TRINICY: What spiritual habits and disciplines do you follow on a daily basis?
MONICA: Pray, read the Bible, read a book, meditate on God's word.
TRINICY: Out of all God’s attributes, which one amazes you most? Why?
MONICA: His balance between Mercy and Justice. As humans we cannot comprehend His timing; He is full of mercy; at the same time he is just at the right time and in His time.
TRINICY: Who led you to Christ? Who are you leading or hope to lead to Christ?
MONICA: The Holy Spirit and the believers that God placed in my journey. It is my desire to lead the Children God has given me and the people that I get to know.
TRINICY: What primary talents and gift(s) has God given you? How are you using them for the kingdom?
MONICA: I would say that I have the gift of discernment, exhortation, and serving. Currently at home I get to share the gifts God has given me, also in the community in the different roles and opportunities given.
TRINICY: Which person from the Bible do you resonate with the most? Why?
MONICA: Between Moses and Peter. Moses because I don't think I am equipped. Peter because sometimes I am fast to act or respond.
TRINICY: What social issue do you care most about? Why?
MONICA: Three come to mind: The revision of the family structure; Gender (hot topic for today's environment); Education disparity (bringing topics to school that are not really necessary and taking out topics that are necessary).
TRINICY: What does being a Christian mean to you? Why Are you a Christian?
MONICA: Love the Lord God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind and to love my neighbor as myself.
TRINICY: What does being a Conservative mean to you? Why Are you a Conservative?
MONICA: To abide by God’s word.
TRINICY: What has your experience been like as a Conservative Christian on and/or off campus?
MONICA: I feel to be the minority, also it is like swimming against the current. The Biblical stance is not really on fashion and, oftentimes, there is a preconception that, if you are a Christian, and to top it of a Conservative Christian, then you are a bigot, oppressor, etc.
TRINICY: What were your first thoughts when you heard about TRINICY?
MONICA: What does it means? And I also like the IG posts and some of the "conversations" with people questioning certain stances.
TRINICY: What book(s) do you recommend conservative Christians read to help strengthen their faith in a secular and/or liberal setting?
MONICA: Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life by Jeff Vanderstelt; You Who: Why You Matter and How to Deal With It by Rachel Jankovic
TRINICY: What advice or resource would you offer to fellow conservative Christians today?
MONICA: Trust in the Lord; the way is narrow; times may become more difficult. Let's remember the Apostles and how the remained strong because Christ conquered death. This life is a glimpse when compared to eternity; let's continue running the good race until we meet our Creator.
TRINICY: What is an interesting/unusual fact most people don’t know about you?
MONICA: Most people don't know that I have a sister with mental disabilities. She is forty one years old, mentally she is three. When I was in high school we had a debate about abortion and I was on the side of keeping the baby alive regardless of the challenges - I kept my sister in mind the entire debate.
TRINICY: What passion or dream keeps you up at night or wakes you up in the morning?
MONICA: The idea that each day is a day full of opportunities. There is something unique about enjoying God's creation early morning. I am often in awe by His creation and by how faithful and slow to anger God is.
TRINICY: If Jesus were physically here now, what would you want to ask Him or talk about?
MONICA: I would ask him to touch the heart of the many people I know and to change their desires, for them to surrender to His love.
TRINICY: What are the three greatest life lessons you’ve learned thus far?
MONICA: 1. Death is not the end | 2. The Christian walk is a daily walk | 3. The way is surely narrow
TRINICY: Which Christian song best connects with you?
MONICA: There are two: "Beautiful Eulogy"; "Build My Life"
TRINICY: What legacy do you want to leave as a Christian?
MONICA: To show the goodness of Christ through my actions and words.
TRINICY: Which teacher has impacted you most? How?
MONICA: My father, mother, husband. I was able to witness firsthand their obedience to Christ rather than following their own desires. They walk the talk and continue to do so.
TRINICY: What is your life verse? Why?
MONICA: Joshua 1:9 because that verse has become real in my journey, time and time again. In difficult times to remember that Christ is with me wherever I go, at the mountain tops because Christ is with me wherever I go.
TRINICY: Which world events have influenced, changed, or shaped your life?
MONICA: Anytime I hear of war or issues in the culture, the word of God becomes super real.
TRINICY: What is the most difficult thing for you about being a Christian?
MONICA: To balance Truth and Grace, to not be so hypercritical.
TRINICY: What, thus far, has been your greatest "praise report"?
MONICA: There are many: My parents reuniting after seven years. My husband overcoming alcohol addiction. The sons given to us making a decision to walk with Christ.
TRINICY: What is a question you wish we had asked but didn't? What is your response to this self-selected question?
MONICA: How do you deal when it seems that God is not changing the heart and desires of a person you care for? I trust God is in control. He is God and I am not.
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