Robin Claire nominated me for the “Reality Blogging Award” and I have expressed my gratitude to her. For reasons that only, as she calls me, a “quirky” person would understand, I have chosen not to accept. Awards and recognition and status make me uneasy. I have linked to her blog anyway, so please click on her name and go there and be blessed by her words, as I have been.

That said, I choose to answer the questions that come with the nomination. They are not easy for me, and that is one reason I want to struggle with them, but I also like to gain insight into the hearts of other bloggers and so want to expose myself to those who may be curious about me (if any!?!)

If you could change something what would you change?

If it was in my power to do I would change the cultural idea of justice. I would make the Justice system search only for justice,  establishing innocence or guilt, not play games of minutiae. I would instill in bureaucracies that respect is more important than power and process. I would see people passionate for fair play instead of the drive to win at all costs.


Wedding Day (a long time ago in a faraway place)

Wedding Day (a long time ago in a faraway place)

If you could relive one day, when would it be?

The day I go over in my mind more than any other is our wedding day. I still re-experience the breathlessness and wonder as I watched Margaret walk towards the arbour in the church yard where the ceremony would make us married in the eyes of the community of family and friends. She was so beautiful. I felt so lucky. And I thank God that I feel it at least as much today as I did then. Wow!

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

This one is really tough. Do I go for our two year-old Granddaughter and see the world again through innocent eyes, or an artist because my hands do not create, or a master gardener in an English garden and revel in the manicured beauty? But in the end I think it would have to be Rev. Derek Balmer (may he rest in peace) who trained me in Neuro-linguistic Programming/New Code. To spend a whole day healing people, training people to heal and to watch the personal transformations people undergo as they overcome unhelpful habits and perceptions is so exciting. I did this when I ran my own consulting business, but not on the scale he experienced.

What’s one thing that really scares you?

I have expressed this to others I trust, but the lack of love people who call themselves Christian show towards leaders who have strayed off the path of service and humility scares me. Don’t they know they should fight for the soul of the one who has fallen? What if that good Baptist doctrine, “Once save – always saved” is wrong? What if someone can lose their salvation by their actions?

What one dream have you not completed yet, and do you think you will be able to complete it?

This one is so worldly I am a bit embarrassed, but I would thrill to have a sunroom on the east side of the house. Filled with plants, a table and nice chairs it would be a wonderful oasis of light. The cost will likely keep it only a dream, but one can make a wish, right?