Share Your World 9-7-20


Today’s questions are a collaboration between Melanie of Spark From A Combustible Mind. AND Roger Shipp of It’s All in Finding the Right Words.

Check out their blogs when you have finished here and give them a shout out from me.

Here are Melanie and Roger’s sharing questions and my answers:


What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real?

My mother was a working woman as far back as I can remember. Some of the babysitters my sister and I were left with had kids who were less than kind. I remember one little girl who used to hit us with toys when her mother wasn’t looking. I remember another kid teasing us about how our mother didn’t love us because she worked and she was probably never coming back for us….So I learned about bullies early on.

Eavesdropping- When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop?   (this may be a similar question to what some folks said they’d do with an invisibility cloak)

I try really hard not to eavesdrop.I will admit it is a part of human nature I struggle with. I think it is a power thing…knowledge is power and all that.

I am always mindful that because I am a Pastor people will frequently try to listen in on my conversations in church settings. I have actually had people come up behind me and plant themselves in a pew while I am trying to have a conversation with another congregant. A few times I have actually had to tell people kindly of course, “This is a private conversation. If you would like to wait over there for me I will speak with you when I am done.”

Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing’. When was the last time you rode an escalator?

I love escalators. The bigger the better. It has been a while, but I love to ride the escalator down into Alewife Station in Boston. I think that is the last escalator I rode, so that would be over a year ago.

A rider makes her way down the escalator at Alewife Station to board...  News Photo - Getty Images

Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out? 

I used to throw board games all the time when I was a kid. I would get sick of playing and do what I had to do to “get out”. It usually worked out well. I could then go and read or watch TV so “win-win” errr…”lose-win”.

Do our fears start with our DNA?  (Credit to Rory)

I think most things start with our DNA. That said we have a great deal of say over where our DNA takes us. It is nature/nurture and personal responsibility that determine our course not just one of those things.

If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose?  (Credit to Sandmanjazz)

I would be shiny silver.

20 Shades of Hot Gray-Haired Guys | Grey hair men, Silver hair men, Men hair  color

When do you think a person gets old?  (Credit to Rory)

When they decide they are old.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always this is optional)

Please feel free to write about an uplifting moment in your life this week!


Today has been a wonderful day. I have been able to keep to a very fluid schedule which has helped me to accomplish a lot. This music has been helping me along the path all day. I love Celtic Music. I love a day with no unexpected interruptions and lots of fun music.

4 thoughts on “Share Your World 9-7-20

  1. I’ve noticed those super nosy eavesdroppers in church settings too. They smile blankly when you give them a wary look and never take the hint! Maybe social distancing will retrain them to be better mannered 😉

  2. Thanks Joseph for Sharing Your World and some beautiful music! I too love Celtic music and I will enjoy that selection many times I’m sure! Great answers today! Shiny silver is a beautiful color!

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