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April 8, 2008

What is your favorite joke?

What is your favorite quote?

What is your favorite song?

What inspires you?

What do you like most about yourself?

What do you like least about yourself?

What frustrates you?

What brings you joy?

If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?

Answer any or all if you’d like! Just copy the questions you’re answering so we’ll all know…

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  1. April 8, 2008 11:38 pm

    What is your favorite joke?
    Knock Knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive YOU!!! πŸ˜‰ It’s a hit with the boys. haha

    What is your favorite quote?
    The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you. πŸ˜€

    What is your favorite song?
    I can’t pick just one. Right now I’m crushing on Natasha Beddingfields Pocket Full of Sunshine song. Love it. πŸ˜‰

    What inspires you?
    My boys. Really. I know that sounds sort of cheesy and EVERY parent says it, but really they do.

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My laugh. It’s real. I don’t hide it or try to contain it even though I often get “Jeeeeze you’re so LOUD!” I laugh loud. Get over it. πŸ˜‰

    What do you like least about yourself?
    ewww…. a lot. I have a lot of character flaws that I’m not proud of….. like I don’t “like” everyone. I’m picky about my friends. Also, I tend to have that “no body likes me” chant going in the back of my head a lot. It’s a self conscious thing I know. But I hate it. And physically….I sport a double chin when I do my loud laugh. πŸ˜† hahahaha! And that makes me laugh a lot!

    What frustrates you?
    Right now, Jake b/c he keeps saying “how long you gonna be” even after I said “when I finish these questions I’ll be done.” He’s a nag. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†
    But really, I’m a frustrated person, a lot frustrates me. I’m impatient so that leads to a lot of frustration. I always tell the boys “patience is a virtue” heehee But seriously, it is.

    What brings you joy?
    ahhhhh….. Right now I am working on letting God be source of joy. Really, I am. That is hard for me b/c I am easily a negative person when I’m in a mooooood, but I made a decision to focus on being JOYFUL in God from this point forward. It really is a choice. I may not always be happy, but I can choose to be Joyful if I let God be my joy. πŸ˜€

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? If I have to be honest here….the porn industry. Anything and everything that is tied up with that just makes me sick and want to cry. It ruins so many lives. And I can’t tell you how many “adult shops” I have seen already on this trip! 😦 One even said “trucker parking!” and had a HUGE parking lot for the truckers. 😦 Evil.

    Answer any or all if you’d like! Just copy the questions you’re answering so we’ll all know…

  2. April 9, 2008 2:03 am

    What is your favorite joke?
    (Shortended version) Ghandi – went barefoot everywhere and was a litttle frail – his vegetarian indian diet caused a case of bad breath seems he was a (deep breath) …
    Super-calloused fragile mystic vexed by halitosis πŸ˜€

    What is your favorite quote?
    (Atributed to the Movie legend Samuel Goldwyn): I don’t want to be surrounded by ‘Yes’ men – I want somone who will tell me the truth – even if it costs them their Job! πŸ˜‰

    What is your favorite song?
    See InCahoots!

    What inspires you?
    Courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
    People doing extra-ordinary things.

    What do you like most about yourself?
    Ability to see other people’s point of view.

    What do you like least about yourself?
    Inability to accept that they might be right! πŸ˜‰

    What frustrates you?
    1. That ‘they’ might just be right and i could be wrong! πŸ™‚
    2. Computers.
    3. idiot’s who don’t know the road rules or who insist upon disregarding them when i’m on the road and in a hurry,

    What brings you joy?
    Penguins! πŸ™‚

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?

    Ignorance! – it might be Bliss but that is only because we who suffer greatly by reason of it don’t know any better!

    love <B

  3. April 9, 2008 2:32 am

    What inspires you? big dreams. and authentic hugs.

  4. April 9, 2008 2:33 am

    Okay Tam…I am totally answering these off the cuff. Nope, totally not thinking these through. Okay, ready…I will probably regret one or all later and wished I wrote a different answer.

    What is your favorite joke?
    Anything about “your mom” Seriously those never get old.

    What is your favorite quote?
    “Stop asking God to bless what you’re doing and get involved in what God is doing because it is already blessed”

    What is your favorite song?
    Happy birthday

    What inspires you?
    The kids who are beating all the odds out here.

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My husband

    What do you like least about yourself?
    Being insecure

    What frustrates you?
    People who don’t practice what they preach

    What brings you joy?
    Those who live their Faith

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    People or the church to live like the people in Acts…Praising God and living with total abandon. (For reals…not just talking about it)

  5. April 9, 2008 3:56 am

    what frustrates you?
    not knowing what’s expected of me… and/or not having adequate resources to successfully complete a task/job.

    ps: i think i have a massive fear of failure or something….

  6. April 9, 2008 5:11 am

    What is your favorite joke?
    2 blods walk into a bar…you’d think one of them would have noticed

    What is your favorite quote?
    Dont overestimate your abilities

    What is your favorite song?
    Add to the beauty – sara groves at least right now

    What inspires you?
    wife. kids. blogs. mark batterson

    What do you like most about yourself
    My sarcasm

    What do you like least about yourself?
    my sarcasm

    What frustrates you?
    that drive thru ATM’s have braille on them.

    What brings you joy?
    My wife and kids, blogs, music

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    That money wouldn’t be an issue

  7. April 9, 2008 5:21 am

    my joke: I am frequently confused with famous movie stars.

    my quote: “The truth will set you free.”

    my song: I Still Have’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2

    my inspiration: anything and everything (including dog poo)

    what i like most about me is: that the old is gone and the new has come.

    what i like least about me: Its a toss up between my doubt/insecurity/sarcasm.

    frustrates me: Christians in my country who surround themselves with only Christians and have withdrawn from being part of ‘the world.’

    brings me joy: Glimpses of God.

    If I could change one thing about us, it would be: To love.

  8. April 9, 2008 6:40 am

    What is your favorite joke?
    One that isn’t on me.

    What is your favorite quote?
    “Reject Religion. Embrace Jesus.”
    “Love Wins”

    What is your favorite song?
    Picture – Mute Math

    What inspires you?
    Talks like Shane Claiborne gave here. (Bottom of the page)

    What do you like most about yourself?
    Willingness to listen.

    What do you like least about yourself?
    I’m risk adverse.

    What frustrates you?
    People who are unwilling to consider a point before rejecting it.

    What brings you joy?
    Giving people.

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    Less pain.

  9. April 9, 2008 6:49 am

    What is your favorite joke? What’s pink and fluffy? Pink fluff…what’s blue and fluffy? pink fluff holding it’s breath….

    What is your favorite quote? “It’s so dry the trees are bribing dogs”

    What is your favorite song? Revelation – Gateway Worship…

    What inspires you? Seeing lives changed by the touch of God.

    What do you like most about yourself? My unconditional love for people.

    What do you like least about yourself? Lack of self-control.

    What frustrates you? Judgemental people

    What brings you joy? My husband and children

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? The acceptance of anything and everything in the name of “freedom of speech” etc. Lack of boundries and taking a stand for what’s really right….

  10. April 9, 2008 7:07 am

    Favorite quote: Can it be from the Bible? I hope so…”A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Prov. 11:25

    Favorite song: right now its Jesus, You’re beautiful by Sarah Groves.

    What inspires me: my son…I want to be the best for him.

    What I like most about myself: I think I have the ability to see the best in people, and usually see their qualities rather than their weaknesses.

    What I like least about myself: my legs.

    What frustrates me: when my husband is driving and he waits to brake until the absolute last minute, and as I see the tail end of another car coming nearer and nearer to the front end of OUR car, my heart starts pounding through my chest.

    What brings me joy: blogging…I admit it. Its shallow, but I love it!

  11. April 9, 2008 7:37 am

    What is your favorite joke?
    A priest and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender says,”What is this, a joke?”

    What is your favorite quote?
    Bonhoeffer: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

    What is your favorite song?
    “Cry Love” by John Hiatt

    What inspires you?
    Everyday courage

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My height

    What do you like least about yourself?
    My weight

    What frustrates you?
    Moral blindnness (my own and others’)

    What brings you joy?
    My wife

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    Less fear

  12. Selena permalink
    April 9, 2008 7:41 am

    What is your favorite joke? Absurd humor

    What is your favorite quote? “It is for freedom that Christ has set you free.”

    What is your favorite song? I have several One u2

    What inspires you? After Skipper and I have good conversation about our future.

    What do you like most about yourself? I’m more focused on my own flaws than on other people’s shortcomings.

    What do you like least about yourself? I am impulsive.

    What frustrates you? Controlling, manipulative people

    What brings you joy? Being with my family

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? All the babies and kids would have loving moms and dads.

  13. kotaincahoots permalink
    April 9, 2008 8:16 am

    What is your favorite joke?
    Knock-knock, who’s there, Orange, Orange who, Orange you glad I stopped talking.
    What is your favorite quote?
    “What The”
    What is your favorite song?
    Sadie Hawkins Dance by Relient K
    What inspires you?
    God
    What do you like most about yourself?
    My abs HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What do you like least about yourself?
    My webbed toes
    What frustrates you?
    My webbed toes and when the Oregon Ducks lose
    What brings you joy?
    Playing sports and studying the word
    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be
    I don’t know

  14. April 9, 2008 8:19 am

    favorite joke: “What’s green and says ‘I am a frog’?” – A talking FROG!

    favorite quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.”

    favorite song: currently “Intervention” – by Arcade Fire

    What inspires you? “Nature in all its myriad splendor.”

    What do you like most about yourself? “Never ending thirst for understanding and knowledge”

    What do you like least about yourself? “Lack of patience at times.”

    What frustrates you? “willful ignorance”

    What brings you joy? “when my children learn something from me or when I see the mating pair of cardinals at my black oil sunflower seed feeder”

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? “Nothing is so true that it can’t be changed for the better.”

  15. April 9, 2008 8:29 am

    What is your favorite joke?
    The onelovewillbringustogether just told.

    What is your favorite quote?
    “some things are true whether you believe them or not”

    What is your favorite song?
    “The Maker” By Daniel Lanois (check it out on myspace)

    What inspires you?
    The great outdoors.

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My tenacity.

    What do you like least about yourself?
    Jack of all trades, master of nothing.

    What frustrates you?
    Arguments by folks in agreement, but are divided and confused by semantics.

    What brings you joy?
    My little baby Gabs.

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    I would like to use a magic time machine that would revert our technological capacity to pre-industrial revolution..bring back the simplicity of life.

  16. April 9, 2008 8:41 am

    you must be needing some reading material today…

    I just hope you don’t expect me to answer these seriously. It hurts a little in my left pinkie toe whenever I try stuff like that.

    What is your favorite joke?

    I’m terrible at remembering jokes–next!

    What is your favorite quote?

    “suppose we don’t have any nonsense” F Scott Fitzgerald

    What is your favorite song?

    there is no way I can pick one

    What inspires you?

    anytime I am hopped up on ritalin and caffeine I feel inspired just by being awake. so wakefulness inspires me.

    What do you like most about yourself?

    my ability to see humor in the ordinary

    What do you like least about yourself?

    lots of things. my lisp, various physical attributes, my scattered brain matter, it could really go on and on

    What frustrates you?

    when the FBI comes in with their memory wipe device and causes me to forget where in tarnation I put something I’m looking for. among other things.

    What brings you joy?

    so many things. a good drawing pencil. authentic mexican food in Laredo Tx. the muppets. Mr. Bean. Fall. sunshine after many days of rain. sensing the Lord’s presence.

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?

    I wouldn’t. Because really you can’t make it any better than Heaven and that’s my real home so I’m not going to waste my time with a fallen creation. Is that fatalistic? Maybe.

  17. April 9, 2008 8:53 am

    What is your favorite joke? Any joke told by my five year old son….he’s hilarious!

    What is your favorite quote? ‘Forget a’bout iiiit!’

    What is your favorite song? Unwritten by Natasha Bedinfield or anything by Superchick or Toby Mac

    What inspires you? Seeing God work in my life and those around me…feeling His spirit is truly inspiring.

    What do you like most about yourself? My heart

    What do you like least about yourself? The hair on my arms

    What frustrates you? financial debt

    What brings you joy? a hug from my sweet little boy

  18. April 9, 2008 12:06 pm

    Favorite joke? – Remembering any time I tried to fix something.

    Favorite quote? – β€œIf a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drum. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away”
    Henry David Thoreau

    Favorite Song? – “Wonder” by Natalie Merchant
    What inspires me? The miracle of life. There are not enough hours in the day for me to experience all the wonders life brings.

    What do you like most about yourself? – My sense of humor.

    What do you like least about yourself? – I don’t spend enough time helping people in need.

    What frustrates you? – Not being able to think of the right words when someone ask for help.

    What brings you joy? – Living life. Seeing others enjoying living life.

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? – Removing all the barriers that separate people so we see each other as all being part of the same family.

  19. Lori permalink
    April 9, 2008 12:34 pm

    What is your favorite joke? (I hope I can post this joke?!?!?)

    An atheist went for a walk in the woods. A grizzly spots him and starts to run after him. As the bear is about to attack, the atheist yells out:
    GOD, HELP ME!
    (everything but the atheist is frozen in time)
    God speaks “What? You have denied and protested me all these years and now you want my ‘help’?”
    YES, THEY SAY YOU ARE A GOOD GOD.
    God – “I Am, what would you like for me to do in this situation?”
    Atheist – MAKE THE BEAR A CHRISTIAN?!?!?
    God – “Done!”
    (everything regains momentum) as the bear is coming toward the atheist, he comes to a screeching hault, drops to his knees and prays:
    “Lord, thank you for this meal I’m about to partake in. Amen.”

    What is your favorite quote?

    new fav – “If ‘all roads lead to God’, then Jesus died in vain.”

    What is your favorite song?

    Lifesong

    What inspires you?

    the Word of God

    What do you like most about yourself?

    the homemaker I’ve become

    What do you like least about yourself?

    my weight

    What frustrates you?

    that I can’t seem to convice everyone, single-handedly, that Jesus is Lord, and He is the ONLY way =)

    What brings you joy?

    my kiddos!!!!

  20. April 9, 2008 12:55 pm

    What is your favorite joke?
    My son’s first joke: Where does a cow like to go to? The Mooooooooovies.

    What is your favorite quote?
    Do or do not, there is no try.

    What is your favorite song?
    Say It (Over And Over Again) by John Coltrane, Haunt Me by Sade, After The Smoke Is Clear by Ghostface Killah, Let Me Touch You For Awhile by Alison Krauss & Union Station and Outlaw Torn by Metallica

    What inspires you?
    The overwhelming revelations and confirmations that God sends to me everyday.

    What do you like most about yourself?
    Height

    What do you like least about yourself?
    I used to be really lazy. I still hate that about myself.

    What frustrates you?
    Those who don’t take care of the flocks that were given to them by God. Not so much frustration but piss-offness.

    What brings you joy?
    God. Keep in mind that God is incredibly creative on how He sends you joy πŸ™‚

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    Somehow that money wasn’t the end all to be all for most of the people’s lives.

  21. April 9, 2008 3:36 pm

    What is your favorite joke? Three guys are working on building a bridge, one has a burrito for lunch, one has chinese, and one has a sub. But everyday they all have the same lunch, and become very depressed about it. So one says if my lunch is the same tomorrow I will jump from the bridge, and each decide they will do the same…Next day…one opens his lunch and burrito-he jumps, the next opens his lunch-chinese he jumps, the next opens his lunch-sub,, he jumps…at the funeral two women are very upset and say If i knew he didn’t want chinese/or burrito that much i would not have sent it, they look at the other one “wouldn’t you have done something different if you thought the sub would upset him this bad?” She said “don’t look at me he packs his own lunch!”

    What is your favorite quote? A fool mistakes kindness for weakness.

    What is your favorite song? (this week) Todd Agnew- Living he loved me, dying he saved me, buried he carried my sins far away, rising he justified freely forever, One day HE’s coming OH Glorious day! (used to be a hymn, now modernized!)

    What inspires you? pondering on God’s grace…the sun on the water, mountains, stars..I am a real sap!

    What do you like most about yourself? That I am a new creation and I am always surprised at the pleasant changes!

    What do you like least about yourself? The old darla who occassionally pokes her head out and makes me so mad!

    What frustrates you? Christians who use the term lightly and make it hard on the ones trying to do this thing.

    What brings you joy? Lots of things but today it was Sheba my dobie wiggling from the tip of her head to the tip of her stubby, just because i came home.

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? Everyone would want Jesus!! wouldn’t that be a hoot! oh nevermind that will be heaven…how about everyone just getting along..ya know “why can’t we all just get along?!?!?!”

  22. Cheryl permalink
    April 9, 2008 3:43 pm

    What is your favorite joke?
    Two guys walk into…I don’t know, I can never remember jokes. Oh wait, What’s the last thing to cross a bug’s mind as he flies into your windshield? His Butt!

    What is your favorite quote?
    “I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ” – Ghandi

    What is your favorite song?
    According to my iPOD – I’ll Stand by You by The Pretenders: Play Count 49 times

    What inspires you?
    People who have survived inspite of the odds against them

    What do you like most about yourself?
    That I can be funny

    What do you like least about yourself?
    That I am painfully shy

    What frustrates you?
    Manipulative people

    What brings you joy?
    My family and close friends

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    Good health care without spending my life savings/sacrificing my children to have anything done!

  23. April 9, 2008 6:42 pm

    What is your favorite joke? Any ComicPhat or NorEaster tell

    What is your favorite quote? I am crucified with Christ therefore, I no longer live, Jesus Christ now lives in me.

    What is your favorite song? I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

    What inspires you? My husband’s walk in the Lord

    What do you like most about yourself? My creativity

    What do you like least about yourself? My illness

    What frustrates you? Adults not seeing children as little people

    What brings you joy? The Lord God of the Universe and all He created

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? Hatred

  24. TheNorEaster permalink
    April 9, 2008 8:56 pm

    What is your favorite joke?
    Walking up a friend of mine and with a completely straight face asking, “Did you hear the one about the three-legged zebra?” And then, I walk away.

    What is your favorite quote?
    “Good men fail everyday. Great fight on until they get it right.”

    What is your favorite song?
    “Pride (In The Name of Love)” by U2 but performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    What inspires you?
    The beach at 3am in the middle of winter, watching the snow fall into the sea through the distant beam of the lighthouse.

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My mind. It’s what my brain does for a living.

    What do you like least about yourself?
    Being “Lost On The Green.”

    What frustrates you?
    I’m the man all of my friends come to talk to because they have this crazy idea that I am an insightful, good listener, but sometimes the insightful need insight and a good listener. So it’s just tough for me to find someone to talk to sometimes.

    What brings you joy?
    My girls in the summer. (Okay, actually, they’re roses. But they’re my pride and joy. And I grow them for the sole purpose of giving them away. My neighbors and the women at my church love it.)

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
    I would change the apathy and the inaction about the genocide in Darfur.

  25. Heidi permalink
    April 11, 2008 4:30 pm

    What inspires you? God’s grace

    What do you like most about yourself? My personality

    What do you like least about yourself? my stuttering

    What frustrates you? people who don’t understand me and then confine me.

    What brings you joy? child’s laughter

    If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be? Bring God back into schools (in moderation), allow parachute pants back, LOL

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