Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge–Easter Edition

Every Wednesday, Joyce hosts the Wednesday Hodgepodge meme … a fun way to get to know other bloggers.  I always look forward to Wednesdays and the Hodgepodge.  If you’d like to see how others answer this week’s questions, just click on the link above.
1. What are your plans for Easter Day/weekend?
Saturday I’ll be making a carrot cake.  Sunday, I’ll be working in the baby nursery during the early service, having breakfast and watching the littles hunt for Easter eggs between services, and in worship during the second service.  Afterwards, we’ll all go to DD’s for more Easter egg hunting, lunch, and good times. 

2. Besides Jesus, what one person from The Bible would you most like to meet and why?
I think I’d like to meet Paul.  I find a lot of encouragement in his writings, particularly this passage:
I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
I could have written those words myself, and I am sure that Paul can commiserate and encourage me to be able to persevere so that I too can say what Paul said
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
3. What is one modern day convenience you didn't have as a child that was easy to live without?
I don’t know … it was “easy” to live without all the modern-day conveniences we have now … if only because we can’t miss what we don’t know/never had. 
4. Are you more right brained or left brained? If you don't know what that means there is an interesting little quiz here.
Thank you for taking the Creativity Test. The results show your brain dominance as being:
Left Brain 65%
Right Brain 35%
You are more left-brained than right-brained. Your left brain controls the right side of your body. In addition to being known as left-brained, you are also known as a critical thinker who uses logic and sense to collect information. You are able to retain this information through the use of numbers, words, and symbols. You usually only see parts of the "whole" picture, but this is what guides you step-by-step in a logical manner to your conclusion. Concise words, numerical and written formulas and technological systems are often forms of expression for you. Some occupations usually held by a left-brained person include a lab scientist, banker, judge, lawyer, mathematician, librarian, and skating judge.
Somehow I am definitely NOT surprised.  Remember, I was an accountant … and definitely anal-retentive enough to have been a pretty good one (I love to tease DH, who was also an accountant, that he wasn’t anal-retentive enough to have been a good accountant.  ha!  Seriously, he’s not anal-retentive, but he was still a pretty good accountant.).
5. What is something you intended to do today but didn't? Why?
Since I’m posting this in the morning, I’m not sure what I’m going to fail to do that as of this morning I intend to do.   
6. Cadbury Creme Eggs or Reeses peanut butter?
Neither.  I’m not a fan of soft-centered chocolates nor peanut butter.  I prefer my chocolates with pecans and/or caramel. 
7. Who was your favorite cartoon character when you were a child?
Mighty Mouse.  Here he comes to save the day!  Mighty Mouse is on his way!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We had more severe storms Tuesday evening … and thankfully once again we were spared any major damage in our area.  We had a good amount of hail, but it wasn’t too big … slightly more than pea-sized.  Some areas on the Missouri side of the river reported baseball-sized hail.  DD reported grape-sized hail at her house.  A tornado was reported to have touched down west of the town where my dad lives; thankfully he lives on the east side of town and didn’t have any damage.


  1. Glad everyone is safe...the weather has been absolutely crazy this year!

    I would expect an accountant to be left brained : )

    Happy Easter!

  2. Viva la left brainers!

    Glad your dad was out of harm's way!

  3. Here in TX we are suffering from a lack of rain! BTW I just started a blog myself.

    Any suggestions for getting started? I would appreciate any tips you may have. I will be uploading pics soon. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks so much!

    Paula aka Mimi

  4. I have not heard of this meme before and I might jump on in the future, lol, I LOVE a hodgepodge random post. I think it is because that is way my brain thinks these days! I too can sooo relate to Paul and could have written that portion of scripture. WHY OH WHY do I continue to do the things I don't want to do??? I want to hear at the end, "Well done good and faithful servant." I think I'd love to meet Mary, Martha's sister. I think because I am SUCH a Martha. I could really learn something from Mary. Glad your all safe, what crazy weather! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Looks like a lot of "left brainers" out there. Yea, for us!

    I thought of Paul also as someone I would love to meet but went with Mary because I just cannot imagine being the Mother of Jesus.

    Have an awesome Easter!

  6. It's definitely been a rough spring, hasn't it? There was a tornado that touched down in the south end of our county; it's practically unheard of for us to have tornadoes. Glad you're safe!

  7. So glad you are safe from the storms. All we have is rain. I loved Mickey Mouse. Good answer.

  8. I'm so glad you were spared any damage. It's scary how bad the weather has been lately. Makes you wonder....

  9. I started to answer Mighty Mouse! He was the only character I can remember from my early childhood days.

    We had some hail a couple of weeks ago. Ours was between pea and grape sized. It made a lot of noise on our tin roof!

  10. So glad your family was safe. Oh I forgot about Mighty Mouse. I loved him too.

    Have a great Easter and by the was I love your background.

  11. Yum on the carrot cake! And what a great person you are to work in the nursery on Easter! I'm sure it is much appreciated! Plus it is always fun to see the little ones coming in all cute in their Easter outfits!!

    I'm with you about Paul; he was very wise in what he wrote and how he lived in his life after his conversion.

    glad you guys were safe from the storms!


  12. Carrot cake, I never even thought about making that, what a great idea. Paul was a good choice. Mighty Mouse was so cool!

  13. Here in TX we are suffering from a lack of rain! BTW I just started a blog myself.

    Any suggestions for getting started? I would appreciate any tips you may have. I will be uploading pics soon. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks so much!

    Paula aka Mimi


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