Peaceful Hodgepodge

1. What’s something you could do today to feel more peaceful?

Turn off the TV and open my Bible!

2. June 2nd is National Rotisserie Chicken day. Who knew? Are you a fan of rotisserie chicken? You’ve purchased one at your local market for tonite’s dinner. Will you serve as is or make something else using the chicken?

First meal we would eat it as it is with a salad. Then I’d take all the meat left on the carcass and save it for a Chicken Pot Pie, or Chicken Chili, or Chicken Enchiladas, or Chicken Noodle Soup. A Costco Rotisserie Chicken is our favorite and you can’t beat the price.

3. I read a list recently (go here to read more) of 20 of the most beautiful places in America. How many of these have you seen up close and in person? Of the sites on this list that you haven’t seen, which would you most like to see?

Antelope Canyon Arizona, Kenai Fjords Alaska, White Mountains New Hampshire, Crater Lake Oregon, The Palouse Washington and Idaho, Grand Prismatic Spring Wyoming, Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Oregon, Horsehoe Bend Arizona, Na Pali Coast Kauai Hawaii, Antelope Valley California, Lake Tahoe California, The Berkshires Massachussets, Maroon Bells Colorado, Angel Oak South Carolina, Acadia National Park Maine, Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, Turnip Rock Michigan, Central Park New York City, Niagara Falls New York, and Skagit Valley Tulip Fields Washington

I’ve been to Crater Lake, The Palouse in Washington, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, Grand Prismatic Spring Wyoming, Central Park, Niagara Falls, and Skagit Valley Tulip Fields (Photo Above).

I think I’d like to see Acadia National Park in Maine.

4. What’s one pretty spot you’d add to the list in question #3?

I’d choose one of the beaches along the coast of California or Oregon like Laguna Beach in Southern California or Cannon Beach in Northern Oregon.

Are there travel plans of any kind on your calendar right now? Does that make you happy, anxious, excited, sad, or relieved?

I’m sad that we are in the process of cancelling our trip to Great Britain. Things are not loosening up in travel abroad quick enough for our comfort in keeping our plans intact. Airline tickets are purchased already and half of the cost of our lodging has been charged to us, too. So I’ll have to contact the airlines and Airbnb to work on getting our money refunded. I will be relieved when that is taken care of.

5. Tell us one un-COVID related thing you’re looking forward to in the month of June.

We are going to Church on Sunday June 7th in our building not online! That is very exciting!

And yesterday, June 2nd,  I had the wonderful experience of finally having my hair cut and styled! And I have another appointment in 6 weeks.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I looked up peace in my Bible and wanted to share these verses:

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1, ESV) 

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility  by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,  and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. (Ephesians 2:13-16 ESV)

 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5-7, ESV)

“Whoever desires to love life
    and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
    and his lips from speaking deceit;
 let him turn away from evil and do good;
    let him seek peace and pursue it.

(1 Peter 3:10-11, ESV)

Thank you to Joyce for posting the questions for Wednesday Hodgepodge.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Peaceful Hodgepodge

  1. Hello, the news has been awful lately. I have to turn it off, I would not be able to sleep. You have some great meals using the roasted chicken. I would like to see more of the USA, drive across the country stopping at places I have not been, like the Antelope Canyon in Arizona. I have been to Canon Beach Oregon, the coastline is gorgeous. Prayers for our country, wishing for peace and love for all. Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for sharing the Bible verses on peace. I love the tulip field photo. I had my hair cut FINALLY last week and it felt wonderful. Your hair looks so pretty! I hope you are successful in being refunded for your cancelled trip.

  3. Wonderful Scriptures! You’re looking great! (My sis is having her hair cut today. She will sit in her car until called. Then she has to wear a mask and gloves to gain entrance and have her temp taken.)

    Excellent suggestion to shut off the tv. I’m watching Christian programming and it’s almost as stressful. Not quite. At least, they also offer Scriptures and music.


    • Vee, Oh boy “Christian” TV has to be watched with your Berean ears and eyes on for sure. 🙂 Give me DIY or Cooking shows right now…

  4. It looks like you are happy with your new hair stylist. It looks great. I still am debating what to do with my hair. Since it was so short, it still looks fine and I can probably go for at least 4 more weeks. But what I am really trying to decide is if I will let the grey just grow out and not color it anymore. Decisions Decisions Decisions

  5. I’m sorry you’ve had to cancel your trip but I certainly wouldn’t advise anyone to come here at the moment – especially if they insist on having a 14 day quarantine period to anyone coming in to the country. How lovely to get a haircut. Salons won’t be opening here for some weeks yet. My style can cope with growing – I just keep trimming the fringe (bangs) but as for the colour….I’m tempted to just grow out the colour but it will take a while unless I have a really short cut!

  6. Yes! Just turning off the tv brings a sense of quietness and peace. You have shared some wonderful scripture verses here. Thank you. We have been to Crater and Tahoe Lakes, Cannon Beach, The Grand Tetons, Niagara Falls, the Columbia Gorge and of course, the Skagit Tulip fields. There are so many beautiful places to see. We hope to visit every state one day. Great ideas for chicken. We usually enjoy a couple of meals, then I use what’s left put into a pot for chicken soup. If all goes well I will be getting my hair cut next week! Can hardly wait!

  7. I agree, Costco’s are the best! The beach is always worth seeing. Hooray for your haircut and enjoy your church service.

  8. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone…there is some real wisdom right there! I have been to the tulip fields with my daughters and they were as beautiful as I knew they would be : ) Stay well and enjoy church in person!

  9. What a shame you had to cancel your trip. But I am not sure I would be able to relax and enjoy it properly, so maybe it is best saved for another time. I love the tulip fields. We have something similar and I love going to the annual Tulip Festival.

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