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Wednesday, October 28, 2015


     Well the World Series has begun. Am I the only one feeling kind of "ho humm" about it? Halloween is this Saturday. Our church is holding something called "Trunk or Treat." This will be a first for us. Few of us have never heard of Trunk or Treat so it should be interesting! Today being Wednesday, it is time for another Wednesday Hodgepodge. I hope that you enjoy this week's edition!

1. Are you comfortable with silence? If you're home alone, do you like silence or do you need regular background noise? Do you seek out times and places to be silent? What's your favorite place to find silence/be silent?
     I am very comfortable in my own company. I do enjoy silence, however it is virtually impossible to get away from all sound in this day and age. One of my favorite places to find silence is hunting in the woods. There is still sound from afar off but it is as quiet as I can find.

2. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. Can't let that go by without a mention now, can we? Will you celebrate? How? Let's say you can have one of the following right this very minute... a cup of hot chocolate, a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream, or a slice of chocolate pie...what's your pleasure?
     I'm going with a hot chocolate...with petit marshmallows.

3. How do you feel about blue jeans? Favorite thing in the world to wear or nope, don't own a single pair? How often do you wear blue jeans in a typical week? Do you own a blue jean jacket?
     I love blue jeans. I wear them several days a week. I do not own a blue jeans jacket.

4. Are you superstitious? If so, in what way?
     I am not really superstitious. I may be a little stitious but I'm definitely not super stitious!

5. If you had to come up with a costume using only things you have on hand right now, what could you come up with? 
     A police officer, a farmer, a hobo!

6. What scares you a little? What do you do when you feel scared?
     SWMBO getting angry! I become more tactically aware when I feel a little scared. I may arm myself depending on the circumstances. Better to have a weapon and not need it than to need a weapon and not have one.

7. Perhaps today will be the day I ______________________________.
     ...apply for a part time job.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
     This past weekend we had a Gospel Meeting at the church building. We had a speaker come in from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His name is Doug Hamilton and he is the preacher for the Camp Hill church of Christ, Camp Hill, PA. 
     Doug presented a series of lessons on Spiritual Giftedness and how to use your particular spiritual gifts to share the Gospel. I really enjoy a well crafted lesson and I'm here to tell you that Doug Hamilton has got skills! I particularly enjoyed how he "married" passages from the Old Testament with passages in the New Testament thereby demonstrating the consistency of the Bible narrative.
     I'll be writing more in future blog posts so stay tuned. Enjoy your Wednesday! 


  1. Your #6 statement: Better to have a weapon and not need it than to need a weapon and not have one. I agree!!

    Your #4 made me chuckle. Love it.

    Your #8 has me looking forward to hearing more about this. Joe and I did a Bible study a few years ago that put the Bible into a chronological order, mixing the Old & New Testaments and showing how they certainly do compliment each other. Found it to be enlightening. I actually got excited about it.

    Your first statement.... nearly all the churches down here, including the Catholic churches, are doing Trunk or Treat. I think it is such a great way to keep the kids safe and still let them have the fun of dressing up and collecting treats. The adults really get into decorating their trunks, too.

    Loved your Hodgepodge!

  2. Our church had its first Trunk or Treat on Sunday. It was a huge success. We didn't go since the kids were busy with other activities and they are teenagers. In the past we have had a Fall Festival for families. But this was a success so that is probably what they will do again! Happy Wednesday

  3. yummy hot chocolate with marshmellows. enjoyed your random thought.

  4. Your conference sounds interesting. I love to hear the Old and New tied together. Wonderful to have confirmation that what God says will happen will indeed happen.

  5. Oh and the World Series is so hohum to me this year I forgot to comment : ) I need a passing interest in the teams playing and this match up just isn't one I feel compelled to watch.

  6. I think I was a hobo several times growing up! Doug Hamilton sounds like an interesting man and glad you enjoyed his visit at your church.