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.

Share Your World April 30, 2018


What’s that you ask? Don’t I know it’s May? Of course I know it’s May! This is just the first chance I have had to answer Cee’s last questions from the month of April. If you want to see who was more timely in answering her questions you can do that by clicking HERE.

Before you go there though please indulge me and have a look at my answers to her questions.

Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?  

I do still sometimes use paper money. If I do it is stuffed randomly and usually folded messily among the debit card receipts in my wallet.

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

I seldom get to do nothing, though I suppose that is what prayer looks like from the outside. So while most everyone else would say I do spend long stretches of time doing nothing I would probably say I seldom get to just do nothing. I don’t think I would like “nothing”.

What is your greatest strength?

I think one of my greatest strengths is 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. 

This week my daughter Amanda performed her first baptism as a credentialed minister.

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WPC: Prolific

The is week the Daily Post has asked us to be PROLIFIC with out photos.

Prolific means…present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.



Egg plant tulips

I love bookstores in case you hadn’t guessed.

Now here is a prolific number of prolific posts.

Share Your World April 9, 2018


Glory! Hallelujah! I am sharing my world before Friday this week!!!!!


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

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

I have not been anywhere new lately! I think I shall have to remedy that soon. Pastor Dan. If your reading maybe you have some suggestions.

List three favorite book characters.

Favorite characters in a book…. Ok I am going to split this up into three non fiction characters and three fictional characters:

Non-fiction characters I admire:

Jesus of Nazareth (that’s a no-brainer)


Rock of ages

Corrie Ten Boom:

Cornelia Ten Boom ( ())


John the Revelator:

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Fictional characters:

Gandalf the Grey/White:

Still on top! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, featuring Ian McKellen as Gandalf, is clinging on to the top spot with a $33million haul this week

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The Baudelaire Orphans From A Series of Unfortunate Events

And Reepicheep  From Prince Caspian and Voyage of the DawnTreader




What is your favorite non alcololic drink: hot or cold?

A toffee nut soy latte from StarBucks

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 quote has kept me all week.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


My Little White Dog Makes Me Think


My Little White Dog Makes Me Think

by JE Lillie

I remembered

My little white dog bursting out of his night-crate.

He leant his nine-pound panting frame, more fur than skin and bones,

Against my bent legs as I fixed

Him in his blue harness, white sweater and red leash.

He loved me just because he was dog and I was man.

It makes me think how

My little white church bursts with songs on a Sunday morning.

Ladies in their summer white cotton dresses, “Hallelujah!” and “Amen!”.

Meanwhile the steeple leans its fragile cross

against an opaque sky as the culture clamps down with a burning American flag.

They hate me because I am Christian and they are not.

I will realize

My wedding garment glistening with a holy halo.

I shall burst forth behind a white horse leaning upon a broken Zion.

I will be bound with unbreakable chords:

Faith, Hope and Love!  I will look into the fiery eyes of the One who loved me first.

I will love Him because I am man and He is God.

Share Your World April 2, 2018 On April 7, 2018

Yes. It is April 7th. But Cee has assured me it is never too late to SHARE MY WORLD.

So here I am sharing my world through questions Cee posted 5 days ago. Today, shoot on over to Cee’s place to see how the rest of the world shared.

Here are the questions and my answers

What was or is your favorite cartoon?

I was a cartoon junky as a kid. Saturday mornings, if left up to me were cartoons straight from 6 A.M. to 12 noon. Here are a few I used to watch.

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? 

I would miss my coffee maker.

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

Sure. I am sure praying in tongues would scare the ghosts.

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 got my copy of Hallowed: New and Selected Poems by Patricia Fargnoli  and started reading. I really loved the poem “Dream Sequence”. Here is Patricia reading her poem, “Wherever You Are Going”.

WPC: Rise/Set

It is so Appropos that this week’s WPC is RISE and SET. While The Daily Post is asking for shots of sunrise and sunset, I think the fact that the post is set on the weekend of the greatest rising of all is just wonderful!

Here are some of my sunrises and sunsets:



No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. Josh McDowell

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The Resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless. Joseph B. Wirthlin


The Resurrection miracle is nothing to you and me if it is only an event of eighteen centuries bygone. Unless we can live the immortal life – unless we can receive God to his own home in these hearts of ours – the texts are nothing to us unless these daily lives illustrate them. Edward Everett Hale

Now here are some more powerful sunrises and sunsets