Black & White Tender Moments

This week Cee has asked us to SHOW SOME TENDER MOMENTS IN BLACK & WHITE.

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Here are mine:

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“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” ― Joseph Addison

When you have finished here take a peek at other tender moments by clicking the underlined link at the top of the page.

Share Your World 2-25-19

SHARE YOUR WORLD  is a weekly challenge in which our hostess Melanie shares several questions that reveal the worlds of her collaborators as they answer her. If you would like to share in the fun please click the underlined link and write a post of your own that shares your world.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

What, in your opinion, is the point to life?

I am going to poach an answer from the Westminster Shorter Catechism because I think this  sums it up nicely.

Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously.

My Mom has dementia. I am discovering the brain is a funny thing. With Mom when she asks a question now she is expecting a certain answer and she won’t stop asking it until you give her the answer she expects to hear. Generally this is based around the weather (which she thinks is just the most awful ever).

So when she asks, “Isn’t it cold outside?”

The right answer is “Yes Mom it is the coldest winter on record.” (even if it is fifty outside)

Until you say that, the question will continue to come. So…..Yeah I lie.

What country do you consider the strangest?   (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders)

Strangest? Right now that would be America. I hardly feel I recognize or understand this place I live with its vast cultural divisions (not differences anymore but divisions). But how about we change the word from strange to exotic? Exotic would be….

India

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What’s your funniest story involving a car?

I think my funniest story involving a car was the time in college when I was coming in after curfew and got stopped at the guard house. The guard was a friend and so directed me to go in the out gate so I would avoid the camera and the paperwork of explaining why I was late back to campus. Sadly on my way in the out I ran into the guard house. So much for flying under the radar.

Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone?

I am very grateful for the anointing and the work of my lead pastor Dan Lewiston. It is truly a privilege to serve under this man I call both Boss and friend.

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Share Your World 2-18-19

I have been missing big blocks of blogging time these last two weeks. So I am thankful to be able to get here this week and post on Melanie’s challenge SHARE YOUR WORLD

Here are Melanie’s questions and my answers.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I think I would spend it reading and praying. I am finding such solace, hope and power in the presence of Jesus these days.

What job would you be terrible at?

I would be a terrible smoke jumper. I have a cousin who was a smoke jumper and hats off to her and her husband…but I just couldn’t….Jump out of a plane into a fire? What?

I would be a terrible acrobat. I am about as flexible as a steel girder. I was once told by a physical therapist I had the worst flexion she had ever seen in an ankle.

I would be a terrible businessman. I like to work hard but I have almost no concept of money.

I would be a terrible… Apparently there are lots of things I would be terrible at.

When was the last time you climbed a tree?

When I was a kid. Did I mention I have terrible flexion?

Do you count your steps? 

No. Did I mention I have terrible flexion?

Bonus question (just because it’s really silly)   What’s the dumbest way you’ve injured yourself?

I once stabbed myself in the palm of my hand trying to cut peanut brittle. Apparently you are supposed to smash it with a hammer? I would be a terrible peanut brittle maker.