Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! If you've answered the questions today add your link, then leave a comment for the blogger who came before you. Comments equal love, or at least in the blog world they do.
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And I guess I'm going to bring up one more teensy little thing...sometimes people copy my Hodgepodge answers word for word. That's a no-no. Firstly, I'm not that brilliant-ha! But also, the idea is to tell us what you think, and if your thoughts are similar to mine, please still use your own words.
Thanks for playing along today! Here we go-
1. Create an acrostic using the word LOVE. If you're unsure what an acrostic is click here.
Operating from a place of selflessness
Voicing words of affirmation and encouragement
2. Does love really conquer all? Why or why not?
I'm a romantic at heart so my answer might surprise you, but I'm going to say no. I think love conquers much. I think it covers a multitude of sins, but we're human and our words and actions have consequences that love can't always undo, take back, or conquer. Many people divorce someone they love. Human love is extraordinary...remarkable...imperfect.
Now God's love? That's different. I believe God's love can and does conquer all. His love is always sacrificial, always patient, always kind, keeps no record of wrongs, and never ever fails. It's the example we're given to emulate, but we're human, and the words always/never/all are something we fall short of at least some of the time.
3.Tell us about a time recently, where you really put your heart into something.
Probably the last thing I really put my heart into was the scrapbook I made for my Daughter1 for Christmas. It was filled with a lot of time and much love.
4.What's your favorite fictional love story?
This is a tough one, but I'm going to say Gilbert Blythe and Anne Shirley. Their love grew up beside them. It wasn't a lightning bolt. It was soft and tender and a gradual awakening to the realization that this person known since childhood was undeniably wedged into the deepest corners of the heart.
5. Do you generally wear your heart on your sleeve, or keep your cards close to the vest?
I had to think about this one. I probably hold hurt feelings closer to the vest. Also, I don't have an explosive temper so if I'm angry I generally walk away and simmer in private. Or vent to hubs. Happiness, excitement, exhaustion, surprise...those you can easily read on my face.
6. What food says love to you? Why?
Thanksgiving dinner. The menu that doesn't change too awfully much from year to year, it's filled with warm, filling, comfort foods eaten on the good china, families gathered round the table. The food and the day in general speak love to me.
7.When were you last 'tickled pink' over something? Explain.
My daughter2 is a third grade teacher, and I just love hearing about how she handles various situations with her students. Her skill, maturity, wisdom, and humor tickle me pink. Grown up girls bless your heart in a thousand million ways.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I made Mississippi Pot Roast last weekend, and it was so good! This recipe is one of the most pinned recipes on Pinterest, simple to prepare and really tender. While the combination of ingredients sounds a bit odd, something magical happens when they're combined in a slow cooker. They morph into absolute deliciousness. The link to the recipe is pretty much everywhere, but here's the one I followed. You're welcome.