Share Your World Feb. 27, 2017

It’s that time of the week which I set aside to SHARE MY WORLD.


Share your world is a challenge hosted by Cee Neuner. In the challenge she asks five questions and in sharing our answers we, her contributors, share our worlds. Check out the underlined link above to see how Cee’s other contributors answered. The weekly questions and my answers are below:

Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle?

Never. I think I am way to paranoid to run out of gas. I am constantly checking the gauge. I don’t usually fill up until the low fuel light goes on, though, unless I am on a long trip and then I never let it get below a half tank.

Which are better: black or green olives?

I like black olives best.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?

OK. I am going to take a flight of fancy here. I am going to be an explorer of the dimensions beyond ours.


Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?

Here are three from a book I am currently reading entitled, THE WAR OF ART, by Steven Pressfield

“…fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.”

“The working artist will not tolerate trouble in her life because she knows trouble prevents her from doing her work. The working artist banishes from her world all sources of trouble. She harnesses the urge for trouble and transforms it in her work.”

and while this last quote is not really my favorite I thought it was pretty insightful concerning the difficulty of being an artist.

“You know Hitler wanted to be an artist. At eighteen he took his inheritance, seven hundred kronen and moved to Vienna to live and study. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts and later to the school of architecture. Ever see one of his paintings? Neither have I. Resistance beat him. Call it overstatement but I’ll say it  anyway; It was easier for Hitler to start World War II than it was for him to face a blank square of canvas.”
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 that this week I have been ploughing through some of the writing assignments my publisher has given me. I am grateful to have a plan that prioritizes my writing time in place. This next week I am looking forward to working that plan again.


Share Your World 2017 Week 3


I am a little late getting out of the starting gate this week. The week has had several surprise meetings that took over my writing time. I am currently writing  between my morning prayer meeting and my afternoon Communion service. But I have been missing my blog friends this week so I though it important to take a little bit of time to write all y’all

Here are Cee’s five weekly questions and my answers. You can see how everyone else answered by CLICKING HERE.

  1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

My closet door has some very loose hinges that I have yet to fix. So it doesn’t close all the way even though I would like it to.

  1. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

Yes. They throw them out anyway.

  1. What is your usual bedtime?

Between 10 and 11 P.M. And for the last two weeks I have been up at 4 A.M.

  1. Do you like to use post-it notes?

I do. I use them all the time.

  1. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

What’s paper?

  1. Any phobias?

Not what I will call a phobia but I do have a keen aversion to other people’s disapproval.

  1. How tall are you?

I am 5’6″

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

Sunday I tag teamed preached with my colleague Rev. Donna Slocum at Cornerstone Church. It went really well! I am looking forward to having my son home next week from South Korea. To that end I will be posting all my blogs ahead except for a daily picture blog of our journey through the week. I will be trying to stay ahead of comments, but please forgive me if I fall a bit behind.

Share Your World 2017 Week #2

It is time once again to SHARE MY WORLD WITH CEE! I am pretty much patting myself on the back that I am actually getting to this challenge two weeks in a row!

Here’s how the challenge works. Cee from Portland Oregon asks five questions of her contributors and her contributors from literally all over the globe answer and thereby our world’s are shared!


Below are the five questions of the week and my answers. You can click the underlined link above to see how the rest of the world answered Cee.

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?  

Oh I would like my hair to be green for a week. Especially if it were around St. Patrick’s Day. That would be fun!

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?


What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?

I learned that I take greater care of my schedule and say “no” to other people’s agendas for my life.

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

I would be….. a dragon fruit.

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I am not exactly sure what makes me a dragon fruit. I would just like to be one.

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 have had the opportunity to preach last Sunday at Cornerstone church. This week I am looking forward to team preaching a message on worship with one of my fellow staff members, Pastor Donna. The message is entitled “The Magnificent Seven: Seven Powerful Words Of Praise”

Share Your World 2016 Week 26

Well it has been weeks and weeks since I have shared my world. At least that is how it feels. For those of you who may have forgotten how this works, every week Cee Neuener. Share Your World’s Hostess, asks five questions. In answering them we (her contributors) share our worlds with you (our readers).



Now here are her questions and my answers:

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane flight?

I love flying. I think my favorite flight though was aboard Iceland Air heading to the Netherlands. Flying into Keflavik was simply amazing. It felt like I was flying over the moon.


How many bones, if any, have you broken?

I am one of those fortunate few who have never broken a bone (where’s the nearest piece of wood to knock on). I have sprained my ankle quite a few times badly enough to need crutches but no breaks.

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know) Adam (first question “What were you thinking?”),  Elijah ( First question, “Was the chariot of fire hot?”), Jeremiah ( First question, “How did you keep it together when  no one would listen?”)

Make a Currently List: What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating, needing, wanting, and missing right now?

I am currently reading: Psalms, Nearer To God: How To Pray With Prophetic Power,  The Floating Island

I am currently watching:


This very moment I am listening too:

Needing, wanting, missing? Nothing I am content and replete.

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 that I got to preach on Sunday last…you can find the sermon in excerpted form on my sermons page entitled “RUN?”

I am looking forward to going to the zoo on July 4th with my daughter and trying out my new camera.

Share Your World 2016 Week# 6

It’s time to open up and share with Cee again. Check out SHARE YOUR WORLD BY CLICKING HERE. It is an awesome site.

Generally contributors are asked five questions and our answers help us share our lives with the blogosphere. This week we get to share double thanks to  The Happy Quitter Blog

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

What is your favorite word?

I really love words. Some of my favorites are lullaby, mystical and loquacious. The word I use the most is probably Groovy

  What is your least favorite word?

This is actually a pretty hard question. I am not a big fan of the word bombastic.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Being in the presence of God through prayer, worship or study of the Scripture really gets me going. Writing and reading also really trigger something deep inside.

What turns you off?

Complaining and criticism that is not thought out.

What is your favorite curse word?

I don’t curse. Maybe “darn” or “shucks” or “bummer dude”.

What sound or noise do you love?

I love the sound of the ocean waves or a waterfall. I love birdsong.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Incessant prattle and mean-spirited banter.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I have tried many professions and I am very content with being a minister.

What profession would you not like to do?


If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Well done Thou good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord!”

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

I am so happy to have gotten some walls painted in our upstairs hallway during my vacation. I am looking forward to our concert at the Lifeskills program this week.