August Challenge Hodgepodge


Before I dive into the Wednesday Hodgepodge today is the 5th of August and the word prompt for our August Bible Verse challenge is Jesus.

I’m sharing a section of scripture from Acts. This is what Peter testified in Jerusalem to the rulers, elders and scribes gathered together along with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander and all who were of the high-priestly family after Peter and John were arrested because they healed a crippled man and they were saying things in the temple that the leaders did not like.

Acts 4: 7-12 (ESV) ~

And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead–by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Another great verse for the challenge from Happy One at Life is Good. Click over to read it.

Thank You to Joyce for asking the questions. Click over to see more Hodgepodge posts.

1.  What’s happening where you live in terms of schools opening? How do you feel about it?

It really isn’t clear what is happening in the Fall here. They seem to be saying they are trying both online and in person learning experiences. We live in the 2nd poorest county in the state of Washington. Many of our students don’t have computers or their internet connections are very poor so online learning becomes more difficult. All I can say is OYE and my heart goes out to teachers, staff and parents of school aged children.

2. What’s something you still do ‘old school’?

We still listen to Music CD’s in our house.

3. August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Will you/did you celebrate by baking a batch? Eating a batch? Nuts or no nuts? Homemade or store bought? Soft and chewy or do you prefer your cookie to snap when you bite into it?

I won’t be baking cookies because we had an overload of bread so I made bread pudding. Can’t have too many desserts at one time around here.

I have a loaded chocolate chip cookie that our household loves and they are not the crispy variety. Yes to nuts and oatmeal in this recipe. I also only put 1/2 the bag of chocolate chips in my loaded cookies. I use the Toll House recipe with added nuts and oatmeal. I take them out of the oven when the bottoms are light brown. Homemade is always best!

4. What are you starved for?

I’m starved for a really nice meal out with things on the menu that I don’t regularly have.  The photo above is of the last great meal we had out on March 13th of this year just a couple days before the lock downs started.

I’m also starved for leisurely shopping experiences without a mask on.

5. Anything new and interesting on your August calendar? What is one thing you’re looking forward to this month?

We are supposed to have some weekend visitors that we are looking forward to. Haven’t heard the final date from them yet.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.


I have an August challenge going on my blog right now. Using the word prompts for the day I post a verse or section of scripture that relates to the word. An easy challenge that gets me to search and find verses I haven’t read for a while. If you want to join in on any given day in August feel free and please let me know so I can read the verses you choose and link them.

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.

18 thoughts on “August Challenge Hodgepodge

  1. Hello,

    I keep the students and teachers and workers in the schools in my prayers. Your bread pudding sounds delicious. It seems wearing a mask in public places will be the new normal for some time. Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. I miss some of the same things that you miss . . . leisurely shopping, an occasional meal out, no masks. But when I consider the hardshlps that others endure, I realize how accustomed I am to the easy life and I am convicted. Sigh . . .

    Having weekend guests will be fun!

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog, today! I’m dreaming of a leisurely shopping trip with no mask, too! Oh, the things we took for granted…like feeling safe in church, too…
    I like your idea about searching words out in the scriptures. I think I’ll try that!

    Kathy (Reflections)

  4. August 5: Acts 1:11 “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This JESUS, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

  5. I like listening to CD’s in the house too and also in my car. Awesome, my grandmother put oatmeal in her chocolate chip cookies back in the 60’s! A meal out would be nice. Have fun with your company.

  6. I’m looking forward to the day when we can say good bye to face makes. Would love a nice leisurely stroll around the stores again just browsing. A meal out would be nice too.
    Great scripture for today.

  7. I’ve heard the same here. How about the children who don’t have access to computers? But it’s very worrying sending them back to school and the teachers are in jeopardy also, along with everyone else. Sending them all my prayers. Who would have thought last year that we would have the worry of so many things? On a lighter note, bread pudding is my all time favorite dessert. My mother used to make them when I was young, but only one of us in this family likes them and that would be me 🙂 Your meal looks delicious. Another enjoyable read Ellen, thank you!

  8. I have wondered about the students who do not have internet access and/or computers. I know some schools here were lending chromebooks and I think some of the internet providers were offering free connections but don’t know how long that can last.
    I love your scripture challenge. I will have to see if I can join in 🙂 Bread pudding and your loaded cookies both sound delicious. Have a great week 🙂

  9. Ellen – my hubby and I are starved for live music. It has always been a fixture in our summer, especially at outdoor venues. Maybe next summer. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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