Keep it Corny Hodgepodge

For the Wednesday Hodgepodge I’m going to try to keep it corny and light today just for the fun of it. Thank you to Jo From This Side of the Pond for her faithfulness in coming up with the questions. I’m thankful for you dear Jo!

1. It’s Thanksgiving week in the US of A so let’s talk turkey. And by turkey I mean the elephant in the room because it’s still 2020 and our blogs are a record of sorts of the times in which we live.

Do you live in a state (or if you’re outside the US, a country) that’s instituted restrictions on the size of gatherings in your own home? What do we think about this? (keep it classy folks)
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Yes, we live in a very blue state and the guv likes to spread his wings on his hope to reach the White House some day.
Just 11 days before the Thanksgiving holiday, indoor social gatherings outside of someone’s household are prohibited.
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We are having a small gathering with just our family members (not just our household) and maybe three other young healthy folks who have no family in this area.
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The fun notice we received yesterday via social media is that our Steven’s Country Sheriffs office made an announcement that they will no way no how answer calls from anyone wanting to report neighbors who are having a gathering.

2. Let’s move in a cheerier direction. Will there be corn on your holiday dinner menu? How so? Cornbread-corn pudding-corn chips and dip-cornbread dressing/stuffing-corn chowder-or regular canned, frozen or fresh corn in a bowl…which of the ‘corns’ listed is your favorite?

As cute as all these corny postcards are we do not traditionally add any corn dishes to our Thanksgiving meals. I do remember a corn casserole that our friend Jan brought a time or two to our Thanksgiving gatherings on the West side of the mountains which was delicious!

3. What is there a cornucopia of in your home, job, or life currently? “An abundant supply of good things of a specified kind.”

Because of the age of our dear grandchildren we have an abundant supply of love and hugs and fun with them. And we have had a abundant supply of loved ones who have visited and stayed overnight or a week or two at our country bungalow in the midst of…you know what, with no ill effects! Thank you, Lord!

4. Have you ever quit something (such as a habit, a food, a time-sucker, a relationship) cold turkey? Is there something you need to quit cold turkey?

Yes and Yes. That’s all your getting…LOL!

5. Share a favorite verse, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to gratitude. 

Psalm 103: 1-5

 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Keeping with the corny theme. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who live in the USA!

Bless, Blessed, Blessings

Today is August 20th and our word for today is Bless. Our Pop’s favorite Psalm was 103 and I’ll share a portion of it here.

Psalm 103:1-5:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your (spiritual) diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like eagle’s.

From Maristella:

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 | NIV

From my sister Vera:

 ““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:3-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Happy One:

Luke 6:28 KJV

BLESS them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

As usual please share a verse in the comments so that I can copy and add it here. Thank you in advance.

Our kids continue to enjoy each other on the Coast and we get pictures via texts. It’s so good to see the photos of how they are enjoying life with each other. A blessing for them and for us watching from afar. Thank you Lord!

Uncle Joshua and Jaymison Joshua!

Addy and her Aunt LoLo!

Have a great Thursday everyone. Today is mowing day for me!