Okay, it has been a while. If I haven’t told you, I am getting married on December 15. This will explain why my blog has hit the skids for a while. After the early part of next week, I won’t be back to blogging until after the honeymoon. I will confess that wedding planning is like another full-time job. After you secure the church, reception venue, music, and caterer, the little details will consume your time. I mean who knew it took so much time to create programs, invitations, and assembling the favors. In fact, it is the most enjoyable part of wedding planning, outside of pre-cana sessions.
Well, while I was in the midst of planning bliss, Citizen Tom nominated for a Blog-a-Thon award. I am honored. However, it has been a while since I have been in contact with ten or more bloggers…so I will do my best to answer the questions from his post.
1. What is your favorite Bible story?
Well, I don’t have one particular story. I know this may sound odd. Personally, I love reading the Psalms (my favorite is Psalm 100), as well as Sirach and Revelation. I don’t ordinarily cover religion much on this blog, but I don’t mind talking about it from time to time.
2. Who is your favorite President?
Thomas Jefferson. After visiting Monticello and reading several auto-biographies, I was impressed by his leadership qualities. If anything, you should have asked me who my least favorite Presidents were…I don’t think you would have any problems guessing their names.
3. What is your favorite book in the Bible?
Psalms … hands down.
4. What is your favorite person in history? Does not have to be a political leader.
Well, I have one political person…who is in current history. Dr. Ron Paul is one of my heroes…and he is awesome.
In terms of outside politics, I would have to say Francis Scott Key. Not only did I grow up in the area where Key was born. Terra Rubra is only five minutes from my parents’ house, not to mention my high school was named after him too. He wrote the Star Spangled Banner, so there’s nothing more to really say.
5. Which of the parables that Jesus told has the most significance in your life?
The parable of the Good Samaritan. Granted, I am not always the most generous, but I always find myself reflecting on this to help me to become more patient and kind.
6. What type of government do you think works best?
Limited government. A government that believes in free markets and free enterprise.
7. Which character in the Bible do you identify with the most?
Wow…I have never given much thought to this. I think Rachel’s story was courageous.
8. Have you ever read a book about politics?
Yes…I should be discredited if I said No.
9. Have you ever read a book about religion?
10. “The Revolution” by Dr. Ron Paul, “The Dynamic Dominion” by Frank Atkinson, and “Virginia in the Vanguard” by Frank Atkinson are a few of my favorite political books.
11. “John 3:16″ by Max Lucado … a very profound read.
Okay…enough about me. What books have you read that made a profound impact on your character and ideological views? Also, what did I miss at the Advance? (I wished I could have been there.)