October/”What Kind Of Pumpkin Are You?” TAG

OCTOBER | “WHAT KIND OF PUMPKIN ARE YOU?” TAG

October 2, 2019

Purple Rose has tagged me for this October tag! Thank you my friend! These are always so so much fun! 🎉

So I asked myself this question….What pumpkin WOULD I be?🤔🤔 And being the “google fanatic” that I am, I wanted to find out! I also did another quiz for good measure 😂

What Kind of Pumpkin Are You?

As it turns out, I’m a white pumpkin…who knew??💁🏼‍♀️🎃 🍁🍃

Answer Seven Autumn-Themed Questions And We’ll Tell You Which Autumn Treat You Are

I got Toasted Marshmallow

You are laid back and willing to make new friends, but you sometimes feel unwanted. You are sweet, caring, and imaginative.


From Purple Rose: We love to come up with the tags together, but Dollface brings them to life. You can check out her post here. We loved this:

beingachristian

Here we go!

“Being a Christian means we are like a pumpkin to be carved out and for God’s love to shine through, which brings us to the question of this tag…

What kind of pumpkin are YOU?”

Here are the rules:

BeingaChristian

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
2. Link the original post so the creators can read them 
3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.

5. Answer the questions.
6. Tag at least one person.
7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! 

Here are the questions:

1. Do you celebrate Halloween? Why or why not?

2. Do you like to watch scary movies? Why or why not?

3. Name 3 of your greatest fears.

4. When was the last time you scared someone?

5. Do you believe in ghosts, angels, and/or demons?

6. Do you ever get déjà vu? What do you think it means?

7. What are two of your favorite candies?

Here are my answers:

1. Do you celebrate Halloween? Why or why not?

We didn’t decorate for Halloween when I was growing up. At school, yes. I can remember our teachers one year, scaring us into thinking an old green-faced witch with warts, lived in a cottage (which was actually an old small abandoned falling-in shack) behind the playground. All the 3rd grade class gathered near the edge of the woods at recess. One of the teachers screamed and proclaimed they saw the witch. We ran like crazy! No one else mysteriously saw her. 🤦‍♀️🧙🏼‍♀️🧹🎃

About the extent of our Halloween was dressing up in a simple costume and my Mama driving us through our immediate neighborhood that consisted of family and near kin to get candy.

My Great Aunt Lena, who was a little older lady would dress up every year in a witch’s costume. She would be sitting very still in a chair till we got near. And for a couple years we were convinced that it was just a mannequin till she would go BOO! From then on, Mama would have to get the candy from her because us fraidy cats wouldn’t go near her after that! 👻😹😹

When my kids were growing up, we would drive to town and park. Those were the days before Trunk or Treat…I walked with my kids to every door. There was always a few good neighborhoods who didn’t do scary, just pumpkins and cute fall decorations. Those were the places we stopped. My kids knew my rules. If it was scary, evil, darkly decorated or had scary music playing, we walked on. I can remember one year a lawyer started decorating his practice in town with all kinds of scary stuff. I made my kids walk on by. They were upset with me, but it was the rules… We didn’t go that way anymore after that, to save the confusion, except for one year my husband who was driving, let my youngest daughter go there.

I’ve never had to buy candy for my house, because no one ever comes this far into our woods! I tried for a couple years, but just gave it up. I buy us a bag to eat, just in case.😹

With that being said, I know there are some who don’t celebrate. I respect other people’s wishes, and I taught my kids to respect others opinions. As for me, my philosophy has always been to educate my kids, that every holiday is Pagan, including Christmas. They will get exposure in schools. I told them what the holiday was created for, and then I told them what we as a family would celebrate it “as.” We celebrated the fall aspect of Halloween.

I never lied to my kids about Santa, Easter Bunny, or Tooth Fairy, etc. We always celebrated them as fictional characters. It’s just like storybooks. They knew these characters were not real, like Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood, teachers never taught them they were real, but it never stopped them from loving to pretend or the fun in the imagination part. They always had a wonderful vivid imagination. I also told them not to ruin it for other kids whose parents chose to tell them they were real. They would get a spanking if I heard they had told them there was no such thing as Santa, etc. As far as I know, they never did.

2. Do you like to watch scary movies? Why or why not?

No. I am too sensitive to things like that, and have learned to stay away from scary entertainment since getting in church. If it was a PG movie like Casper, Scooby Doo, or a plain ghost story movie or tv episode, but even then I would feel as I went. If it didn’t feel right, off it went!

We didn’t go to church much when I was growing up. That meant we watched things scary. I was always afraid of the dark, because of it. So, I wouldn’t let my children watch them growing up though. And of course they let me know later on after they were grown and moved out of the house that they had watched a few at a friend’s house! 🙄🤷🏼‍♀️

3. Name 3 of your greatest fears.

I try not to let my fears get the best of me…Maybe I should just call them concerns. I’m like Purple Rose on one of her answers. The coming Tribulation. Some of The book of Revelation scares me, too! It’s not that I am fearing to the point that I can’t deal or anything like that. Some believe in pre-trib and others post-trib. I don’t try to worry or argue either way. I just don’t want to be here at the end and be ready to go!…I hate deep water (also things under that deep water any poisonous, big wild animals that can kill a human for that matter) and heights. Also, getting lost anywhere by myself. More than 3, I know…

5. Do you believe in ghosts, angels, and/or demons?

Yes, I do believe in angels. I believe God created them. Most all us know the story. A tenth of those angels got kicked out of Heaven along with Lucifer/satan (the keeper of God’s Glory) for their rebellion, pride, sin in disobeying God. Demons masquerade and disguise themselves as ghosts and also appear as their true evil form. Good angels are still “heavenly messengers sent from God” who have the power to “become visible” in the form of a human or as a heavenly being with wings or a light/or both. They also shield from harm. Some may choose to stay invisible to do their work. Good angels “minister” and are able to give “heavenly messages” to “help encourage” the heirs of God’s kingdom. Bad angels do the total opposite. They want to invoke fear, deceive and discourage. Angels cannot give someone the plan of salvation. Good angels are ministering spirits.

With that also being said, I believe God is God. He can do anything He feels He needs to do to “comfortsomeone. For instance, smelling someone’s dearly departed’ perfume on a day when you needed it the most. It was most likely a good angel bringing you “a heavenly message from God.” He knows what you have need of! The thing to ask in any situation like this is did it fill your heart with peace when it happened? God is peace and love. Not fear….just food for thought.

6. Do you ever get déjà vu? What do you think it means?

Yes, I do. It’s a feeling that you have done that thing before, been there before, said that same thing in the same situation or something similar to it before…I actually did this last week, and said I was going to try to remember what it was for this tag, but I haven’t been able to remember when I sat down to write this….sighs…It don’t happen very often, so I don’t worry too much about it.

7. What are two of your favorite candies?

Turtlesalmondjoysnickers! If I put it all together does that count all as one? 😂 Other kinds of candies I like are gummy bears, (especially Trolli Peachi O’s) Jolly Ranchers, and sweet tarts.

I am tagging…

Yonnie

Debbie

Have fun to my Nominees who want to participate!

 

32 comments

  1. I am with you and will pass on the scary movies – never was my thing and also – really believe we need to watch our mental diet as much as our physical one. and so waste time with such junky entertainment – just my opinion now – but I did watch Freddie movies in high school and well – glad I do not anymore – but I like thriller and action movies.

    anyhow, good answers and nice to get to know you more –
    Peace

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    • So true! Some of those old teenage movies back in the day, I never finished! I had to find out how it ended from my friends. Of course, the person was always killed over and over but always came back to life and managed to kill again?? 🤦‍♀️ Halloween and Freddy…Hated them! I was not a fan of making myself scared lol. But it was the thing with most teens.
      I’m more of The Who-dunnit thriller movies also. It’s hard to find a good decent one without a lot of gore, which I have never been able to handle. I love the Hallmark mysteries! I know some are a little corny or hokie. But at least it’s clean. 🙂

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      • I hear ya – the corny and homie can be so cheesy but also clean and entertaining –
        and while on the topic – I did manage to watch game of Thrones this year – and fast forwarded a a lot of parts – well not too many – but bloody ones and some in appropriate sex scenes – sometimes it was a. little too late and a few images came my way – and I did not want to sound the prude – cos I am not – but I know how the mind can be stained – and so even without the Christian take on this – science can support that all of what we soak up primes the mind – stains or impacts cognition – and adds up.
        and then from the christian view we are to guard our minds and watch what we put in….
        ((we know there are many verses and we also just know the wisdom behind it)) and so a few times I was startled and a little bit like -” man! I do not want that image in my head” – cos it grieves the Holy Spirit within us, right…
        – anyhow, with that said – I know God was leading me to watch GOT – and I was a bit careful and so glad because it was fantastic –
        and the reason I mention it now was also because it recently came up in a convo with a few other Christians and I learned a lesson about how some folks do not understand one person’s liberties or green lights – I was not totally judged – but it was awkward and left a little unsettled. have you had this happen with other like-minded folks? if so – what did you do?

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      • I so agree. I wish some of these producers could see that a lot of people, Christian and non alike, would really love to see more cleaner shows….I have done the same at times with shows or movies. Fast forward has been a really good friend of mine! There have been some though that I have felt God convict me to turn the channel, even with fast forwarding available. He knows the way I should take. There are some good shows that just have a few inappropriate things in them…. To answer your question at the end, everyone has what I call personal convictions that may not be named in the Bible. Everyone has a different past. What may be offensive to you, may not be offensive to me, and vise versa. Some would be ok to enjoy the movie by fast forwarding the bad parts, without any temptation.

        I try my best to voice my opinion in an agreeable manner, without hurting anyone’s feelings. We can agree to disagree and still get along with each other.

        There are some who can’t handle the pressure of even fast-forwarding. I feel we should pray about everything. Let God be our guide. If someone asks me, I will try to give my honest opinion. I don’t think I have had any unsettling things happen here as of yet. I had one of my comments taken different than I meant it one time. I emailed and apologized and explained my intentions. I am not a fan at all of hurting anyone or ‘forcing’ my ‘opinions’ on someone else. The Word of God is different, but I still try not to force even that on anyone….

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      • thanks for sharing that – you have such a hospitable approach. it really seems to be smooth and like you know about the social clash – social bumps – and social hurts that can come from what we say.
        and really – thanks again fro taking the time to reply with your seasoned outlook.
        and wishing you a great rest of the month of October
        🙂

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      • Thank you so much for that! If there’s anything I hope people learn about me here, it’s that I never wish to hurt anyone. Especially with anything I say. 🙂 I try to be kind and I expect others to be the same way. But I know this doesn’t always happen, especially on social media. WP is so much better with respectful people here. I have seen some on fb because it’s not face-to-face, can be so cruel. I’m a peaceful person. I love everyone. I don’t like conflict. Thanks you again! And the same to you! Happy October! 🎃

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      • I agree that WP has that special niche area of not being all filled with trolls or subtle digs and hurtful streams – it is the way it is set up to somehow do that – I Have had to avoid a few bloggers but nothing like some other social media outlets! Whew –
        And happy October to you too

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      • Wow….right after I made that statement, I found a hateful comment in my spam folder…it lets me know there are hurting people reaching out in the only way they know how-in their hurt, the way they have always been treated. I prayed that God would heal their hurts.

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      • I will join you in that prayer – and lift them up right now –
        In jesus name / and pray that softness will take root and not offense and pray that whatever baggage (wounds, anger, misunderstandings, etc) would be assuaged and that god’s peace will fill them right now and that they will walk with god in the most Personal way!

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