Goodbye July Hodgepodge

Another Summer Wednesday Hodgepodge today with thanks to Jo From This Side of the Pond.

1. According to author Gary Chapman there are five love languages-words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, and receiving gifts. Which one is yours? 

If you mean which one do I receive as love, I’d have to say acts of service with true words of affirmation coming in close. On the other side, the giving not receiving, I like to give gifts.

2. What are five foods you eat every day? 

As it stands, I’m in a period of trying to drop some pounds so according to that regiment here are five foods I’m eating at present:

High Fiber Cereal from Trader Joe’s with 9 grams of fiber per serving, a good handful of blueberries, low fat string cheese, eggs and an assortment of veggies.

3. Five places you’d love to visit?

Prince Edward Island, Ireland, New England States, More National Parks, More of Great Britain

4. Something you’ve done recently that deserved a ‘high five‘?

I’ve lost a good solid 12 pounds.

5.  Give us five 5-letter words that describe your July. 

Water: with the summer heat I’ve been watering, a lot.

Shade: If I’m outside I try to find shade. We have also put up our shade cloth.

Walks: Early morning walks have started in July.

Grands: July has lots of opportunities for fun in the sun with our Grands!

Focus: Working on a more God-Centered focus. Something I read yesterday in a devotional by Alistair Begg: “Jesus made it clear that in order for us to embrace a God-centered focus, we must first understand who we are without Him. In fact, Jesus explained to His disciples that apart from Him they could do nothing; after all, “in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17) Our need for Jesus is not partial; it is total. None of us can even breathe without God’s enabling. How can we think of taking credit for any work that He’s done through us? We are absolutely impoverished without divine help.”

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

Speaking of our grands and July, on Monday we went into the Colville National Forest to a very remote area to help our kids get stocked up with fire wood for the winter. I’ll do a whole post on our time there. Here are the grands who persevered a whole 4 hours!

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.

25 thoughts on “Goodbye July Hodgepodge

  1. I love the Alistair Begg quote. Congratulations on your weight loss. I am off my game in terms of eating and need to get back on track. It’s been a little bit more challenging than normal with all the travel and social events we’ve attended recently. Have a great day!

    • Jo, I’m working the weight off so I can eat what I want when we go to Oxford in September! I need motivation. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Way to go with the weight loss! I swear, my metabolism has come to a complete halt. 😦
    PEI & Ireland are so beautiful…I hope to get back someday.

  3. Congratulations on those 12 pounds you lost! That’s awesome!

    And I love your “focus”. What a thought provoking quote!

  4. Good for you, dropping those twelve pounds! That is work!

    I admire your son and daughter-in-law for how they teach their children and expose them to such a variety of experiences.

    My first thought about question #2: Does coffee count?

  5. I like the foods you are eating. I would love to visit more of our National Parks. Way to go on losing weight. Love your random and the grand kids are too cute!

  6. I enjoyed your answers…I think one of the ways I show love to people is through feeding them, cheering them on with encouragement. We are going to the New England states this October and I’m so excited. Great job on the weight loss.

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