Another blog tag it is! I was invited to participate in this unique one by Miles Lawson, its creator! I encourage you to click his name and go check out his post and/or entire site while you’re at it. His writing is superb!
First of all, the (seven) rules:
- Link back to the original site.
- Mention the one who tagged you.
- Write an autobiography in seven words.
- For this, they do not need to form a complete sentence.
- To make it more interesting, answer seven seven-word questions.
- Tag seven other bloggers.
- Think of seven seven-word questions, or use the same ones as you answered.
And now, onto the questions!
Let’s start with my autobiography in seven words:
Has learned much, and continues to grow.
Starting simple, what’s your happiest childhood memory?
Oh wow…I have so many happy childhood memories. I don’t know if I have one that’s happiest, but whenever my entire family could be together and do something relaxing and fun was wonderful. One time that sticks out was when my whole family went for a long evening walk around town, visiting parks, just laughing and taking in the sights.
Which age would you choose to revisit?
Probably the age I was last year (2020), as crazy as that sounds. Externally, the world around me was going insane and it was certainly hard. But internally, it was my biggest year for personal spiritual growth and it helped a lot. If I could, I’d like to go back and do some things differently going into this year (2021) to maintain that growth more easily.
How would you have your biography end?
‘And then, closing her eyes, the King’s beloved daughter drew her last earthly breath. A moment later, she opened her eyes again to find herself at last whole in her Savior’s presence, the swelling warmth in her chest pressing onto her heart one word. One word that felt perfect. One word that felt right, and full, and true. Home. At last.’
What would you name the current chapter?
Am I There Yet?
(I feel I’m at that awkward, tricky stage where I think I know where I want to be someday, but not at all how to work toward it now. And what if what I want isn’t what God wants for me? Then is all the work and time for nothing? What’s the right choice? By the grace of God, I believe I’m slowly figuring it out, but the progress is still slower than I’d like.)
Who would you write a biography about?
My brother1 is the first person to come to mind, honestly. And then a dear friend. Both received much shorter lives on earth, and I would love to tell their stories. Stories that impacted the people who knew them so much, and I believe would also impact others.
With that, I think it should be more common to write biographies about ‘ordinary’ people. Everyone’s story is unique and powerful, and has the potential to improve others’ lives. But they have to be shared to make an impact. Those are the biographies I’d most like to write.
What are seven of your favourite (auto)biographies?
Confession time: I haven’t read many biographies or autobiographies in years. I used to read a lot of them in school, but since graduating, it’s been a while. Here are the ones I’ve read (or reread) most recently and have found most impactful.
1. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
2. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
3. Me, Myself, and Bob by Phil Vischer
4. Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech
5. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
6. Hearts of Fire by The Voice of the Martyrs
7. Unplanned by Abby Johnson
How have those biographies affected your life?
Most of the biographies I read are about Christians that have overcome seemingly impossible obstacles with God, and they have really inspired me to trust God the same way. I don’t know – if I were faced with the same persecution or hardships, would I have the courage and the strength to act as they have? Would I share their unwavering faith?
Reading the many, many incredible stories of how God’s worked in others’ lives motivates and encourages me to remain close to God, and to trust that He is always in control, always helping me grow, and always walking with me – no matter what is going on in my life.
Well, those are my answers! This was a really thought-provoking tag, and definitely got me thinking deeper about certain aspects of my life.
I’d like to nominate the following bloggers to join in, if they’d like (no pressure, of course!):
And I’m going to keep the same questions that I was asked, partly because they are just perfect for a biography tag – and also because I couldn’t come up with better ones, haha.
Once again, thank you for joining me today! I really enjoyed answering these questions, and I hope you enjoyed reading through them as well.
I’d love to find out how YOU would answer these questions! Let me know on your own blog, or in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!