Monday, October 26, 2015

The Listing Hop: List of Lists

                Today I am participating in The Listing Hop, which is hosted by Bish Denham and Alex J Cavanaugh. All we have to do is make a list and they suggested keeping it between 5 and 25 items, and I am a big fan of lists, so I could not resist signing up! You can find a list of participants by clicking above. Since I use lists so regularly, I thought I would share my list of lists :)

These are 15 of the lists I currently have on an ongoing basis:

1. Shopping list
2. To Do list (this is especially never-ending)
3. Long-term goals

4. Hobbies to pursue (translation: A LOT of unfinished sewing and weaving projects, language courses, and scrapbooks)

5. Wish list

6. Blog topic ideas

7. Book writing ideas

8. April's A to Z blog challenge theme ideas and some of the potential letter topics

9. Must-see movies

10. Books to read
11. Netflix shows to watch (Netflix conveniently handles this list for me)

12. Gift ideas (this one is shorter than I would like it to be with Christmas already quickly approaching)

13. List of daily blessings (my attempt at being more optimistic)

14. Prayer requests

15. Bucket list

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday Photos

            Before I share some pictures I would like to give you a post schedule for the next few weeks. I figured sharing my schedule will help hold me accountable and provide a little more structure than normal for this blog.

Monday, October 26: The Listing Hop

Monday, November 2: Question of the Month

Wednesday, November 4: Insecure Writer's Support Group

Wednesday, November 11: Regular or photo post

Monday, November 16: A very special post TBA

November 23, 24, or 25: Thanksgiving week post

            And now, on to the pictures! These are from July 2014 when I went on a mission trip with a group from my church to Sonora, Mexico. The missionaries we visited live in a very beautiful, mountainous area and it was during rainy season. I took these pictures behind there house during the week and I thought that it was really neat how different this same spot looked as the weather was constantly changing. Hope you enjoy :)

Day 1
 Day 3 Morning
 Day 3 Late Afternoon
 Day 4, a very rainy morning

 Day 4 Late Afternoon, my finger got in the way, lol
 Day 5, right before we left

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Have Faith in God

            We sing a great hymn in church sometimes called Have Faith in God.  I was thinking about the lyrics the last time we sang it and realized how applicable that song is to my life right now.  Our assistant pastor also found it applicable to his sermon.  He preached out of Luke 8:22-25 about the time when Jesus calmed the storm at sea.  The disciples were doing exactly what God wanted them to do when the storm hit, and that shows us that even if we are following God’s will in our lives, the storms of life can still hit.  We may think we have control for a while, but when things get rough, we finally turn to God in prayer.  That is something we often forget, trials are not always due to sin or wrong choices, they sometimes come to teach us or to remind us of who is in control.  Even if things seem unfair and we don’t understand why, God is still there and He still cares for His children.  We live in a fallen world where bad things are going to happen.  Those of us who are Christians have the task of shining God’s light in the darkest of times and reaching out to those who are lost and hurting.  So, when the darkness falls within our own lives, we must keep our eyes on Christ and have faith.  He can calm the storms and bring peace in His time.

These are the lyrics to Have Faith in God, written by B. B. McKinney:
Verse 1: Have faith in God when you pathway is lonely,
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
Chorus: Have faith in God, He’s on His throne;
Have faith in God, He watches o’er His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.
Verse 2: Have faith in God when you prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the Lord, trust His Word and be patient;
Have faith in God, He'll answer yet.
Verse 3: Have faith in God in your pain and your sorrow,
His heart is touched with your grief and despair;
Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him,
And leave them there, oh, leave them there.
Verse 4: Have faith in God though all else fail about you;
Have faith in God He provides for His own;
He cannot fail though all kingdoms shall perish,
He rules, He reigns upon His throne.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October IWSG

            Time for another posting with the Insecure Writers Support Group, where writers can share their insecurities and encourage one another.  IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and we share our posts the first Wednesday of the month.  The co-hosts for October are:

TB Markinson, Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar.

            In September, IWSG announced that they would be having an anthology contest for group members.  We have until November 1 to submit a short story about a parallel universe or alternative history.  This is my insecurity this month.  As soon as I saw the contest, I was so excited about it, but now I’m having mixed feelings/second thoughts.  I really want to submit a story, I have an idea, I have the characters lined up, and I even started writing.  I am just not sure if I can pull this all together in a sensible way by November!  During this process, I realized that I have not written any fiction since high school, beyond a list of ideas and a couple opening paragraphs to stories that may never come to be.  I don’t even know if my fiction will be likeable, but I guess this is an opportunity to find out.  I have to start somewhere.  I hope I can get it done. 


Monday, October 5, 2015

Back to Blogging and Question of the Month

This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 (KJV)
               Well, after taking some time away from this blog, I am back!  I missed my blogger friends and sharing my writing, so I am glad to be getting back to a normal routine.  At work, we finally hired a new pharmacy cashier, so hopefully things will get back to normal there as well.  September was a rough month for me, and I do not want October to be a repeat, so I am using this new month as an opportunity to revive my writing.  I apologize to anyone who commented on my page last month who I didn't get back to, and I will try to catch up and make the rounds this week.  With this fresh start, I also decided to do a little rearranging and autumn redecorating on my page, I hope you enjoy!

October’s Question of the Month

The Question of the Month is a bloghop that occurs the first Monday of each month and it is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from A Life Examined.
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
                You know, I tried to put more thought into coming up with the perfect person for the role, but my mind always went straight to the same person.  My problem is that I admire a lot more actors than I do actresses, so there are not many women I find capable of the role.  Someone who could probably play the role well is Jennifer Lawrence.  She is a talented actress, and I think she would understand my introverted character because she appears to be an introvert herself.  I thought of her because when I have watched Jennifer in interviews, I can tell that she feels awkward and nervous, and I also feel that way around large groups of people.  Beyond that, I don't think we have that much in common, but I still think she could pull it off pretty well.

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