30 Random Things About Me…

One of the fun activities that my Facebook friends enjoy doing is posting either 25 or 30 random things about themselves that they believe very few of their online friends know.  This page, thus, consists of my shared random things, which, prior to my online postings, only were known by my closest friends. My 30 random things are:


1.  I love God more than I ever loved anyone else.

2.  I earnestly and happily have surrendered my life to Christ’s Lordship.

3.  I never played with any dolls.

4.   I never dated during high school.

5.   I have been criticized for sounding “too white,” when I talk.

6.   Snakes creep me out.

7.   I have been raped twice: once as a young girl and once as a young woman.

8.   I never learned how to swim.

9.   I have been criticized for being so heavenly minded that I am NO earthly good.

10. My favorite color is blue.

11. My childhood diseases were Rheumatic Fever (age 5) and German Measles (age 9).

12. I have had 2 significant surgical procedures: (1) Partial Hysterectomy (because of fibroid tumors); and (2) Orthopedic Surgery (because of fractured bones in right ankle and right calf).

13. I have my maternal Grandmother’s “watery” eyes—extremely sensitive to wind, cold, sunlight, and so forth.

14. I am an early riser.

15. I preached my initial sermon on September 8, 2002 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

16. I am allergic to Demerol, Amoxicillin, and Penicillin.

17. The saxophone is my favorite instrument.

18. I read people very well.

19. The caption under my high school yearbook senior picture reads: Soul sister . . . knows all dances.

20. Back when I wore classic wire-rim glasses and had a big round afro, people used to say that I looked like Angela Davis.

21. I am a Vietnam Era veteran. I served my country as a member of the United States Air Force.

22. I always wanted to have a girl.

23. I wish I had a middle name.

24. I love most nuts, and pistachios are my favorite.

25. I am the ideal optimist.

26. One of my spiritual gifts is “helps.” I always have had the desire and the ability to help others, which is why I became a teacher, and why I always have had a heart for serving God.

27. I have a peaceable spirit, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot deal with confrontations.

28. Roller coasters give me a natural high.

29. I still love to listen to music by the Temptations, Ebonys, Unifics, Temprees, and so many more 60s and 70s R&B singers.

30. Gospel Music tugs at my heartstrings.


10 thoughts on “30 Random Things About Me…”

  1. You are one cool sister.

    • Thank you Jim for your kind words. However, I have to ask: What makes you think that I am a “sister”?

      • 1 Timothy 5 :2[Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity. (AMP)
        I may have to call you Mom.

        If we are in the same Family,
        –Eph.3:14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
        15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

        Romans 16
        1I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea ,

        Then these Scriptures give me confidence to call you Sis.

      • After I made my comment, I realized that your reference was to a “sister”-in-Christ. I of course first took your “one cool sister” phrase to mean that I was “one cool African-American female,” because your phrase is what the “brothers” (African-American males) would use back-in-the-day, when they were talking about a “sister” (an African-American female)! My bad!

        Thank you again, for your warm, loving Christian comment!!!!

  2. Thanks Nadine for sharing so vividly. I have not noticed this section before on your page and it is a very powerful way to share who you are.

    • Thank you Ross. I’m honored that you stopped by and commented on this page. I do believe that My 30 Random Things About Me is perhaps one of my best shared snapshots that profiles so acutely an abridged portion of my life.

      Shalom . . . .

  3. Joanne Fleming said:

    Thank you for spreading gospel of our Lord….I’m still getting to know his righteousness. Um, I struggle with the paradox of some people who speak the Lord’s word….which is wonderful, yet are clueless about evil control of mankind.
    Does not God say to know thy enemy? Are we not suppose to expose evil? Is it enough that we live a life glorifying God, yet don’t warn our brothers of the evil they support?
    God Bless you.

    • Joanne,

      God did not regenerate, save, justify, fill with the Holy Spirit, and progressively sanctify any of His Household of Faith children just so that they would be happy with being saved and happy to be on their way to Heaven. Every genuinely reborn, saved, justified, filled with the Holy Spirit, and progressively sanctified child of God has work to do on Earth for Christ. For sure, among the many possible other functions, we are all called to function as evangelists–as preachers of the Word of God. The Word (Christ, The Light) itself exposes sin.

      Our part in exposing sin is as the apostle Paul writes. We are to “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (2 Timothy 4:2, NASB). He also writes: “Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:1-2, NASB). Concerning leading sinners to Christ, James writes that we should know that the true believer “…who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins” (James 5:20, NASB).

      So, YES, we are supposed to expose sin via the preached Word of God; we are supposed to preach the Word in season and out so that every sinner who hears the unadulterated Word in faith will, because of that faith, repent, do an 180 degree turn from sin to Christ, accept a new mindset, which will lead him or her to then accept Christ as his or her Lord and Savior; and we are supposed to restore in love and in faith every backslider–every brother or sister overtaken by a fault.

      Yours in Christ,

      Nadine

  4. Joanne Fleming said:

    Oh, a true believer in Holy Spirit knows that NOTHING is “random” in God’s world.
    Be vigilant my sister. GOD BLESS YOU

    • Joanne,

      Thank you for stopping by my blog, and thank you for this comment.

      Concerning my random 30 things, since I made no conscious decision about which 30 things I would include (and which ones I would exclude), in this sense my 30 items were, indeed, RANDOMLY selected. However, the Holy Spirit of God certainly knew how to nudge me/prompt me about what I should write, so for Him my 30 selected items absolutely were, indeed, not RANDOM. God definitely knew what I would list long before I ever was challenged to list them.

      Every blessing,

      Nadine

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