Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Welcome to Wednesday, and to the Hodgepodge, which took some time off thanks to Hurricane Sandy. It's back, and you can join in by visiting Joyce at From This Side of the Pond.
1. What rule of life should never be broken?
Jesus taught us two rules; two commands in which all the commandments would be met. "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Matthew 22:37-39. These rules should never be broken. I can only imagine what a wonderful world this would be if they were always obeyed.
2. What's your favorite family recipe?
I think my favorite recipe that I make very similar to how my mom taught me is baked ham. I like using the cloves and the pineapple, though I don't add the maraschino cherries. There are many recipes my mom taught me that I've modified over the years to suit my family, so it's hard to call them true family recipes.
3. Is the media manipulative?
Absolutely! Depending on which television station you watch or newspaper you read, you will always get a one-sided story. It's very unfair to the public, but after all the media is run by humans, and humans are easily persuaded.
4. Hubs and I saw Skyfall last weekend...are you a fan of the Bond films? If so, who's your favorite Bond?
I have watched many of the Bond films, though I haven't watched them in years. I've always liked Roger Moore. He gave the character a distinct sense of humor.
5. What is one thing you hope people never say about you?
That I don't care enough. I'm an introvert, so sometimes it's hard for me to show people that I care. I don't want anyone to think I'm selfish and uncaring just because I don't always know what to say or how to express my feelings.
6. What's a nearby tourist attraction you'd like to see, but haven't gotten around to visiting?
I've lived in South Florida since 1987, and I've never been to Key West. Hopefully when I decide to go it'll still be there ;).
7. Where's your favorite tree?
All over the beautiful state of Florida. My favorite trees are orange trees. They have dark green foliage, which contrast the color of the oranges perfectly. And the smell! Oh my word, it's absolutely delicious!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I've got a nice little stash of Christmas presents already wrapped and waiting in my closet for the Christmas tree to make its appearance. We always put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving. Have you counted? It's only 8 days till Thanksgiving - just over a 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