Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
RANDOM DOZEN, week 8
1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?
My learning curve: a bow @19, a pistol & rifle @ 23, and a 4-ft blow gun @ 33
Psalm 38:1 “Take a deep breath, God; calm down— don't be so hasty with your punishing rod. Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning.”
2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?
I know where they are, chat on FB but rarely get to see them L
Amos 5:14 “Seek good and not evil— and live! You talk about God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, being your best friend. Well, live like it, and maybe it will happen.”
3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?
Usually I’m on time; though since hormonal struggles loom I don’t fret so much about it.
4. Are you more of a New York or California type?
Speaking from a weather perspective: love me some southern California specifically in the OC…but New York coffee and fresh bagels can’t be beat…there I go, being indecisive again.
5. Do you have a special ring tone?
Even though my ringer is on silent A LOT b/c I’m one who REALLY doesn’t want to interrupt church, or a meeting, or a personal conversation …when I’m out and about shopping or away from home expecting updates from my teenager, it’s turned up to HIGH…giving a unique opportunity to enjoy music, receive a call and WITNESS… so mine is:
the chorus of TAKE IT ALL by Hillsong United…
“Jesus, we're living for Your name,
Take, take, take, it all!”
6. What is your favorite type of chip?
Cheddar Soy Crisps then KETTLE COOKED Cape Cod Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper…you actually didn’t think I could choose JUST ONE, did you?
7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....
Anita Renfroe @ Women of Faith…here’s a sample (YOU RAISE ME UP...below questions)
8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"
Many times I’ve cut things on my own: the grass, the hours DD can stay out on a date, the cheese when there were no dairy products in sight, hubby’s hairline on the back of his neck, and MY hair…with my short style I can trim my front angles and get an extra 3 weeks before a formal cut…helps a girl’s pocketbook, a little
9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover--your house or your person?
Not that my hair, face, body, teeth, skin, and nails don’t need one, but hubs and I have trouble finding central ground on this one--a designer’s opinion would be a great way to go
10. Are you allergic to anything?
Used to be allergic to walnuts, yet recently discovered it has disappeared—made me happy! “Dust” appears to be my biggest nose enemy by encroaching on me no matter HOW MUCH I clean, wipe, dust and HEPA vacuum…it WON’T go away even though I try to make it disappear.
11. Why is it so hard to change?
Many changes are hard, yep, next to ‘ne’r gonna happen’: CHANGING ketchups is out-of-the-question in THIS house, hubs requires HEINZ; CHANGING the toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags is so challenging only the most-qualified person in the house can EVER seem to get it done (what? Me, complain?); CHANGING my $20 bill is next to impossible…DD borrows them quite often and their remnants rarely make it back into my clutch (does everything cost $20 now?)
Yet, CHANGING my clothes happens more now than ever before…hot flashes bring on ALL types of new reactions and conditions (‘nuff said, I’ll let your imagination fill in these blanks)
12. Dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example or share any thought you'd like about this topic.
Shared joy is a DOUBLE joy; shared sorrow is HALF a sorrow.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
And...here we go!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Following are the weekly questions from
Even though this is my first day o f participation, I'll answer to get started:
Are you reading the Bible instead of other things in your life or in addition to other things? I'm also facilitating a Disciple III Bible study...my role in that study is facilitating the time and curriculum for the others. I have been looking for a Bible reading program and this accountability will help me greatly.
If you are struggling with your reading, are there activities you can replace with Bible reading rather than reading in addition to your current activities? What activities can you eliminate? My blogging times will have to be cut...which is good...I'm spending too much time online.
What advice can others reading with us give to those still trying to find their Bible reading rhythm? Make it one of the first things you do in the day
The verses for the week:
Monday: Deuteronomy 23:12 through Deuteronomy 34:12
Tuesday: Joshua 1:1 through Joshua 14:15
Wednesday: Joshua 15:1 through Judges 3:27
Thursday: Judges 3:28 through Judges 15:12
Friday: Judges 15:13 through 1 Samuel 2:29
Saturday: 1 Samuel 2:30 through 1 Samuel 15:35
Sunday: 1 Samuel 16:1 through 1 Samuel 28:19
Sunday, February 14, 2010
2/13 brought the most gorgeous blue sky; I just love how it highlights the snow, such an awesome contrast...my front yard river birch
Saturday, February 13, 2010
THEN SINGS MY SOUL...Joining Amy...
my soul is singing...singing in joy for the beautiful snow we had yesterday. We woke to the most gorgeously blue skies, so I had to take pics of that too! It'll be gone by later today or early tomorrow...but it surely has been clean, quiet and a wonderful change.GO, GOD!!!
(Down below Dean's video is a short snippet of what I found outside this MORNING...love it, love it...Did I mention I LOVE IT!!! )
If you've never seen Dean Martin or heard him sing...this song captures the way I feel about the snow...a marshmallow world...
DISCLAIMER: not endorsing his smoking nor having a holiday-decorated house in the middle of February but the words of the song are great...
captures my feel for the snow and the LOVE of the weekend with my sweetheart!!!