Monday, March 21, 2016

Q +A | answers | part 2

I'm back with part two! If you missed part one go here.

What is your favorite song? I have waaay too many to just share ONE! I love pretty much anything by the Wissmann Family or the Durocher Family, but some faves would be: "God is Real," "Refuge," "A Love so Strong," "Jesus, I am Resting," "Lord, I Need You," "Satisfied," "Stand for Truth," "A River Flows in You," and "Hidden Falls."

If you could meet anyone in the world who would you want to meet? That is a SUPER hard question!! I don't think I can pick just one. I would love to meet my dear friend, Alison, who I met through blogging, and also some other blog friends, such as Elizabeth, Rebekah, Hannah Elise, and many more!! I would like to meet the Wissmann Family and hear them play + sing in person, too.

What's your favorite tea? Not sure that I really have a favorite, but if I did, it would be Turkey Hill iced tea. ;)

How old are you? I am 17 years old. :)

Have you ever got to see a panda bear in real life? Sadly, no. :( I hope to see them one day, though!! Shall we go to the zoo together?! :D

What is your favorite dessert? Ice cream. :P

Besides joy, what is a word that inspires you? Mmm right now another word would be LIGHT (that's my word for 2016). This world is full of so much darkness that we as Christians need to stand out and be the light that points others to Christ. (Matthew 5:16)

Do you like to travel? I haven't done a lot of traveling, but I think it would be fun to explore new places! So far all the traveling I've done is by car, but flying to different states/countries would be a fun adventure. I think so anyway. :)

What is your favorite Bible verse? Another hard question. I have so many that are special to me! Some of my favorites are: Psalm 100, 2 Timothy 1:7, Nehemiah 8:10b, Psalm 37:4 + 5, Philippians 4:4 & 13, and Psalm 5:11.

Summer or winter? I'm actually more of a spring/fall person, but I would have to pick summer over winter. (my friends are slowly convincing me of this. :P)

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? COFFEE. Or something with peanut butter.

Do you speak (or learning) a foreign language? Yes, I am currently learning Spanish.

What is something people are surprised to find out about you? That I don't like chocolate. :P

What is something you are excited about? Right now I am excited about graduating from high school!!

What is your favorite Starbucks order? I've actually never been to Starbucks yet, but when I go I will definitely get something cold, like a mocha or frappe (I'm not familiar with all the fancy names yet! :P).

Are you allowed to wear makeup? Good question. I actually did a post on this a while back. You can read it here. But to answer your question, I've never really wanted to wear makeup. Yes, there were times when I thought it would be neat to try mascara and I've wondered if I'd look prettier with makeup, but I believe God created everyone beautiful JUST the way they are. We were created in His image. I'm not apposed to girls wearing a little makeup to cover up acne or problems like that.
I will occasionally wear a light powder makeup if I have a bright blemish or something, but other then that I don't wear any.

What are your views on modesty? Courtship or dating? I think everyone has their own personal convictions when it comes to modesty. We all need to go before the Lord and ask Him what is appropriate + modest. For myself, I like to wear skirts + blouses + dresses. I have a personal conviction to always cover my knees, so all dresses/skirts have to be long enough to do so. I think clothing should fit nicely, not tight or revealing, but not baggy + sloppy either.

As for courtship or dating, I again think everyone has their own convictions. I don't think there is only one right way to do it. I believe each family/individual should go before the Lord and seek His wisdom in this area. I personalty like the idea of courtship over dating. Most individuals who date don't have marriage as their goal, they simply want someone to hang out with and fill their needs. But don't get me wrong, I do know of some people who have done dating and have happy marriages today, but just think of all the baggage you can avoid by saving yourself COMPLETELY for your future husband.
Courtship is more about waiting on God's timing + will and not going through a couple guys till you find 'the right one.' (We as girls aren't to be doing the searching/seeking anyway.) In courtship, it's about what you can give rather then what you can get out of the relationship and I think an important step leading up to engagement + marriage.
As for me, I am patiently waiting on God's timing + will, if that is what God has for my life. I won't be out looking for a guy, but rather using my single years to learn + grow in the Lord and also in practical skills such as homemaking, baking, cleaning, child care, etc.
Our focus should always be on God, not on finding a mate. Get lost in Jesus and if He has marriage in His will for you, He will bring the right guy into your life at the right time. Be patient and wait and trust in HIM.
There is so much more that goes into this than I can share right now. If you would like I can try to do another post and go further into detail about dating vs. courtship.
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Thanks again for all the questions!! That was fun. :) 
If I missed or didn't answer your question, please leave them in the comments below and I will answer them there. 

{Now, I have some questions for YOU: what are some of your answers to these questions? Do we have anything in common?}


  1. Thanks for answering my questions! We have so much in common! : )

    1. do you think you can do another post on courtship vs. dating?

  2. I love getting to know you better through reading these answers! I can't believe you don't like chocolate?! Haha! I'm glad you like coffee though - you will like Starbucks :)
    Rebekah Joy

    1. Aw, I'm glad! :) Haha two of my sisters don't like chocolate either! ;) Yes, coffee is one of my favorite things!!

  3. SUCH great answers to these questions, my friend! I am so proud of you and your heart for JESUS. Love you so much, and I would LOVE to meet you too one day!
    Love in Christ, your forever friend,
    Ali <3

  4. Coffee ice cream = yum. :) And, aww, it would be so great to meet you, too! Have a blessed day!!


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