Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
Welcome to another friendly chat day with Patrice and Wendell at Everyday Ruralty. With the weather here being in the upper 60's, breezy and filled with sunshine, I think it's the perfect place for a porch day. Join us!
1. Are you planning on doing most of your Christmas shopping in stores, or online?
Good question! I've done some shopping online and some at the stores. I look for specials in the stores, and if I can find prices better than Amazon then I shop at the stores. Otherwise, I love the convenience of going online from the comfort of my home and saving on gas :).
2. Have you ever been to a bonfire?
No, I haven't. I've lived in the city or suburbs all my life. No bonfires allowed here :(.
3. What would "simplifying life" mean to you?
Getting rid of satellite TV. There's nothing on television worth watching, anyway.
4. Tell me about one blog you really enjoy reading.
Well, there's Everyday Ruralty of course. But I guess you mean other than this one ;). I love reading the Lockwood Family's blog (you can read about the Lockwoods here). They are a missionary family living in and preaching the Gospel in Baja California, Mexico. It's a very encouraging blog.
5. Have you ever had someone who isn't in your family, but felt just like family?
When I was growing up, there was an elderly lady that took my dad in when he first moved to New York. We called her Grandma Carmen even though she wasn't related to us. She was as sweet as anyone could be, very loving towards us. She passed away many years ago but I still have nice memories of her.
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