Wednesday Hodgepodge # 315

1. We’ve reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? Is that typical? On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what’s your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?

Yesterday, at 3:15, I was shopping at Wal-mart, and no, that’s not typical for a Tuesday.  It’s our turn to cook for tonight’s “Soup for the Soul” at church, so I had to go shopping for that. FYI: It’s too hot for soup, so Ed’s grilling hamburgers, instead.  Usually, I’m still taking a nap at 3:15 each day, because my energy level dwindles down to zero about 2:00 every day!

2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball…which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.

My daughter hosted a ‘Mother’s Day’ get together [for all mothers in the family] at her house, back in May, so that’s my answer.

3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.

First of all, I need more ENERGY.  I’m having a lot of chronic fatigue, lately.  Second, I need some MOTIVATION.  Even when I’m not tired, it’s hard to get motivated.  Third,  I need more SLEEP.  I feel like I can never get enough sleep.  I go to bed tired, and I wake up tired.

4. Do you think you’re strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?

Yes, I know I’m strong!  I’ve already been put to the test, on more than one occasion.  The first time God put me to the test was when both of my parents were in the hospital  (12o miles away, round trip)–both at the same time–for four long months!!!   I didn’t know how to drive in a large city, but I had to learn  how in just one day.  I put 60,000 miles on a new mini van, making those trips back and forth every day!  At one point, daddy was in ICU and mama was in CCU, and two of my three children even came down with the chicken pox, too!  Did I mention my children were ages 10, 6, and 3 when all of this was going on?

More recently, I was tested during the year 2015, when everything around here seemed to go “to hell in a hand basket”.  Ed lost his job (on Jan. 16), then we discovered we had termites and mold under our house (April), I ended up having to have back surgery (Sept), and Ed rounded out the year by having a heart attack (Oct)!  I give all credit for my strength to the good Lord above, and thanks to Him, all of those situations had good endings.

5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction?  Nope.

What’s your favorite book set sometime in the past?  Gone With the Wind.


Since I’ve already mentioned faith and church in this post, I think it’s only appropriate that I post an update regarding these two subjects.

After a thirty year membership in our previous church, and a fourteen month journey visiting other churches, Ed and I ‘officially’ settled into our new church home on June 25, 2017.

For a while we had our sights set on a different church, but God soon steered us elsewhere.  After many prayers for His guidance, we soon began to sense that this was the church God wanted us to be a part of.  This one just feels like “home”.

The church is small, most of the congregation is elderly, and, like so many churches, today, it’s struggling to survive.  However, it’s a loving church, and the Holy Spirit is still there.  The church lost its pastor, back in November, so we have no pastor at the moment. However, I have faith that God will send us the man of His choosing, in His perfect timing.  In the meantime, we’ll persevere.







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  1. God really put you through the fire in 2015, didn’t He? But, like always he saw you through it. Isn’t He marvelous?

  2. Motivation, that’s what I need! I haven’t been motivated in years but I think it is about the tasks being overwhelming to me so I put them off. If I would start the motivation would most likely follow. That is some story with your mom and dad both sick along with your kids getting the chicken pox. I was also a no on the historical fiction. So happy to hear that you have found your church home.

  3. To God be the glory for getting you through all those things. You know you’re strong when you have three small children and are able to take Care of those parents’ critical needs. I am happy for you to find a good church fit. That is truly a blessing.
    Sleep. Oh, sleep. So important.

  4. I feel fairly unproductive around here lately too. I’m anxious for baby news and eating my way through the pantry to pass the time-ha! Not really, but kind of : )

  5. I need energy and motivation, too. I have no idea where mine went but I’m pretty sure the fibromyalgia has something to do with it. And maybe all this heat and humidity. What a sweet little church, it sounds perfect. We’ve been floundering for years. I guess I’m sitting here waiting on a new one to fall in my lap.

  6. Yes, I agree that you are a strong woman! I am happy to learn you have found a church family that feels right to you! Gone With The Wind seems to win hands-down for the favorite historical novel. I’m sorry you are feeling so tired. Perhaps some blood work would find a reason for you – one that can be corrected. Hugs!

  7. I must say, you have been through a lot in your life. Kudos to you for being so devoted to your parents and for literally going the extra miles.
    Sadly, the church is struggling across the country, if not the world. There are too many pulpits that stand empty. May God soon bless you with a Scripturally sound and Holy Spirit led man.
    Have a great weekend!

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