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 14, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

The Hodgepodge is back.  Thanks Joyce!

1. What's your best piece of advice for a newly married couple? I'm asking for a friend.
First and foremost, Keep Christ at the center of your home.  
Also, do not put your expectations on your spouse.  Let them be themselves and do things their way too.  Everything does not have to be the way you've always done it.  This works for your kids too.

2. Before we're too far into the new year I wanted to post a question Teresa submitted during the December giveaway. Teresa blogs over at Being Refined As Silver, so everyone go say hi.

Teresa asks, "What were you doing on December 31st, 1999?"and "Did you or your family make preparations for Y2K?"
I do not remember what I was doing.  I do not thing we made any preparations at home.  I do however remember they were concerned at work at what would happen to our computers and the work software.

3. According to Global Language Monitor, the most used word of 2014 isn't a word. It's the heart emoji. Huh? How can something that's not a word be the most used word, but I digress. What do you think was your most used word in 2014?
Not really a word either, but probably lol.

4. Speaking of words, it's that time again. Time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2015. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

bae (before anyone else), polar vortex, hack, skill set, swag, foodie, curate/curated, friend-raising, enhanced interrogation, cra-cra (as in crazy), takeaway, and -nation (a suffering sports suffix).

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?
cra-cra...No reason, other than I just don't like it.

5. January is National Hot Tea month? Are you a fan? Do you like flavored teas? How do you take your tea? Have a favorite cup or teapot? How many cups of tea do you consume in a given day?
I do not like tea at all...cold or hot, sweet or not.

6. Whatever happened to________________________________?
 me retiring.....maybe in 3 more years I'll be able to.

7. What is one book on your must-read list this winter?
I just finished the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia, but C.S. Lewis.  So I guess my must read, is book 2.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am ready for spring!!  I found this poem on FB and had to share. It was posted by Q92. 


  1. The Narnia series is on my all list of all time favorites. I read the whole series to my girls when they were growing up, and we all share a love for C.S. Lewis writing. Stay warm!

  2. I don't care for "cra-cra" either.
    Trust me, those three years (until possible retirement) will go by faster than you think!
    Great marriage advice!

  3. That is great marriage advice. It isn't always easy to have things done differently than we'd do them.

  4. Love your answers and the poem was great! Hope you can retire, I love not working, it will even be better when I can start drawing a little.
    until next time...nel

  5. You don't like tea?!?!?!? I can't tell you how much tea I drink in a day!
    So good for you!.. but I will say, its taken an acquired taste for me to like green tea

  6. I am surprised you don't like tea! I understand not everyone does but there's a lot of flavors even for the sweet tooth people like me. :)
    I know.. retirement seemed like such an easy thing way back when. Now it seems more stressful than anything.

  7. I agree about LOL. Don't use it UNLESS you LOLed!

  8. Love that poem. We're cold here in Indiana too. :) Come on spring!

  9. Funny poem about Ohio. And obviously the poet had never visited Wisconsin in the winter, or she'd be thankful! (Just kidding), but winter is not a fun thing. I loved The Chronicles of Narnia. I am a big C.S. Lewis fan, and those books were so full of truth.

  10. Cute poem about Ohio! I watched the Chronicles movie, but haven't read any of the books. My mom had all of them in a bag next to her chair; I noticed they're still there the other day. I may have to borrow them from my dad.

  11. LOL, I used that pretty often too! My husband hopes to retire in 3 more years and I hope he can. There are several people in his office that work until they are 70....I don't think he wants to do that. I'm ready to move on and downsize. Love the poem. Have a nice weekend.


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