Category Archives: Introducing

Introducing…

1. Name? Maria

2. Decade of birth? 1976

3. What do you do during the week? Look after my baby and try to run my online clothing store. It’s kind of hard to do both.

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Flight tickets to different countries.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? Skype

6. What’s your favourite book? 1984 – George Orwell. Or anything by Irvine Welsh.

7. What do you think about death? Scary

8. Politics? They are all as bad as each other.

9. God? There must be some higher power, but I think religion causes too many conflicts.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Not at all really.

11. What’s your favourite song? Betty Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Travel the world.

13. How do you know me? Mother’s Group

Blog world, meet Maria!

If you’re interested in being Introduced… to this little corner of the internet, email me at sarahannecowling(at)gmail(dot)com


Introducing…

1. Name? Ruth

2. Decade of birth? 70’s

3. What do you do during the week? Stay at home Mum.

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Photos of dear memories.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? Either the advances in medical procedures, or computer technology.

6. What’s your favourite book? My favourite fiction book is ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’.

7. What do you think about death? I hate death, but I love Jesus and am so thankful for salvation in him. I look forward to seeing my grandparents again.

8. Politics? I’m not very political.

9. God? God is my strength and refuge.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? I honestly don’t really think about it much.

11. What’s your favourite song? ‘Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini’ is one of my favourites at the moment.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Tough one to answer – I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by so many wise people. When I was in highschool, one of my youth group leaders told me to learn Romans 12:1-2 off by heart and think about it daily.

13. How do you know me? Blogosphere: I initially read your husband’s blog, which I stumbled across via a comment on Ben’s blog: The Vanishing Point.

Blog world, meet Ruth!

If you’re interested in being Introduced… to this little corner of the internet, email me at sarahannecowling(at)gmail(dot)com

Introducing…

1. Name? Soph Russell

2. Decade of birth? 1980s

3. What do you do during the week? I’m a stay-at-home mum , so my week can be filled with any of the following: nappies, lots of cleaning, cooking, playing, meeting up with other mums, reading the Bible with other women, knitting, reading and blogging.

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Books.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? Mobile phones. I remember, when I was little, my mum would always worry when my dad was home really late from meetings. I used to think it would be wonderful to have a device where you could check and see if your loved one was running late, just so you didn’t have to worry.

6. What’s your favourite book? Too many to choose from! I recently enjoyed reading March by Geraldine Brooks (great for Little Women fans).

7. What do you think about death? Makes me long for Jesus’ return.

8. Politics? Really hard to keep up with as a SAHM compared to when I worked full time as a journalist.

9. God? Keeps His promises.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Not very, due to the consumerist culture we live in.

11. What’s your favourite song? I’m quite liking that Paradise song by Coldplay at the moment (though my husband hates it).

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Preach grace to yourself as often as possible, as it’s so easy to believe we are saved by grace but go on to live a life of works.

13. How do you know me? The blog world!

Blog world, meet Soph!

If you’re interested in being Introduced… to this little corner of the internet, email me at sarahannecowling(at)gmail(dot)com

WANTED: You!

It’s almost a year since my last Introducing… post. A lot changes in a year, and the blog world is no different. I’ve started reading a heap of new blogs, and I’ve noticed there’s also a few newbies who’ve chimed in here (or maybe even some who still lurk?)

So, once again I’m calling for people who’d like to be introduced to this little part of the internet. People who’d like to answer the questions I’ve asked others before. People who have a bit of spare time to make my day!

Email me at sarahannecowling(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll respond with the questions.

It all starts next week.

Introducing…

1. Name? Karen

2. Decade of birth? Early 70’s

3. What do you do during the week? Run around after two school aged children and a toddler, go to Bible study, read, blog, swim laps (not as often as I should), get great dinners cooked for me by my husband.  About to add two days of working as a paediatric occupational therapist to the mix.

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Books, definitely. Or classical music.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? Computers and electronic communication.

6. What’s your favourite book? Easy. The Bible.

7. What do you think about death? The beginning of something far greater than we can imagine.

8. Politics? Every time an election comes around I wish it was easier to make an informed Christian decision on who to vote for.

9. God? Without him, we’re stuffed.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Poorly. The question of what to do about increasing population + decreasing space for housing them and destruction of the environment to do so worries me sometimes but I guess God ultimately has it all under His control.

11. What’s your favourite song? Changes often. At the moment Powderfinger’s “These Days” is getting a workout. The words seem appropriate for what’s going on around me right now.  Favourite Christian song would be “Jesus, Thank You”.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?  Don’t sweat the small stuff (but I find it hard not to….)

13. How do you know me? Through the blog-world!

Introducing…

1. Name? Simone Richardson

2. Decade of birth? 1970s

3. What do you do during the week? Teach 2-3 days, look after the kids, blog, write a little, go to the gym, go to bible study…

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Right now, ukuleles. I want a whole classroom full.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? Blogger

6. What’s your favourite book? Jane Eyre?

7. What do you think about death? It’s a huge insult, but not the worst thing.

8. Politics? Left

9. God? Rules

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Not very well

11. What’s your favourite song? Hm. How abou this one:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_als3EtjoiQ “You and I” a duet from the musical ‘Chess’. The last minute of that clip is magic.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? This too will pass.

13. How do you know me? The wonderful, marvellous internet. And we met.

Introducing…

1. Name? Robyn Campbell

2. Decade of birth? 80’s

3. What do you do during the week? Study theology at QTC, drink coffee, play sport and music.

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Friends and family.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention?  Probably the internet for commercial use.

6. What’s your favourite book? At the moment something from Jodi Picoult. I also liked “On the other hand” and “Eucalyptus.”

7. What do you think about death? It’s a certainty that so many people just ignore. At a recent conference the speaker illustrated it well, saying “If were to go to a newsagent and ask the people lining up for lotto what they’d do with the winnings, they’d be able to give you a list of how they’d spend the money. However, if you ask the same people what will happen to them after they die, most of them wouldn’t know. What’s sad is the chances of them winning lotto is so slim but the chance of them dying sits right at about 100%.” I’d like people to think more about what happens after death. My hope is in Jesus.

8. Politics? Conservative. As much as people like to argue over politics I think we live in a pretty good country and am generally thankful for the leaders we have. It can’t be easy being in government. I find Julia’s accent very annoying.

9. God? is King.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Okay. But I think we could be more sensible.

11. What’s your favourite song? Boy & Bear “Fall at your feet”

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Put others first.

13. How do you know me? Your husband and mine were childhood buddies. We’ve reaping the benefits!

Introducing…

1. Name? Nathan Macleay Campbell

2. Decade of birth? 1980s

3. What do you do during the week? Depending on when this is published, either not a lot, or I study at Bible College. Mostly I blog.

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Marshmallows.

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? The iPhone.

6. What’s your favourite book? The Bible. Within the Bible possibly Acts at the moment. Or 1 Corinthians. Outside the Bible (because myopic Christians who automatically answer “The Bible” are lame… I’ve probably never enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed “Backwards Masking Unmasked: The hidden satanic messages of Rock and Roll” although “Help Lord, the Devil Wants Me Fat” was also pretty good.

7. What do you think about death? I don’t like it much, I’m glad Jesus smashed it. I heard someone recently say that the great reality of life in this world is that every relationship ends in tragedy – either through breakdown of relationships or one party dying. That’s sad. I’m really glad that there’s a way the gospel answers that.

8. Politics? I love politics. I don’t like J-Gill because she sounds like a character out of Kath and Kim. I didn’t like K-Rudd because he sounded like a robot. I tend to be more excited about the marketing of politics and election campaigns than the substance. That’s how I roll.

9. God? Exists, created the world, came to earth as a man, died, was raised on the third day, established a people, etc… see the Apostle’s Creed. Life just doesn’t make sense without that.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Not very. Though I’m not all that fussed about Climate Change. I think creation groans, and we should try to fix it – but I’d much rather we cared most about loving people (and saw looking after the environment as a subset of that).

11. What’s your favourite song? At the moment I think it’s Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Be brief. Though I often tend to ignore that.

13. How do you know me? You married my friend Izaac who I grew up with in Maclean. My first introduction to you was a phone call you had with Izaac when we were hanging out where he asked you what you’d do if a snake bit him on the buttock.

Introducing…

1. Name? Benjamin J. McLaughlin

2. Decade of birth? 70’s

3. What do you do during the week? Do drawings for childrens’ animated TV shows

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Musty 2nd hand comic books

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? The mp3 player

6. What’s your favourite book? After the Bible, Catcher In The Rye or To Kill A Mockingbird

7. What do you think about death? It scares me. I know there’s amazing stuff on the other side, but it still scares me.

8. Politics? I know I’m supposed to know and care about what’s going on, but if I’m honest, I don’t.

9. God? The One that put me here, keeps me here and will one day take me home.

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment?  Not terribly, not awesomely.

11. What’s your favourite song?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bDuEXAq_C0 ‘Forever’ by The Beach Boys. The ‘na na na’s’ at the end kill me.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Don’t worry about things that are beyond your control

13. How do you know me? Blogland

 

Introducing…

1. Name? Sarah Cowling

2. Decade of birth? 80’s

3. What do you do during the week? Go to Bible college, eat, drink, cook, craft, walk

4. If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? Rice

5. In your lifetime, what’s been the greatest invention? iPhone

6. What’s your favourite book? My notebook where I make lists

7. What do you think about death? It seems a long way off, but I know that it could come any moment. I’m not afraid of it

8. Politics? Boring

9. God? Loving and generous Father

10. How well do you think we take care of our environment? Pretty badly, from what I hear. But I can’t talk…I know I could do a lot better

11. What’s your favourite song? Lead Balloon by Sarah Humphreys (dodgy quality vid)

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? It’s ok to say no

13. How do you know me? I am myself (deep)

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