Saturday, January 18, 2014

Answers to the Questions

Here are the question, with answers, that I was given to answer with my Sunshine Award:

What is your favorite office supply?
Post-it tabs

If I were to make something in my kitchen for you, what would you want it to be?

What makes you feel loved?
A warm, tight, hug...NO PATTING

If you were a piece of chewing gum, where would you want to be stuck?
(Special thanks to Brit Montgomery, third grade teacher, for this little gem of a question.)
the side of a lamppost in the hub of a huge city

What is your least favorite chore around the house?

What's your favorite kind of exercise?
Anything outdoors!

What do you collect (or wish you collected)?
I collect spoons

What's one of your favorite posts YOU'VE written? Please share the link.
"Why I Do What I Do"

What's your favorite quote?
"The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord." Psalm 45:11

What are three words to describe you as a teenager?
Happy, involved, social

What are three words to describe your life right now?
Compassionate, loving, learning

Sunshine Award

My good friend and colleague, Ruth, sent me an email this week.  It was a challenge to blog again.  And she posted that challenge here , I realized at that moment that I haven't blogged for a long time, maybe the longest I've gone without blogging ever.

I know EXACTLY why I haven't blogged.
It has nothing to do with time.
It has nothing to do with wanting to write.
It has nothing to do with work or life...

It has EVERYTHING to do with silence.

I am coming out of a very quiet season in my life.  I have walked through some pretty intense personal things in my relationship with The Lord.  As I journeyed I felt led in a quiet way.  A way that made quiet comforting.  A way that was encouraging to not have to be the "usual" Dina.  But it was still very much Dina.  A way that made it okay to not talk or share or have answers or feel the need to talk for the sake of talking

I am grateful for this season.  I am grateful for a God who  "leads me beside quiet  waters" and "restores my soul."  It has been long.  It has been hard. It has been good!