This is Friday, my day off and this song keeps going around in my head! We have been so busy the past few weeks and the end of this phase is not until October. I have learned that I am an introverted person that really needs down time, more than just an hour or so at the end of a day. Lately, it feels like things are very out of control... so help me God! Please!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
As our children were babies/toddlers/ preschoolers Chris and I made a committment to not get too busy with activities! We were intent on only letting each child chose one thing outside of school and church (AWANA) that they would do. Colling: piano, Erin: gymnastics and Hans: baseball and Alan: still undecided. Little things would be added along the way like a basketball camp here or cheerleading camp there. And then we decided to let Collin join the 5/6th grade football through the Rec Com and Erin is competing with her gymnastics. We'd like to get Hans started on the guitar and Alan maybe piano. OK so now it's Monday: piano, Tuesday: football and gymnastics, Wednesday: AWANA; Thursday: football; Friday: now Erin wants to add sign language lessons; Saturday: gymnastics team practice and football games. YIKES We've done it!!! We can't even find time to go to the State Fair because we are activitied out! This is reminding me of how we swore our kids would not have pacifiers when they were 3 or use bottles until 3 or not be potty trained until 3.
Yet, football has been awesome for Collin and he is so gifted at the piano...
Erin love the gymnastics but the sign language is such a neat thing...
And Hans and Alan should get those opportunities too, right????
If anyone has any answers let me know. Otherwise, I'm just holding on for a wild ride!
One sport/ one musical interest and that's it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shall I keep my humble pie fork for later?
Sterling Bear Cubs taken by Moi!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
"I never finish anyth..."
What an awesome testimony. Mark Hall shared his struggles with both dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. (Notice his tshirt?) He is a very talented songwriter and yet he describes frustrating struggles with remembering his own lyrics during concerts and not being able to read the lyrics on the telepromter. In fact these struggles inspired the songs "Voice of Truth" and "East to West". Voice of Truth is not such a stretch. The lyrics describe having the courage like David in the bible story David and Goliath or the courage of Peter to get out of the boat onto the water and follow Jesus. With the band's success, he supposes that most of us think that he is all "fired up" before a concert when he is actually quite fearful wondering where/ when the train wreck will occur. "These are lyrics I've written", he exclaimed!! Truth be told he forgot the lyrics to songs 4 times during our concert and by then end he seemed a bit disturbed by it, but it really only added to the truth of his testimony. On East to West he shares how like, Paul who had a 'thorn in his side' he has asked the Lord to help him and take this all away, but the Lord has allowed it to stay. We do not have to be perfect to earn God's love, but rather we need to see our weaknesses as a time to draw near and cling to him. East to West: "I know you've watched me whine, turned my darkness into light. I need Your truth to get me through, to get me through this time. I can't live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals.
I'm not holding onto you, but you're holding onto me! Jesus you know just how far the east is to the west.... one scarred hand to the other!"
I want to go back....
Monday, September 01, 2008
Friend Christi from SC and SEBC, she got to endure us alllll afternoon and evening!Lead singer Mark Hall!Megan Garrett piano and background vocals Stage right: Melodee and Juan DevVevo: she plays an amazing fiddle and his guitar is fine!Hector Cervantes plays a wicked guitar! Rocked our faces off a bit... made the teenagers scream too! The drummer Andy Williams played one of the longest drum solo's I've ever heard. This man is amazing! In his office cubicle as they called it! Guitarist Chris Huffman was right where my 6 ft neighbor was so i do not have many photos of him.
Here's one! We had a nightmarish time finding someplace to eat in Dodge City. Restaraunts were less than competent! We finally, after 2 hours of trying ate at Burger King. Sigh, a whopper has never tasted so good! TFL! (thanks for looking!)