Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Time's A Comin' Hodge Podge

Hello Hodgepodgers! One item of business before we move on...Joyce has declared next week Christmas break in the Wednesday Hodgepodge, which means no link party here December 22/23rd.  The Hodgepodge will be back the following week, December 29/30th so we can wrap up the year and roll into 2016 together. Now back to this week...answer on your own blog, then pop back over to Joyce's blog and share answers with all of Santa's elves. See you there!

1. What's your biggest 'first world' problem?  Getting all my mom's things dealt with.  There are so many pictures I need to return to owners and it is just overwhelming.2.  Each year Time Magazine names a 'Person of the Year', someone who has 'for better or worse...done the most to influence the events of the year.' It was recently announced they've named Angela Merkel Person of the Year for 2015. You can read more about this year's selection here. Your thoughts? If you were in charge, who would you declare Person of the Year? As long as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce), or ANY Khardashian....I am fine with this one.3. Do you have a nativity set in your home? If so share it's history and how you display the pieces.  I actually have three.  One was for my children when they were is a Home Interior One.  Over the bazillion years I have had it....the angel is the only casualty we have had.  It was a big deal setting it out when the kids were little.  I also have a Willow Creek set Frank bought for me after we married.  I love it!  My favorite one stays out all year....because it is in a curio cabinet.  It is made of Olive wood, hand carved, and it was my souvenir from Frank's Christmas trip to Israel.  It is AWESOME!
4.  Do you make an extra effort to give back in some way during the holiday season? How do you encourage those who need encouragement this time of year?  I love doing for others year round....but I especially find myself doing it at Christmas time.  Frank and I had taken food and gifts to local families in need, bought gifts for orphans, listened....we both love giving....of things....and ourselves.5. Who is your favorite person to shop for? Why?  I love buying for everyone on my list.  I shop all year for that perfect gift.  If I had to choose just one....I would say Frank....because I like to see if I can actually surprise him with something.6. What's the last delicious thing you ate?  We are both preachers.....and we have been celebrating since Thanksgiving, so picking one thing would be hard.  I did get some cranberry congealed salad on Saturday...and it was amazing.  I had some banana pudding at my church on Sunday....I made homemade hot chocolate mix last night and it was pretty amazing too.7. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to give of yourself to others.
8. Insert your own random thought here. Mary Did You Know is one of my favorite songs...hands down year round.  BUT....last weekend I was introduced to an amazing new favorite called "The Angels Cried" by Alan Jackson and Allison Kraus.  Listen and enjoy!  Merry Christmas to all!


Stacey Schneller said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Love your answers. Hope you have a great day. Stopping by from the link up. :)

April said...

Ahh...banana pudding right now sounds so good to me! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Karen!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas to you and Frank. Blessing to you and your family.

Joyce said...

Thank you for sharing the song. I love both Alan Jackson and Allison Kraus. Have a very merry Christmas!

Cranberry Morning said...

I like Mary Did You Know. It's a great song. I love Allison Kraus. I'll have to check that out. That olive wood Nativity sounds wonderful! Have a nice evening.