GNO: Marilyn Nixon’s Favorite Things

I’m a child of God who has been married to Thurman Nixon for 36 years (has it been that long?!) and three wonderful (varies from day to day but most of the time they are wonderful) children.  God has been very good to me in all aspects and I want to please him in every way possible.

It’d be great to shed this humanness that I live with so that my pleasing him would be better (and I think easier!) :).  My job at Central Presbyterian Church and the people I get to work with each day is a blessing beyond measure. 


My Favorite Place to Travel – any where with my family.  If a beach and warm water is included – that would be a bonus 

My Favorite Book/Author – too many to list but a few are John Grisham, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Brian Jacques, J K Rowling
My Favorite Movie – Chariots of Fire
My Favorite Song/Musician – John Denver
My Favorite Website – Facebook so I can keep in touch with people who I don’t get to see frequently or get to talk with in depth.  Also for the prayers and support that this community offers as I walk through my life’s journey
My Favorite Teacher/Coach – my high school algebra teacher who taught me to love that type of math
My Favorite Job – Central Presbyterian Church – duh! (although I’d have to put being a mom ahead of even that one)
My Favorite Restaurant – Pasta House
My Favorite Drink – Arizona Tea/Juice brand that includes Mango or strawberry
My Favorite Comfort Food – sugar
My Favorite Bible Verse/Passage – Proverbs 3:5-6:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path.”
My Favorite Date Night Idea/s – games with family and friends – Bananagrams or Mexican Train dominos anyone?
My Favorite TV Show/Series – The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, White Collar
My Favorite Shoes – Toss up between sandals or tennis shoes – better yet – barefoot!
My Favorite Thing About My Job/Calling – being able to use my God-given gifts in a way to further the kingdom and serving alongside other believers
My Favorite House/Apartment I’ve Ever Lived – Our current home in St Charles MO – come and visit but it is a well-lived in home
My Favorite Childhood Friend – Carol Strothmann Lyle
My Favorite Viral Video – anything with animals
My Favorite Parenting Decision – to adopt 3 children when God closed the door to us being able to get pregnant
My Favorite Toy/Game as a Child – anything with a ball 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path.”- Proverbs 3: 5-6

Your friend,


A message from Karen: What I love about Girls’ Night Out is there are NO rules. Some of us love to talk long and poetic, while others are naturally brief and practical. No sense pretending here. 

Marilyn was a bit reluctant to hit “publish” today, but I’m so glad she did. Her sincere and to-the-point responses leave me feeling encouraged and free.  Don’t they do the same for you?  Praise God for the way He uses each of for His glory! 

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3 thoughts on “GNO: Marilyn Nixon’s Favorite Things

  1. Elizabeth October 20, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Marilyn, I love your story. And we will have to discuss White Collar during the quiet times at the first Chess tournament this November!

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