"From This Side of the Pond"
1. Elizabeth Lawrence is quoted as saying, 'Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." So have you done just that? And what did you leave undone in order to do so?
We just aren't at that seasonal stage yet here in the Arklatex (Northwest Louisiana). We have a huge pecan tree behind our house and although it is full of pecans, the leaves haven't started turning yet. The oak tree in our front yard is also hanging on dearly to its green leaves. But, when that time comes, I will not hesitate to leave whatever undone in order to enjoy the color.
Trying to keep my balance. As I am still using a walker to get around due to foot surgery three weeks ago today, maneuvering the "turns" has been a challenge.
Now, to answer the true nature of your question, sometimes as a blogger I feel 'every time [I] turn around' it is time for another post. Am I the only one who feels this way?
3. How hard is it for you to 'turn the other cheek?'
If left to my own "common man" nature, it would be impossible. My personality wants to retaliate and/or make a verbal response. This is a struggle for me even now, but with the Holy Spirit reminding me its not my fight to fight I am better able to 'turn the other cheek' and move on. I don't mean to simplify this, but without the Lord in my life bringing me moment by moment closer to His plan for my life, I would be a mess for sure.
4. When did you last turn a drawer, your car, a room, or your entire house upside down looking for something? Did you find it?
I cannot tell you the exact last time, but it is inevitable that when I lose something, I can remember putting it exactly where I thought I would look for it later. I will tell you this funny. Right after my surgery while my sis was here helping out, I put the house phone into my bosom to carry into another room because I was using a walker. Later, we searched all over for that phone until I realized I was wearing it. A bigger bosom might have helped. Not sure.
5. 'One good turn deserves another'...were you most recently on the giving or receiving end of that sentiment?
I have definitely been on the receiving end these past three weeks. Friends have brought food and sent cards which has meant so much. I must remember to pay forward when I am able.
6. Red, yellow, and orange are the colors of fall. Also the colors of fruit. If you were permitted only one color of fruit in your diet, which would you choose? This question isn't as easy as it sounds, at least not for me.
Or for me, Joyce. I love sweet red apples, red grapes, green kiwi, yellow bananas, and a peach peach. Not to mention a green/red combination watermelon. But to keep it seasonal, I will have to go with apples and peanut butter.
7. The Hunt for Red October, October Sky, Halloween...which 'October' film is your favorite?
The Hunt for Red October has always been a favorite of ours. But I loved October Baby and thought the subject of abortion was handled beautifully in this film.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Lately, I have been made aware of so many hurting and struggling people around us. These are fine, Christian families who are going through some really difficult times whether it be with health problems, or issues with children. I've wondered how to encourage them other than to just let me know I am praying for them. Is this enough or does God require more of us? I think this is something we as Christians deal with. How can we minister to someone from a distance who is hurting? In thinking about this this week, I remembered an old song sung by Babbi Mason entitled, "Standing in the Gap."
I don't think one can minimize the importance of prayer for another person. The Lord may lead us to do more for someone, but until He does, I think He will honor and bless our
May you have a Blessed Day!