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Share Your World 11-12-18

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Once again I am a few days late to the game of Sharing My World, but better late than never!

Below are this week’s sharing questions and my answers. When you have finished reading my shares why don’t you jump over to Melanie’s place and read some of her contributors’ works?

QUESTIONS:

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What’s the most ironic thing you’ve ever witnessed?

People saying they believe in God and then acting like He doesn’t exist.


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Let’s talk turkey.  Pro or con?   If pro, which part do you enjoy most?  Is it for Thanksgiving (American Style any way) only?

I am a big pro turkey man, but truth be told the only time I have it is at American Thanksgiving (Christmas is lasagna).  Also I am not so big a fan of the stuff that I will pay all outdoors for it. Here in America turkey is generally an affordable meat. My sister lives in The Netherlands and there are no turkeys there so the only way to get one is to import it. Last year her friend( who is also American) imported one at the cost of $200.00 American! Turkey is just not that important that I will give up a month’s car payment for it.

When I make the turkey I prefer white meat.


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If you’d like, share one thing you wish you’d said to someone else, but now you’ll never have the chance.

Make sure your heart is right with God before you go.


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What odd smell do you really enjoy?

I love the smell of face powder. It reminds me of my grandmother.

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Thankful November….share a story or time when someone did something really great for you.  Alternatively,  share your gratitude moments during this past week.

I am so thankful to be supported by a great group of music ministers here at our church who work so hard to make a joyful noise before the Lord each week.

Share Your World Aug. 20, 2018

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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.

Maybe

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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 June 4. 2018 on June 8, 2018

I am a few days late this week but still determined to Share My World. My! My! My! It was a busy one!

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You can check out the site of World Sharing Hostess, Cee Neuner by clicking HERE.

Here are the sharing questions for this week and my answers:

A piece of clothing from your younger childhood you still remember?

I had this brown silk shirt with wagon wheels all over it. I thought it was awesome when I was eight. It was the height of 70’s fashion. I think my mother burned all the pictures of me wearing it.

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would do do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.

I would be a parkour master

 

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I think I would rather drive at this point in my life and that is a definite change.

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. 

Here is a quote from one of the books I am reading. That inspired me this week.

“If…we dare to respond as Father God call us out to become His men, if we allow Him to nail our pride and our plans to the cross, we’re eligible at last to receive His Spirit and do our appointed task in restoring His kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.- From Healing the Masculine Soul

Share Your World April 16, 2018

It is time to Share My World again. It just seems like the weeks are flying by this year even faster than usual. I am half convinced time is collapsing!

Anyway, my answers to the weekly questions are below. Please check out Cee’s blog by clicking the link above . Do it now before time collapses any further!

List things or events that changed your life?

Wow! That is a huge list. It feels like my life has been one change after another as I look back to get me where I am. To pick out one life- changing event is like playing a game of Jenga. Each change has its place in making me who I am remove just one and the whole tower comes down.

But here are four life events that seem to have dramatically changed the direction of my life.

  1. Becoming a Christian
  2. Getting married
  3. Having Children
  4. Getting divorced

Complete this sentence: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…Superman of course!

What genre of music do you like? Here is a mix that will probably give you a good idea

 

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 C.cada art show was very inspirational this weekend,

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Share Your World February 12, 2018

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Every week Cee, Of Ceenphotography, asks the world 5 questions. A bunch of us answer them and in doing so SHARE OUR WORLDS. You can join in the fun by clicking on that underlined link.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

Are you a practical jokester?

I am not a practical jokester. The more impractical a joke is the more I like it. 🙂

Who cuts your hair?  You, a friend, or professional.

I have my hair cut by Jodi at Barbers Beyond Dawn.

Did you have a stuffed animal when you were a kid, if so what kind?

I did. I had a big stuffed teddy bear and a giant lion.

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 found out that my daughter is going to have girl and I am going to be a grandfather! I have decided I want to be called Oz. 🙂

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Share Your World Week Of Jan. 29, 2018

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I have been away from my writing desk for a few weeks visiting with my son who was home from his teaching post in South Korea. He has gone back now and here I am sitting and tapping the keys to SHARE MY WORLD.  Most of you who read me with any regularity know that Share Your world is a challenge I have been involved with for about six years now. It is hosted by Cee Neuner over at Cee’s Photography.

Each week Cee asks questions and in answering them we all share our worlds with each other. When you are done reading my response to Cee’s questions here, pop on over to Cee’s place using the links underlined above and read some of her work and the work of her contributors.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

My usual go to answer for questions like this is Barnes & Noble but just Monday I had occasion to visit my first Hobby Lobby. If I had an unlimited shopping spree there I think I could buy the store out.

What is the worst thing you ate recently?

There are two things I ate recently that have made me a little green. I recently had some homemade roast beef hash. The hash was OK but the chef mixed butternut squash in with it….not so good. The other was a meatloaf I had just last night. Not everything was fully mixed in and, yeah, melted Ritz crackers mixed with congealed hamburg fat….again not do good.

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Name five things you like watching…

Birds

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People

 

God’s move

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NCIS…all of them

& a new show called Beyond

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 song has been running through my head all week.

Share Your World Jan. 8, 2018

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As the new year dawns, it is time to get back to sharing our worlds. Share Your World is the challenge in which our hostess Cee asks a few questions and in answering them, we her contributors, share the world.

After you have finished reading the questions and my answers click the underlined link and pop on over to Cee’s place to see how the rest of the world shared!

Here are the questions and my answers:

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

I love a long hot bath. That said I usually only have time for showers.

What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

I am the Sr. Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Winchendon MA. I spend my days leading prayer groups, Bible studies, planning church life and outreach, I lead worship and generally try to love God and people.

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

No. But there are two real animals who live with me in my room.

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What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I just started Eugene Peterson’s Book RUN WITH THE HORSES….This quote really grabbed me this week.

“The Bible makes it clear that every time there is a story of faith, it is completely original. God’s creative genius is endless. He never, fatigued and unable to maintain the rigors of creativity, resorts to mass-producing copies. Each life is a fresh canvas on which he uses lines and colors, shades and lights, textures and proportions that he has never used before.”

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Share Your World 2017 Dec. 4,2017

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Cee’s weekly questions have become one of my favorite writing exercises. I just love the opportunity to give everyone a little peek behind the curtain of my life and I love reading about the lives of others across the world.

Below are this week’s questions and my answers. When you have finished click HERE and go to Cee’s site to read her other contributors.

What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?

I don’t mind most housework. That said I am not a very good housekeeper. I guess if I had to pick a least favorite I would say ironing. I don’t. That is why God made sweaters and vests.

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

My prayer life is the most vibrant part of my life right now. I am feeling very challenged to a deeper relationship with God.

How many times have you moved in the last ten years?

I have moved once. That’s a short sentence for a very long story.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This thought really challenged and encouraged me this week:

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