Share Your World 2017 Dec. 4,2017

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Cee’s weekly questions have become one of my favorite writing exercises. I just love the opportunity to give everyone a little peek behind the curtain of my life and I love reading about the lives of others across the world.

Below are this week’s questions and my answers. When you have finished click HERE and go to Cee’s site to read her other contributors.

What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?

I don’t mind most housework. That said I am not a very good housekeeper. I guess if I had to pick a least favorite I would say ironing. I don’t. That is why God made sweaters and vests.

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

My prayer life is the most vibrant part of my life right now. I am feeling very challenged to a deeper relationship with God.

How many times have you moved in the last ten years?

I have moved once. That’s a short sentence for a very long story.

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

This thought really challenged and encouraged me this week:

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Share Your World Nov. 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday not just because of the food but because of the spirit of thanks it conjures up. In this world of complaints and divisions I think we can always use a little more gratefulness.

I am thankful for the opportunity Cee has given everyone in the blogosphere to SHARE THEIR WORLDS.

See…it wasn’t so hard at all to find something to be thankful for! Here are Cee’s sharing questions and my answers. When you’ve finished pop on over to Cee’s place using the underlined link above and see how others have shared their worlds.

If you were having difficulty on an important test and could safely cheat by looking at someone else’s paper, would you do so?

No I would not. Cheaters never win in the end. Besides, tests (even important tests) never show who we really are. They are only place markers for where we are. Cheating only keeps us from knowing our current place in the world. If we don’t first acknowledge our place we can never successfully move from it.

What things in nature do you find most beautiful?

I love the sky and trees against it.

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Complete this sentence: When I travel I love to….

Rest, meditate and learn.

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

this thought came to mind in prayer this week and it created a shift in my heart.

Victory in the spirit world is never about supremacy. It is about intimacy. It is never about coming in first or reaching the top. In fact in the spirit realm victory often requires failure or willingly taking the lower position. Victory comes in realizing that the power position does not matter. Connection with the Spirit matters.

Share Your Worled Oct. 30,2017

Well it’s that time again folks. Time to Share Our Worlds!

Share your world contributors all share their worlds by answering five questions from our hostess Cee and then linking back to her blog. To see all the sharing going on click the underlined link above.

Before you do that though, here are the week’s questions and my answers:

Where do you eat breakfast?

Breakfast is usually a cup of coffee while I am praying and then sometimes a couple slices of toast eaten in front of the morning news.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with? 

I would spend an evening with my sister, mother and kids. My kids are taking me to the Trans Siberian Orchestra for my fiftieth in a few weeks.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

today I would be a lavender bush or a Witch Hazel Tree. I love the fragrances.

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

This video really grabbed my attention this week.

Share Your World Oct. 23, 2017

Well it may be the 27th today but I am still catching up from my week away at the pastor’s conference. So I am a little behind in Sharin’ Mah World.

If it’s not too late for me, it’s not too late for you either. So click the link above and go share your world.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

School itself was easy for me. I loved learning and I was good at it. My brain wrapped itself around knowledge like a hungry python wraps around its prey. that said I was not popular. Socially I was an outcast and there were times when that was difficult.

List some of your favorite types of animals.

I love little dogs

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I love cats

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And I love birds

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What is your favorite large city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?

I really do like Amsterdam. I love the Palace Square and the area around it. I also love the Museum Plein

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

I had a really good time at Pastor’s conference this week. The sessions were fantastic.

Share Your World -Oct. 9,2017

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I am getting an early jump this week on SHARING MY WORLD.

The underlined link above will take you to the Share Your World site. That is where Queen Cee of Share Your World reigns. Every week she releases her dispensation of four or five new questions and in answering them  we all share our worlds. Come join the kingdom!

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)

The most perfect food for me changes almost daily according to my hankerin’. Today I want a nice juicy pot roast. I just happen to have one in the freezer.

Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

I don’t have the luxury of focusing on one or the other. I have to constantly plan for the future or it eats me alive but I have to live in the present or it passes me by and then the future eats me alive.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

I would talk to my great great great grandfather Tandy or my great great grandfather May both of whom were ministers in the same area I minister in. I would ask them what were the greatest and most effective tools they used in ministering to our people.

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

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I was privileged to perform the ceremony for this young couple from our church on Sunday afternoon. I was so blessed for the love of this groom for his bride.

Share Your World Oct. 2,2016

Well it’s not Oct. 2nd but I am going to Share My World Anyway.

If you want to share your world with us click the underlined link and follow the sharing rules.

Here are this week’s sharing questions from our hostess, Cee, and my answers.

If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go?

Absolutely! I think riding in a helicopter would be a grand adventure.

What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)

I love eggs. I also love meat. My favorite is beef!

What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon?

I am almost always awake before dawn. this week had been a little later than usual. Sunday was 4 A.M., Monday was 6 A.M. (day off), Tuesday was 3 A.M., Wed. was 6 A.M., Thursday was 6 A.M. and Today was 5:30 A.M.

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

Here is my inspiration for the week

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Share Your World Sept. 25, 2017

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I missed last week of sharing my world, and I really missed it! Share Your World is an opportunity for bloggers and their readers to connect through time and cyberspace to learn more about each other. The idea is simple. Cee, the hostess of Share Your World asks 4 questions, and as we all answer them, we share our worlds.

You can click the underlined link above to go directly to the share your world main site.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

I love outdoor photography. I seem to get caught up in landscapes.

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

I almost never get to be a passenger in a car as it is just me now. I think I have forgotten how to ride.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?

My wishes are pretty simple.  To have enough time, money and energy to do all the things on my eternal life list. I don’t have a bucket list. I figure what I don’t get to do in this life I’ll set about doing in the next.

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

Both of our Sunday morning services were powerful but here is the link to our second service.

 

 

Share Your World Sept. 4, 2017

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SHARE YOUR WORLD is a weekly writing challenge in which our hostess, Cee, asks a few insightful questions. By answering them we her contributors share our worlds. You can click the underlined link to go to the world sharing center. This week’s questions and my answers are below.

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?

I am most comfortable is browns, grays or black. Sometimes I wear blue.

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What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

I like small dogs. I am really fond of maltese. They have so much personality.

List at least five favorite flowers or plants.

red and yellow Longwood

Tulips

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Flowering Dogwood

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Wisteria

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Milkweed

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Fruit trees of all kinds

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

We had such a powerful set of church services on Sunday. Pastor Lewiston’s sermon was entitled Stand. If you have time take a listen.

 

Share Your World Aug. 28th 2017

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SHARE YOUR WORLD is a weekly challenge hosted by blogger Cee Neuner. In the challenge Cee asks 4 questions and as we answer them we all share our worlds. Click the link above to see the answers of the world. My answers are below.

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

I am not very hard to please. A perfect day is a day that is slow and quiet. It is a day where I can sit back and take some time to watch the world and contemplate its intricacies.

Here are some perfect day pics:

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Complete this sentence: My favorite place in the whole world…..

is being in the center of God’s will.

 

Who was your best friend in elementary school (prior to age 12)?

I didn’t have a lot of friends as a little kid. Most of my attachments were temporary. I guess I would say…Eddie Murdock.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

After a week surrounded by much distraction and dissension in our little town, I thought about how I had watched my fellow Christians rise to the occasion with prayer and love in the midst of  anger swirling around us. I thought about the grace I had seen from certain leaders in our community including our new pastor. Then this word came to me in prayer.

The power of dissension lies in its focus on self. When we begin to empathize with and focus on others rather than self, dissension dissolves into unity even if disagreement remains.

That inspired me. Thank you Jesus!

Share Your World Aug. 14, 2017

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Many of you have seen the mess my world has been over the last several weeks. Our new pastor is soon to arrive. PRAISE GOD! That has meant a lot of clean up around the church and several office shifts. We loaded a 640 cubic yard dumpster full of old church junk. It’s amazing how much you can store in a building this size. Anyway. things are beginning to go back to normal (whatever that is) and this week I find myself able to SHARE MY WORLD.

For those of you unfamiliar with this blog challenge, you can click the link above and go to Cee’s site where the explanation lies about how you can join the Share Your World World.

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Here are this week’s questions and my answers.

When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time?

It depends what time of day it is and what I am doing. If I am getting up at 4 A.M. to walk the dogs, lights stay on. If I am leaving the kitchen after getting a midnight snack, lights go off. If I am doing anything in between…

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? 

I think breaking the money into increments and spending it on several posh dining experiences is at least one good way to spend $500.00. Maybe a musical or concert throne in for good measure is an added bonus.

Complete this sentence: My favorite thing to do on my cell phone is…

Read books or blogs. I use my phone as my Kindle.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This photo of my son vacationing in the Philippines really inspired me to get more active.

Doesn’t he look like a man on a serious adventure?