Please visit Joyce at From This Side of the Pond to join us!!!!!!!!!!
I would love to explore the Bible and it's teachings in the Holy Land. I have never been there. I'd love to see what Jesus saw and where he went and where he lived. Literally.
2. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, or Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty...who do you most love to hate?
I don't really like cartoons so I don't like the Little Mermaid if you mean it that way I'd pick her.
If you really mean someone who you love to hate because they are so mean then I'll choose Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty - she didn't have a whole lot of patience - she was revengeful!
But the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz is my personal favorite - if you haven't read the book or see the play Oz - then you're missing something! You might get a different spin on the Wicked Witch and Glenda the good witch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes you think that's for sure.
3. Is open-mindedness a virtue?
This is really a tough one. I think open-mindedness is a virtue to a point - but you also have to have the gift of discernment to go with it. Something to hold onto as a morale compass. I think you can be open-minded to a point, but it has to be within the realm of the teachings of God.
For example I have said many times I love the birds, animals, colors, and the other gorgeous things like has to offer - but I feel God gave it to us to enjoy and be happy. I thank HIM for these things. Now some people take it further and actually worship those very things themselves and forget who gave it to us! Does this make sense?
4. How often do you weigh yourself?
5. This question comes to you courtesy of Rebecca over at Making Memories, so thanks Rebecca!
Costa Rica was recently named the happiest country in the world on the Happy Planet Index. What's the happiest country in the world to you, and what makes it so?
AMERICA! Home of the free - land of the brave. It is the best place on earth and I am proud to be an American. I feel blessed to have been born here - a woman - and in these days and times. I know we are having our struggles here. I know things might be changing, but there is not one place in my mind better than this.
6. Besides The Bible, what is one book you think should be mandatory reading for high school students? Why?
It's an old book - must be around 30 years old - by a Josh McDowell. It's called Evidence That Demands A Verdict." My hub and I went to Willow Creek Church in Arlington Heights, IL when we lived in Chicago and went to a three day seminar by this man over this book.
It was not a book that persuaded you to become a Christian. It just laid out about 600 predictions of what was going to happen in the Old Testament and how each one was answered in the New Testament. Then it called for you to make your own decision if the Bible and Jesus was true or not. He was a lawyer I think and he was an atheist - he was out to prove the Bible as a fraud and Jesus too.
It came down to these three theories:
Jesus was either a lunatic.
Jesus was a liar.
Or Jesus was who He said he was.
That is what it came down too.
7. I went shopping at some nearby outlets last week, and while I was there, I picked up a couple of Christmas gifts. How about you? Have you started your holiday shopping yet?
Since we are friends here and I know you won't make fun of me - yes I have started and finished all my shopping- I don't have a big family though. I have not wrapped them yet.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I went to an RA specialist Monday. I liked him. I had checked out his credentials and they were great. My internist got me in earlier then I could have gotten in - the wait was til December!
The doctor said that there are a few reasons this small vessel thing shows up on people and that I didn't have any signs for those things – praise God. They ran some more blood tests to rule out a couple of rare things, but he didn't think I had that either. He thinks it was just a freak happening and when the red goes away – hopefully it will not come back.
If it does I need to take a picture and email him. They'll look at it and see if there is more checking to be done - then. Otherwise I will see him in January. Since he’s a great doctor and he is a vasculitis specialist - I've decided to believe in his diagnosis!
I want to thank all of you for going on this ride with me and for all your prayers.