Sunday, April 24, 2005

I've been tagged!!

I've been "tagged" by Gayla at Journey of the Heart to answer some questions. Here's the scoop on how to play: I have to pick 5 occupations out of the list below and post my answers here. Then I tag 3 other people to post their answers on their blog. If I tag you, and you don't want to be a part of this, then that is okay. Just let me know and I'll tag someone else. No pressure here....

The "questions": If I could be a scientist...If I could be a farmer...If I could be a musician...If I could be a doctor...If I could be a painter...If I could be a gardener...If I could be a missionary...If I could be a chef...If I could be an architect...If I could be a linguist...If I could be a psychologist...If I could be a librarian...If I could be an athlete...If I could be a lawyer...If I could be an inn-keeper...If I could be a professor...If I could be a writer...If I could be a llama-rider...If I could be a bonnie pirate...If I could be an astronaut...If I could be a world famous blogger...If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...If I could be married to any current famous political figure...

1. If I could be a missionary...once I became a Christian, I thought it would be kind of neat to be a missionary but I could see some drawbacks...like living out in the wilds without electricity, some of the odd foods etc...I know pretty selfish. Then the Lord moved my husband and me to Salt Lake City, UT where I have normal food, all the conveniences and spiritual accountability and a mission field w-i-d-e open. Plus, I have the benefit of being recharged and renewed on a regular weekly basis. So what I am saying is we are already missionaries who God blessed by not sending us out into the 'wilds.' We get to share Christ with all whom we come in contact with.

2. If I could be a scientist....I would want to work on something that would make a difference for diabetics. Since I and my sister are both diabetics and we both know the nicest people who are also diabetics I would want to discover something that would counterattack the ravages of diabetes.

3. If I could be a painter....I would want to paint everything! I never tire of looking at the mountains or the sunrises or the sunsets. God's creation is beautiful and I wish I could capture it in all its beauty on canvas.

4. If I could be a musician...actually, I would love to have the ability to sing! As it is right now, I make a joyful noise to the Lord. When I get Home, I will sing all the time and be able to carry a tune (and I will have rythym, also!)!

5. If I could be a psychologist....I worked for a psychiatrist for a number of years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fascinating and I loved typing up his IME's (Independent Medical Evaluations). The mind is truly a remarkable thing! However, it would frustrate me. There are some people who desire to be helped and would be open to following your advise but there are other people who have no desire to change and just want to keep coming back on a regular basis to have somebody to listen to them. If I could truly heal by sharing Christ and then working from that foundation, then, that would be outstanding.

Okay, I've finished and I now I pick Claire at Psalm 127, Kim at The Upward Call, and Sparrow at Intent.

13 comments:

Kim said...

Cool, Claire! Thanks for inviting me in! I'll get to it later this afternoon...still recovering from a busy weekend.

tonia/sparrow said...

ditto!

I'll have it done by tomorrow!

Bob & Claire said...

Okay, I'm thinking! : )

blakeyblog said...

What a creative excercise, Claire! I loved reading your answers:)
-Christa

Gayla said...

Claire, I'm so glad you played! I loved reading and getting to know you better.

I know what you mean about the mission field. My new mission field is going to be my new job. Lots of family dysfunction seems to exist in this family-owned business.

Bless you!

G~ said...

What a cool game, Claire! Had much fun reading your answers. My reaction to the scientist one was "YES, LORD!" :)

On those days when it feels like diabetes is going to do me in, I rest in the knowledge that one day, ONE DAY, I won't have it anymore! PTL!

Have a great day! (I'm going to do some catching up!)

~Hugs~

Saija said...

have you been a diabetic for a long time, Claire? i have 3 half sisters (mom's second marriage) that have been diabetic since they were just kids ... (they used to call it juvenile diabetes) ... i did my tag from Gayla yesterday and i listed a cure for diabetes in it too ... now that would be WONDERFUL!

Pilot Mom said...

Saija, I have been a diabetic since I was in my 40's. I was diagnosed 1 year after my sister was diagnosed. Wouldn't that be wonderful to find something that would make it 'go away'? :)

Andrea said...

Claire - great fun and some great answers! :-)

Kimberly said...

You worked as a Psychiatrist? That's cool. I was a psych major in college and now I am working on my masters in counseling. However, I am going to be taking a break (burned out) and work for a while. Needless to say, I am happy for my new job!
Have a great weekend.

Truthseeker said...

PilotMom, you seem to have a wonderful family of bloggers! And I have found a common link to us already, I am diabetic too, been dealing with it for 4-5 yrs. Still on meds only and of course *the diet*.

Thank you for your visit to my site and your kind words. I find myself as a missionary in like manner to you, in the sense of doing it where I am, but willing to go when God calls.

I'll be back regularly, I invite you to check out the blogs of my children, tencentsworth, muleandham, and md_hopeful and others on my links. We are Mennonites by faith, except my daughter who I call Evangelical Christian, and our faith and practice is in the conservative sense. I look forward to regular visits here and look forward to your visits at worthythinking too. May God bless and meet all needs, Truthseeker.

Pilot Mom said...

Truthseeker, you are most kind! Thank you for dropping in for a visit. I look forward to visiting your children's blogs and getting to know your family!

Pilot Mom said...

No, Kimberly, I did not work AS a psychiatrist, I worked FOR a psychiatrist. BIG difference! LOL! And it was fascinating work! Good to hear from you again!:)