Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Take me to your leader."

Kacey left her phone in the pastors daughters purse on Wednesday night. The phone was taken to the church office to be picked up. This is the picture that she found when she opened her phone. Enjoy!

These guys are great! Tom, John, and Joe...You Rock!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Where did all my time go...

This past week I wrote about things that I can never find. Today one of my concerns is...Where is all of my time going? Well... actually I know. HA! A lot of my time goes to blogging because I have just discovered that I love to post and to read other peoples blogs.

I have recently joined facebook. My, My, what a mistake. This is an addiction not a networking place. I love to go on facebook and see what everybody is up to. I guess that makes me nosey. I upload pics of the kids, our church, the dog and anything else I can find. This is not something I can just do at home, my phone dings every time I get a facebook notification. I am always connected.

I don't want you to misunderstand why I am on my facebook page so much. The main reason is I can't figure out how to do things. Yes, I said it! I have a hard time figuring it out. It kills me that what takes me 30 minutes to figure out takes Kacey all of a few seconds. This past week someone sent me a piece of flair. I had no idea what that was, but I was not going to let this piece of flair get the best of me. I sat down and started punching buttons. When I finally had signed up and had my password I went to work. I wanted to make a personal button. I took a picture, uploaded it from my phone to my computer, cropped it, and wa-lah* I had a personal piece of flair. Yeah right! I think that took me over an hour. Then I think I sent it to all of my church friends. I say think because I am not sure if they got it and I hated to ask.

Blogging has been a challenge for me also, but I am enjoying the difficulties except when I accidentally delete something I have worked on long and hard. The time seems to fly by when I am blogging. The old saying "Time flies when your having fun" applies to blogging. I can't say that facebook is fun it is more of a challenge.

Oh crud! I have to go. I have to be at a ballgame in an hour. Where did all of my time go?!!

*A little humor for you. I looked up wa-lah and this is what it said.
Wa-lah an idiots way of saying Voila. Take from this what you want.

I want to go...

Kenny has been talking about a book he has been wanting to read for a long time. Over the past several months we have both read more than I know we have read in years. God has made us hungry for not only the word in the Bible but for books about His word. Anytime we have a minute you can guarantee there is a book in our hands. Praise God!! As I have read over verses that I have read many times in my life I am learning more and more new and exciting things about Him. God is revealing things about Himself that makes me say, "WOW!"

Yesterday Kenny went to the Bible Book Store and not surprisingly came back with some books. One of them was the book he has been desiring to read. Heaven by Randy Alcorn. I don't know about you but Heaven sounds like the place I want to end up, although I don't really know many details about this place. I have heard it is great but most of the time I have been told, "We will just have to wait till we get there to know."

As Kenny sat there talking to me about this book titled Heaven I could not help but want to read it myself. We both looked at the titles of the Chapters. The more we looked the more envious I became of him. There was another book on the table that he had bought but it didn't look as good to me. I knew he had been wanting to read it so I didn't ask to read it first. I must have looked like a kid staring in the window of a candy store. Kenny asked me if I wanted to read it first. I said nooo! You read it honey.

Well, Guess who started reading the book last night. ME!! I have a great husband! I can already tell that this book is going to have an impact on what I have always thought Heaven would be like. As a child I remember our pastor saying that Heaven would be singing and praising Jesus all day. That sounded great but my little mind couldn't get past thinking, "that's all." I don't think I can sing for that long. It made me a little anxious. I had in my mind that I better get all of the cool things done quickly just in case. This picture that was put in my mind when I was younger has at some points in my life made me dread Heaven. I know, I know that sounds crazy. This is just the human side of me coming out.

I am on page 20, not to far into the book, but today I am excited about Heaven. I am excited about the work I need to do here in my temporary home. I am even more excited about my future permanent home. HEAVEN!!

This was sent to me in an e-mail and I loved the simplicity of the explanation.

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to
Leave the examination room and said,
'Doctor, I am afraid to die.
Tell me what lies on the other side.'
Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know.'
'You don't know? You, a Christian man,
Do not know what is on the other side?'
The doctor was holding the handle of the door;
On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,
And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room
And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said,
'Did you notice my dog?
He's never been in this room before.
He didn't know what was inside.
He knew nothing except that his master was here,
And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other side of death,
But I do know one thing...
I know my Master is there and that is enough

Friday, August 29, 2008


Wednesday afternoon I received a prayer request from a dear friend. She has been experiencing a lot of medical problems. During her doctor visit they told her that she could possibly have cancer. After I read the e-mail(and then read it again out of disbelief) I went into prayer mode. I started e-mailing this faithful group of ladies that I love. They are a bunch of prayer warriors. With the click of a button they were on their knees with me. It amazes me that within seconds you can have hundreds of people praying. Today we received great news. No cancer and her surgery went well.

God is so Good to us. He is faithful to listen. You know sometimes as a parent I get frustrated with all of the questions from the kids. I put my hands up and say lets have a little quiet time. God our Father would never ask us for a little quiet time. He is waiting for us to come to him with our prayer request. He is also ready to hear about our great day.

Dear God,
Hey today was great! You blessed us with some wonderful news about my dear friend and her family. Thanks for all you do for me and my family God. I just feel so lucky to have you Lord. Amen

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I can't fint it...

...where is the brush?
...where is the controller?
...where are my keys?
...where is my phone?
...where is the leash?
...where is that stack of bills?
...where did I put my purse?
...where is my charger?
...where are my shoes?

Where? Where? Where?

Holy cow! My life seems to be one big treasure hunt here lately. I have always prided myself in being able to multi task and keep up with everything. Not any more...I have bypassed turning into my mother and went straight to the nursing home crowd. I expect these "where" questions from Kenny and the kids, but not from me. I have always said that Kenny couldn't find his behind with both hands. (I didn't say it that nicely either!Ha!) Now these days when Kenny asks "Where is the controller." I answer, "I don't know ask the kids." If it wasn't for the kids we would be sitting in our recliners in front of a black screen. Now that I think about it, it is a big black screen. Where did that come from? HA!

Several years ago my mom told me a story about her Aunt Lou. Lou was in a nursing home. Mom would always go visit, pick up her laundry, and do a few things around the room. This particular day Lou had lost her false teeth. Mom had looked everywhere for them. She even went and checked in the lost and found. (Never thought about finding teeth there.) She was coming down the hall when she heard someone say, "I found some teeth." The lady started telling that she had brought her dad lunch. When she washed her hands she noticed that his teeth were in a cup in the bathroom soaking. While she was getting everything ready her dad just started eating. She asked him if he needed his teeth and he said, "No, I have my teeth." Well as it turned out he had Lou's teeth in his mouth. Mom never figured out how this happened.

The other day I had a lady tell me to put a string around my finger to help me remember. Well I think the moral to this story is to put a string on your teeth or whatever it is you keep misplacing.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Well today is another first that I am experiencing. This is my first Blessed blog post. I am excited but a little scared. I have never really put my thoughts, ideas or feelings out there for someone else to read.

Let me explain the title. Over the past six weeks my life has been filled with firsts. All of these firsts have had to do with my new church. We have had our first service, our first baptism, our first Wednesday night bible study meeting, our first fellowship, the first day I did not cry, our first signing of the covenant, our first official day of being Providence Baptist Fellowship. All of these have been exciting, but there have also been some first that were not as pleasant. The first time I had to drive by the old church, the first newsletter I received that I wasn't a part of, the first week that went by that I didn't work there, the first time I ran into someone from THBC that I had not seen since the vote, and the first invitation back to a function and all of the anxiety that this brought up. Gosh, I could go on an on for days. All in all one of my favorite firsts is when I realized that God is in control of everything and none of this could of happened without Him. He has brought me to a place in my life that I am reading, seeking, studying, singing, praising, and hitting my knees daily for Him and Him alone. God is so Good and he is BLESSING daily!