What's your greatest fear?
"Probably my family somehow dying. That would scare me. Or someone breaking into my house. People getting hurt scares me."
What's your happy place?
"My happy place is chilling at the beach by myself, listening to music, or just sitting there and looking at the ocean. Also, walking along the beach, being in the mountains alone or being in a quiet place sitting on some rocks watching the sunset."
When was the last time you though of someone else?
"Geez, I'm a pastor; I think of someone else all the time! I have no choice. What a super holy answer. Well, the last person that I was specifically thinking of was... I was just talking with one of the guys at church who's little kid is struggling with some physical things outside of his control. I was listening to him share about how hard it is as a parent and as a man to watch his little girl struggle and suffer knowing that he can't really do anything to help her but sit there with her while she's suffering and hoping that they'll figure out what's wrong so that ultimately it will go away. That was on my mind, thinking about how hard that is for him and how that burden weighs hard on his soul. So in a small way, just trying to carry that for him. I was just thinking about that and how to support him through that. So yeah, that was the last time I was thinking about somebody else and it was today."
What are your dreams?
"My dreams are to have a long life full of adventure and joy with my family and lots of friends and experiencing the fullness of life."
What inspires you?
"I don't know. Maybe nature and outside and all the creatures and animals."
Who were you yesterday?
"I like that question. I was a lot of things. I was a wife to a wonderful husband; I love being his wife. I was a mother and a grandmother. I talked to two of my children, out of five, and two of my grandchildren out of eleven. I was also a sister. I was the Office Coordinator of the Department of Art & Design at Azusa Pacific University, which I absolutely love. Yesterday I was a servant in that I was serving students, graduate students and guest lecturers that came in to make their experience a good experience. I love serving. I was a friend and a cousin. I talked to them and gave them counsel, so I was a counselor yesterday. I was quirky. I like to make my husband laugh because my nickname is Silly Billy, so I was very quirky dancing around kind of funny. I was the daughter of the King. I was heir to His throne, which I sill am today. I think that's it."
How do you define happiness?
"Something that I've learned is... I think a lot of the time people see it as happiness is for themselves and it's something that's kind of selfish in a way, but I don't buy that. I see it more as: Happiness comes from others. It's something that I'm still figuring out. The minute you stop seeking happiness for yourself is when it can truly be real."
How do you want to be loved?
"I guess just with company or attention. I don't know if attention would be the right word, but... I don't know; whatever the meaning of friendship is. Mutual affection."
Cathedral City, California