What is your favorite time of day and why?
My favorite times of day are either really early in the morning, when I’m blessed enough to wake up before everyone else, because that’s one on one time with me and God, or really late at night after the kids have gone to bed, for the same reason. But I actually prefer it in the morning (which is something of a surprise because I’ve never been a morning person!)
If you could find anything under your Christmas tree this year, what would it be?
There’s nothing I really want for me, other than to be comfortable in knowing my family and my home are taken care of. I’d like this economic crisis to be over—both for my own benefit, and that of other people who are also going through hard times. I’d like people to get over themselves and what they are determined to push on others, and start to really understand truth, and know that life isn’t all about them, or their beliefs, or their dreams, but about God and Jesus and Love and understanding. I think there are a lot of things that are going to end up NOT being the way too many people think, and that when they die and find out the truth, they are going to be very surprised. The good thing is, no matter what they thought here, no matter what they did or how they made others feel, when they get into the Savior’s arms, they are going to be forgiven.
Would you want to know when you were going to die?
I don’t think so. At the most, I’d like to know I’m going to have a good long time with my family and friends. But since I’m not afraid of death (just the sudden stop at the bottom), and I know I’m going to a better place when I die, and I know that it’s not so much an end as a transition, then it doesn’t really matter when I die. It matters that I loved and who I helped while I’m here.
If someone gives you a Christmas gift that you weren’t expecting to, do you give them one in return even though you didn’t plan on it?
It depends on who it is, really. I already know I’m getting something I definitely didn’t expect. But who I’m getting it from is kinda big—how do I repay? It’s a quandary, but I guess the best thing He would want me to do is Pay It Forward. Which I work on doing every day, so….?
Recipe for this Week (instead of your recipe for life – what is it for just this week?)
Philippians 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
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1. Snow is really great the first few times, but about February it gets old. March is pushing it.
2. I’m looking forward to next payday. Some things will get straightened out, and we’ll be able to get the kids’ Christmas stuff. 😀
3. Korv is the best meat ever! (But does it count as a meat? I thought it was made from potatoes. Either way—it’s AWESOME!!! I’m just a Swedish girl at heart! Now I want Swedish meatballs! The kind my mom and I make!)
4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Sesame Street. Really, how can you go wrong with them?
5. I’m done with this economic crisis and being part of the working poor. Do I really need to explain?
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is the whole package. The anticipation of the surprise from friends and family—how well do they know you to get you what you’ll really love? The festivities—parties, food, being with those you love, and sharing in the love with those you are with. The holiday programs at church—the kid’s plays are cute, and the adult musicals are inspiring. Finally, and not at all the least of it—knowing the anticipation of the Supreme Gift that was given with what is celebrated this season. You know, there is a lot of controversy as to when Jesus was actually born, and that it’s celebrated when it is because it was a time pagans celebrated their own festivals, so to help the conversion it was decided to celebrate it during this period. I don’t think it really matters. If you’re not finding some small way to celebrate this awesome gift we were given everyday, there has to be something wrong. Even if it’s just to look up and say “thanks”.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to putting up our tree with the family, tomorrow my plans include not doing much, just being with my family, and Sunday, I want to go to church and spend time with my family. Yes, it’s all about family with me!
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