Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Getting to Know You - Week Five

I must say, I have really enjoyed getting to know you over the past few weeks! I'm so thankful you commented and that we had the opportunity to find out more about each other. We'll have to do it again soon!

As we go into the holiday season, I have something else in store for you. For the month of Thanksgiving, we will be doing just that. Giving Thanks! Each day, I'll post something I'm thankful for. Please feel free to continue the thoughtfulness and share what you are thankful for, too. For the month of December, leading up to Christmas Day, I will post a Christmas-related Scripture along with a video of one of my favorite Christmas songs. Please enjoy the time to meditate and reflect on God's love for His children. How many Kings do you know who would send their only Son to die for our sins? I only know ONE.

For our final Getting to Know You, let's do a "Ten Things" post. I've always known I was unique, one-of-a-kind. As I came to know Jesus and read the Word of God, it became quite clear that this was okay by Him. He'd created me to be just Not my neighbor. Not my favorite super star. Not my mother. Not my worst enemy. Me. Just me. Alycia. God's daughter. What makes me, me? Here are ten things:

  1. I don't care what others think of me. Well, to some extent, but if you decide you really don't like me, that's okay. My confidence isn't in myself. It's in the God who says I am the apple of His eye. I know you're missing out on a great friendship, and that's okay with me.
  2. I'm a daughter of the King before anything else. Before I'm a wife. Before I'm a mom. Before I'm a writer/editor/crafty one. Before I'm a minister. Before I'm a household manager. I'm a daughter of God. And that will always be how I identify myself. I don't find my worth and value as a human being in my relationship with my husband, my kids, or anyone else. Just Jesus. I recognize that people are only mistake-making humans. I forgive them and turn to Jesus for Truth.
  3. God is into making dreams come true. Did you know that? I do. I've had the opportunity to work on a movie set as a stand-in, pulling in SAG rate pay. Alongside Christian Slater, Robin Tunney, and Cherry Jones (who I stood in for). I've also gotten to meet Kirk Cameron, my teen dream. Of all the Hollywood celebrities I've met, Kirk is the most humble, kind one. Probably because He loves Jesus as much as I do...
  4. I went to two different colleges and never got my degree. I majored in Journalism/Mass Communications at the first and Music Business at the second. I'm really good at writing, editing, and figuring out royalty rates. If I'd landed my dream jobs between the two careers, I would have graduated to become a glossy editor or a promotional guru for Christian bands. God has a way of using everything I've ever learned, though, and I overflow with joy when I sit down to work every morning. I LOVE WHAT I DO.
  5. In my thirty-eight years of life, I've moved thirty-six times. I know how to pack tight and get rid of things I don't use. Don't get in my way when it's time to go on vacation or move again. I will make everything fit in its proper place. I've made our entire house fit into a 12x6 U-Haul trailer more than once!
  6. I have a serious sweet tooth. Which doesn't help my thighs. Or my jean size. But my husband doesn't mind, so neither do I (although I do exercise fairly regularly). I love chocolate. Milk Chocolate. Hot fudge. Chocolate with peanut butter. Chocolate with caramel. Chocolate chip cookies. No bake cookies. Cookies and cream ice cream. Chocolate with coffee. Chocolate in my coffee. Peppermint mocha. Yep, I love chocolate!
  7. I can watch all the crime shows on television, but I can't stand to see open wounds and hate the smell of formaldehyde. Which is why I'd probably never cut it being on a forensics team. Which I think would be exciting yet depressing at the same time. So, I guess I'll keep watching NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Bones and leave the real guts and glory to the FBI. 
  8.  I quit reading fiction shortly after I left college. Until the Twilight series. When my friends kept talking about how incredible the story-line was, I couldn't resist. I've never read anything as quickly as them. I picked them up and read all four books in nine days while my children hungered and my husband wished I'd clean his house. (Just kidding. I still cooked and cleaned. But nothing else.) Since then, I've fallen in love with fiction again. Which is probably a good thing, since I want to write it.
  9. I hate math. Letters belong in the alphabet and books, not addition and subtraction problems. I hate pulp in orange juice. If I wanted the pulp, I'd eat the orange. Tea makes me sick to my stomach; hot tea, that is. But if you offer it to me, I won't say no, out of a desire not to be rude. I can't stand the smell of road kill after it's been in the sun for too long. I'd rather smell the rotting pulp from the paper plant up the road than smell a decaying animal.
  10. I really am a geek at heart. I love to learn. All the time. I cannot learn enough. Life is full of lessons, and I love discovering new things. I guess that's part of why I love books and reading so much.
So, what makes you, you? I can't wait to read your answers! Thanks for sharing your thoughts today!     

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alycia! 10 things...

    1. I'm an early bird. Love having coffee with the Lord and watching the sun rise
    2. My pet peeve: inconsiderate people
    3. Favorite dessert: fudgy brownie
    4. Favorite hymn: Jesus Paid It All. I've already told my family to sing it at my funeral (Morbid, huh? Really, I just don't want them to sing "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead")
    5. I love long drives, all by myself, with no sound whatsoever.
    6. Favorite TV show: So You Think You Can Dance
    7. I love hot, sweet creamy coffee. I think I could drink it all day long.
    8. I wish I had more time to read for pleasure. Seems all my spare time is writing or studying for a Bible study I'm teaching. Good thing I enjoy reading commentaries
    9. Dream job: international travel blogger.
    10. I love teaching adult Bible studies, especially OT. I love the "aha" moments, the discussion, unveiling the application to today. Nothing better!

    Thanks for sharing your 10 things. I'm with you on #10. It's why I enjoy electronic gadgets so much!


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