Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Truth of the Matter Part IV

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

21 comments:

Erin said...

Good answers yet again! I love all these...getting to know is so much fun : )

Tammy said...

I truly loved reading all your answers again, Nadine!
Have a wonderful time teaching in B.C!

Art said...

I love your answer about alcohol. It shows a wisdom, balance and love that so many miss on this issue. Instead of being judgmental, you think about the alcoholic's needs. That says a lot about you, I think.

Penless Thoughts said...

More interesting pieces of you!
Susan

Karolee said...

Fun answers! Although sometime I would love to hear the 'long stories' :-) I still have one more Q/A post to do on my blog.

Shadraq said...

I would be a regenerating color of cotton candy. That way, when I pick at my delicious skin, I wouldn't be canabolizing myself out of a limb.

Jen(n) said...

Enjoy your time away!!!

Diane said...

What a great thing to do! I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE your Truth of the Matter series.

THANK YOU for letting us get to know you a little better!

Diane

Janet said...

Oh how I love Vancouver!

Have a great time.

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Chappyswife said...

You answered some of my questions right here. I'm enjoying reading your answers.

Debz said...

Awsome answeres.

Hope you have a great trip to BC. I found your church website and listened to one of Tom's sermons. I love how he uses many of his personal stories to parallel. I was suprised that he didn't have a thicker NY accent.Are any of your sermons on there?

palmtreefanatic said...

These are fun questions and answers, it helps us to get to know you a bit more;)

Nadine said...

Debz - Sorry I don't have a sermon on line. It's something our church just started doing.

Tom's accent and mine gets thicker around other New Yorkers...but they don't think we blend as much as we use to.

Chappyswife said...

I tagged you for a meme over at my place if you are interested!

Hope you're having a wonderful time! I'd love to go there someday.

Elle*Bee said...

Good answers! Have a great trip to Vancouver.

cheeky said...

I need to remember to leave room for God to edit my plans. I'm really bad at tryingto run my own show. Thanks for reminding me.
xo

Louise said...

I've loved reading those answers!! Great getting to know yoU!

Keshi said...

Nice one...quite spiritual.

Im not so sure abt God tho..I mean I hv always believed in Him...now I hv my doubts..cos some very scary things hv happened in my life...and to many others out there. How does He explain that?



Anyways plz let me know ur thoughts on my current post...wud love to hear wut u hv to say Nadine. tnxx!


Keshi.

Dawn said...

I'm glad you know how to pronounce my name!

KAYLEE said...

have a great trip! good answers!