Thursday, July 12, 2007


Angela and Tonya tagged me for two separate surveys, so I'll answer both in one post.

Tonya's: I have to say 4 things I've experienced in the last 4 years and 4 things I hope to do in the next 4 years....

1. A child I waited on at Red Lobster unwittingly changed the course of my life.
He ordered a hamburger and without thinking I asked: "Would you like fries with that?" As soon as the cliched phrase left my mouth, it became unescapably clear that if I did not decide to do something meaningful with my life soon, I'd be waiting tables for the rest of it. The next day I registered to get my high school diploma and made plans for college.

2. We moved to Georgia, for a few reasons. One: God made us ( I was opposed at first). Change was a big factor. We wanted to be away from everything we ever knew, so we could better learn how to cling to each other as husband and wife. The third reason was so I could make my dream of going to college come true (life is expensive in NJ and we couldn't afford school and afford to live).

3. Once I started Gainesville College, I had to face my fear of failure. I was always afraid to apply myself because I did not want to fail. After two years in college I've maintained a 3.9 GPA (although my upcoming math and science courses might alter that quite a bit) and I've gotten to be an editor and writer on the school newspaper. I have loved learning the art of expression in the form of writing, it's such powerful tool (as you can see since I've ruffled quite a few feather with just my blog entries, wait til my book is finished! hehe).

4. I discovered The One Campaign: To Make Poverty History, a movement of over 2 million Americans committed to the truth that "where you live should not determine whether you live." It is one of the most revolutionary justice-based movements defending the cause of the poor and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

In the next four years I hope to:

1. Graduate from College (hopefully UGA)
2. Journey with my husband on missions trip to Africa through The One Campaign or with a Tony Campolo organization.
3. Have a baby (Little Corin Mark or Keira Lorelai will arrive someday).
4. Work at a Christian magazine (the dream is Sojournors) and write columns that open the floor for diverse dialogue of faith and champion the cause of social justice.

Angela's Survey

Five Things I Was Doing Ten Years Ago:

1. Disparaging Geometry class
2.Shamelessly chasing after William and writing "Tia Lynn Lecorchick" on my notebooks
3. Starting the "Porch Ministry."
4. Watching Nick and Nite with my grandma
5. Hanging out with the Breakaway crew (youth group).

Five Snacks I Enjoy:
1. apples and peanut butter
2. Chips and salsa
3. Chicken salad with A1 (don't judge).
4. mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and balsamic
5. Those yummy flavored pretzel bits

Five Songs I Know The Lyrics To:
1. "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"- by U2 (and most of their other songs too)
2. Amazing Grace (most people only know 4 of the verses, but I went to Catholic school, so I learned all 8 of them)
3. Milkshake (only to torture Will with)
4. Up To The Mountain- By Patty Griffin ( a beautiful song about Martin Luther King Jr.)
5. Theme song to Fresh Prince of Belair :)

Five Things I'd Do If I Were A Millionaire:

1. pay off debt!
2. Pay off friend's and family's debts
3. Sponsor the efforts of The One Campaign: To Make Poverty History,
4. Start a dog farm for all the strays in Georgia and fix 'em.
5. Buy all my friends and family houses IN GEORGIA so they could live near me :)

Five Bad Habits:

1. nail biting
2. knuckle cracking
3. impatience
4. trying to pop Will's pimples in public-sorry honey! :)
5. sticking my floor in my mouth.

Five Things I'd Never Wear Again:

1. stripes
2. shoulder pads
3. overalls
4. Maura's crazy shirt that looks like a unicorn threw up on it--I tried it on once, NEVER AGAIN!
5. polka-dots

Five Things I Like To Do:

1. Read challenging/creative books
2. Play with my dogs
3. laugh/play/bicker with Will
4. watch American Idol (that's right, I love it).
5. Debate current issues (I know, you're shocked)

Five Favorite Toys (my list is from childhood)

1. Rainbow Brite doll and friends
2. My D.A.R.E. Bear (still have it)
3. Care Bear dolls
4. Thundercats, He-Man and Sheera action figures
5. Gameboy (oh the Tetris days)

Five People I'm Tagging:
1. Gordon
2. Marissa (so she'll be forced to start up her blog)
3. Erich Roneree
4. Laura Fodor
5. Deann Rollins


Tracey said...

8 VERSES TO AMAZING GRACE?? I don't believe it, what are they?

Tia Lynn said...

AMAZING grace—how sweet the sound!
That saved a wretch like me;
I once was lost, but now am found!
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved:
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me;
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the vail
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we've been their ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
As when we first begun

Praise God, Praise God, Praise God Praise God, Praise God, Praise, Praise God....

maura said...

I can't believe you dissed my favorite shirt! Don't listen to her people! It is beautiful. I receive many compliments on it. Granted, they are mostly from middle-aged women, but ones with great taste!:)