Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stomach Ache

Not feeling so kick ass today.....

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stepping out in Faith......a reminder.

This post was originally written on August 19th, 2006.
(The first month of our church plant) a good reminder when things get hard.

When we chose (yes it is a choice) to step out in faith by quitting our jobs and starting this church we had an idea of what the stress might look like. We had an idea that our family life could look differently if we didn't keep in place our boundaries. We knew we had to be diligent of not being out every evening of the week for the sake of "ministry". We knew that our kids could get really burned out on church if they got dragged around town to every "ministry" function for again the sake of "ministry". We knew that aspects of our marriage would become more stressful and that we would have to work harder than ever to keep the romance alive. We knew that we would come under attack, personally and professionally simply because we knew we wouldn't be able to make everyone happy and someone was bound to get pissed off. And we knew that financially we weren't making the most wise decision since we were relying on God to provide through others for our primary source of income. So, some may ask (or all of you) why do it? Why take a huge risk like that? What do you have to gain? Well when you take a step of faith like we have you feel and experience God in new and intimate ways. You have nothing to hide since you have sacrificed all for the sake of telling people about Jesus. And you are humbled on a daily basis by the love of others which you know ultimately they are able to show you because of Christ loving them.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Instead of doing homework I have now spent over an hour trying to get my blog background back! What was I thinking.......I think I have lost have the stuff I had posted on here.....I will keep working on it....

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Story of an Ipod Nano

T turns 8 next week.
He decided that he wanted a silver ipod nano for his birthday.
We decided that this wasn't a good idea. T has the desire/ability/talent/gift to take every piece of electrical equipment that he ever comes close to (or he can sneak up to his room) and take it apart to figure out how it works. I know some day this "gift" will come in handy and hopefully he will make millions but for now this "gift" doesn't work in his favor. Should I also state for the record that he is a boy, the cost is $149 and he is 8!!!!
I digress from the real story.
We are having a birthday party next week and T took his invitations to school on Monday to give to all the boys in his class. There was one little boy that said he was going to bring T his present the next day because he wasn't sure he would be able to make the party. So imagine our surprise and T's delight when he came home and showed us this! That's right his little friend had taken his brothers ipod, he figured he didn't use it, and gave it to T.
Poor T knew as soon as he saw our faces that he couldn't keep it and kudos to him he didn't complain when I explained he couldn't keep it and I needed to call the little boys mom.
It is never a dull moment around here.....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What was I thinking....

I am again sitting in the BSU library trying to write my ten page paper on the doctrine of the Trinity. Whose idea was it to go back to school? Who thought they could handle 12 credits, a pastor husband, a preteen daughter, two elementary school boys and a dog?! Oh yeah that would have been ME four months ago.
I am so enjoying my classes and being on a college campus but so not enjoying the papers. It's the last three weeks of classes and I have a huge amount of work to do. When all is said and done I will be a total of 75 credits closer to finishing my BA and then who knows what will be next. I would like to do a Masters in Spiritual Formation but if writing is my weakness it might not be the best option for me. Well I guess there will be more time for reflection after the three weeks is over but for now back to the library ... after another cup of coffee....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

If you care to know about being a pastor's wife

If you have ever cared to know about being a pastor's wife go to this link and watch all three very short videos. If you take the time to look at them it will give you a very SMALL glimpse of our lives:


Monday, April 20, 2009

Migraines Suck

I was supposed to get tons done today.
But it is impossible when a migraine hits!
I think I am over the hump.
I've taken prescription meds, a nap and now I am sipping on coke (caffeine is very good thing for a headache).
Well tomorrow is always another day and we all know the work isn't going anywhere.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bored and Procrastinating

I have been at the BSU library for over an hour. I have two papers due in three weeks. One is a ten page paper on the Doctrine of Trinity and the other one is for a gender studies class I am taking. Have I gotten anything done...well I have checked my email, gone onto Facebook and checked out everyones status, left a comment on an awesome blog I follow called London's Calling (no idea how to link you there), checked the news, local and international..eaten a banana and watched a link on YouTube....I still have no desire to get my work done but unfortunately it's not going to get done itself. Come on heavy theological discussion bring on the trinity!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Thank you Lord for giving your son.
Thank you for the utter brokenness He experienced for me.
Thank you for the grace I experience everyday because of this gift.
Thank you for unconditional love.
Thank you for forgiveness.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Long time no see

It has been forever and a day since I have been on here! I am learning alot about this blogging thing and how you don't have to be a perfectionist to be one. I found this picture on another blog and love it...I don't think it is copyrighted so I am dragging it over here because even though I don't have this tatoo, I have my nose pierced and would love some day soon to get a tatoo...don't think I am going with this one though!
Happy Easter All