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, June 15, 2016

Summer Wednesday Hodge Podge

It's been a hot hot week here.  I don't know what it has been like where you are....but it has been stifling here.   Let's sit in the air conditioning and answer random questions about everything under the sun, k?  If you've played along today add your link at the end of Joyce's post. Be sure you leave a comment for the blogger linking before you because that's what good neighbors do. Here we go-

1. If you could sit beside and/or jump in any lake in the whole wide world today, which lake would you choose and why?

I am not a lake girl.  I do not like jumping into anything where I cannot see the bottom.  But...
...Lake Martin at Sunset is an awesome place to be.

2. What's your favorite 'fruity' drink?

That one is easy..... lemonade, especially Chik-fil-A's lemonade.  I also love Squirt when I can find it.

3. I read a list here of thirteen things to do right now to simplify your life. They were-

clean as you go, re-evaluate your relationships (cut toxic ties), unsubscribe (too many blogs and websites), de-clutter, write down your daily goals, reply to emails right away, forget multitasking, create a morning routine, re-evaluate your commitments (which hobbies and responsibilities are most important to you), say no, clean up your computer, and plan your day ahead  Which of the tasks listed do you currently find most helpful in keeping life simple? Which item on the list should you adopt in order to simplify your life this month? 

I do or have attempted most of the items on this list. The one thing I am planning to do this month is the daily goals one because I am working on CEU's this summer and that is one of the assignments.  

4. What did you do the summer after you graduated from high school?

I worked for Pat Hill Real Estate and loved it.  I also did some work for Yetta Oakes Antiques in Palm Beach.
 5. Are you a fan of podcasts? If so what's a favorite?
I am not a huge fan of podcasts, although my CEU class this summer deals with I see myself falling into the world of podcasts whether I want to or not!

6. Do you think today's fathers have it harder, easier, or just different than fathers in the past?  I am going to have to got with Joyce's answer of "Not harder or easier, just different. Every generation has it's challenges, expectations, and disappointments when it comes to parenting and I don't think that's any less true for today's fathers."  You all know I am as old as dirt.  I grew up with a June Cleaver mom....and lived in a much safer world.  Things are so much different now.
7. Tell us one way you're like your father? Or not at all like your father if that's easier?

I am a mix of both.  More and more I see my mother staring back at me when I look into the mirror.  I am a peace maker like my father was.  I love to tell a good story....just like my dad.  I have a strong desire to help people and would give them the shirt off my back....just like my dad.   I love Jesus....but so did both of my parents.  I sing....but so did both of my parents.  I look like a combination of both of them.  My hair is my dad' eye's are neither of them.  I have a small growth on the left side of my nose....just like my mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
8. Insert your own random thought here.  VBS is coming up at my church.  Our theme this year deals with planting seeds to grow God's word.  Debbie Pate is our director, she is a retired school teacher, and does the most amazing job.  Did you go to VBS as a child?  Did you love going?  I remember one summer when my children were little they were invited to every VBS around.  Seriously....they must have gone to at least 10 Baptist VBS's...because we had a lot of the same crafts.  Kat, my missionary daughter, told me after about the fifth one that "you just can't get enough Jesus."  I should have known she was going to be a missionary then.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I like lemon in my water. I bet working with antiques was interesting. Hope the VBS is a big hit this summer and that the lives of the young children get inspired. It will help them in life to love our Lord. I believe I went to VBS but I don't remember much.

Nonnie said...

Our church did not have VBS, but my mom made sure every summer to find one for us. So we attended one week VBS at a Baptist church and two more weeks at an A/G church. I loved it. I like helping in VBS when I got older and one year I used my vacation to teach. Our grandkids now go to VBS that lasts Friday night and Saturday. Something about that just says it isn't the same as my wonderful memories.