Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Not-So Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why are you writing a blog? Are you bored or something?

A. Yes, quite. However, I also enjoy writing. It’s fun.

Q. Why do you use so many Bible verses in your blog entries?

A. Well, the primary reason is, I’m a Christian, and I apply Biblical guidelines to my everyday life. My writing is obviously a reflection of that. After 14 years of Christian school, and being raised going to church several times a week and being a preacher’s kid, the Bible is ingrained in me. Sometimes, I think in Scripture, actually.

Q. So is this a Christian blog?

A. Well, no. It’s my blog. My brother describes it as a “curious mix of the sacred and profane”. My husband describes it as an “entertaining mix of spirituality and current events." Since I am a Christian, many of my posts reflect that fact. But I also write about relationships, tacky reality shows, fashion, news and culture. It’s basically a hodgepodge of my many crazed thoughts.

Q. If you’re a Christian, what’s with the references to “Family Guy” or “For the Love of Ray J”? That’s not very Christian…

A. Neither is your question, Judgey McJudgey pants. Ok, seriously, perhaps you have a point. I just don’t agree with it. As mentioned above, this isn’t a Christian blog, but is written by a committed follower of Christ. If you find my mix of Scripture and the secular offensive, allow me to recommend to you a couple of good sites like Crosswalk or the Christian Research Institute.

Q. What kind of Christian are you, anyway?

A. As my brother would say, a “Metha-Penta-Bapta-Apolsta-Cathol...”. Playing. I give a brief history of my religious upbringing here. I stick to simply being called a Christian though, since I am not formally involved with any particular denomination. I’m not a cafeteria Christian, either. But I have found something I love in various churches. I admire the reverence and atmosphere found in Roman Catholic churches, the music in Baptist and Pentecostal churches, and the relatable sermon given in many charismatic churches.

Q. Why don’t you write everyday?

A. This site is staffed by one. Me. And I have a full time job which actually pays my bills.

Q. Can I submit something?

A. If you’re interested in being my guest, email me at jumpingatthesun@gmail.com. It could also be posted on my brother Joe’s site, The Blog of Blogs, which was created by us to showcase the best (and maybe the worst, too) of the blogosphere.


Have more burning questions? Then I might have the cooling answers! Just email me or leave a comment!

4 comments:

Christine A. Mayo said...

Love your answers to all the questions we are not in heaven yet...it is amazing how some people can be so judgemental, heavenly minded, but no earthly good... they don't want to go to heaven, but try to block you from going...Keep doing you! Lifting up the Name of Jesus in the style Christ has given you!

Alisha De Freitas said...

Thanks, Christine! God is so good. I like what you wrote about "Lifting up the Name of Jesus in the style Christ has given you!" I really appreciate that. Thanks for lifting my spirit!

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Hey Alisha De Freitas, thanks for following my blog! I hope you like it as much as I do.

I'm enjoying your writing, especially because it's written by someone with such a cool name - just rolls off the tongue!

I'll see you around - either your blog or mine. God bless and happy blogging!

Alisha De Freitas said...

Thanks, Matt! Your blog's name caught my attention, and your witty words kept it. I will definitely be stopping by on a regular basis.

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