Scavenger Hunt Winners!

I have read more blogs this week than I have in the last 6 months combined and I do believe I know you ministry wives better now than I do my own husband. I’ve gotten a few emails asking if I’m going to answer the questions I posed to you so in the interest of full disclosure, here goes.  And yes, I’ll get to the winners in a sec.

1.  First Name:  Lisa

2.  State and Country of Residence:  Alabama, USA

3.  Husband’s Ministry Title.   Sr. Pastor

4.  Length of time in Current Ministry Location:  4 1/2 years.

5.  Children?  If yes, give gender and ages.  3 boys 13, 11, 10 and 1 girl, 7

6.  Number of unique  homes in which you’ve lived during your marriage. 

This was a dorky question.  By unique homes, I meant homes you’ve lived in once.  Not the number of times you’ve lived with your inlaws while remodeling delapidated houses.  If I don’t count those, then we’ve lived in 13 houses in 19 years of marriage.  What’s up with all the moving we do??

7.  Cook Sunday lunch or eat out?  Eat Out every single Sunday – most of the time Mexican food.  It’s all I can do to get us to church, much less get a roast in the oven. 

8.  Typically on time for Sunday School or not?  Ummm.  Maybe you should ask our greeters?  I’m within the 10 minute window of on-timeliness since my class doesn’t start on time.  Or maybe my class doesn’t start on time because I’m not there yet?  (I’m not the teacher by the way.  Or the main one anyway.)

9.  Favorite TV Show.  Not a big tv watcher but I do love LOST though I have a feeling I will be deeply disturbed with the biblical allusions that are being hinted at in Season 4. 

10.  Something you watch/like/do that you would never tell the church people.     I would never let them see me break dance.  I have a mean pop -n- lock.

11.  Most annoying church-related pet peeve.     When the PK’s act like heathens in children’s church.  Or wait, maybe that’s the children’s church teacher’s pet peeve.

12.  One thing you need to throw away but can’t bring yourself to do it.     I have half a closet full of baby blankets that my kids most likely never laid under once in their lives and yet it seems like a sacrilege to get rid of them.

13.  The one food you can not live without.  Diet Dr. Pepper.  Yes, liquids are foods.

14.  Parsonage or have your own home?  A wonderful parsonage.  I truly love and am grateful for our home.

15.  Freak when the doorbell rings or always ready for a visitor?   Only freak when my husband lets in a deacon who takes pictures of my dirty dishes to text to the church members.    Oh yes, he did.

Okay, so that’s all you wanted to know about me.  By now, you are ready to kill me to announce the winners.  But sorry, we are out of time for today’s episode so tune in tomorrow…

Oh, I kid.   Here’s the skinny!

The first two women to return the correct answers were: 

1.  Georgia Jan  


2.  Charity

I also decided to add a 3rd cookbook to be drawn at random from the remaining entries.   You girls worked so stinkin’ hard and I wish I could give each of you something!  Would my undying love be enough? 

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Oh well, as chosen by my daughter by closed eyes and pointed finger, the random prize goes to:

Dana Schmoyer!

If you girls will email your shipping addresses to thepreacherswife1 AT gmail DOT com I’ll have the cookbooks mailed to you right away!

I can’t thank all of you enough for playing along.  I feel I’ve gotten to know so many of you in this past week in ways that it may have taken months to do otherwise.  I hope you feel a sense of community here and that you girls each know you are treasured! 

One other thing to note:   During the past 2 weeks there have been many additions to the M2M Blogroll.  Take a minute to visit these girls!  We are fast approaching 300 blogs on the list so no doubt you can find lots of encouragement from women who are walking in your same shoes. 

Again – thank you, thank you for playing.    Hope it was as fun for you as it was for me!

M2M Scavenger Hunt Questions


Okay, girls…it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for!  Here are the M2M Scavenger Hunt Questions.  Please note that you may be asked to give more than one answer for a question:  Example:  Name 4 women who are always on time to Sunday School.  If there are multiple answers to a question, it will be marked in bold.  If a number is not noted, I’m only asking for one name in the answer.

Other Things to Remember: 

1.  Your comments will be hidden.  No need to re-submit if you don’t see your responses.  I will be verifying your answers in order to announce the winners and to prevent others from borrowing from your responses. 

2.  The FIRST TWO to respond with 100 percent correct answers will win the cookbooks.  There may be more than one correct answer but all will be checked for accuracy.  

3.  Everyone’s answers will be posted after the winners are verified.

Ready, Set, Visit, Visit, Visit! 

M2M Scavenger Hunt Questions

1.  Can quote The Godfather.

2.  Four who freak when the doorbell rings.

3.  Two who don’t. (There’s a lot less of you. :)

4.   Is headed to the mission field.

5.  Three who can’t live without coffee.

6.  Two who have lived in 5 or more homes. 

7.  Two with parsonage ‘maintenance issues’. (This could include

8.  Loves the t.v. show,  The Duggar’s.

9. Two who live outside the United States.

10.  Ministered in the same location for 10 or more years.

11.  Three afraid to admit they watch questionable television.  (Y’all are some trash watchin’ PW’s!!  lolol)

12.  Can’t bring herself to throw away old items of clothing that either don’t fit or are torn.

13.  Church pet peeve is people dying. { Only PW’s can appreciate that one!!! ha!}

14.  Has lived in 10 or more homes.

15.  Has only lived in one home. 

16.  Was late to Sunday School because she was reading Scavenger posts! :)

17.  Has vines in her blog design.

18.  Lives in a ‘Church Manse’.  {I love that!}

19.  Folded 256 pairs of socks in one sitting.  My hero.

20.  Loves LOST. (We are totally starting a Club when it the last season begins!) 

 21.  Has coffee or water in her blog design.

22.  Two who use a crockpot for Sunday Lunch. 

23.  Three mothers of three.

24.  Can’t bear to throw away receipts.

25.  Two homeschoolers.


Remember, you have until midnight Thursday night to submit your answers. 


There will be a consolation drawn from the remaining entries completed by the deadline so don’t give up even if you think someone has beat you to the answers!

It’s Almost Scavenger Hunt Time!


Hey Scavenger Hunt Girls! 

First I have to tell you that I have loved visiting all of your blogs from the cockles of my heart.   Wherever those are.  Whoever believed that ministry wives were boring or didn’t love chocolate or were on time to church or didn’t hide from company when the doorbell rang unexpectedly was just flat out deceived.  Y’all are a DE-light and it has been incredibly fun speed-friending those of you I am meeting for the first time and  learning more about you girls I’ve known for a while.  Seriously, thank you for playing along with my freakish little game and keeping me from melting into a puddle of insecurity. 

This post serves as a reminder that I’ll be publishing the questions for our scavenger hunt at 12:01 AM Wednesday (as in just after midnight tonight).  Here are a couple of things to remember:

1.  To participate you must have posted the link to your Treasure Questionnaire on the Mr. Linky.  {That Linky is now closed.}

2.  There are 25 Questions.  Some will require multiple answers as in:  Name three women who live in Colorado.   Okay, so that’s not one of the questions but you get what I’m saying.

3.  Comment moderation is enabled so you will not see your answers nor anyone else’s.  The FIRST TWO girls to submit 100% accurate responses will win the cookbooks.  BUT WAIT!  There will also be a drawing for a consolation prize from the rest of you who complete The Hunt so don’t give up just because you think too much time has passed! 

4.  Will some of you start from the end of the Linky List instead of the beginning?  If I worked it correctly(and that will be a miracle), every woman on the List should fit a description in one of the questions.  I don’t want the girls at the end to feel left out if you find your answers before you get to #47.

5.   I know you will be in a hurry but take a second to comment on the blogs you visit.  Nothing worse than knowing people are all up in your house and didn’t even bother to say hi. 

Okay, so any more questions???  Ask away now so you’ll be ready to roll!

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