Yesterday I received a challenge from Mark at hatrack4 Thoughts from Mark “Hat” Rack. This game, if you choose to participate has only 3 rules.

  • Answer the questions you receive (straight, funny, absurd, up to you.)
  • Provide three new questions of your own.
  • Tag three people.

The questions asked of me:

  1. What should a Christian’s (or church’s) primary focus be during the Advent season.

I believe that Advent is like the beginning of two new adventures. Each year as we approach Christmas, what leads up to it holds as much anticipation as the actual event. We prepare our hearts for the good news of the Gospel through special church services, beautiful choir music and the addition of orchestral offerings. We also need to look ahead to Christ’s second coming – which could be any minute now. God came to us at Christmas as a man. He lived among us and felt every emotion we do, yet He didn’t sin. He will come again to judge the world and take us home to heaven. Come quickly Lord, Jesus!

  1. What is your chief goal in your blog writing, for the present and long term?

I started writing my blog as a way to serve the Lord. I’ve always had a better way of stating my thoughts in the written word. When I try to vocalize my thoughts, they don’t have the same impact. We’ve all been called upon by Jesus to spread the Gospel message to everyone during our lifetime. Sometimes I go back and read some of my old posts and can see God’s direction in them. Along the way, I’ve made some truly good friends. At some point I would like to have some of my poetry and Paul’s art work put into book form. His paintings have always inspired the words I write. I have a novel waiting my attention, several short stories, a screenplay and a number of stage plays on the back burner. My goal for the future is to edit all of them and get them published.

  1. Who gave you the same thing every Christmas? What was the predictble gift and did you even like it?

Every Christmas, while I was growing up and still living with my parents we’d receive a large box in the mail from my maternal grandma. She packed many things, which I don’t really remember. There were cookies and homemade items, but I really recall getting a storybook full of Life Savers. I looked forward to that, because it held flavors that I’d never tasted before. It was a little thing, but it’s remained in my memory for all these years. I always looked forward to having that package come in the mail. I continued the tradition with my own children and my grandchildren

my own chidren and grandchildren. I wonder if they still make those Life Saver books.

Now for my nominations and questions:

Julie at cookiecrumbstoliveby

Mike at New Hope For Dry Bones

RobbyeFaye, Captive Dreams Window

My questions:

  1. How long have you been blogging and what is the greatest satisfaction you receive from doing it?
  2. Have you ever been bullied for your opinions – give examples – how did you deal with them?
  3. What was the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you during the Christmas holiday season?




About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to Q & A TAG CHALLENGE

  1. Beautiful lady in that pic!!

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  2. NativeGifts says:

    Reblogged this on Native's Castle and commented:

    i accept the challenge. what do i do.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    I love this, every answer. Why is it maternal grandmothers? And I loved the lifesavers in the storybook box. For many of the same reasons, unable to find those flavors by themselves in the store. When you get everything in a published book, mark me down for a signed copy, please.

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