Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Beer, Busrides, God's Blessings

It has been a while since I joined up with Joyce for Wednesday Hodgepodge.  My time for blogging as I enjoy doing, has been slowed down as of late, and I do miss keeping up with my blogger friends.  So, even though it is later in the day than I would like, I am at last spending time with you.

 1. So, do you like beer?
NO!  I was brought up in a very conservative Christian home where my father was a Baptist pastor and we lived in South Central Louisiana - the edge of Acadiana.  Beer was a staple in most every home I went into but never a temptation.  Once, a friend asked me if I wanted to sip some beer left in a can from which her father had drunk.  I decided to smell it first, and immediately knew if something that smelled that bad had to be tasted, it would not be by me.

2. What's your least favorite repetitive task?
Cleaning the bathroom.  I know, it is a daily must, but not one I enjoy and would much rather delegate to someone else.  Too bad I'm the last resort in my house.

3. When was the last time you rode a bus? Where was it headed? Many years ago Hubby and I took the Senior Adults in our church on a trip up the eastern coast line.  It was such a memorable trip and to this day holds so many precious memories.  Many of these people have now died which makes the time spent with them even more special.

The most memorable bus trip I took though was almost 48 years ago, was when I went to New Orleans to meet my husband-to-be on a blind date.  Wow, what a trip!

4. What song from your childhood or from your own children's childhood could make a parent's nerves stand on end?

I have to agree with Lea at Ci Ci's Corner on this one.  "Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" would do me in every time.

5. The US Presidential election cycle is drawing to a close (can I get an AMEN??), and the third and final debate was held last night...what was the last thing you 'debated about'?

It is not an actual debate but rather trying to decide whether it is the best thing to do or not. Neither of us really has a side or stronger point of view one way or the other.  Can we just call it confusion?  Anyway, I love our little back porch which opens out onto our patio and flower beds.  We have doors that open on both ends of the porch - one into our bedroom and the other into the side entry.  Anyway, I love to keep these doors open to enjoy the fresh air, the sound of the wind chimes and the water fountain.  Of course, in this Louisiana weather, I am limited to when I can do that without air conditioning the outside.  So, do we enclose the porch with windows that can be opened so I can enjoy it year round or do we just keep it open and enjoy it when we can?  A quandary!  Suggestions welcomed!

6. Can a person make too much money? How much is too much?

This is a very thought provoking question, Joyce.  A friend once said, "I don't want a lot of money - just enough to buy what I need and to save a little."  We have laughed about that remark, and wondered how much would it take to buy what we "need" and save a little.

I think a lot of it depends on what a person does with their money.  Jesus rebuked the man who wanted to just build more barns in order to keep what he kept reproducing.  So, in this case, he did make too much because he used it selfishly.  Then, there are those who make little and are still selfish and hoard their little amount.  So I think it boils down to what is a person actually worth?  Is his/her worth based on what they can make for others, or is it based on what they do for others?  In this day and time our worth is so closely tied to what we are paid.  So, is there ever enough?

7. Pop-soda-coke-something else...what's it called where you live?

Always "Coke."

8. Insert your own random thought here

We have been immersed for the past few months in the lives of some friends who were called by God to adopt not one but two children from Uganda.  Theirs is an amazing story and you can read it at O-Holly KnightWe have seen God's Hand in every step.  There have been delays that have almost taken Holly to the brink of despair only to see God's miracle-working power.  This week has been a culmination of all the months of pleading and begging and answers to thousands of prayers from people all over the world.

God's perfect timing in all of this has made it possible for Holly to get the passports and visas in time to board a plane back to Texas at the very same time as a group from her church, Prestonwood Baptist Church, who has been ministering in another part of Uganda.  She will be with long-time friends after 8 weeks away and have help with these two precious babies for the international flight.  Is our God good or what?
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Oh, I don't know what to tell you about the porch. Guess you can just keep debating it. :o)

    Your #6 was great!

    And, what a blessing for these precious children and how marvelous on the timing. HE truly is amazing!


  2. Well he is just as precious as can be!

    I need more info on the porch : ) If you enclose it would you air condition/heat it?

  3. A joy to read your post, and so precious about God's timing....we also experience it.

  4. Your porch is like my dream come true...and those rocking chairs are just icing on the cake! Oh, what an adorable child! Such a sweetheart frrom ABOVE!


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