Random & Possibly Strange Facts about Jess

Thanks to my bloggy buddy over at Musings of a Housewife for this meme. Here are the rules. Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about the seven things and the rules. You need to choose seven people to tag and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment that they have been tagged and to read your blog!


Here are my seven facts:
  1. I used to want to adopt at least one child from every inhabited continent, in addition to whatever biological children God would give us. In my more adventurously-thinking moments, I still do.
  2. I dream about what Heaven's going to be like, without apology, because I know I can't out-dream what God can do. One of my favorite things to think about, just because I know God is the one Who created fun, and because He loves to thrill us, is what kind of water park could be built if Jesus Himself was the builder (think John 14:2-3) -- for example, having some kind of incredible substance that's a mix between plastic, rubber, and silicone to build all the slides out of. Stuff like that... with or without the water slides, I'm totally excited about Heaven!
  3. Just this morning, I noticed that that my oldest son has gotten into a habit of placing more importance on watching videos than being kind to his siblings during those videos. Right about the time I was going to begin talking to him about it, the Lord convicted me that I have, at times, made this computer more important than him. For example, he has come over to tell me something important to him, and instead of turning to look at him and actively listen, I have brushed it off with an "uh-huh, OK, go keep on playing". So my four-year-old and I took a walk together and made a pact: we're going to work together on consistently and intentionally making people more important than stuff.
  4. I have a wide variety of music that I love. I love music from Steve Miller, Coldplay, U2, the Beatles, Waterdeep, the Dixie Chicks (yes, I know...), James Taylor, and Sting. But I just need one moment of your time to confess that this week, I purchased Weird Al's "Amish Paradise" off of iTunes. Yes I did, and the song totally cracks me up.
  5. I used to think that God made me the way He did for me to be a Senator or a leader in my community. Not that that won't ever be a part of my life in the future (clearly I have a political side), but right now, I'm aware more than ever that God built me the way He did for His purposes: which right now include primarily being a wife and mother.
  6. I am so thankful for God's grace. Though you may look at this blog and see someone who "has it all together", I must tell you that, like Paul claimed, I am the chief of sinners. Jesus rescued me from the pit (one of my own making, through sinful habits and rebellious choices) and has set my feet on a high and spacious place-- giving me more than I ever would have given myself because I would never have thought I deserved it. His love for me is so amazing, and I have never earned it or deserved it. He gives it to me just because that's the kind of God He is! Now I try to live as a rebel against the world, for Him.
  7. I believe children are a blessing, and I'd be thrilled if God gives us more little punkins.
OK. I'm never very good at following rules. I've seen memes like this on other friends' blogs... so I'm not going to pick, cause I don't want to make someone re-do something they've already done. But if you've never done a "random facts about me" blogpost, and you'd like to, well then doggone it- consider yourself tagged! (And be sure to leave a link where we can find your lovely little meme.)

Hope y'all will still read, even though I'm sure some of these (especially that bit about Weird Al) put me in a category all by myself...

8 comments:

dcrmom said...

Well, Coldplay and U2 redeem you, but Weird Al. Yikes!! ;-)

Steph VG said...

The Weird Al thing didn't actually scare me, since I'd probably have done the same thing. Our whole iPod is weird, so you get on with your bad self, and listen to whatever Weird Al you want to.

But really, Dixie Chicks? ;-)

Kim said...

I am doing it. It will be up on my blog (strangekindofsingle.blogspot.com) later.

And I think Weird Al is hilarious. Have you ever listened to Rosie Thomas? I think you'd love her. Also, The Apologetics? They do all kinds of clean weird al type songs. (And I do love Weird Al's White and Nerdy.)

Buffy said...

I loved your no 3. We all do this, and we all hate it when other people do it to us!

Andrea said...

So fun, Jess. I loved learning more about you!!

Serena said...

Okay, I did it. http://memgirl.blogspot.com/2007/05/meme-seven-random-facts.html

Weird Al is hilarious. I think we share a similar sense of humor, Jess!

Christina said...

I was just coming over to your blog to tag you for this and saw that you've already done it! (I've been "off-line" for a little while.) I really enjoyed reading more about you!

Sarah said...

It was so fun reading your facts. Since you "tagged" me, here's my random facts post:

http://perennialwonder.wordpress.com/2007/05/22/a-little-bit-about-me/

:)