Linking up today with From This Side of the Pond --
I'm just a day late!! I actually tried to answer the questions today with
my FIRST thoughts - rather than long drawn out answers!
1. What's something you're looking forward to in the
month of June? My birthday is June 14. Birthdays are always
fun – even as an adult!!
2. In what way have you come full circle? Back
when I was in my early 20’s, I applied to the Baptist Mission Board. I
was taking Spanish at UAB (almost enough for a minor – need to refresh it!!)
and I wanted to be a foreign missionary. I was divorced . . .and the
mission board sent a rejection notice to me that they couldn’t use me . . .but
they were sure that God could use me somewhere. Fast forward a million
years – I teach Sunday School to a large class; I work on staff at a large
church – I’m “in ministry” every day . . .God could use me – FLAWS and all!
3. Lonely Planet lists 10
spots in America you should see in 2015 and the reasons why. How many
on the list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to
see? I would like to see all of them!! I’ve been to New
Orleans – oh how I wish I had those pics on my computer. I may need to
write a blog post about that trip and see if I can scan some of the
pictures!! I have white water rafted down the Arkansas river in
Colorado. I was freezing to death (even in a wet suit) and I was scared
to death so I’m not sure I remember much of the scenery but I am SURE it was
4. A song that describes your mood right now? If
you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!
5. Strawberry ice cream, strawberry short cake, strawberry
pie, or strawberries right off the vine...your favorite? I love all of
those! My mother-in-law makes wonderful strawberry shortcake! She
basically uses our homemade waffle batter and puts it in a pan and bakes it
with additional butter. Then you cut it into squares and cut each square
horizontally. Strawberries go in the middle and on top with a dollop of
whipped cream! We also have wonderful local strawberries . . .so sweet!!
birthday is celebrated on June 4th, although there is some disagreement as to
whether or not that's accurate, or if he was even a real person. Regardless,
the name Aesop is associated to this day with many well known fables. Which of
the following best applies to something in your life right now? The
Tortoise and the Hare(Slow and Steady wins the race), The
Ant and the Grasshopper (Be prepared), The Fox
and the Goat (Look before you leap) or The
Crow and the Pitcher (Necessity is the mother of invention)? I
guess it would be “be prepared.” My current boss (senior minister)
retires after Sunday and my new boss (designate) takes on all the duties . .
.and I think we are going to hit the ground running. So I had better be
7. The answer is yes...what's the question? Do I love
my new home after living there for almost a year? YES! I love the
inside and the outside. I love the park in front of our house. I
love the neighborhood. My goal is to get to know my neighbors better this
year (and to meet all of them!!) -- Hey Neighbor!
8. Insert your own random thought here. Speaking of our home,I took a
bunch of pictures of the inside of my house the other day and I think I’m going
to do some “room tours” on my blog. (of course, I took those pictures
within hours of our cleaning lady’s departure !!) I can't decide if this
is a good thing to share or not.