I want to preface this post by saying that my intentions are not to be arrogant or prideful. I’m sure you are wondering what in the world could I be writing about that I would need to begin with that sort of disclaimer!
A few months ago, one of our precious students from our last youth ministry, Grace Ann Calfee, told me she had a school project that was based off of the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’. She needed to interview someone who was inspirational to her that she could then write a paper about. She proceeded to tell me that she wanted to interview me. (Here is where that disclaimer comes into play…) I was extremely humbled that she asked me.
We had actually moved away from Grace Ann’s town over a year before. So we did all of the interview question and answer process via email. Well, just so you know, answering a bunch of questions about yourself, especially typing and/or writing so you have to re-read it, can be very eye-opening. Really makes you think about what you truly believe and think about things.
I decided it might be a good idea to share some of the interview questions and answers just to let people get to know me a little bit better. I’m not super interesting, but it might be a nice little break while you are waiting to get more Candy Crush lives 🙂
1 – What is your favorite place? Where do you feel most comfortable? Where do you spend most of your time?
Although this might appear to be an easy question to answer, it isn’t for me at this moment. I think it is because we have moved twice in the past 18 months!
Church used to be my favorite place. Growing up, I was there all the time. My family was very involved. And the school I went to from Kindergarten through 12th Grade was also a part of that church; so needless to say, I spent a LOT of time there!
Once I graduated from college and got married to Scott, church was still a favorite place of mine. Of course, as you know, Scott was called into youth ministry while we were dating, so we were at church again… A LOT! But I loved it. That was our calling. We loved our students, and we wanted to be where they were! And although our church location changed several times – New Covenant Fellowship in Pinson, AL; Taylor Memorial UMC in Clay, AL; Pell City FUMC in Pell City, AL; and Union City FUMC in Union City, TN – church was still where I wanted to be. With the students and adults that God had brought into our lives to serve.
Now, since Scott is in ‘grown up’ ministry, we have moved twice very quickly. I feel like I haven’t been in a place long enough to discover my new ‘favorite place’. What it has made me do is realize how much I love HOME. And home is where ever Scott and my girls are. I spend a lot of time at home, of course, since I work from home, but that’s definitely not what makes it my favorite. What makes it my favorite is Scott, Zoe, and Elsie. So if we move 100 times more in my lifetime, as long as I’m with them, I’ll be at home. (And here’s my cheesy Sarah-quote… ‘There’s no place like home…’ 🙂 – You knew I couldn’t resist!!)
Look for Part 2 of Tuesdays with Sarah next week!