Saturday, February 4, 2017

Answers to Common Questions I get Asked

I'll skip the intro and get straight to the questions.
Q: Do you knit?
A: No, but I crochet. Think of it as knitting's awesome cousin that's way cooler than knitting (apologies to all my knitting friends)
Q: Do you wear pants ever?
A: No, I don't. At most I might wear culottes but that's it. Not even pajama pants.
Q: If your hair naturally curly or is that a perm?
A: It's natural. And yes, weather affects it. If it rains, I look like a poodle!
Q: Where do you fall in the order of your siblings?
A: Oldest. Also known as the leader, the second in charge, and eldest 😉
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I have a crochet business, I write (books and this blog) and I help my mom with my youngest sister while she schools the rest. I also teach Sunday School, even though it's not a 'real job' it's a lot of work.
Q: Do you have a boyfriend/are you single/why aren't you married?
A: No, I don't have a boyfriend and yes, I am single. I'm not married because I'm waiting on the Lord to send the right man at the right time and I'm not going to rush out there and marry someone just to be able to say I am married.
Q: Why don't you like chocolate?
A: Why do I have to? It's just not for me.
Q: Do you have social media accounts?
A: Why, yes. Yes, I do.
Q: Did you like being homeschooled?
A: Yes, actually, I did. Quite a lot, too. I even took a few college classes at home. Nothing can beat staying home in bad weather to get an education while everyone else has to brave the elements!
Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: Janette Oke.
Q: What's your favorite book (besides the Bible)?
A: That's like asking what's my favorite skein of yarn out of all my yarn, I have too many to choose!
Q: You look so young, how old are you?
A: Mid twenties. Older than I look, I'll tell you that, haha!
Q: What do you plan on doing with your life?
A: Right now? Serving the Lord in my church, and being with my family while my siblings are growing up. In the future? Depends. I'd like to marry a preacher and be a stay at home wife and mother, but that's in the Lord's Hands. If I stay single, I have a few plans, but I'm keeping quiet on those until I have them settled and God gives peace about them. Either way, I will continue to be a writer and Sunday School teacher, I hope.
Q: Have you traveled much?
A: No, honestly. A little around the US but I'm happiest at home, where I can work at home and in my church. I would like to see some more states but if I don't ever travel outside of my state, I won't complain.
Q: Do you live at home?
A: Yes. This is where I feel God would have me be and that's not going to change unless one of two things happen: The Lord returns or I get married. In the first case, I would be in my eternal home. In the second, I'll have my own home. Any way you look at it, I'll be at home.

A question I've never been asked (to my knowledge) but want to answer is this:
Why do I have this blog?
To be honest, it was a question I just recently asked myself. Why do I have this blog? I wanted to use it at first to showcase my books and crocheting, but recently that's been changing. Of course, I'll still feature things about my books and crocheting- I just am not making that the focus.
I'd like to hope the Lord will bless me with the ability to use this to encourage other young ladies (and young men, if they read it) who are trying to living God honoring lives. I want to support and encourage those who are making choices that cause them to be looked down upon, to be laughed at or to be mocked, but stand firm in those choices because they are doing what is right according to the Bible. I want to be a friend and encouragement to young ladies who are waiting on God to bring their future husbands and celebrate with them when God answers that prayer. I want to give people a reason to smile that's not vulgar or worldly humor, but the true stories of a family like theirs. I want to support and encourage those young ladies who, like me, have chosen to dress modestly, especially those who are making the decision to only wear skirts and dresses (it's harder than it looks!). I want to show others that they are not the only Independent Baptist, KJV 1611 people in the world (there are a lot of us still out there!) and encourage other believers in our walks with the Lord.
More than anything, I want this blog to show a reflection of Christ in every word I write. I know my topics aren't always Bible verses or devotionals- but they are the writings of a young woman who wants to use her writing to glorify and honor her Saviour, and encourage others to do the same.
So, I guess the short answer would be I have this blog because God has blessed me with the opportunity to glorify Him in it- and that's what I plan to do.