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Welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4. It's so nice to have you here.
Let's talk about you this week. Let others know your feelings and convictions. Give some advice and some wisdom. And remember to visit the other contributors to get to know them and find out their opinions too!
1. What do you believe the purpose of life is?
When one is a Christian the purpose of life comes into clarity. We have a very brief time on earth. Our eternal home will come after our physical body dies, therefore the purpose of life is to make sure you know you are headed where you want to spend eternity and to live your life accordingly. I want to spend eternity with God and his Son, Jesus Christ and the multitudes of heavenly hosts and the saints who lived and died throughout all the ages, including mybown loved ones. I also believe we have a duty to share our faith with others so that they too can learn about the salvation plan.
2. How do you handle stress ? What do you recommend to others who are stressed out?
We all face stress on a daily basis whether we realize it or not. It affects us whether we are conscious of it or not. As a result, I have learned many ways of dealing with stress and I employ them as and when needed. For example, I pray and read my Bible, listen to uplifting music or read inspirational and motivational writings. I also go for a walk, speak to a friend, ask for prayer, do something with my hands, read a book or focus on breathing. When we are stressed we tend to hold onto our breath and our breathing can become very shallow or difficult. Stretching exercises are also good for someone who experiences tension in the muscles due to high stress levels or physical ailments like fibromyalgia or arthritis.
3. What enjoyable things do you wish you could do more often? How would it improve your life?
I enjoy so many things but one thing I wish I could do far more often is travel. I love to travel far and wide to distant places and it can require more stamina, energy and resources than I currently have. Many of my relatives live far from me and I would love to take some long road trips to visit them too. Travel would improve my life because it makes me happy and happiness is good for one's health. The bible says that "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones". Proverbs 17:22
4. Do you believe in God? Why or why not?
I do believe in God. When we hear the gospel preached we have a choice to accept or reject what we hear as truth or fiction. I choose to accept the Bible as the true and inspired word of God and moreover to accept that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he died on the cross and shed his blood to save me and all of mankind from sin and eternal damnation. I accept and believe in God and his Word through faith.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
In the middle of April or so we had the first wave of cherry blossoms. But it had been quite cold and rainy so not all the tree blossomed. This week we are experiencing a second wave of blossoms. Most of these are the double flowered cherry blossoms.
They aren't blooming as prolifically as normal but they are beautiful nonetheless. Daily temperatures have been very hot this week but once the sun goes down it is still a bit chilly. I've been wearing sandals all week and the lightest clothing I have. It's a huge change from a week ago.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you aren't getting tired of my posts about blossoms. Soon they will be finished for the year once more.
I'm linking up with Skywatch Friday today. Enjoy your weekend.
Monday, May 1, 2023
Another week has flown by and we are already staring a new week in the face. Time for Toni's Tuesday 4.
Everyone loves a party. Imagine you are arranging a party or an affair for a friend. Perhaps a home wedding or a milestone birthday. Share with us your best ideas please. Money is not a concern.
1. a. What is the occasion?
The occasion is a wedding.
b. Will there be a theme to the party?
There will be a spring theme, assuming the wedding is in the spring season. Colours for the theme will be in pastel shades of rose, pink, lavender, creams and whites.
2. Will there be music in the background or perhaps a hired band or DJ? What music will play?
There will be beautiful classical music in the background selected for the ability to create a sense of elegance, grace and calm. Perhaps there will be some other music that is prepared for weddings and receptions.
The music of Pachelbel Canon in D will be played as the bride makes her way to the floral arch to meet her groom.
3. Describe how you will decorate the house for the party/wedding.
The wedding will be held on the patio and the entire home will be festooned with tall, elegant and extravagant floral bouquets. Some will be selected for fragrance but nothing too overpowering as some people have allergies. On the patio itself there will be bountiful flowers all around the perimeter. There will be a floral arbor under which the bride and groom will stand for the ceremony. The arbor or arch will be something like in the photo below minus the bouquets at the bottom on each side. Instead those lower arrangements will be arranged all around the patio and indoors.
4. What kind of foods will you serve and will it be finger foods or a sit down meal? Catered or home style? What kind of cake?
In keeping with the simple, yet elegant nature of the wedding we will have finger foods catered by a company known for healthy and elegant finger foods (click the link for some examples). There will be a variety of both hot and cold foods to ensure people have what they would like. There will be wedding punch to drink and toast. There will also be a beautiful yet simple cake with ivory frosting and more flowers all in white and off-white such as in the examples below. I like the first cake but the floral arrangement in the 2nd photo.
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