Christ, Joan

Sonja said...

Loyal, friendly, warm, caring, romantic, loving, and strong...

and I would add:

kind, supportive, trustworthy and beautiful, inside and out!

Love you!

Saleslady371 said...

I enjoyed learning all about your family and your best friend, Helen. You two look like kindreds!!!!


Michele Katherine said...

Your answers to the questions were fun to read. It's a nice way to let people know more about you. I agree with the qualities you chose in regard to friends.
God bless you,
Michele Katherine

Denise said...

Loved your answers sis.

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