Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
I'm joining Patrice, Wendell and all the gang on the porch for some chats at my favorite chatting place, Everyday Ruralty. Some of the girls contributed the questions, so here are my answers:
1. Furry Bottoms asks: Did you grow up in a small town, or a big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in the city. New York City. The Bronx, to be exact. I didn't like it at all. I like where I live now, a small town outside of the big city. I have all the perks of the city nearby, but not in my backyard. There are cows in our area. I like that much better.
2. Lisa wants to know: If you could pick one song to hear for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Amazing Grace. It's beautiful, and expresses what I feel.
3. Karen asks: What are your pet peeves?
Leaving closet doors open. What is so difficult about closing the doors? It seems every time I turn around the pantry door in the kitchen is open. Just shut the door, for crying out loud!
4. Colletta says: Do you remember your dreams? Are they in color or black and white? What is the craziest dream you've ever had?
I don't usually remember my dreams. I wake up from a dream, I know I've been dreaming, but I'll quickly forget what I was dreaming about. I do believe my dreams are in color. I don't know about the "craziest" dream, but I've had several dreams where I'm a teenager living at home with my mom.
5. Rachel asks: What is the perfect pair of shoes for you?
Flip-flops. I practically live in them.
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