Okay, Mary DeMuth over at relevantblog (aka the Mother Ship) has created her very own meme as a sort of blogging experiment. I’ll tag a few people, but if you’re reading this, join the fun regardless. Answer the question, tag a few people and then go leave a comment on Mary’s blog to let her know you played and how you found out about it.
Here we go!
Quick: What were you doing ten, twenty and thirty years ago? (I’ll add a stewardship spin on this, too, since that’s what this blog is all about!)
Ten years ago: I was in Madrid, Spain spending my junior year of college. That year was a pivotal time for me in developing who I am today and particularly in redefining my walk with the Lord. It was also my first experience abroad and stirred within me a passion for other cultures and other places. I truly began to have a world-view, rather than just a US-centric (or even my specific community-centric) view. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, this has greatly influenced my desire to be a good steward of my resources. Having a global view of life makes me realize how fortunate I am and the responsibility that comes with it.
Twenty years ago: I was in 5th grade, finally transitioning out of elementary school. Fifth grade is the first time I changed classes and had multiple teachers. I had the best homeroom teacher ever, and I still remember her name and can picture her face. I thought I would be an architect when I grew up. Actually, at ten years old, I believed I could be anything I wanted to be. Now, I know that’s not true. I can’t be anything I want to be; but I can be everything God calls me to be. At that age, I’m not sure I really knew much about stewardship other than tithing.
Thirty years ago: Well, thirty years ago I was an infant! We still lived in Hawaii (sadly, I don’t remember any of it), and I’m sure I was an angel. And yea, I’d say I was more of a consumer than a producer, so that wasn’t really in balance. Wait, on second thought, I probably was balanced in those two areas. I mean, all babies do is sleep, eat (consume) and poop! (that’s considered production, right?)