Sunday, February 25, 2007

mild panic attack

So I lose my keys a lot...I lost them for like an hour today after church...which is why I am still here and figured might as well blog about it...I really thought they were gone this time...which is why I will now take myself to Walmart to get a spare made for my jeep...I've tried a couple times and they never seem to have the right key's...I'm not feeling very lucky so they probably won't again but I think I better try anyways...sheesh!
sing it with me now..."snow, snow, snow..it won't be long before hemm haha mmmehmm snow" (forgot the words...white christmas anyone?)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

laugh until your heart overflows

that was my dove promise for today :-) I remember growing up that Valentines day was the day my mom would let me skip school and stay home so I could curl up and watch old classic movies and eat chocolate all day...makes me want to skip work tomorrow I'll admit...anyhow...love you all dearly and I'm so thankful for each one of you in my life. I set this blog so only my friends list can read it so if you are reading this then you know me well enough to be included in the list of people I am thankful for...
and just a quick update...my dad is needing skin grafts and that will happen next week so please continue to pray for him. And for my mom who has to do so much now to care for him.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

please pray

So today has been interesting...I'm just going to repost my sisters blog....here ya go...please pray...

My father was hurt really bad this morning and has been rushed to the burn center in Madison, Wisconsin. He was cooking breakfast and somehow caught himself on fire. He has 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his arm and entire back. He will need skin grafting and lots of treatment before they will release him from the hospital. He's on morphine and seems to be doing okay so far.It's been a rough couple of years for him and through a lot of testing he was finally diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease a month ago. Now with this (and his many other falls that have put him in the hospital this past year), he just needs a little extra prayer. So, if you could - send up a prayer for my father... and for my mother to handle this.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

"you get the gun, I'll get the fire..."

...and you can quote me on that! At one point tonight I actually said that to one of my volunteers. LOL. She was sitting next to a police officer with a little preschool girl in between who was eyeballing his gun and I was about to go sit next to the little girl who kept running up to the speaker for the event as he was about to start juggling with fire...just another regular night in the life of a kids pastor.
I survived another WLK banquet...I put a couple pics up and probably tomorrow I'll put up a slide show with some pics too...it was a success which is great. And now I must go do nothing. It's all I have the energy to do now.

Friday, February 02, 2007

alright

you know, there's a lot of really crappy stuff that goes on in this world. I get why people ask God to explain things and even why He gets blamed a lot because after all, He is in charge...but really...it just seems like there's a lot of people out just hurting each other and justifying it and them blaming anyone but themselves and in those moments the only one we can truly turn to is God. He makes no promises that life will be easy or that if you love and serve him that things will go all rosy and perfect for you...but he does promise to always be by your side and for that I am grateful beyond measure. It is the only hope there really is. People dissapoint. Circumstances change. Life goes on whether you are ready or not. Hurt happens. But I do believe that when we cast our cares on God and cling to the promise he gives to be with us always, everything really will be alright. You can survive and get through so much with that knowledge and the peace that comes from a loving God.
anyways...I just wanted to say it since it's been running through my mind this whole week.

It's Going to Be Alrightby Sara Groves

It's going to be alright It's going to be alright
I can tell by your eyes that you're not getting any sleep
And you try to rise above it, but feel you're sinking in too deep
Oh, oh I believe, I believe that
It's going to be alright It's going to be alright
I believe you'll outlive this pain in you heart
And you'll gain such a strength from what is tearing you apart
Oh, oh I believe I believe that It's going to be alright It's going to be alright
When some time has past us, and the story if retold
It will mirror the strength and the courage in your soul
Oh, oh, I believe I believe, I believe I believe
I did not come here to offer you cliche's
I will not pretend to know of all your pain
Just when you cannot, then I will hold out faith, for you
It's going to be alright It's going to be alright

Thursday, February 01, 2007

yes indeed

so this weekend is our yearly We Love Kids Banquet...it's always amazing fun but a ton of work...so if you think of me say a little prayer for sanity and all that good stuff this weekend. 500 kids + 200 volunteers = jamie needing yet another vacation when it's all over! I'm sure I'll have some crazy pictures to show you all after and you can point and laugh and I'm sure my sister will tell me I'm crazy for putting them up for all the world to see. I'm undecided what to wear but there will probably be a feather boa involved...and anything else I pull from my costume box that might make me stand out in a crowd :-)~ just you wait!

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