Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Bit of Me(Me) (3): My Admiration

We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. There's a Book created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community she loves just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week she will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me).” Check back on her site each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up your post.

Who is a famous person (dead or alive) that you most admire? And why? 

I don't know that she's famous far and wide, but I really admire Beth Moore, author of women's Bible studies. She is one of the most passionate women that I have encountered (via her teaching videos, of course), and rather than seeming fake about her faith, she comes across to me as entirely genuine. She delves into the Bible to dig up truths that are applicable to all women, and she gets real about the lies that trip us up. She is open about her past and what it is like to go through difficult times, as well. A survivor of sexual abuse and her own poor choices, she offers a message of hope and healing - putting forth the idea that we can break free, walking in the freedom of the hope offered by Jesus. I'm in awe that she is being used in the powerful way that she is and wish that I was more like her in terms of her passion and impact.

What about you? Who do you admire?

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