Friday, February 27, 2009
Say it Forward: Have You Met My Friend Chatty Kelly?
I know. She's purty. This is my friend and often co-conspirator in "discussing" the peculiarities and idiosyncrasies of life that make sitting upright and breathing interesting:
I don't remember the first comment she ever made here or that I made at her place, but somehow, we connected, and just like Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, "We Go Together." Well, not just like them, but you know what I mean.
Kelly gets, or at least pretends to get, my humor (like my disdain for musicals), and she usually adds a witty comment just to spur me on, I think. For instance, she totally understood my fascination with and laughing-until-I-cried response to the Ken Lee woman, and occasionally refers to this post which highlights my all-time favorite video ever. EVER. Alas, Kelly does not watch LOST, but really, other than that, she's perfect.
Seriously, Kelly is a great encouragement to me. She's a talented, multi-faceted writer/speaker who loves God, so please go visit her today and say hello.
And now, the interview:
Question 1: Salmon or Fruit Roll Ups?? JUST KIDDING!
Real Question 1: One of the things I like best about your writing is your ability to see spiritual applications in everyday moments. What is your thought process when you create those posts? Do you have light bulb moments of inspiration? Do you write with a certain audience in mind?
I really don't live my life for blog entries. However, it seems after a real life occurrence, I will glean a spiritual lesson from it, something that makes me go "Wow!" I just naturally want to share the "wow" with someone else, and the blog is the perfect place to do it. Sometimes it resonates with my readers and they go "wow" too. (Faith & Mustard Seeds.) Other times, I realize that while it was big for me (Does God Get Mad?) maybe it is just where I am in my life journey, and not so wow for everyone else.
Question 2: Are you a doodler? If so, what is the usual doodle-picture that you draw?
For some reason I always doodle a daisy. It's always in the corners of the page. I also color in all the letters with spaces when listening to a lecture with a handout. I doodle big time.
Question 3: So, we met at She Speaks last June and even sat by each other. Tell me your first impression of me, and then I’ll tell you mine of you!
I was already reading your blog when I met you at She Speaks. My very first thought when I saw you was "She's wearing the white pants!" I remember you seemed nervous about meeting with the book publisher the first day when we talked. The next day after you had completed your publisher meetings you seemed much more relaxed and friendly. And I thought you were a snazzy dresser. Since I have a gift for putting my foot in my mouth, I tried to listen more and talk less at She Speaks. (Isn't that ironic, that at She Speaks, Chatty Kelly was trying not to.)
Linda: And my first impression of you was that 1) You were pretty 2) You were quiet 3) You reminded me of a friend back home.
Question 4: What’s on your screen saver?
My screen saver is just the blank black screen. It's peaceful.
Question 5: Salmon or fruit roll ups?
Both! Just not at the same time.
Question 6: Tell us about the book!
"Christmas Miracles" is a compilation book edited by Cecil Murphey (90 Minutes in Heaven) & Marley Gibson. It's being published in Oct 2009 by St Martins Press, and you will find my short story "My Christmas Wish" therein. I am also currently writing two devotional books, but writing and getting published are two different things, so I'll share about those if and when the time is right.
Question 7: Favorite scripture is?
The thing I love about scripture is that it is alive and different verses speak to me at different times in my life. However, the verses in Philippians 4:4-7 seem to speak to the way I want to live my life, always rejoicing in the Lord, and with a heart of thankfulness in all things. "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Linda: Uh, so I guess I should not have been anxious about wearing white pants and meeting the publishers at She Speaks. Oh well.
Thanks, Kelly, and always remember, "Ken Lee, Tu Libu Dibu Douchou."
Everyone: Please go say "Hi!" to Kelly!