Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Heart Felt Hodgepodge

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From this Side of the Pond

1. When's the last time you had a heart to heart talk with someone? A change of heart? Experienced figurative 'heart failure?'

This past weekend, I had a sort of heart to heart with a granddaughter as she discussed her future.  I treasure these times.

2. Champagne, chocolates, flowers...what's your Valentine pleasure? Any special plans for the day?

Champagne is not my thing at all, and I'm trying to stay away from the chocolates, but flowers  always speak my love language.  Dick knows that and brought me a beautiful bouquet of mixed roses yesterday.  So we are celebrating all week.

Wednesday night our church is having a Valentine Gathering for our regular mid-week service.  We have at least 27 from our Sunday School class planning to attend so we will sit together and enjoy Valentines as a group of friends.

3. Are you a hopeless romantic or do you fall more in the category of practical and pragmatic? What's a gesture you find romantic?

I am more in the later category - practical and pragmatic, but I do love and appreciate romance.  Romantic gestures that speak to me are again on the practical side.  But I do love a hand hold, a spontaneous hug, a spoken compliment or that special look and smile.

4. Do you ask a lot of questions in life or are you pretty content with what you already know?

Can it be both?  I am fairly inquisitive and need details and a map of the future.  I want a plan and wish God would let me in on what He has going for my life.  That being said, I am content in all things knowing that He is my sovereign God and is in control of all things.

"I don't say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot.  In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content - whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need.  I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me."

5. Your favorite power ballad?

There so many great old time power ballads, but Roberta Flack's version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"  has to be a real classic.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Who was better than Neil Diamond and "Hello Again" has to be at the top of the power ballad list.

So just relax and listen.


  1. It is the small 'stuff' or 'things' make me feel so loved.
    Neil Diamond a classic.

  2. Hello Elizabeth! Poor Neil Diamond, so sorry to hear about his illness. Hope that you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

  3. Great post, Elizabeth...your flowers are just gorgeous and I especially love your answer to #4 because that is really the way I feel too! Oh...I had forgotten that song by Roberta Flack...such a great one. And who doesn't love Neil Diamond? I hope your Valentine's Day is very special!

  4. Yeah, Neil Diamond! Don't know why he wasn't on the list I saw. Enjoy your Valentine's get together. So nice you're able to have a heart to heart with your granddaughter! ❤️

  5. Those roses are gorgeous and beautifully displayed. Yours answers to number 3 and 4 actually speak to how I feel, but you expressed them so very well. Enjoy your evening with friends.

  6. I love your roses! And I especially love the pink bowl underneath making the pink in the blooms really pop. Have a wonderful day!

  7. Your roses are lovely and you created such a lovely display with them. Neil Diamond and Hello...Oh my goodness that's such a favorite of mine, but strangely enough I now think of my mom whenever I hear it. I think because we used to talk a lot on the phone after I moved away. I would call her every Sunday afternoon. I heard this on the radio shortly after she passed and every night for quite sometime I would cry myself to sleep and felt so very lonely without her. It has been a reminder of her ever since.

  8. Elizabeth, I enjoyed reading your answers and your power ballard choices are awesome songs.


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