Morning Direction From Scripture 9-12-18


As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
    of your saving acts all day long—
    though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
    I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone. Psalm 71: 14-16

How do you build up your hope?

Share Your World Aug. 27, 2018

Wow! The fall approaches and here we are SHARING OUR WORLDS WITH CEE ON HER BLOG.

Here are the weekly challenge questions and my answers. When you have finished reading my response why don’t you go over to Cee’s blog and leave a response of your own?

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?

Oh I love nutty foods. I am big fan of Pad Thai. I love green bean almondine. And one onf my favorite coffees is Kona coffee, which has a distinctive nutty flavor.

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

My closet door does not close all the way so I always sleep with it open a crack

Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

I am usually early. My father used to say “Early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable.”

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 appreciating the work God is doing in our church at the moment.

Share Your World Aug. 20, 2018


It is time to participate in one of my favorite challenges here on the blogosphere...SHARE YOUR WORLD.

Every week the host of Share Your World offers up a few questions and in answering them we share little bits of our world with each other.

Here are the questions and my answers.

Which tastes better: black or green olives?

I like green olives myself, but I am the only one in the family who likes olives period, so I don;t have them often.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

I like my prayer room. Everyone else calls it the work room.


What fictional family would you be a member of?

Oh dear! This is a hard one?

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Maybe?

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Nope the family is too big and too much in each other’s business.

Vicar of Dibley Maybe?

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Not as crass or crazy. So that’s not it.


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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 really enjoying our Wednesday night study through the book Not a Fan.

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Share Your World Aug. 13, 2018


Well it looks like Cee is back from vacation! I hope you had a good time Cee. It is time to share our worlds with her again. So here are her questions for the week and my answers.

If you would like to know more about the Share Your World Challenge. You can find out about that


A class you wish you would have taken?

Oh my there are so many classes I wish I had taken…more I wish I had paid greater attention in. One class I wish I would have taken now is guitar 101. It is getting really hard to lug around a piano to concerts.

Are you scared of heights?

A bit. I was sort of put out of sorts when I walked the steps to the top of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft. The parapets were so narrow and the wind was so high I kept feeling like I was going to be lifted off the building into midair.


Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

I am a passable cook. I do not consider myself a chef by any stretch of the imagination. I have a few dishes which are a little better than OK. Everyone at the church seems to like my meatballs (which are frozen and covered with canned sauce but ssshhhh. don’t tell anyone).

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 have been enjoying reading Susan Howatch’s book GLAMOROUS POWERS. I find her character, Father Jonathan Darrow fascinating.

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Fun Foto Challenge: Week Three Photo

We are currently in the midst of a photo challenge where we have to come up with a theme for our own challenge based off of a picture that Cee gives us. From this photo some of the choices are…

purple, colors, wood, garage, vintage car, etc.

You can click those big words to go see how Cee’s other contributors chose to play this challenge. Here are my thoughts on it:

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My first thought when I saw the spark plugs.


Rustic beams 



The color palatte




Share Your World With Melanie Not Cee

Cee Neuner is on vacation for the next few weeks; So Melanie has decided to write a NOT SHARE YOUR WORLD POST for the duration. Here are the “Not sharing your world questions” and my answers. Then you can go to Melanie’s blog and not share your world too!

Have you ever been in a food fight?

Ummm. Yes I have been in the middle of one, but I got out of it as fast as I could. Flying mashed potatoes are not my thing.

How do you deliver bad news?

In my line of work I get to deliver a lot of bad news. Usually I do it with as gentle a hand as I can; then I allow for emotions and grief, and then steer the conversation towards prayer.

What (if anything) do you think is beyond the stars?

I offer these videos as an answer:

What “redneck” (unsophisticated) activity do you like to do?

I like to eat Mac and Cheese with hot dogs cut up in it. On a really special day I might also cut up bologna in it or as my we say it in these here parts “baloney.”

Is there a scary scene from a movie (or book) you viewed a child that still haunts you? 

That horrific scene from Cujo when Donna is bitten!

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.