Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Foolish and Noble Pursuits in the Hodgepodge

1. What are two or three expectations you have of yourself?
                 -to honor God with my life
                 -to be productive each day
                 -to make and meet certain short (and long)term goals

2. In what way does your outdoor space need sprucing up this spring?

                  Oh, goodness, it needs a lot of TLC this spring. Powerwashing the exterior tops the list.
                   Replacing the front porch furniture. Take the glider (I call it the swing)  to the dump even                    though it's super comfortable and practical for hanging clothes out to dry, it's rusty and                        tattered. The patio needs to be repointed, fences replaced. some deck wood replaced,
                   some weeding and flower-planting done. These are all reasons why, now that hubs has                          had heart surgery, we will not be putting our house on the market this year.  He doesn't                        have the strength or stamina.
3. According to this site (Roadtrippers), six of North America's most wondrous waterfalls are-Webster's Falls in OntarioUpper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina,Havasu Falls in the Grand CanyonMultnomah Falls in OregonThe Lower Yellowstone Falls, and Niagara. Have you seen any on the list? Which one on the list would you most like to visit? Prettiest waterfall not on the list that you've seen in person?
                      I've only been to Niagara. Since Grand Canyon is on my must-see list, then I guess Havasu Falls
                      would be a good pick!


4. Looking back, what's something you wish you'd done as a teenager?

                 Hmmm , the list of things I wish I hadn't done is much longer and easier to recall.
                 I wish I'd learned to play a band instrument. My self-consciousness got the better of me.

5. Ham...yes please or no thank you? If you said yes please which of the following do you like best-baked ham with all the trimmings, a ham and cheese sandwich, prosciutto with melon, a ham biscuit, a bowl of split pea and ham soup, or a slice of pizza topped with ham and pineapple?

                 I'll eat ham, but I could live the rest of my life without it. Of the ones you mentioned, I'd
                 take a bowl of split pea and ham. Sometimes in the fall or winter, I crave a bowl of it, so
                 I buy a can. Never made it, never plan to.

6. Are you typical of your generation? How so?

                 What's typical? I guess I probably am. I'm patriotic, I believe in earning money (not                              expecting a hand-out), I love 80's music, I was raised with Judeo-Christian values, I
                 got a good education, I was a stay-at-home mom for almost all my child-rearing years
                 (I only now work very part-time in the evenings while rearing a teenager) and probably
                 can say that my lack of computer savvy is somewhat typical, although many people my
                 age are very skilled with this thing.

7. April rolls in at the end of the week, and in keeping with that theme...'act the fool', 'nobody's fool', 'a fool's errand', 'could have fooled me'...which foolish idiom most recently applies to you? Explain.

                 Act the fool.    I was asked to play in a skit at our upcoming women's retreat. The role is                      that of Shallow Sheila, a woman who was once walking closely with the Lord, giving
                 generously of her time and money to others, but has gradually become obsessed with
                 money, shopping, outward appearance, and other selfish pursuits.  Her foolish ways
                 have led her far from intimate fellowship with God and true joy.  

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

                      My daughter is coming home from Florida on April 12th.  I can hardly wait. She'll be here for a
                      month before setting off a ministry internship with Love Thy Neighborhood. She will be living in 
                      Kentucky for two months, ministering in an avenue completely outside her comfort zone: the adult
                       entertainment business. She wants to give women hope for a  better life, a clean and free life. My 
                      precious girl who has stayed out of bars, dresses modestly, has chosen not to date for the past year
                      in order to pursue God wholeheartedly, who has never met a hooker (that I know of), she will now
                      be stepping into a very dark world. Please pray for her. She has to raise $2000 for living expenses, 
                      so please pray she'll raise that money quickly. She has jobs lined up but would like sponsors as well.
                      I'm awestruck by my daughter most of the time. Her willingness to serve till it hurts and then more, 
                      is very characteristic of her. One of those "Jesus with skin on" types I truly admire.



April said...

I absolutely love how your daughter is willing to step out in faith to reach those in the adult entertainment business. If she has a heart for it, I'm sure she will do great! Will pray for her and the lives she'll touch.

Susan Kane said...

your daughter will bring to the women there just what they need to hear. She was such a giving heart.

Joyce said...

I'm excited for your daughter, such a blessing to follow the path God has set you on. I liked your answer to the generation question : )

Lea said...

Yes, generation question has had so many varied answers. Blessings abundant to your daughter as she follows His will and blessings to her family that she leaves behind. :o))

Ruth in California said...

Wow, so exciting about your daughter! There's a lot of hurting people out there to help...

shortybear said...

praying for your daughter.