Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one. – C.S. Lewis
I like to hear little tidbits about new and old friends, in the form of questionnaires – that’s always been something I loved. I wasn’t tagged in this game…a friend of mine did it, and invited anyone to do it who wanted to. So I will! Because I like learning about my friends, I’m going to tag a few fellow bloggers: Kessie Carroll, Nadine Brandes, Abby Jones, RJ Conte. No pressure at all to do it! It’s totally up to you. 🙂
Now, with apologies in advance if this is unbearably boring…here’s my questionnaire filled out!
Name: Bethany Jennings.
Age: 23 on the outside…who knows what on the inside!
Food: sandwiches, pasta, good salads (a.k.a. salads that are chock-full of stuff…not just lettuce salads, either), and chocolate (especially chocolate and peanut butter). Also, Thanksgiving dinner.
Drink: smoothies, hot cocoa, juice.
Book: after the Bible, I have too many favorites to choose from!
Song: no way can I pick one favorite song!! But lately my favorites are probably Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies] by Chris Tomlin, Greater by MercyMe, God of This City by Bluetree, and Courageous by Casting Crowns. Those are just some newer discoveries I’ve made listening to Pandora. There are many others.
Movie: hmmm, I find myself torn between saying “The Avengers,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” or “The Fellowship of the Ring.” None of those are even alike. Ha!
Band: I usually only like individual songs, not entire bands or whole albums.
Solo Artist: see “Band” answer above.
Place: my family’s house, or maybe Flume Gorge.
Subject: worldviews, Scripture, people, personalities, creative writing.
Sport: I’m not really a sports person, but I like watching gymnastics and other events at the Olympics. I also took fencing lessons for several summers – that was good fun.
Male actor: I don’t have a favorite male actor… I guess Tom Hiddleston seems like a really nice person, though. For acting skill I totally respect Zachary Quinto. I’ve seen him play both a good guy and a villain with finesse.
Female actor: No idea. I don’t really have an interest in Hollywood celebrities. Like my mother before me, though, I’ve been very impressed by Meryl Streep’s acting skills.
Schooling: I was educated at home from kindergarten through high school, and declined to pursue a college education so I could focus on my writing (and get married, as God’s will had it!).
BF: not sure what this stands for…best friend? My husband, of course. I don’t call any girl friend my “best”, because I think that’s unfair and God brings each friend to our lives to fill a different role. I have many best friends who are closer to me than other acquaintances – you know who you are, beautiful women of God. <3
Political ideology: I very much dislike the two-party system. On the whole, my ideals for government are conservative.
A government strong enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take away everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson
Religion: seeking God and Jesus as He has revealed Himself in His Word, the Bible. Daily learning to love Him and my neighbor as myself.
Piercings: I finally got my ears pierced at the old age of 22. I have a mild phobia of needles, 😛 and until I was older I simply never had an interest in having my ears pierced. My sister came with me for moral support, and then we went out and got smoothies as a reward for my awesome bravery. (Hahaha. It really wasn’t bad at all.)
Languages: English, snatches of Sindarin (Elvish) and Welsh (which I chose for my high school language course, mostly because I knew Tolkien was inspired by it to invent Sindarin).
Reason behind your blog’s name: this quote, which has always been one of my favorites…
The Christian should be the person who is alive, whose imagination absolutely boils, which moves, which produces something a bit different from God’s world because God made us to be creative. – Francis Schaeffer
Why you blog: 1.) to take the tangled threads and soaring themes in my mind and harness them into words, so they can make more sense to me, 2.) to preach to myself, and 3.) to turn around and hopefully bless others with the inspiration, encouragement, and new ideas that come to me by God’s grace after I’ve detangled the threads. I also hope to use this blog more to promote and discuss fiction in the future.
Do we share anything in common? Even if I didn’t tag you, please feel free to fill out the questions – and do please link to your answers in the comments! 🙂