Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Peace And Quiet In The Hodgepodge

Happy Wednesday everyone! So glad you stopped by for a little mid-week break and to share your answers to this week's random. If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then leave a comment for the blogger before you. Kindness always counts and the world needs more of it. Here we go- 

From this Side of the Pond

1. How do you define peace? 

Not to be cliche, but if the shoe fits...No Jesus, no peace-know Jesus, know peace. That pretty much sums it up for me. 

2. November 3rd is Election Day in the US of A, but did you know it's also National Sandwich Day? Let's vote, shall we? egg salad or tuna salad? chicken salad or grilled chicken on a bun? peanut butter and jelly or a bagel with cream cheese? turkey and swiss or ham and cheddar? grilled cheese or pimento cheese? roast beef-corned beef-or make mine veggie? 

Hardest question of the day. Egg salad, chicken salad, a 'real' bagel please (it's the Jersey girl in me), ham and cheese, grilled cheese on a winter's day and pimento all the rest, roast beef if it's in the form of a French Dip, otherwise corned beef.

Giving myself a high five for not overthinking this one. 

3. When did you last say (or feel) 'no rest for the weary'

I think I feel this most evenings as I wrap up things like putting away the last of the dishes, folding anything left in the dryer, prepping the coffee for the morning...there is always one more thing isn't there? 

4. This time last year, where were you? 

South Korea. To be more precise I was enjoying a beautiful blue sky day in a gorgeous park beside the water with hubs, my daughter, son-in-law, the mancub, and the newest member of our family just six days old. 

It feels like a million years ago. Hmmm...I think this will be it's own blog post, so stay tuned. 

5. Share a favorite song, verse, or quote featuring the word 'peace'. 

Sometimes the songs from my childhood are so comforting. In this season of exhausting conflict and turmoil every which way you turn, I go back to one of my old camp favorites...'I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river in my soul..."

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I write my answers to the Hodgepodge on Tuesdays so I can get the link up early every Wednesday. I don't know how this election day will go but no matter the results I will wake up Wednesday and be grateful for the gift of another day. I will go about the ordinary business of living because my hope for this nation and for my own future and that of my children and grandchildren is not found in any presidential candidate, political pundit, or online pontificator. 

One of my favorite hymns-


  1. Again, I enjoyed your questions and answers, especially your random thought.
    Have a good Wednesday my friend.

  2. Good ole fashion camps songs are the best. Wonder if those are sung much anymore?
    Have a great day.

  3. I was on Youtube this morning listening to some of my favorite hymns. I was looking for Norton Hill Band, but couldn't remember their name. How great to see their video here! "On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand" Amen.

  4. Okay,now I'll be singing "I've Got Peace Like A River" the rest of the day. Haven't thought about that song in ages but what a great one for these times. And, your closing song, brought me to tears. Thanks for remembering my precious Daddy. He has such a great attitude and he's just the best patient. I am truly blessed.

  5. Great questions and answers today. I loved your simple definition of peace. "Peace like a river" came to my mind as well. And I loved your random thought. Perfect. Live each day to the fullest and to God's glory.

  6. On Christ the solid rock! Love that hymn and I'm singing along with I've got peace like a river...
    A year ago does seem like ages ago in regards to traveling and being free to roam about the world with few cares...sigh.
    Amen to your random thought.

  7. PERFECT random thought! I also agree that today is a gift to be cherished! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  8. Hi Joyce,
    I like your random. That is the way I look at my life too. I just like how you wrote it. ;-)
    You know, I have never tried pimento?!

  9. I hope you will have not a too agitated vote ! I like from time to time to go back even 8 or 9 years ago when I was a "young" blogger ! We were not many in 2007 !

  10. Yes to your simple Peace answer. I agree, and I also believe in hope. Thank you for another fun and interesting Hodgepodge, Joyce!! xo

  11. I probably way over thought the questions this week. For some reason, I was contemplative and took them much too seriously for anyone's good. What a night and a day this has been, and I am happy to report I have left it all to the pendants. Love that sweet picture of you and your babies.

  12. Like your answer for #1. That was a nice place to be last year. I am grateful for waking up today. Not grateful for things I'm hearing today. Beautiful song, thank you.

  13. Great answers Joyce. We definitely need some peace right now.

  14. Grateful I could catch up with everyone here today. Have a beautiful and blessed remainder of the week. HUGS across the miles XO XO I posted at my first blog although I do my grateful post at my Tata's Cottage .