is time to Share My World again! SHARE YOUR WORLD IS THE WEEKLY BLOG CHALLENGE WHERE BLOGGERS ARE ASKED 5 QUESTIONS AND IN ANSWERING THEM WE SHARE OUR WORLDS!
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Here are this week’s questions and my answers:
Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures?
I am an absolute freak for superhero shows. I cried at the last Avengers movie.
What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard?
I think I have blocked all of them from my mind. I hate pick up lines because they are shallow, inneffective, and embarrassing.
What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?
The trend of aging makes me feel old, but it seems like everyone is doing it.
What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?
Over rated? Hmm. Maybe “My Heart Will Go On.”….Maybe that one is just worn out. This one was big a few years ago and frankly I just don’t understand it.
Instead of a Tender Mercies question, here’s a philosophical one instead:
You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?
What you have just described is what the Bible is so yes I am comfortable with the concept of turning the page to see what’s coming. I generally turn the page everyday and discover what is happening and even most days what is about to happen.
Learn more about the artist Dwight Beal Here.
Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ]; Welsh: Padrig) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is venerated in the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Churches, the Old Catholic Church, and in the Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.
The dates of Patrick’s life cannot be fixed with certainty, but there is broad agreement that he was active as a missionary in Ireland during the fifth century. Nevertheless, as the most recent biography on Patrick shows, a late fourth-century date for the saint is not impossible. Early medieval tradition credits him with being the first bishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, and they regard him as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, converting a society practising a form of Celtic polytheism. He has been generally so regarded ever since, despite evidence of some earlier Christian presence in Ireland.
According to Patrick’s autobiographical account, known as the Confessio, when he was about sixteen years old, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals; by his account, he lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family in Britain, where he became a cleric. He was initially welcomed by his relatives with open arms, but in chapters 26, 27 of his Confessio he describes that he was subsequently condemned for an offence for which he had already stood trial, although he does not say what it was. The condemnation might have contributed to his decision to return to Ireland. According to Patrick’s most recent biographer, Roy Flechner, the Confessio was written in part as a defence against his detractors, who did not believe that he was taken to Ireland as a slave, despite Patrick’s vigorous insistence that he was. Patrick eventually returned to Ireland, probably settling in the west of the island, where, in later life, he became a bishop and ordained subordinate clerics.
Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself. From Wiki-Pedia
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This week in her fun foto challenge, Cee has asked us to show her SHINY THINGS.
Here are some shiny things from my collection.
Melanie Shared Here World questions on March 4th but I am just getting to SHARE MY WORLD TODAY.
If you want to see how other people answered Melanie’s questions please click the link above and it will take you to a whole world worth of sharing.
Here are Melanie’s questions and my answers:
What’s the first thing you notice about a person?
The atmosphere they create around themselves, that is at least when I am not so self absorbed I fail to feel any atmosphere other than my own
What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?
Prayer. Meditation (biblical meditation) and study.
What takes up too much of your time? Would you stop that if you could?
I still watch too much television. Now that said this is something I am working on though I am sure most people really close to me do not realize it yet.
Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake? If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?
I love any desert, but especially those with cream in them.
Gratitude? Are You Happy? If so, why? If not, why not?
I am very grateful for a wonderful afternoon with our Special Touch Family (ministry with the disabled).
Special Touch Devotion
Our team built this wall during our devotion on Nehemiah
My prayer partners for altar time.
This week Cee has challenged us to show our MURALS in Black & White.
This was one of the harder challenges I have faced. As it turns out I don’t have a lot of murals in my collection.
This is a mural I captured on the train station wall in Haarlem in The Netherlands.
This week Cee has asked us to have fun WITH PATTERNS.
Here are mine!
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