Wednesday, May 31, 2017

If You Pray for Me: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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What makes you feel accomplished? Explain.

Several things: Getting a room fully cleaned and organized, finishing a book, getting all my laundry washed, dried, and put away in the same day, completing an art project, meeting a goal. 

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? Tell us why.

Someone local:  Brooke Nelson, former president of the Anniston Runners Club and organizer of the Cheaha Challenge--the state's biggest cycling road race.  I've know her for years, but would like to pick her brain on health, nutrition, and training.  I'd also like to know her story.  Did she start unhealthy and work to get healthy, or has she always been an athlete?

Someone famous: Jeff B. Davis, improvisational comedian from Whose Line is it Anyway?  There's a lot of information about many of the other stars in his genre, but not much about him.

Someone Spiritual:  Mylon Lefevre.  In the 80's, he and his band, Broken Heart, was among the first contemporary Christian music artists I'd ever heard.  Before that, all I'd ever heard referred to as "gospel" music was a bunch of sad singing and glorified funeral dirges.  Then Broken Heart, Petra, and Carman came along and saved my ears.  In his later years, Mylon has released some great worship CD's and has been preaching around the country for a number of years.  He has indirectly been a spiritual and musical mentor to me since the late 80's.

Do you have a great burger recipe? What's in it? What do you like on a hamburger and where is your favorite spot to order one out?

I enjoy a good hamburger.  I used to be proficient at grilling them, but I haven't touched a charcoal grill in probably fifteen years. So this is my best hamburger recipe:

Step one:  Go to Jacks
Step two:  Order a Big Jack with cheese and condiments of your choice
Step three:  Unwrap and enjoy

What's the biggest anxiety producing thing you do on a regular basis?

Driving.  Going to work is not much of a problem since I'm out there with like, three people.  Leaving work and running errands during the daylight hours is different; more traffic, more goobers who can't drive and/or think the left lane is the Autobahn.  I absolutely panic if I have to drive after dusk since I rarely have to and have gotten out of practice. 

This is the last Hodgepodge of May. Tell us about your summer plans.

I'm going to take things a day at time.  However, I'm endeavoring to include more fun and restful activities into my summer.  As far as I know, I won't be taking any kind of vacation, so I want to use my weekends as mini "staycations."

Insert your own random thought here.

A big thank you and God bless you to all who prayed for my request last week.  The past week has been rough.  My sweet housemate, Mrs. Sue, passed away last week.  We had her funeral Sunday.  On top of all that, I've been sick since Friday and have not slept well.  Today has been the first day I've felt like writing.  This summer is going to be one of change, but I still believe that in the grand scope of things, they will be good changes.  I'm standing on two Scriptures:

Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Psalm 3:3 - But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Keep praying y'all.


  1. so very sorry for the loss of your housemate! Sending prayers for peace and comfort for you.