Wednesday again, and time for the Hodgepodge -- the linkup where Joyce, at From This Side of the Pond, asks the questions and bloggers provide the answers on their own blogs. This week's questions are all over the place, so they should be fun to answer. Here goes!
1. What's something you've learned from a younger person?
Oh, probably many things. One, I guess, would be from my young friend Jennifer. She speaks so graciously and sweetly. I could take many lessons from her regarding speech.
2. Are you a perfectionist? Elaborate?
Most definitely not. I could be. Both my mother and grandmother were perfectionists and I have definite tendencies toward perfectionism. But the older I get, the more I have come to see perfectionism as a sin. I don't believe the lie that if something is worth doing it must be done perfectly. It is better to do something imperfectly than not to do it at all.
That said, I remember having a discussion with a friend who quilts. She noted that perfectionism is important in sewing, especially quilting, because all one's seams need to intersect at particular points for the design to work. My own take on that is that exactness and accuracy are important for quilting, but I don't see that as perfectionism.
|from Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
Quite a few things are cringe-worthy these days. Just to name one, everyday speech in our culture is so filled with crudities. We would do well to heed the Scriptural principle in the verse below.
4. September is National Honey month...do you have bees and make your own? Know someone who has bees and they share? Your favorite thing made with honey?
Nope, we don't have bees, although we do know folks who do. They occasionally do share honey and it's very good, but I'm not a huge fan of honey as an ingredient. My hubby likes it in coffee in place of sugar.
5. Where is your happy place?
We actually have several, but for many years our happiest place has been Back Lake, way up north in the town of Pittsburg, New Hampshire. It's several hours away but we so enjoy time there. In fact, we have a few days booked at our favorite place in October.
A third happy place for us is The Wilds of New England. We enjoy helping out there, but getting to attend a couple's retreat there is blissful indeed. Like a series of mini-dates all combined with encouraging Bible teaching that is a blessing to our marriage.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I'll be sharing more in the coming days, but we had a great visit with our Nevada loved ones. Below is a photo of eleven grandkids (7 from NV and 4 from NH) on a covered bridge in Littleton, NH.
And there is this week's all-over-the-place Hodgepodge!