“Backwards, turn backwards, O time in thy flight…” Elizabeth Akers Allen
September is two-thirds gone! How can it be?
The last few days have been a little harder on me. Wednesday I went to the dentist; he very kindly filled my teeth and emptied my bank account. Half a month of my wages to fill two teeth – but he did his work quite painlessly so I’d best not grumble. Yesterday I fought the bug and the bug won. Woke up nauseated and things worsened from there. Thankfully it was only a one-day flu; the world looks much brighter today.
In describing myself this month here are a few more adjectives that apply:
a daughter of the King of kings; thankful for what God has done for me;
a relative (wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin)
cancer survivor; tutor of ESL; conservative or modest in dress;
lover of song & poetry; advocate of memorization;
a lover of nature; appreciative of colour & beauty;
creative; amateur artist; quilt-maker; writer;
curious; an avid reader (mostly non-fiction);
procrastinator; indecisive; unprofitable servant;
legalistic; a bit cynical;
a weird sense of humor (says my family.)
Now on to the questions:
2.What keeps you up at night?
—Rehashing daily incidents or memories I’d rather forget keeps me awake sometimes ☹
—An intriguing book
—My friend wanting to visit when she’s feeling especially disturbed or fearful. She lives in a low-cost housing area among a lot of substance abusers and she’s trying her best to point them to the Lord, but it’s frustrating. There are lots of people who want a hand-out but not a hand up. A pack of smokes or money for food but not a sermon. ☹
3. Whom would you like to be?
I can’t think of any one person I’d actually want to be, but in general…
—A Christian with an unshakeable faith
—A prolific (and modestly wealthy) writer
4. What are you wearing now?
A dress with a mottled deep red background with white, tan and gold flowers & olive green and black leaves
5. What scares you?
—Sharks (One of the best phobias to have if you live on the prairies ☺)
—Cougars (a little more valid fear hereabouts)
—Criminals, especially when I think of my grandchildren’s safety
—What this world is coming to (ditto)
6. What are the best and the worst things about blogging?
Best: I find blogging somewhat like penpalling; I enjoy the interaction with other folks, especially through comments. Plus it gives me a reason and opportunity to write.
Worst: I don’t have as much time to follow and comment on other blogs as I’d like
7. What was the last website you looked at?
It was http://www.confidencehealthcenter.org. This is the site of a prenatal health centre in the mountains of Haiti. I want to tell you more about it soon, as our children will be headed there for a visit next month.
8. If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?
Being a perfectionist, I’d like to change a LOT of things about myself! I’d like to be more efficient, more decisive, have a better memory, more energetic, less of a perfectionist…☺
One thing? I’d like to be more disciplined and finish the projects I start. (I’m afraid I’ll die one day and my daughter will inherit a big mess!)
9. Slankets? (Eh? Can anyone tell me what these are?)
10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you.
James, from the Men of One Accord, describes himself as a husband and grandfather, a firm believer in prayer, a blue-collar worker, a Christian enjoying the blessings of God, a dyslexic.
You can read more about him at their site. I especially appreciated his testimony of how he became a Christian; I’m so thankful that God was leading him through this and there to rescue him when he was ready to make that total surrender.
Here are a few other blogs that I find spiritually encouraging:
Now I want to thank you all for reading and following my blog, for taking time this month to get to know me a little better. I hope you’ve found my ramblings interesting and thought-provoking. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit can use what I’ve written to encourage you.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works…” Hebrews 10:23-24