1. Do you read or study best in silence or in a place with background noise? Why?
I read and study best with quiet. I think this is the way I learned to study over the years. I find noise, TV, people talking loudly too distracting for me.
2. If you were to write a book about your life, what would it be called?
I’m thinking this might be an ok title, The Journey from East Los Angeles.
My first response was The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
3. (This question is a deep one…I know it should be a bonus, but I already have a few bonus questions chosen for this week) Why do you think divorce is so prevalent?
For the oversimplified answer I’m going to say that selfishness is at the bottom of this. Also we don’t believe that marriage is truly a covenant sealed by God but instead a contract to break when things go bad.
4. What’s the best way to resist peer pressure?
I think you need to be at peace with God and who He has created you to be. Then you need to recognize the gifts He has given you and be content in using them.
5. What is the most serious illness or injury you ever faced?
When I was in college a week before my finals during Spring Quarter I came down with Scarlet Fever. I had to stay in bed flat on my back for over a week. I’ve never felt my throat burn and hurt as much as during this time. I had to take incompletes in all my courses and make up the finals just before Fall quarter. Needless to say I didn’t do really well on these finals.
6. When was the last time you felt like you had a laugh with God?
When I catch myself doing something I just commended myself for not doing. I always laugh at how easy it is to get caught in the act of being a sinner.
7. What do you say to someone who is going through a tragic or hard time?
I don’t say “I know what you’re going through”. It’s ok to cry with them with no words. I do say that I will pray for you and better yet pray over them right then and there. When I do pray I really try to depend on the Holy Spirit to guide these prayers so I don’t say something from the flesh that isn’t helpful. I say I’m coming over to sit with you, answer the phone for you, make dinner for you, clean the house for you (sensitivity to the person is important as some people wouldn’t want you barging in). Another practical expression of kindness in hard situations is to go to the store and take some groceries over.
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