Hey, everyone! Happy Sunday!
*collective gasp as we all realize that it hasn’t been several months and yet Amelie is already posting again*
Ahem. Yes, I do believe that my little blog deserves more attention than I’ve been giving it.
Today, I bring you a tag! Heaven tagged me for the Outstanding Blogger Award not too long ago, and yes, I’m actually doing a tag I was tagged for.
Here are the rules:
- Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (My goodness. I scrolled through this post briefly, and the number of pingbacks on it is insane!)
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create seven unique questions.
- Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you may be nominated.
- At the end of 2021, every blog that pingbacks the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2021 Outstanding Blogger award.
And now to answer Heaven’s questions!
1. What topic could you talk about for hours?
Any of my absolute favorite movies and books provide so much conversation fodder and food for thought. When I’ve had the opportunity to discuss stories I love with people, I love going deep and talking about the themes, characters, plot, and every other aspect of the story. (One thing I’ve been squealing about pretty much every day is the Afterverse, a collection of books and stories by Kyle Robert Shultz. My family can attest. And trust me, you’ll hear a lot about it on this blog, too. *winks*)
I also love to talk about the importance of having a strong biblical worldview in our culture. My family and I have conversations about this a lot; I’m so grateful for those deep, vital talks. Talking about hot button issues in a safe place, like my home, enables me to cement my own beliefs and prepare to be under fire for my convictions.
Also, one conversation that my siblings and I have all the time is about the recent…subpar productions of the audio drama Adventures in Odyssey. We absolutely love the older episodes, especially the “middle era” which we call “the Golden Age of Odyssey.” However, the newer episodes have…not been very good at all. I’ll spare you my thoughts on it for now, but suffice it to say that I have many opinions on how the show could be better and how I hope it’ll improve in the near future.
2. Do you prefer typing on your laptop or writing on paper?
Typing is probably my favorite. When I’m writing for a long time, I get much less consequential hand and wrist pain if I’m typing. I do also enjoy writing on paper, though!
3. What story from the Bible has impacted you the most?
That is an excellent question.
I don’t think there is one single story in the Bible that has been most impactful for me. Every story in the Bible holds immense value, and I’ve been impacted in different ways by all of them. If I had to choose a “small” amount of Bible stories to focus on that have been most impactful for me, I’d probably choose the ones in the Gospels that focus on Jesus’s life on earth. What better way to grow in my faith than to study the One in whom my faith is sure?
4. What do you wish you knew more about?
This is one of those things where I’ve said many times, “I wish I knew more about that!” But then when I got this question, it all flew out of my head. *facepalms*
One thing that comes to mind, after a little thought, is knowledge about different cultures. It’s so easy to fall into an ethnocentric mindset, and I’d love to learn more about the other people God has created.
5. What is one question that people often ask you?
Since I’ve just finished my junior year of high school (my fellow high schoolers know what’s coming), the most prevalent question I get is some form of, “What are you planning to do after high school?”
Usually, my answer is that I’m praying about it and considering my options.
6. If you were asked to speak at a Christian conference, what topic would you choose?
During Covid and other worldly craziness, plus the stress of getting close to finishing high school, I’ve had to focus especially hard on trusting God and spending time in prayer. So I would probably speak on trust and faith, with an emphasis on being fully faithful in every deed and not being “anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).”
7. What is one thing that you enjoy that some people consider “weird”?
I’m sure there are things I do that people consider weird, but nothing immediately comes to mind.
I don’t know. Some foods come to mind that a lot of people don’t like: tomatoes, tuna, olives…there’s probably more.
I love tuna salad with relish. Is that weird?
I’m not sure who to tag, but if you like my questions and want to answer them, go right ahead!
For those who choose to accept this challenge:
- What is your favorite outdoor activity?
- How many books do you normally read in a month?
- How many books are you hoping to read this year?
- What is your favorite kind of pizza?
- Do you prefer classical music or more modern tunes?
- What is your most recent fandom?
- What book of the Bible would you love to study more deeply?
Thank you so much for the tag, Heaven! (I realize that I’ve been tagged for a lot of other things that I haven’t gotten to, so if you’ve tagged me for something and I haven’t done it, I apologize!)
I’m not going to make any promises about posting consistently since I really haven’t done a good job with that, but I will say that I’m hoping to create posts on a more regular basis this summer.
And like I mentioned before, you’ll be hearing from me about the Afterverse. Especially Beaumont & Beasley. *winks*
Do you think tuna salad with relish is weird? What could you talk about for hours? Any other high schoolers commiserate with me about getting the “What are you planning to do with your life?” question? Has anyone else read Kyle Robert Shultz’s books? How have you been recently? Let’s chat in the comments!