Skip to main content

Meme ~ Some fun facts about my man and me


My friend Deborah from over at Deborah's Encouragement tagged me to complete this fun meme. So here we go...

1. Who is your man?? Larry Shrodes ~ hometown Pittsburgh, PA - we met in bible college at VFCC ~ in the cafeteria. He is lead pastor of Northside Assembly of God, Tampa, FL, my husband and the father of our three children, Dustin, Jordan and Savanna, and one child that awaits us in heaven.

2. How long have you been together?? Twenty years - married June 27, 1987 (Total 22 years if you include all the time we have known each other.) So this is our 20th year of marriage and full time ministry.

3. How long did you date?? A year and then engaged for a year.

4. How old is your man?? 39 and holding...

5. Who eats more?? It depends on what we're eating.

6. Who said I love you first?? I did.

7. Who is taller?? He is - he's 6'2, and I'm 5'5.

8.Who sings better?? Me - no contest.

9. Who is smarter?? It depends on the issue. With some things he is, and with some things I am.

10. Whose temper is worse?? Mine. Before he was saved his probably was but saved or not, I can raise the roof sometimes, unfortunately. There are times I would make even a serial killer quake in their boots. Usually to get over this feeling, I work out rather than hurt someone.

11. Who does the laundry? We both do.

12. Who takes out the trash?? Most times, him.

3. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?? Looking at the bed, he does, but sleeping in it, I do.

14. Who pays the bills?? We both earn money but he actually pays them and 100% deals with everything financially which I couldn't be happier about.

15. Who is better on the computer?? Setting it up? Knowing tech stuff? Him all the way, but e-mailing, blogging, message boards, websites...me.

16. Who mows the lawn?? Neither one of us. We have a lawn guy. But I do the weeding.

17. Who cooks dinner?? Most times me, but often Larry will help and sometimes Jordan does too.

18. Who drives when you are together?? He does. I hate to drive and want to read most times.

19. Who is the most stubborn?? Me, definitely me. Our friend Randy says, "if you want to guarantee something will be done just tell Deanna she can't accomplish it." :-)

20. Who kissed who first?? He kissed me.

21. Who asked out who?? He asked me.

22. Who proposed?? He did - on the beach in Avalon, NJ at sunset.

23. Who has more friends?? If you count people on line...me.

24. Who has more siblings?? Me.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

This Could Have Ruined Everything... (But It Didn't!)

 No one would ever guess what happened to me this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida...so I'm going to tell you. :) As I was preaching at the Fearless Tour at New Hope Assembly of God this weekend,  I got choked up, literally. For probably 2-3 minutes I coughed profusely and greatly struggled. Then I drank some water and kept preaching. Everyone was gracious to give me a few moments to get my bearings. If you were there, you'll remember it! What no one realized at the time was that I swallowed a bug that flew right in while I was preaching! So disgusting! I said nothing because I was at a point in the sermon where I was really connecting and I knew if I said, "I swallowed a bug," everyone would either laugh profusely or be really concerned, or start feeling sorry for me.  And at that point whey wouldn't be thinking about the message anymore, but the fact that I had just swallowed a bug. They would then imagine what it would be like, and feel grossed out which

Relevant Church doing something...

incredibly RELEVANT!

I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no

I'm Just Being Transparent...

This year at the Stronger Conference, a young minister stopped me as I was walking out of the room at the conclusion of a workshop and she said, "I want to tell you something..." (I was all ears.) She said, "Do you notice how many of the speakers this weekend are saying, "Now, I'm just being transparent when I tell you..." or "I'm just keepin' it real..." I nodded yes. In fact, I mentioned that I was one of those speakers. I think I probably said a few times in both my keynote message and my workshop that I was just "keepin' it real." After I affirmed that yes, I had noticed that -- she said, "Do you know why they have to do that? They do it...and you do it, because so many people don't keep it real. So many in leadership aren't transparent, Deanna. That's why all these people speaking here feel an urge to declare their transparency.." I let her know that usually when I say, "I'm just kee