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?

 

Share Your World June 26, 2017

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Well this week Cee has asked some really great questions about goals. If you want to see how others have answered Cee’s SHARING QUESTIONS  please click this link and it will take you directly to the challenge site.

Here are the questions and my answers:

What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious.  Have fun with this question.

Right now I have two goals I am working on.

Goal 1 is to help our interim pastor, Tim Moen, facilitate the church and make it ready for the next lead pastor.

Goal 2 is to finish my book.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?

There are some things that I have tried and really enjoyed, but would never do again simply because I do not believe I will ever be in a position to do them again. Being a father to teen-agers is an example of one of those things. I loved the teen years with my kids.  There’s at least a hundred other things but I won’t bore you with them here.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

This is a very insightful question. Ministry is a calling from God. I remember the day I stood at an altar and heard His voice telling me He wanted me to minister for Him.

Have you ever gotten lost?

I have gotten lost many times. I find if you just keep following a road eventually it takes you someplace from which you can get home. All roads really do eventually lead home. We just have to choose to travel them to their ends.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We were privileged to baptize five new people into the church last Sunday. I am really looking forward to the July 4th Holiday coming up.

Share Your World June 19, 2017

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I missed participating in SHARE YOUR WORLD last week. This challenge has become part of a routine and when I miss it…I really miss it. Anyway this is the challenge where our hostess, Cee, asks us five questions. As we answer them we SHARE OUR WORLDS. You can click the underlined links to see all the world sharing going on over at Cee’s blog.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

Oh gosh over the year there have been so many things. Pet rocks…Chia pets ( now apparently it’s a health food)…Hula hoops. Currently it is this thing called the Fidget Spinner?

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What quirky things do people do where you are from?

We drink Moxie. And we say things like “Wicked Awesome!”

 

What are some things you wish you could unlearn? 

Unlearn? …Hmm sometimes I wish I had not learned to look at the negative side of things first and had learned to step out of the gates with a positive attitude. I am working on that.

Who is someone that you miss having in your life?

I miss lots of people. Some have left this life and some have just left mine. I cannot say which is the more painful missing.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful to be almost fully healed from my pulled stomach muscles. My singing is still not quite up to par. The diaphragm is still a little weak but it will come. I am looking forward to getting a boat load of writing done this week.

Share Your World June 6, 2017

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It’s time for SHARE YOUR WORLD. This is the challenge where bloggers from all over the world answer five questions and share the worlds with the rest of the blogosphere. My answers are below. You can click the link above to see how many other bloggers answered Cee’s questions.

What’s your strongest sense?

I think it is hearing. It is my go to sense at any rate. I always talk about listening for answers and listening for God…

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)

This week it is Dopey.

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I forgot I was fifty and not fifteen this weekend and tried to carry a bunch of tables and chairs. By Sunday afternoon I could barely move!

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?

This week I would choose fifteen.

List of Jobs You Think You Might Enjoy: Even if you aren’t thinking about a career change, it can be fun to think of other jobs you might enjoy.  [Remember:  This is SYW where even your dreams can become reality.]

Teacher. Waiter. Monk. Not necessarily in that order.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful I did not have to go to the hospital this weekend (it was a little dicey there for a few hours). I am looking forward to being totally healed up…though that may not be by next week. 😦

 

Share Your World May 1, 2017

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Good afternoon friends! Before I head out to do the grocery shopping for the week, I am going to take a few moments to SHARE MY WORLD. This is the challenge where I answer five questions posted by my friend Cee.  A bunch of us across the blogoshpere do the same and in so doing we share our worlds.

You can see a wider view of the world by clicking on the underlined link above. Here are the weekly questions and my answers:

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

If I had to choose, I would rather live where it is always hot. Cold makes my bones ache. That said I really do appreciate the seasons here in New England.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? 

Short hair. It is getting shorter and sparser every year. Maybe that’s not a preference…just an acceptance of reality.

What is your favorite month of the year?

I love June. The black flies have mostly baked away and it just feels like a time of beginnings.

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What is the easiest way for your to learn something new?  By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?

I like to learn by reading and by listening to lecture and conversing in a group.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am grateful to God for the interim Pastor He has chosen to shepherd our little flock. Rev. Tim Moen is an old friend of mine. It will be nice working with him again even if only for the briefest of seasons. I am looking forward to the refreshing conference I am heading to tomorrow.