Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Joyce from This Side of the Pond has this fun blog hop on Wednesdays, just some fun questions to get the mind awake and alert. Join me for some Hodgepodge!
1. I'm joining my daughter1 in the 101 in 1001 challenge. Essentially you create a list of 101 things you want to accomplish or do in the next 1001 days. What's one thing you'd put on your list?
Painting the outside of my house. It needs to get painted.
2. How many remote controls do you have in your house? What's one item in your home you wish could be run by remote control?
Let's see, there's 4 in the family room, 4 more in my bedroom, about 100 in the living room...there are lots and lots of remote control. If I had a choice, I'd have a remote control similar to one the Jetson's had, where you push a button and dinner is cooked and served. That would be a dream come true.
3. What does having it all mean to you? Is it attainable?
For me, having a relationship with my Savior is having it all. As the hymn goes, "Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe." Is it attainable? Absolutely! And it's free!!!!
4. What's your favorite movie soundtrack?
I've always enjoyed Grease, songs of the 50s.
5. Describe the best view you've seen from a rooftop?
In Puerto Rico, my aunt lived in a house in the mountains, and in the mornings I'd go up to the rooftop to see the clouds rolling off the mountains behind the house. The view was spectacular. The memory still takes my breath away.
6. What's your least favorite thing about summer?
The humidity. I don't mind warm weather, I just don't like stepping out the door and having my clothes automatically stick to my body. :P
7. Our weekly Hodgepodge lands on the first day of August. In ten words or less sum up your July.
Bowling, zoo, movies, lots of rain, plenty of sunshine.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have to go grocery shopping again today. My cupboards are almost bare. I'd forgotten what it was like having a 12 year old boy in the house. My son has grown about an inch this summer, and he hasn't even hit his growth spurt yet! It makes me a little sad that my baby is growing up so fast. I know it's part of life, but oh, how I wish I could slow life down just to enjoy my babies for a little longer!
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