I’ve been tagged for the back to school tag!


My friend and fellow writer, Sara, nominated me for the Back to School Tag, which was started by Kellyn. Sara writes about her struggles with finding faith and hope through chronic illness at her Romans 5:35 blog. Thanks for nominating me Sara, it’s an honor.

Sara also happens to be writing a book titled He’s Making Diamonds: A Teen’s Thoughts on Faith in Chronic Illness. I have had the privilege of reading part of her book and it has been a great read. Keep an eye out for more information about He’s Making Diamonds in the future.

The rules are:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions (or use the previous questions).
  4. Tag as many people as you want.
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
  6. Don’t die.

Let’s get started! Sara asks:

What grade are you in, and are you home-schooled, go to a private school, or public school?

I am currently in 9th grade, I’m pretty sure. I’m home-schooled, and always have been. I honestly can not imagine doing school any other way.

What is the best thing about school for you?

The best thing? Well let’s see. I think the best thing about school, not just home-school, but learning in general, is learning itself. Learning more about God and the world He made, and seeing how all the subjects interrelate to each other and God. I wrote an article about this called 3 reasons to study.

The worst?

Well, the worst would be how hard it is! Learning is hard work! But when you put the effort in, there are positive results.

In what ways does your faith affect your school?

Every way! Faith is the reason that my mom decided before she even finished school to home-school us kids. If faith was not involved, I would probably be going to public school. School is about studying the subjects God has created, and through that getting to know Him better.

What is your favorite day of the school week and why?

That rare day when I get up earlier than normal and get started on my work right away, so that I finish early and have the rest of the day to do whatever I want. Unfortunately, since I got Chronic Fatigue, those days are rare.

Describe your favorite teacher you’ve had.

My teacher is my mom. She has always been my teacher, so I think it’s safe to say she is my best teacher.

What do you want to do when you finish school? (I know, this question!)

What I want to do, and what will happen may be two very different things, but since the question is what I want to do, writing is the answer.

I hope that my novel, Heirs of the Creed, will be ready for editing by the time school is done. I’d also like to write a handbook about ‘isms’ for all the people out there who don’t have time to wade through a stack of books four feet high just to get an understanding of those confusing words that end in ‘ism’. And who knows, if I still have some time left after that, I may start my second novel!

What has been your best school year so far, and why?

That’s a tough one! They have all been tough, and they have each had their own treasures. Either 6th or 7th grade I think. Both of those years I had a ton of work, but I applied myself, and I got a lot out of those years.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done for school?

I have no idea! One thing that comes to mind is the “flying minivan” that I made for a science fair. It was a great idea. But it crashed because I made the wings out of a lighter wood than the body. It was still fun!

Wow! We made it! Now I’m going to tag some people and ask them some questions!

I’m tagging:

Olivia White The Contrary Calling

Samuel Byers Samuel Byers

Moriah Simonowich Delighting In Him

Zach Phillip Zach Phillip

Libby Hill Crazy Southern Gymnast

Caleb Alberghene Creation Scribe

If you don’t want to do the tag, then no pressure, just take this as a compliment! However, if you would like to do the tag, here are your questions:

  1.  What season of learning are you in? Grade school, college, the adult world?
  2.  Are you in public school, home-school, private school, college, or the university of life?
  3.  What do you enjoy learning most?
  4.  How do the subjects relate to and effect your hobbies?
  5.  What makes you dislike a subject?
  6.  What makes you like a subject?
  7.  What have you found that serves as a theme for school/learning ? What verses, quotes, analogies?

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