Share Your World July 16, 2018


It is time to SHARE MY WORLD WITH CEE. If you are new to Lillie-Put , Share your world is a weekly challenge I participate in. It is hosted by photo blogger Cee Neuner out of Portland Oregon. Each week Cee asks four questions and people across the blogosphere answer the questions thus “sharing their worlds”.

Cee’s weekly questions and my answers are posted below. When you have finished reading my answers I encourage you to use the underlined link to travel over to Cee’s blog and find other sharing answers.

Since we are approaching the hottest part of our summer in the northern hemisphere, what’s your favorite ice-cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet flavor?  (Those of you who live down under I’m sure you remember what it is like in the hot summer months).

My favorite ice cream flavor is orange pineapple ice cream from Kimball Farms in Jaffrey NH


How often do you people watch?

At least once a week. I love watching people and their response to the world around them.

If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

Salt water beach. I love the Maine Coast in every season.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Our creative team at the church just finished and posted this video.

Share Your World July 9, 2018


Well it looks like I am getting an early start this week! Go me! This week as I SHARE MY WORLD , I am also getting ready for a visit from sister who lives in the Netherlands. That means today I have to pick up groceries, finish vaccuuming the guest room and the work room, do a bunch of filing and put away all the clothes I washed at the laundromat last Friday (which are currently piled in the work room). But before I do all that here are my answers to Cee’s sharing question.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

The Quiet Life Of a Country Pastor:  A Fictional True Story

Which do you prefer sweet, salty or buttery? 

I like sweet mixed with salty butter. Candy in popcorn is yummy!

What’s the finest education?


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

I was pretty discouraged this morning. So I decided to go and hide at the church for a little while to collect my thoughts. Then I spoke with my sister and the office staff at church and I am beginning to feel a little better. Doing life together with others has encouraged me.


Share Your World July 2, 2018


Well it is Independence Week here in America and so schedules have been a little messed up. It may be the end of the week but there is still time for me TO SHARE MY WORLD.

Share Your World is the challenge where our hostess, Cee, asks several questions and we, her contributors, share our answers and share our worlds. Get it?

Well Cee’s questions and my answers are below. You can read those and then pop over to Cee’s blog using the underlined link and open yourself up to a world of sharing.

Tell us about your first bicycle or car?

My first bicycle was blue and it had those red and blue streamers in the handle bars and an orange warning flag for when I pedaled down the road. I wasn’t allowed to go out of sight of the house until I was in first grade so I am not sure what the orange flag was all about.

My first car was also blue. It was a Delta 78. It was so big I could lay out straight in the back seat for naps between classes at college. The power windows didn’t work and would fall down intermittently during drives and one of the door panels was loose and would just fall off sometimes when I opened the drivers door. Still I loved that car.

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

I would love to visit Middle Earth. Specifically the house of Elrond in Rivendell.

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If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

I would have them do all the administration for my job. I would have them do all my paperwork and keep my bills and tell me how much I could spend. I haaaaate all that stuff.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I am just days away now from being a grandfather!


Share Your World June 25, 2018


I came into the office for a bit today to get a jump on a few things for the week. So I thought I might also get a jump on SHARIN’ MY WORLD.

Here are this week’s Sharing questions from Cee and and my answers. You can find loads of other answers by going to Cee’s site at the underlined link above.

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens)

Of course. I like to travel.

How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height?

I am 5 foot 8 inches and most of the time I am satisfied with that. I mean, what choice do I have really?

Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?

Sure. Although, not going on Facebook or WordPress might be a bit of challenge, it’s hardly to be considered on the same level as going without coffee for 24 hours.


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This idea came to me in prayer this week.

Mostly, we do not need to know what is going to happen. We only need to know what we will do no matter what happens


Share Your World June 18, 2018


This is the first time I have had more than 10 minutes to sit down and write this week. I am so grateful for a day of quiet. Still, it has been a very rewarding week and I have gotten a lot accomplished:

We had a great staff meeting and outing on Tuesday.

Wednesday Pastor Dan and I had the opportunity to teach the first part of the Book of Jude to a wonderful group of people at the church

Yesterday our admin team had fun making a video for the announcements on Sunday ( I hope to post them here sometime early next week). My daughter’s little kitty had to go into the kitty hospital yesterday for life-saving surgery. He had an obstruction. The poor thing was so miserable and we got him to the hospital just in time.

Tomorrow several of us will attend an full day seminar on the Spirit Empowered Church.

Today though is writing day! Right now it is time for SHARING MY WORLD USING CEE’S SHARING QUESTIONS.

Here are Cee’s questions and my answers. When you are done here skip on over to Cee’s site using the underlined link to see how everyone else shared.

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

Not even a question here! BOOKS


Teleportation or flying?

Teleporting of course! It’s even biblical.

As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37]c 38And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.40Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea. Acts 8:40

 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. I Thess. 4:15-18

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

Yikes what terrible choices! I would take a very large house with central air and an indoor pool and then I would live where it never falls below 100.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

It was so fun doing Hey Jude with the administrative staff of our church on Sunday.


Share Your World June 11, 2018

Sharing our worlds is what blogging is all about. I love that Cee at Cee’s photography gives each of us an opportunity to share our bit of our little corners of this swiftly spinning sphere.


Click that paragraph to go over and share a bit of your life with Cee.

Here are Cee’s sharing questions for the week and my answers:
If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

I would choose Francis Of Assisi to be my imaginary friend because he has such an interesting soul. His legacy is so tough and tender.

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60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why? 

I think I would have to say the 70’s because the TV was so cheesy and awesome. It was the time when my imagination was forged in fires of innocence.

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

My faith, my hope, my love, my wisdom and my patience.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I really enjoyed attending my daughter’s baby shower. That’s right! I am going to be a Grampa. But I will not be called “Grampa”. I shall be “Oz”!

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Share Your World June 4. 2018 on June 8, 2018

I am a few days late this week but still determined to Share My World. My! My! My! It was a busy one!


You can check out the site of World Sharing Hostess, Cee Neuner by clicking HERE.

Here are the sharing questions for this week and my answers:

A piece of clothing from your younger childhood you still remember?

I had this brown silk shirt with wagon wheels all over it. I thought it was awesome when I was eight. It was the height of 70’s fashion. I think my mother burned all the pictures of me wearing it.

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would do do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.

I would be a parkour master


In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I think I would rather drive at this point in my life and that is a definite change.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Here is a quote from one of the books I am reading. That inspired me this week.

“If…we dare to respond as Father God call us out to become His men, if we allow Him to nail our pride and our plans to the cross, we’re eligible at last to receive His Spirit and do our appointed task in restoring His kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.- From Healing the Masculine Soul

Share Your World May 28, 2018

I am getting an early jump this week on Sharing My World.

You can find other world sharers by clicking the underlined link above.

Here are the week’s questions and my answers!

If you were to pack a basket for picnic lunch, what would be in your basket?

Oh definitely fried chicken and some buttermilk buiscuits. I would have some fruit, some cake and lemonade.

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

A bed, wifi access, breakfast, and a good tub.

If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?

Ready to move in. Good heat/insulation, nice grounds.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

“If you read (the Bible) quickly it will benefit you little. You will be like a bee that merely skims the surface of the flower. Instead… you must become as the bee who penetrates into the depths of the flower. You must plunge within to remove its deepest nectar.” Madame Guyon

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Share Your World May 21, 2018

Here I go SHARING MY WORLD again.

Here are the weekly Share Your World questions and my thoughts on them. To see how others answered the same questions click the underlined link.

What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing? (can be indoor or outdoor)

I really like putting away clean clothes.

Create a sentence with the words “neon green” and train”.

The neon green troll picked up the train and threw it into the ocean. But the Undine came and rescued all the passengers.

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(Sorry I know that was two sentences but I couldn’t let all those poor commuters perish because I lacked the word space to save them.)

Other than your cell phone what can you always be found with?

My glasses. I have seven or eight pairs that I keep strategically placed throughout my life space so even if I forget my main pair I can still see. I may look weird but  at least I am not blind.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

This video our pastor played regarding the church.