Tom and I will be in Vancouver, BC teaching a class this week. I’m bringing my laptop in case I get inspired. We will be busy, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to visit blogland. Until then here are answers to some of your burning questions. If you haven’t gotten your questions answered yet, hang in there. It will take a few more installments before it’s all done.
Debz asked, “If you felt that God was calling you to adopt, would you go for it now that all your children are grown up.”
Tom and I are looking forward to some day being grandparents, but if God called us to adopt at this phase of our lives, we would. It’s really not on the radar screen for us, but with anything I give God room to be God and edit my plans.
Dameselfly asked, “How did you end up on the West Coast?”
Tom and I grew up in New York. When we lived there, we felt a call to plant a church in West Virginia (a long story). This was about fifteen years ago. We were in West Virginia for six years, when we felt what God brought us there for was over. We prayed and closed down our church plant (a longer story). Our church was totally behind the decision and everything ended very well. We began the process of looking for the place God would send us next. Tom applied to many churches. We went to several of the churches for interviews, but knew those were not the place for us. Then Tom got the call to come here to Washington (an even longer story). When we came here for the interview, we knew this was the place for us. They hired Tom and we’ve been here for the past seven years.
Shaunda asked, “How do you view drinking alcohol as a Christian?”
I don’t have a problem with drinking alcohol as a Christian, but I do have a problem with drunkenness. If someone I knew was an alcoholic, I would not have a drink in their presence. I would not want to temp or cause them to stumble. Jesus’ first miracle recorded in the Bible was turning water into wine. It was very good wine to boot. In those days when there was a festive occasion, they served the good wine first. When people had too much to drink then they bought out the cheap stuff.
Shadraq asked, “What color of cotton candy most describes you and why?”
To know you Shadraq is to love you. I would be rainbow colored. I’m complex and so I don’t think that one color would describe me. I like to do many things and I have many facets to my personality. To choose one color would limit me.
© Nadine Z. 2007