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1. Can you believe it's the end of January? What was the best day of January 2017 for you, and why?
I believe it was Inauguration Day... I know I looked forward to it a long time and I enjoyed the patriotism it evoked... I loved the parade!!!
2. What sounds make up the background noise in your life?
Unfortunately, for me, it is Hubs radio on talk radio.. when we updated our kitchen we moved my computer to one corner of the kitchen and hubs keeps this radio on 24/7.. not kidding.. all the time ....on talk radio.
3. I read on the Power of Positivity website a list of ten things to drop from your life right now. They are-
anger outbursts, people who put you down, regret, negative self talk, being a people pleaser, the notion you need to be perfect, the past (but keep the lessons learned!), gossip and judgment, comparing yourself to others, and the word hate (focus on what you love instead)
Which thing on the list do you most need to drop? Are you trying or will you try?
Well, since I do have talk radio on drumming the rhetoric and the hue and cry in my ear all day,, I would have to say it would be anger outbursts.. So many things about our "politically correct", "tolerant" and divisive society can really get my craw.... I will find myself beginning to seethe and my angst begin to boil.... I really don't need this.. I'm a conservative 66 year old retired school teacher... I'd much rather be devoting myself to pleasantries and planning visits with my family... but it is what it is.... when we made this move for me to the kitchen I had no idea how my environs would affect my emotions!!
4. What is sacred to you?
The Word of God and knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord!
Time spent in His presence...I do not like to be disturbed and really enjoy my privacy during those times...I enjoy singing, praying and talking to Him aloud!!!
5. January is National Oatmeal month. Are you a fan, and if so how do you like it?
I love oatmeal.... but I must have it sweetened and fruited... for
example, I really like those individual packets that are cinnamon apple with non sugar sweeteners... to which I add hot milk and raisins... I , also, love cooking with oatmeal .... cakes, crisps, cookies... etc.
6. What feelings does twilight stir up in you?
I love twilight... it takes me back to my youth when we kids were outside playing until almost dark... I had a lovely unobstructed view of the sunset... and I loved watching the evening star come out.... That violet color of the sky at twilight when the rosiness of the fading sunlight melts into velvety night is one of the most gorgeous sights I can recall.. I don't know if it is the innocence of an unaffected life when all I did was play and enjoy every gift God gave us in his world, but the idea of coming night was so sweet because it meant cosy hours with family gathered around sharing experiences of their day... over time with age and experiences of the impact of evil in our world.. nightfall has lost a bit of its charm for me... for example, now I don't like to go out after dark alone... sad to say,,, where we live now,, we can not see the glory of a blazing sunset and the wonder of twilight is lost to me.
7. Something you're looking forward to next month?
I love Valentine's Day... Hubs always treats me so well.. He is a great sweetheart!
This morning I will be leaving soon to go to church to lead a small group in our Women's Bible study... I do look forward to the, for lack of a better word, the demand it puts on me to really dig into the Word and listen more carefully to what the Spirit has for me to share...I always come away from these weeks set aside for intensive study with a deeper love and understanding...This study, Finding the I Am.. holds great promise!!