Apr. 8th, 2005

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1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions and leave the answers as comments on my LJ.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Interview questions from [livejournal.com profile] facetiae:
1. who is your LJ icon of, and why?
2. all practical considerations aside, would you ever like to visit another planet?
3. what's your idea vacation?
4. what's your favorite song? [or two, or three]
5. crunchy or creamy peanut butter?

1. Keira Knightley - because I think she's gorgeous, a talented actress, and that particular picture (which is from King Arthur a movie I thoroughly enjoyed) reminds me a little of my mind's image of Dara - especially the first time Corwin meets her.

2. Heck yeah! Do I have to choose just one? - because I'd like to visit them all. If I had to choose just one and was limited to the ones we know about in our solar system then I think I'd go with Saturn - just to see the rings.

3. I think I'd like to go to Britain and Ireland. See some castles and stonehenge and the like. And as long as I'm over there I'd really like to visit some of the locations that Monty Python's Holy Grail was filmed. If that makes me a geek so be it! :)

4. Love, Salvation, the Fear of Death by Sixpence
Girl by Tori Amos
The Spy Hunter by Project 86
Phenomenon by Thousand Foot Krutch

5. Creamy!!!!
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In this whole crazy situation my constant fear has been that somehow I'm being led astray by Satan. He is, after all, the father of lies. A lot of people don't believe in his existence but I've seen too much not to believe in some sort of truly evil force at work in the world. Then I realized again that the deception is not now, but was back then. Satan has waylaid me for about 10 years. I'm back to where I was 10 years ago on my spiritual journey. The Bible is very clear that what God requires of us is to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.

I have not been doing that. I've been trying in some respects, but only half heartedly. I got too caught up in the materialism that seems to run rampant in most evangelical circles. I didn't even realize that it was the case at the time. After all, I didn't want much compared to some, just wanted more than I had. I'm letting go of those wants. Learning to be content with what I have and even more than that to clear out some of the clutter that I've accumulated through the years. You know I'm serious when I start getting rid of jewelry and CDs. ;) There is nothing wrong with owning things - as long as they don't own you. And can I just say that the fewer things you own the less likely that they'll gain up on you? :)

I am also rediscovering the indignation I used to feel over the world's injustices. Channeling that indignation into actual useful actions will require some direction I don't seem to have yet. I am learning to love mercy and put aside all judgmental attitudes. I have certainly been humbled beyond all belief.

I feel like my eyes have been finally opened. I'm not saying that the evangelicals I've been involved with are evil or working for Satan - just that Satan is subtle. He uses things that have some truth in them, twists and perverts that truth and leads you down another path than the one God has for you. He even tried to do that with the very scriptures themselves when he tempted Jesus in the desert.


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