Reader Spotlight on Tamara!

Sarah Ruut

Have you ever met someone and said, “I want to be like them when I grow up.”? Someone who lives their faith out loud, who is truly the hands and feet of Jesus. For me, that person is Tamara Jorell. I met Tamara through MN-NICE, our local chapter of ACFW, and have been blessed getting to know her. She, along with her amazing family, set the example of serving for all of us. I encourage you to click over to her excellent blog, My Blonde Life in the Hood, and you’ll see what I mean.

I’m honored to introduce you to Tamara Jorell!

Tamara JorellTamara’s Favorite Things

Type of Book: I love suspense/thrillers, but I’m happy to read anything written well.

Book: Les Miserables scarred me (in a good way!)

Author: Jodi Picoult, James Rubart, Liz Curtis Higgs, Brandilyn Collins… (Doh! Too hard to narrow down!!)

Movie: Doctor Zhivago wrenched my heart and fed my melancholy, so let’s say that’s my favorite, BUT I’ll always go for a comedy like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Entrée: Indian food, please! (Any dish, really.)

Dessert: Cheesecake

Chocolate: Dark

Restaurant: Sonora Grill on Lake Street or Shish on Grand Avenue

Beverage: Coffee, kombucha, wine (Must I narrow this down to one?? :))

Season: Early summer, when the hope of a lucious garden springs eternal

Animal: My sweet and spoiled pit bull Lala

Type of Music: 80s music, some Christian music

Song: “More Than a Feeling” by Boston, and too many others!

Musician: Matt Redman, Downhere, Needtobreathe, Steven Tyler

Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:3: “You show you are a letter from Christ, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”

Color: Turquoise

Item to Collect: Big, chunky rings

Hobby: Thrift store shopping, hanging with my man and girls

Flower: Veronica Salvia

Holiday: Christmas

Vacation Location: Anywhere with cobblestone streets and charm

Add your own: I’m not very sporty, but for some strange reason I’m good at archery–or at least I was as a teenager.