Monday, March 26, 2007


I've been thinking about posting this for some time, and it's not as easy as you may think. Here goes:
Choose 5 people who you would like to spend the day with. They can be living or deceased. Exclude immediate family and friends. Why did you choose these people?

1. President Bush. I would love to see the inner working of the White House. I admire President Bush and I think he is a fine man. What a position he is in. I would like to pray with him and let him know that I support him and appreciate what a tough job he has.

2. Joyce Meyer. It seems as if every time I hear her speak on T.V. she has something to say directly to me. She speaks in such a direct and forthright manor, that it is easy to understand just what her message is. There is no beating around the bush with her. She states it clear and plain. I would like to just have a conversation one on one with her.

3. Oprah Winfrey. I do enjoy watching her program and I think she tries to serve humankind in the things she undertakes. What bothers me is that she says that she is a christian, but I never hear her talk about the saving grace of Jesus. I know that she tries to represent all sides of a subject, but I've never heard her say anything that makes me think she really knows the Lord. I should not judge, but I would just like to make sure she knows the truth.

4. Elizabeth Owens. This is my mother-in-law who passed away about a year and a half ago. We all miss her so much. I find that there are things I never asked her or talked to her about and I would love to have that chance. She died unexpectedly, so we were not prepared for her early home going.

5. I do not even know this person's name. I am looking for the foremost authority on pain in the world. My middle son suffers from a disease called cerebellar atrophy. He is in constant, severe pain. We have been all over the country to specialist after specialist, and we have received no help. I know there is someone who has an answer for him. If I had a whole day with his/her attention...maybe we could get somewhere.

So....who would you choose? Word of's hard to choose just 5.


Lynne said...

Wow, Tonja. This is a tough one.

I would also like to spend some time with President Bush. I believe that he's doing what he feels is the right thing for this country. And I'd like to tell him that I admire him for his strength. He's in such a tough position at this time.

I'd like to meet my father. I have SO many questions for him. I had one chance to meet him before he died, but was talked out of the meeting by my mother's threats of never speaking to me again.

And I'd like to arrange a meeting between my mother and my father and have them - finally - discuss all their differences and hurts and realize what the hatred that my mother carried for so many years has done to me. To the day she died, she never told me about him or my sister and older brother.

And just for fun, I'd love to spend a day with Barry Manilow and have him sit at the piano and play for me. I love to watch and hear him play. I'm in awe of anyone with musical talent.

And for my 5th person, Tonja, I would love to meet you. You sound like a wonderful person and I'd love to get to know you better.

Rhoda said...

Tonja...just wanted to comment on your Oprah note...I totally agree with you on that one. I have always liked Oprah & watch her show often, but she does not represent Christianity as being THE truth. She waffles too much & tries to make all religions sound acceptable. So, we do have to take her with a grain of salt. I, too, question if she really has a personal relationship with the one, true God. Did you see The Secret?? Oh, my......

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justabeachkat said...

What an interesting post. It really makes you think. Hmmmm...I'll need awhile to think about who my 5 would be.