Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Wednesday Collection of Thoughts

I am not spending much time on my blog these days except to share with
Joyce and my Wednesday Hodgepodge Friends.  It is something I always look forward to.

1. Pokemon Go...your thoughts? Are you playing? Do you even know what it is?

I think it is just another craze that is fun for the moment and will be forgotten before too long.
I am not playing and really wasn't even familiar with it until one of my great-nephews cane running into the house at the family reunion a couple weeks ago, shouting, "I got him!"  Who would have known a blue Pokemon would found on a rural country road in south Louisiana on a hot Saturday?  But there he was.
I learned what it was right then and there.

2. What was something you collected as a child? Do you still have that collection? If you're a parent what's something your own children collected? Have you ever camped out, stood in a crazy long queue, or paid a ridiculous sum for a 'collectible'?

I don't really remember collecting anything other than Lightening Bugs as a small child.  As I got older I began collecting pictures of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural designs and favorite movie star's pictures.  They all went by the way-side as interests and locations changed.
Son John collected Baseball cards and Daughter Christy had quite a large collection of Barbie Dolls.
I have never done any of these crazy things to secure a collectible.

3. "Collect moments, not things"...tell us about a moment you've added to your collection this summer.

The summer isn't over and neither is collecting special moments, but so far, I will say the time spent with family at the get-together a couple weeks ago and mentioned in last week's Hodgepodge.

4.  What's something collecting dust in your home right now? Any plans to do something about it?

Nothing is collecting dust that I don't want to be there.

5. A favorite song relating to time?

Interesting you should ask because I just listened to the video of a friend of mine who is a one-man quartet, sing "Soon and Very Soon" we're going to meet the King.  You might enjoy it as well.

6. What's been your most frightening or your most interesting encounter with wildlife?
This would have to be the most interesting and memorable because of how much our children enjoyed it.  This was many years ago while on a trip in North Carolina.  Love those two silly kids!

7.  On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong set his foot down on the moon. If you could travel to the moon would you go? Why or why not?

I remember that night well as I was one month and two days from delivering our first child.  We didn't have church that Sunday night and instead gathered around the TV with several friends to watch it all take place.  I have no desire to travel to the moon.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

So much has happened in our world in the past week that could easily defeat the non-believer and certainly discourage those of us who believe in an Almighty, Sovereign God.
Even in these troubling days there is one answer.  There is one message that we must rely on and spread to the world.

"For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life."  John 3:16

Thank you Kaoma, for arranging and sharing this message that so beautifully reminds us of His great love in the midst of the storm.
 Reminder:  This is only one person singing all four parts.


  1. Great Hodgepodge answers from you today. I love that Soon and Very Soon. Praise God. Your pictures are sweet. And I answered lightning bugs too! Also, you reminded me that I collected pics of movie stars from movie magazines. So silly. My Granny asked me why in the world I wanted pics of "those people!" 😂

  2. Enjoyed your Hodgepodge answers and love the photos...smiles. Have a beautiful day, Elizabeth.

  3. The singer is so talented! It would be so easy to fall into despair at the state of the world just now. Cannot imagine navigating life without faith in a God who holds us in the palm of His hand.

  4. Great post! I loved all of your answers. I collected Barbie dolls and paper dolls. They would keep me entertained for hours. The music is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Oh forgot mine and my sisters collected Barbie dolls. Though wait. ... Can't consider them collectibles if they are played with as that makes them worthless. Lol. Those were far from worthless as my sister and I played with them for endless hours. Loved the video! What a gifted singer. Have a wonderful day!

  6. So glad I popped in and enjoyed your Hodge podge answers... it is a highlight of my week as well.. YOUr random thought is right on and so relevant..

  7. love your answer about items collecting dust, your world sounds wonderful
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  8. I love Frank Lloyd Wright's homes. I was actually in one in Riverside, IL. A friend from H.S. lived in one of his homes. Good answer to the dusting. I have things that are collecting dust but I love each and one of them. Love your photo with the kids from North Carolina.


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