And now, here are the answers to your questions.
What’s your favorite color? HAHAHAHAHA!!! - obviously my favorite color is pink LOL!
When did you first learn to knit and who taught you? - I first learned to knit in 2005. I am a self-taught knitter. I bought a kit from Walmart with lessons in it and away I went. It is truly a relaxing thing for me to do.
What is your personal mission statement? - Coram Deo which means living all of life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and to the glory of God.
Did you ever go and get that tattoo? - not yet, plans are to do that sometime this summer
From my hubby Russ:
Ummm…Why don’t you like watching football with me, I mean, in general-not just the Cowboys? - why watch any other teams, the Cowboys are the best. LOL!
Oh, I have another one. What is with the fixation on the Gilmore Girls? Isn’t it all reruns now? I don’t understand. - the Gilmore Girls is just a tv show I resonated with in many different arenas and I just fell in love with the show. Yes, it's all reruns now, but it's such a pleasant hour when I get to sit down and watch. It's like an old friend visiting over and over again.
From my daughter Damaris:
Do you like Hannah Montana? - she's ok, I'm not a huge fan, but she seems to be a good example for younger kids and thus far, I'm ok with you watching her and listening to her music :-)
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? - chocolate chip cookie dough
If money were no object, what you buy and why? - a house so that we'd be able to stop paying overpriced rent and have a place all our own
Okay, I was thinking….nose ring, soon to be tattoo…soon to be licensed minister…how does this line-up with your Baptist background? Don’t get me wrong…I love it but just curious. Are you accepted or are you finding yourself rejected? - No, it doesn't line up with my upbringing. I was brought up in a very traditional Southern Baptist church where the women were allowed to work with the kids and teach each other, but that's about all I remember a woman doing. I don't think those from my background approve of where I'm going or what I'm doing, but God is leading me in this direction and ultimately, He is the One I answer too. We're so blessed to have a supportive church here in Abilene that respects women in ministry and encourages it, so I'm glad God brought us to this place at this time because, honestly, I was to that place where I didn't know what to do because I was feeling called to do something and outside of Russ and Damaris, had no support in what I felt God was calling me to do. OK, that was a long rambling answer. I hope I answered your question.
Have you always wanted to be a Hospital chaplain? - No, this is something that has occurred in the last year. I knew I felt called to ministry but wasn't sure where God wanted me. I had never even thought about chaplaincy until one night watching ER on tv (I know, I know, I've been watching since day 1 though and can't stop now) and saw a female hospital chaplain. Within a week's time, God just dumped it all in my lap and said, "Hey C.C., this is where I want you!" Now I can't imagine doing anything else.
Do you have an Author that you always have to read their newest book? - Janette Oke is one of my favorites as well as Lori Wick. I haven't had time for a lot of recreational reading though since I'm back in school and have all these textbooks to read.
what’s your real name? it drives me crazy not knowing. - LOL, what are you willing to do to find out? Not really. C.C. stands for Christie Cherie. I've never been a fan of my first name, so shortly after Russ and I got married, I started going by my initials. Everyone calls me C.C. now except for my family who can't get over me preferring to go by my initials and Russ occasionally slips and calls me Christie and people look at him like he's insane and wonder what other woman is in his life. LOL!
Thanks to everyone who posted one (or more) questions. This was fun! Maybe we'll do this again sometime.