If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Thanks Joyce for starting another year of Wednesday Hodgepodge.  I have met so many wonderful people through the Hodgepodge.  Come on you guys and join in with us.  It's a lot of fun.

1. How did you ring in the new year?
We were given tickets to a fun bluegrass/country party.  Prime Rib Dinner, music and good friends.  For the past several years, we've stayed home.  So this was quite the change and really was a lot of fun. Below are a couple pictures of the bluegrass group.

2. What is one thing you are looking forward to in 2013?
Lord willing, hubby and I are planning a short trip in February to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.  We have not taken a trip by ourselves since we've had the kids.  We'll be celebrating our 24 Anniversary. 

3. Steven Spielberg is quoted as saying, "All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives." What say you?
Depends on what you mean by the same person.  I'm always me, but I'm always growing and learning, so I guess that could make me different day by day.

4. The Pantone color of the year for 2013 is emerald green. Like or dislike? Do you already own something this color? Will you add something in this shade to your home or wardrobe in 2013?
I love emerald green, but I don't have plans to use it this year.  Right now I'm adding some blue and hopefully some yellow to my house to lighten and brighten things up.

5. Speaking of emerald...what's your favorite gemstone?
Besides diamonds, it's probably the sapphire.

6. Share a favorite book or movie from 2012.
I re-read Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick and it was just as good the 2nd time.

7. What is something you want to tell yourself at the start of this brand new year?
Quit worrying and leave it to God.  He doesn't need us to worry, he's got it all under control.  As hubby teaches us all the time...He's God and we're not!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I want to be more of a light for Jesus to others than ever before.  Just as the star (light) led the Wisemen to Jesus, I want to be a light that others will see Jesus in me and want to meet Him too.  This thought is also from my hubby from a sermon he preached a couple weeks ago.  It really has made me think about things alot.  Other than knowing Jesus and having a personal relationship with Him, I don't believe there is anything more important than leading others to know Him too.

I pray you will all have a blessed and wonderful 2013.


  1. Hope the trip will be amazing. I know I'm early but happy 24th anniversary! :)

  2. Praying that you will be able to take that trip next month.

    We had the same answer to #7! ;-)

  3. I love the Gatlinburg area. We've spent a lot of time there as my in-laws live nearby. The Smokies are beautiful no matter when you go!

  4. Sounds like you had a fun New Year's Eve!

    I also chose diamonds; they go with everything. :)

    I agree, as well, that I want to be a Light this year. I joined a quilting guild and was surprised by the behavior and speech of women who don't know the Lord. Hopefully, I can be a light there and also find more ways to meet folks who need to hear the gospel. I'm sure if I pray about it, the Lord will bring them my way.

  5. I'm just itching under my skin to get back down to Pigeon Forge... LOVE that place!!!

  6. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year!

  7. Have fun in Pigeon Forge, we went there a long time ago but had fun!


  8. Happy 24th Wedding Anniversary and enjoy your honeymoon trip.

  9. I like the way you answered the Spielberg question. I think we are the same person. I am the same person, morals, personality and temperament; but I am learning each day which makes me different.

  10. Our young violinist friend also plays a mean fiddle in a Bluegrass band. It is such fun music! Praying that your trip will be a great celebration of 24 years! Let your light shine. :)

  11. Seeking God is the most important thing anyone can do so good for you trying to be used by Him every day. I hope you have a wonderful 24th annversary!

  12. That sounds like a fun way to ring in the new year. I agree we are always us but growning and changing with the years. I agree, diamonds are my favorite. We waste so much time worrying when He already knows but we can't seem to help ourselves. I like your background. I've been looking for two days now and nothing is feeling right yet!

  13. Enjoyed your answers! I hope you have a wonderful New Year too! May this be the best one yet! Hope you get to go to Pigeon Forge - beautiful area!
    until next time... nel


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