Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
It's time to visit with Wendell the Wonder Horse and Patrice the Wonder Human on their front porch. You can join us at Everyday Ruralty.
1. Do you prefer to wash dishes by machine or by hand? If you tell me you don't wash dishes, I will cry, but secretly want to be like you when I grow up!
I am a great lover of the dishwasher. It does a wonderful job and keeps me out of the kitchen. I still wash the big stuff by hand, but the dishwasher is provision from heaven as far as I'm concerned.
2. Who has been the biggest inspiration to you?
Many people have had a big impact in my life. Family members, church friends, folks far and near. My very biggest inspiration, though, is Jesus Christ. He forgave me of my sins, paid the price for my sins with His own blood, and calls me His own. Just knowing that has changed my life.
3. Have you been to any fall festivals or local fairs? Will you be going to any?
Because I live in South Florida, where the temps are still in the upper 80s, fall festivals haven't started yet. We won't see any fairs or festivals till probably November. I haven't been to any so far.
4. Bath or shower?
Definitely shower. I don't like the idea of swimming around in my own sweat and dirt. :P
5. Tell me something interesting you learned from a blog recently. Please:)
I've been reading lots of recipes in blogs lately, probably because as the weather cools we're more apt to use the oven ;). I think it's interesting how our cooking methods change along with the seasons. Summer, it's barbecue time, winter is baking season.
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