Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
Patrice is enjoying nice porch weather, so I'm gonna join her there. Grab a nice cup of coffee, tea, or whatever pleases you, and join us at Everyday Ruralty.
1. Who do you look like in your family?
My mom would tell me I reminded her of her own mother when she was younger. I favor my mom's side of the family, though I have my dad's dark hair and eyes. I would have loved to have inherited my mother's aqua colored eyes.
2. Would you rather read a novel, a poem, a magazine, or a how-to book?
A novel, definitely. I've never enjoyed poetry, even when I was a teenager. The only magazine I read is the Costco Connection because it comes with my membership. How-to books are okay, if they're like recipe books.
3. Is there anything in your future that seems challenging, daunting, or "larger than life"?
Life itself! Actually, I've been seriously considering homeschooling my youngest son once high school rolls around. The school he's in now is wonderful, but it only goes up to 8th grade. The high school is iffy at best. It's a relief school, meaning when other schools in the neighboring cities are too full the kids are bused there. It has created a negative environment. The other school near us is a charter school, but I haven't heard anything really positive about it. Homeschooling is something I'm praying about.
4. Do you have any big projects for this season? (DIY/household/craft or sewing/home business/ whatever you consider a project)
I need to get the outside of the house painted. We've lived here 12 years and have only painted once, about 6 years ago, so it's time. The problem is all the rain. We've gotten rain 3-4 days a week since the summer started, and it hasn't let up. Until the rain dries up painting will have to wait.
5. Please finish this: It made me so happy to_________________.
It made me so happy to hear my daughter's news. She is doing an internship at our old church, and they've offered her the opportunity to set up the entire children's worship ministry from the ground up. She is so excited! This is what she has wanted all along, to do some sort of worship ministry, and now she gets to implement it completely. What a blessing from the Lord!
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