All Ears

I’m all ears today. You’ve listened to me tell you all kinds of things about my life, and now it’s your turn to talk to me. Like the pup above, I’m all primed and ready to hear what you have to say. It’s about time, huh? :)

For the next few days, let’s enjoy a little fun and fellowship. Everyone chime in and answer any or all of the following questions. Some are serious and some are light-hearted, but all will give me — and fellow readers — a chance to know you a little better. Can’t wait to hear from you! :)

1. Who is your all-time favorite movie star?
2. What’s one of your most embarrassing moments ever?
3. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far in 2010?
4. What Bible character (besides Jesus!) do you admire the most? Why?
5. Where do you hope to travel next?
6. What’s one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced so far this year?
7. What was the last book that really wowed you? What do you hope to read soon?
8. Tell me one thing that drives you crazy — even if it’s about me! :)
9. What are you passionate about?
10. Last, but certainly not least, what’s your favorite sweet treat? :)

Okay, like I said, I’m all ears so let me hear from you. Yes, even you lurkers :) Join the fun and fellowship and let me know you’re out there! Blessings to you all this week!

“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us…” 1 John 1:3a

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  1. Hmmm…
    Movie star? Seldom go to the movies.
    Embarrassing moment? It wasn’t funny then, and not now. I made an unkind remark about someone. The person to whom I was speaking made a joke about it later to another someone who put it on FaceBook. Then…you guessed it. I was more than humiliated; I was humbled. I sinned and had a lot of apologizing to do.
    Best thing in 2010? My DH is recovering miraculously from a life-threatening infection.
    Bible character? Abigail. She was a woman of wisdom and great courage.
    Travel? To see my grand children!
    Biggest challenge? DH’s illness.
    Last book that wowed me? Letters From the Land of Cancer by Walter Wangarin.
    Hope to read? Several books about WWII for research.
    Drives me crazy? My own propensity to sin.
    Passionate? My children and grand children.
    Sweet Treat? Cheese cake. Plain-no fancy toppings to distract my taste buds.


  2. Movie Star? Loved Patrick Swayze and John Travolta
    Most embarrassing moment? I can’t believe I’m putting this on here. When Russell & I were dating, we went to a party and his “ex” girlfriend was there. She kept looking at us all night. I went to the restroom and came out with a huge thing of toilet paper stuck on my shoe!!!
    Best thing in 2010? Russell getting a new job.
    4. What Bible character (besides Jesus!) do you admire the most? Why? Noah. Everyone thought he was crazy but he continued to listen and act on God’s instructions. We all know who came out on top!
    Travel? You know this Cheryl! HAWAII!!!
    Biggest challenge? Dealing with my brother’s cancer.
    Last book? The Shack. Not sure what I’ll read next.
    Drives me crazy? When someone pulls out in front of me and drives 5 mph and there are no other cars around!
    Passionate? My family!
    Favorite sweet? Butterfinger or brownies!!!

    This was fun Cheryl. Thanks for the chance to share!

  3. hi cheryl, i love the ‘all ears’ and thought that i would give it a go…

    1. hmmm…all time favorite movie star? i don’t think that i have a favorite. i like susan sarandon, diane keaton, jack nicholson, meryl streep, robin williams, anthony hopkins…i don’t really know how to say that one of these tops the other in my book…
    2. as for embarrassment, one that comes to mind is while going through some old boxes with my daughter to decide what should stay and what should get tossed, i came across a letter that i had written when i was a teenager myself, but that i had never mailed! she got a kick out of reading it, but i was embarrassed about the things i was talking about in that letter!
    3. best thing, hands down, was jeff asking me to marry him, on the second anniversary of our first date on february 6.
    4. job, because he didn’t lose his faith inspite of all of the tests and hardships that he faced.
    5. as far as travel goes, i don’t have a plan at the moment…the wedding planning is superceding travel plans, although a destination honeymoon of some type would definitely be lovely!
    6. biggest challenge is easy too; losing my primary source of income…an account that i have worked for these past ten years.
    7. i love anne lamott books…her trilogy that deals with ‘some thoughts about faith’ always cheers me up…an old friend drove down from los angeles and visited this past weekend and we were reading excerpts from ‘traveling mercies’ from anne lamott’s trilogy out loud in bed saturday night, it was very entertaining and fun indeed! i have two books in my que, one is called ‘three cups of tea’ and i definitely would like to start it soon!
    8. drives me crazy, well, i would say barking dogs would be one thing and i am still in the process of training my new dog, who was a rescue, not to bark at anything and everything when we are out on her walks.
    9. passionate about? –> people, particularly the ones that i gave birth to; but overall, people and relationships in life are the most important thing to me.
    10. my favorite sweet treat? the frozen yogurt shop across the street called swirls has an ever changing array of my flavors…a trip to swirls i would have to say always offers my current favorite sweet treat!

    thank you for sharing your voice, and also your ears, with me and with us, cheryl…i love lurking your blog~ xx marcia

  4. 1. ummmm, maybe Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.
    2. skip
    3. finishing my manuscript
    4. So many but I especially love Peter for his boldness and Paul for his willingness.
    5. mountains again
    6. experiences that are exponentially growing my faith.
    7. sacred echo by margaret feinberg.
    8. people who don’t look me in the eye when talking or seem preoccupied.
    9. knowing God’s Word.
    10. wedding cake (got any?)


  5. 1. probably David Suchet as Hercule Poirot
    2. hmmm… too many to list. I once forgot how to spell the word necklace during a spelling bee…and remembered when I walked out! :)
    3. Oh wow. That’s a hard one. I think it’s probably the reaffirmation I received at a recent conference. AND I got to attend a confirmation conference with my oldest girlie! :)

    4. Deborah. Because she was a prophetess and judge and listened to the Lord. She knew how to deal with folks around her with wisdom and not take on their baggage. There is a whole sermon in that woman’s life! :)

    5. The mountains

    6. Keeping my mouth shut.

    7. I’m still reading it… HUMILITY by Andrew Murray. And another book called Pure Praise.
    What do you hope to read soon? I hope to finish it! :)

    8. When someone expects more from me than they do of themselves. and when I realize I’ve done the same to someone else! :)
    9. My writing, my children, my relationship with my husband and family and my relationship with the Lord. (not in that order, of course!)
    10. Oh my. this is a toughie. Probably Scotch Chocolate cake (my mom’s) or Pauley Island Pie

  6. I am loving hearing from all you commenters and getting to know you each a little better. Thanks to each of you who have participated! You make me smile!!

  7. I love me a really thick, chocolate brownie (or 3) with a big glass of milk!!

    Last book: These is my words: the diary of Sarah Agnes Prine . . . loved it!

  8. 1. Can’t think of a favorite actor.

    2. Embarrassing? Wearing a new blouse with tag still on it in public.

    3. 2010 – best – publishing my first book myself with WestBow Press.

    4. Bible Heroes – Joseph because he forgave his brothers, David for his courage to fight and for the Psalms he wrote.

    5. Travel? We keep talking about Alaska, but any mountain will do!

    6. The last book that truly Wowed me was Waking the Dead, by John Eldredge.

    7. Challenge – publishing my first book, and now onto the marketing phase! God is blessing!

    8. Annoyed by cell phones ringing in church.

    9. I am passionate about people knowing the immeasurable depth of love God has for them!

    10. Definitely fave sweet is Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. Wish I had some now!

    Wonderful icebreaker questions!

  9. This sounds fun!
    1. Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts
    2. Most embarassing: any time I fall down and someone sees me
    3. I can’t share this one..just yet ;-)
    4. Esther, She loved God and knew it was her time to lead in a a mighty way.
    5. Anywhere with my hubs will do nicely..but Mexico would be okay!
    6. Having a new dog…he is fun and sweet, but training is tough!
    7. Am currently reading Crazy Love..and its good. Hope to read F. Rivers “Lineage of Grace” next
    8. Cabinet doors and closet doors left open
    9. My husband
    10. Chocolate and Peanut Butter..any combination will do

    Have a blessed day Cheryl!!

  10. Anonymous says

    I haven’t commented for several weeks, so here goes.
    1. Favorite movie star? I guess I go way back – My husband & I really like John Wayne.
    2. Can’t really remember an embarrassing moment, but I’m sure there’s one lurking in my past somewhere.
    3. Best thing in 2010, I gained a new son-in-law.
    4. Bible character, probably David, because I love the Psalms.
    5. I hope to travel to Kansas City, MO with my mom & sister to see my Aunt.
    6. Being diagnosed with breast cancer again and having to take more chemo, but God is bigger than all that and I am expecting a complete recovery!!:) :)
    7. “Knockout” by Suzanne Somers, and I’m not even a fourth of the way thru it.
    8. My husbands memory. He can remember what kind of car people drove when we were dating (40+ years ago) or something that happened when he was a kid (in detail, 60+ years ago)!!!
    9. I love my grandkids, but I’m also very into QUILTING!
    10. Well, with the cancer thing coming up again – I am really trying to eat a lot more healthy, so I’m afraid sweets are off my list. I’m trying to go more organic with lots of fruits & veggies.


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