Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
In the last 15 minutes I've watched it get cloudy, pour down rain, and get sunny all over again. There's something to sit on the porch and watch! I'm inside, though, where it's cool and dry, but you can join our friends Wendell and Patrice for their porch chats at Everyday Ruralty.
1. Do you like to sing? What kind of music are you likely to sing?
Why yes, I do like to belt one out every now and then! I especially like to sing in the car with the radio. My choice is praise and worship songs. Worshiping the Lord with music is one of my favorite pastimes.
2. Do you watch soap operas (daytime TV), or have you ever?
Many moons ago I watched All My Children, when my son was a newborn and I was home with him. I watched it on Soapnet for a while after that, but I got sick of it. Soap operas are the same thing over and over again: marriage, infidelity, divorce, scandal. Thanks but no thanks.
3. Do you wear glasses or contacts?
I've worn glasses since I was 15 years old. I did wear contacts for awhile, but I suffer from dry eyes which made them very uncomfortable. I now wear my glasses for everything but sleeping. I have astigmatism, and I'm both near and far-sighted.
4. What's your favorite easy meal when the weather is hot?
Anything in the crock pot. It's the best invention since sliced bread. You throw all the ingredients in the pot, turn it on and walk away. No babysitting the meal, no kitchen getting overheated because of the oven, and in a few hours you have a delicious meal. This is my favorite when the weather is cold, too.
5. Tell me something about the past week.
Well, let's see. Within the last week my daughter was offered an internship, accepted, offered a job, accepted, started her internship and began orientation for work. It has been an exciting week for her, which in turn makes it an exciting week for Mama. We've gotten lots of rain, an amazing thing considering so much of the country is bone dry. Our summer has been very hot and very wet, and this past week was no exception. We've been to the library and that's about it; the weather hasn't been favorable for going out, and I was trying to keep to my budget. All in all a very blessed week.
I'm first and foremost a Bible believing Christian. I'm a mother of 3, learning to deal with the changes God is doing in my life, learning to lean on Him and trust Him even when I don't understand, and learning to accept the changes He sees fit to accomplish His purpose in my life.
"I can't imagine anything more terrible than getting to the end of my life only to discover that God had so much more in mind for me - more freedom, more joy, more peace, more true effectiveness. And I had missed it all, simply because I refused to change." - Joanna Weaver, Having a Mary Spirit.
"In every change He faithful will remain." - Katharina von Schlegel
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory." - Warren Wiersbe
Bible Verse of the Day
In the Kitchen This Week
Monday - black bean and beef chili, white rice, cornbread
Tuesday - crock pot jambalaya, white rice
Wednesday - Christmas Eve: turkey with all the fixin's
Thursday - Christmas Day: leftovers
Friday - tilapia, plantains, rice with veggies, salad