I am so grateful to be able to come away from the work for a bit and just answer some simple questions. It has been a rather heady week and my mind is still spinning. Thank you Cee for giving me these queries to kind of bring me back to a normal space. It means more than you know.
- Do you make New Year’s resolutions, or not? If so, what one have you made and kept from the past? I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions as such. But our church has 21 days of fasting and prayer starting at the beginning of every year and I feel like these are times to gather direction from God about what I am to do in the year to come. I suppose the result is the same except if I don’t do what is set out from the fast I kind of feel it’s not just me I’m letting down but God. MAybe that’s better incentive 🙂
- Do you prefer Nuts or no Nuts? Depends what it is in. I like nuts in my brownies and they are pretty good on Sundaes but I’m not a big fan of the nut sauce they make for spaghetti (pesto). But maybe you were referring to the emotional kind of nuts? Some days I feel a little nuts and I like that less than pesto. 😉
- Do you like winter, or not, and why? I love winter. It’s going outside during winter that I abhor.
- Do you prefer to receive gifts or give them? I like giving and receiving but I love gifts that have a purpose… things I can use and I like to give gifts that others find useful.
Hello Pastor J. I love that snow!!!
If snow were warm it would be perfect! 🙂
I love the snow (since it’s just a picture) and your answers! 🙂 Praying for you and your church as you head into your prayer and fasting time. God bless you!
I love to look at it with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Debby M gave me some Cappucino for Christmas. So I am drinking that as I look out over the white stuff.
I love looking at winter scenes they give me such a feeling of peace inside. Lord, I pray that you tend to Pastor J and give him peace in his mind that only you can give. I cannot wait for our 21 days of fasting and prayer I believe God has some big things in store for us. I started reading the Circle Maker and this is such an enlightenment to my prayer life. Peace to you, Pastor J in the days ahead. A-men!
Thanks Deb! God does attend…is attending! He is good and His mercy endures forever.
Thanks so much for being a part of SYW this past year!!! I truly appreciate it!
It has been so much fun and a great blessing to me Cee!
What fabulous answers, Pastor J! I love the one about Nuts, wish I’d thought to go in that direction (Being a Nut, myself). And I love your answer about winter–yes! Lovely to look at, abhorrent to go out and deal with. God bless you and the fam–love, sis Caddo (PS, my online church also does the fast to begin the new year!!)
“Some days I feel a little nuts” . . . only SOME days?
“I love winter” . . . I have to agree there – but then my winter is not like your winter. In fact, you’d probably call my winter a mild summer, or at least spring. I love 16*C but it very seldom gets that low here, if ever in the day time.
Yep some days I feel almost sane. On those days I am convinced the rest of the world is crazy! I googled it and discovered 16 C is actually 60 F. Tonight with it down around 20 F which is -7 C I would take the 16 C.
Well for the last week we’ve had temps in the high 30s (95-100 F) which wouldn’t be so bad if there was lower humidity, but with humidity at 80-90% it means water is constantly trickling down my back and I am wet all over. We should have moved to a cooler climate a number of years ago.
Yes the humidity is the hardest part of the heat even in my climate where we know nothing about the terrible heat you folks experience.