Friday, February 22, 2008

Know and Tell Friday (2/22/08)

Question 1. Do you read or study best in silence or in a place with background noise? Why? Normally with background noise. Unless it is at night when everyone is asleep.. Why because I have 4 kids and there is always noise in my house.
2. If you were to write a book about your life, what would it be called? I don't have a clue. LOL no that isn't the title.. but maybe it should be LOL. What about This is my life.
3. (This question is a deep one...I know it should be a bonus, but I already have a few bonus questions chosen for this week) Why do you think divorce is so prevalent? I can't really speak for people and why or why they did or didn't get divorced. I'm sure everyone is different.. but I think it has alot to do with what people go into a marriage expecting. I something think people go into it expecting it to be all roses and happy times.. then real life hits and they just don't know how to hang on to one another though those time and turn to God to get them though it. I also wonder if people know it is OK to fight, disagree and NOT LEAVE.. No two people are going to agree 100% of the time, I think learning to disagree and or even fight here and there but yet knowing that even if you are not happy with the other person and you don't agree with them that you still love them and they still love you and don't look at it as the end just a speed bump.. I guess I just went into it knowing that it was forever, and unless something extreme happened no one was ever going to walk out or leave no matter what. I also think God needs to be center if you want to have a happy marriage.
4. What's the best way to resist peer pressure? Prayer, prayer and more prayer and bible study and focusing on God. Knowing that you are living your life for God and not for those around you.. Caring only what God thinks and not what people around you think.. This can be hard at time.. but God tells us in Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
5. What is the most serious illness or injury you ever faced? I have wrote about this already on my blog in three parts. Part 1 you can find Here you can skip the part at the top in pink and just move down to the blue where it says "Now onto the question about the illness.. It wasn't just one thing. It was a combination of alot of things all happening at once." after reading that little you can move on to more of the story in THIS post. Then the end you can read HERE

Bonus Questions
6. When was the last time you felt like you had a laugh with God?
I don't know.. I guess.. all the time. since God is always with us.
7. This question was inspired by a friend. My friend went through a very tragic experience, and I so wanted to comfort her, but did not have the words too (GP, right or wrong usage of the too?). I had a conversation with her at a later date and asked her what do you say to someone when they are going through a tragedy, because I know that people say the wrong things even when there intentions were good. So, here is my question.... What do you say to someone who is going through a tragic or hard time? I know the 1st thing that pops into everyone's mind when they see someone in pain going though a hard or tragic time, is to say "I'm sorry" and "I'll keep you in my prayers" or "is there anything I can do" But when I lost our baby and everyone was showing me they cared with all those saying (which they were saying to show they cared and out of love) They were the last things I wanted to hear.. I just wanted to be alone, well with God because in prayer was the only time I found peace. I knew everyone meant well and I understood that.. but I honestly felt like if one more person told me they were sorry, I was going to lose it and start crying more and never stop. After going though that.. and coming out on the other end.. I still think those are the most common things to say in those times.. BUT I find myself saying just a simple.. "your in my prayers if you need anything I'm here" Then not just saying the words but then going and praying for those people is the best thing you can do.
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Toknowhim said...

Your answer to number 3 was great!! Thank you to for sharing your answer on question seven... I always am interested in insight that someone who has been through something heartbreaking can share with me (and others). Blessings!!

Anonymous said...

You must be very focused! I could never study with any noise around. I am so easily distracted! In college, I studied in a walk-in closet so I wouldn't see or hear anything!

Barbara H. said...

Wonderful answers, especially to #3!

ellen b said...

Yikes you really had a time with that gall bladder!!
I'm glad to read your answer to 7 cuz it gives the other side of the story coming from the perspective of the one hurting. Blessings and have a great weekend...

annie said...

i agree with your answers KC (my cap button is acting weird)... anyway, i think telling someone, "if you need anything..." and just doing things because you know they will need them are two different things. I think it's great when people just acted without waiting to be called. That's how i want to help people too!

Midlife Mom said...

Great post KC! I learned some things from it especially when you were talking about losing your precious baby. I am always at a loss as to what so say in situations like that and now I will say as you do that 'you're in my prayers' and leave it at that. Thank you for writing that!

I'm still chuckling over your comment about my 'hairspray' mishap! Be sure to come by as I am having a give away for my 250th post! xoxox