I never knew reading blogs could turn into... like... homework. Here's what I've been assigned by Jan to get done:
What's the most fun work you've ever done, and why?Fun work for me usually involves being left alone in the woods with a chain saw. I worked as a timber faller in Northern California when I was n my twenties. The sound of the saw, the smell of dirt, and the thump of a huge tree hitting the ground is quite exhilarating and empowering. If something gets damaged when the tree falls, I consider that a bonus. Anything funner than that would probably be illegal, immoral, or fattening.
Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did.Grow hair. On my head.
Name one thing you've always wanted to do but keep putting off.Write a book.
What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why?Write.
Relate to people.
If you could take a class/workshop/apprentice from anyone in the world living or dead, who would it be and what would you hope to learn?Paul the Apostle. I would want to take Timothy's place and learn everything Paul knew about planting churches, raising leaders, overcoming the guilt of past sins, forgiving people, how to be courageous and humble at the same time, how to know when God is really telling you to do something, and what it's like to stand before the world's most powerful and influential people as God's chosen vessel to bring the gospel. I'd like to know what it feels like to look forward to losing your life for the sake of the gospel.
What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?Equal. Opportunity. Offender.
List two words you wish described you:Humble. Wise.
What are your top three passions?My Wife. International missions work. Training young people to follow Jesus.
Now I gotta tag five of you. I'll follow Jan's lead and hit up five people out in blog-land that I check in with but don't really know a whole lot about: Rick (you live in the land I love and comment here regularly), Pete (I tried to Sype you but I'm slow with the learning curve), Josh (because you've made the unfortunate mistake of linking to me), Jennifer (because my first impression on you was offensive), and Vicki (because I love your heart).