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, July 8, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When did you last 'swim against the tide'? Explain.
Wow!  The first question and I can't think of a thing to write. I hope the rest are a little easier.  lol

2. What's the last self-help or self-improvement book you read?
I really don't usually read self-help or self-improvement books.  However I'm reading Patsy Clairmont's, "Catching Fireflies" and it is really good and I'm learning some things.  Thinking about light in a whole different way.  To me the Bible is one of the best self-help or self-improvement books around.  It teaches us how to come to Christ and how to live for Him.

3. "Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness." (Sir James Goldsmith)

Agree or disagree? Discuss. With civility please, because I think we have a good thing going in our very diverse (in geography, age, religion, political persuasion, ethnicity, marital status, upbringing, and cooking abilities) neighborhood here on This Side of the Pond.
I think tolerance can be good as long as it doesn't go all one direction.  In other words, I believe I need to be tolerant of others, but I believe they should also be tolerant of me.  Just because your tolerant though, doesn't mean you have to agree with them or support what they are doing or believe in, you just need to be kind to them.

4. What is one of your most vivid memories of the kitchen from your childhood?
I remember when we were younger all of us kids would have to clean up the kitchen after dinner.  We'd put a record on the hifi and turn it up loud and one would scrape the dishes and one would wash and one would dry.  And the washer and dryer would race to see who would finish first.  My sister usually washed and I would dry.  The washer was also responsible for washing the table and countertops.  My sister would always take glasses of clean water and pour over the dishes in the draing so it would take us longer to dry them.  She was so mean!  haha  Any way, it made the chore go faster and we had fun at the same time.

5. How did/do your own children's summers compare with your summers as a child? If you're not a parent, answer as it relates to what you've observed about the current generation of children vs. your own childhood.
They were probably pretty similar.  They watched TV and played outside and in their rooms, just like we did.  The big difference is my mom didn't work in the summer and I do, so I didn't get to be with them during the day.  My husband had a more flexible schedule and he would work at home so they could be home as much as possible and not at a sitters.

6. Tell us what body of water you would most like to be on or near today, and why?
The Atlantic Ocean.  Because I love the ocean and the beach.



7. Share a favorite song about water, or a favorite song with the word water in it's title, or a favorite song to listen to as you sit beside the water.
One of the first tunes that popped into my head is "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay"

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Okay Joyce, now you have me thinking about the beach and I'm going to have trouble getting anything else done today!  lol  Lord willing, Hubby and I'll be spending almost 4 weeks at the ocean in November this year.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting!


  1. I liked this, thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm so with you on #6 (which will be no surprise, right?). We will be back on the Atlantic in a couple of months, and I cannot wait! And on #3 - it sure seems like too many these days view tolerance as being synonymous as agreeing 100% with their beliefs ... those who don't agree totally are labeled intolerant (or worse, bigoted). Crazy, crazy, crazy!

  3. I love all the kitchen memories. Albums... good stuff!
    That's the problem I think - tolerance is just 1 sided anymore :(

  4. I loved your kitchen memories! I would have loved helping someone to help me with the dishes.
    Four weeks at the beach? Be still my beating heart!!! Lucky you.

  5. 4 weeks sounds awesome! You reminded me of how my younger sister and I used to bicker over whose turn it was to sweep the floor or wipe down counters. We negotiated chores to the nth degree : )

  6. We used to take turns washing and drying too. I like your song choice. Four weeks at the beach sounds wonderful!

  7. Four weeks at the ocean sounds great! I hope you get to do that.

  8. Good song choice. Wish I could spend 4 weeks by the ocean.

  9. The questions were a little hard for me this week. Love your memory of doing the dishes with the music nice and loud. My children's summers were similar to mine also. Great song choice! How awesome that you will have 4 weeks at the ocean, that sounds heavenly.


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