Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.


Freeze Tag!

When I was ten or so, my favorite game in the world was freeze tag. At church family camp, we kids would fill our stomachs, grab a few cookies for the road, and promptly dash down the hill for a good round of freeze tag. These days, I'm more on the side of the old fuddy-duddys at whom I once shook my head for preferring to watch on the sidelines while their food settled. However, I'm still game for a frolicking round of tag once in a while--just not right after a meal. In that spirit, Rebecca at Pressing On has tagged us with the Honest Scrap Award. Pleased because Mikaela and I desire to be nothing if not honest, we humbly accept the award and share ten absolutely, undisputably honest things about ourselves that will bring a grin to your face and raise an eyebrow in surprise at the same time. Maybe. Or not.

I'll go first.
  1. Natalie Wickham interviewed me on her Pajama School blog!
  2. I love orchids, and although I only have one right now, I am carefully scoping out which one to get next!
  3. I'm currently listing to The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton from Project Gutenberg on my MP3 player. So far, although I may not agree with every philosophic point, it is very thought provoking.
  4. I chose the caramelized pear and toasted pecan ice cream. Yum!
  5. In my time with the Lord, I am studying what the Bible has to say about a woman’s role in the church service or prayer meeting. To speak or not to speak, to pray aloud or not to pray—that is the question!
  6. Mikaela:

  7. I have a habit of “playing” with a sheet of cloth with my hands whenever they are not busy. Over and over, up and down, around and around. It’s weird, I know.
  8. Isaiah is my favorite book of the Bible…currently. It’s also the book I just finished reading. Connection?
  9. In the last few years, I’ve suddenly begun liking country songs (a select few). Is something wrong with me?
  10. I have always wanted to be a wife and mother, but before I realized that was a life vocation in and of itself, I wanted to be a hairdresser.
  11. Pairs of shoes I own: 16. Pairs of shoes that should be in the garbage can: 5. Pairs of flip-flops: 4. Thus, pairs of REAL shoes I own that do not belong in the garbage can: 7.

Finally, out of breath from running and delighted to keep the tag going, we hereby award Sarah of Princess Prints, Ruthie of Journey of Faith, and Abby of A Light to Follow the Honest Scrap award. They must then share ten honest things about themselves and tag seven (did I say seven? :) people whose blogs they admire. Happy tagging!


  1. Way to be honest girls!

    Lauren, I'd love to hear what you've learned and what Scriptures stood out to you! Although I haven't actually started a deep study of these issues yet, they are something I've been dealing with lately...In other words, I need to!

  2. Thanks Victoria! (-:
    Yes, I have always had this study in the back of my mind, knowing that I needed to do it "someday" to know what I believed. So...I'm working on it and praying for much insight, and I'll be sure to share when I'm done (which may be awhile)!

  3. Ha, I almost missed this post! I'm so used to checking after Tuesdays and Fridays, that I was kinda surprised to see an unfamiliar title in the blog archive. : )
    But, I do love a good game of tag, though I also am becoming more of a spectator than a participant in my "old age." ; )
    So, yes, I will provide 10 honest things about myself on my blog in the next day or two. However, to be honest, I don't follow seven other blogs since I don't really know that many people who do blog.
    BTW, I really like the apple pic! : )

  4. Since today is Friday, I decided to read up on your blog. And just out of curiousity, I got aroung to wondering if you had any interesting posts on my birthday (March 7th). You didn't. What I did find instead was that on March 9th, you wrote that your two favorite books where 1 John and Isaiah. Which leads me to believe that maybe number #7 isn't just becuase you are cureently reading through Isaiah, but that Isaiah really is your favorite book, but only you would know for sure.

    BTW, I have currently decided to start my own blog due to the inspiration of this blog.

    Note: I haven't made any posts yet as I am currently editing my first one. And for web design practice, I am still conjuring up how I want the page to look. Ohh yeah, Loren, nice poem.


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