Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Gambling, Music & The Hub

Joyce has given us some interesting questions to ponder this week at

1. What's one thing that's still the same about you as when you were young?
I am still very content to be alone and in some situations, prefer it that way.

2. What's more important-history or science? Why?
Interesting question!  I am going to venture out and say neither is more important than the other.  They are of equal importance because each builds on the successes and failures of its own past.  Without science, would the human race have become extinct? What about our environment, food supply, energy sources?  And the saying, "If we don't learn from our history then it is bound to repeat itself," is being played out before us on a daily basis.  History or science!  I think they both have had and continue to have a tremendous impact on life as we know it.

3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black or pinto-your favorite bean?

4. What's something people come to your town to do?
Gamble.  We are known for our six (6) riverboat casinos and hotels.  Sad truth!
5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.
Informative, fun, short

6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

7. What's one piece of advice you'd give a writer?
Oh heavens, I don't think I am in a position to give that sort of advice.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Today, Hubby and I had lunch with the most delightful young ladies.  Cassie is the director of The Hub here in Shreveport and LeeAnn is in charge of the GED program there.  This is how Cassie sums up the ministry of The Hub:
"Urban Ministries loves the impoverished of Shreveport’s inner city.  We want the poor to know who they are as God’s creatures, and who they can become because of what their Creator has done through His Son, Jesus."
"The Hub desires to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the lives of the broken.  We strive to meet the very real physical needs of those whom God has given us to love.  And while addressing those needs, we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, expressing our heartfelt desire—which is our Lord’s desire!—to be in lasting fellowship with them (1 John 1:3-4)
One of the main aspects of her profound ministry is to rescue women and children from prostitution and sex trafficking.  It is called "Purchased:  Not for Sale!"  I had no idea the trafficking of children in our little city was such a problem, but she says it is a very real and serious problem.  We discussed how I might be able to help in some way, and I look forward to opportunities in the days ahead.

If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful ministry go HERE.


  1. It's not Vienna, but hubs and I have been invited to the Opening Night Gala of the NJ Symphony this weekend. I'm looking forward to it!

    The ministry sounds amazing, and I hope you find a way to get involved.

  2. Thank you for stopping over. Your comment is a no-reply so I couldn't comment back to you. I do love string beans too, actually had some last night. I would love to come and gamble in your area. I go to Las Vegas a few times a year. Your random thought sounds like a wonderful ministry. Also Mrs. McGregor's Garden looks like a lovely and amazing store!


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