Friday, April 17, 2009

I'm hanging around...

...although it's been a while since I've posted.

Here's what's been going on:

Back toward the first of the year, our church decided to host a revival for our 50th Anniversary. That sounded like a cool idea. So, we started preparing for this revival. The more we prepared, the bigger this thing became. By the time it was all over, we had scheduled services for 4 nights (Wed - Sat) and for a "homecoming style" Sunday morning service (complete with dinner after morning worship).

We completed those 5 services with little more than a blink - and the services continued! We had church every night (we took Wednesdays and Sundays off because of so many from other churches attending and those same people having obligations at their own churches). This lasted for 2 weeks!

The first night of the revival was set aside for the kiddos to do the special music. These are just 2 of the songs done that night.

After 2 weeks of revival, we went into the short Easter season. The kids from Children's Church sang a song for Easter morning worship and here's what happened...

Cool, isn't it?!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


The answer: all over the place.

I realize that I've not posted in quite a while, but I saw something today that made me stop in my tracks. Something I've seen before, smelled before, touched before, and my "flesh" had forgotten. My mind didn't forget, but I needed a reminding.

Sometimes life is hard. People get sick, lose jobs, say things - bent on hurting each other, never say "I'm sorry". Sometimes it feels like it's never going to end.

I could go on for a while, but I'm not.

Instead, I'm going to tell you how blessed I am. I've got warm shelter in the bitter cold. I've got a job in this mess of an economy. I've got a home while others are losing theirs. I've got more than enough food while some don't have any. I have every necessity more than adequately met. I am blessed!

Let me share why all of this has come up.

Right now, I've got about 10 tabs up on my web browser. I started reading at Los' place. In the comments, I found a link to Jay's place. Which led me to a video.

Thank you Lord for giving me some perspective today.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Yes, I'm still here.

I was having some issues with the anti-virus on my work computer. Therefore, I couldn't get on and post anything or visit with any of you wonderful people.

I've kinda fallen off the Ragamuffin-Top band wagon. I was really trying to watch what I ate and really wasn't losing anything. I'm going to start again after I know the cold weather is going to set in. It's much easier to diet when it's cold out. Soups and chili are much better enjoyed when it's cold outside - and I know a thing or two about using soups as part of a diet plan. The last time I used soups, I lost about 30 lbs. We're going to try that one again.

Anyway, my anti-bug software is back up and running; so I'll be around more often.

Thanks for not letting me drift away. Some of you have even been coming around during my hiatus - so thanks a bunch.

Later, Gator!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Challenge Week 11

I'm late - again. Well, I'm just glad that I'm remembering to do this.

Starting weight: 285
Last weigh-in: 280.8
This week: 281.8

I gained 1lb. That's not the most horrible thing that could've happened.

I'm still working on watching what I eat and portion control, but it's been hard.

You can check on the rest of the Ragamuffin-Tops by going here.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Challenge Week 10

Well, last week's post wasn't the right week. It happens when you take a week off.

On to the reason for this post.

Starting Weight: 285
Last week's weigh-in: 282.2
This week's weigh-in: 280.8
Weight lost: 1.4lbs!!

I can't believe it! I'm finally losing weight!!! FINALLY!!!!

You can check out the other Ragamuffin-Tops here. Go check it out. Join the fun.

This week is VBS at our church. After this week. I'll be spending lots of time with the treadmill.

I'm going to work on getting some pics, too. See y'all later.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Challenge Week 8

I've been gone for a week. I've been to the Big City for the Nationals. I'll have to tell you about that when I have some pics to share.

On with the weigh-in.

Starting weight: 285
Last weigh-in: 286.6
This week: 282.2


I'm not real sure what's been different. Just the 4 days of activities of the Nationals.

Anyway, as of right now, there's no log-in for this week. Not sure if there's something wrong with Los or not. You can check out last weeks weigh-in here.

I'll be back to tell you how things went for the kiddos at Nationals...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Challenge Week 7

How are all you little Ragamuffin-Toppers out there???? You can check up on them by going here.

I'm hoping they are better than I am here. I really think the stress is getting to me.

Here we go:

Starting weight: 285
Last week:286.2
This week: 288.2

That means I'm +2lbs.


I'm not eating as much or as often. I'm getting frustrated.

My confession: I've been working on soooooo many other things, I've not made time to exercise. I know that's bad. The Nationals start on Sunday. I've got too much to do between now and then, and I've not lost any weight. I've gained.

I'm not eating bad, I'm just not getting any exercise in. I'm not sleeping good, either.

One side-note: I've been really stressed this past weekend. I was woke up at 12:20am Friday morning by my neighbor who let me know that my car had been hit. The person who hit me ran. And on Saturday, I paid that car off. I've not had much fun this weekend, but the adjuster came yesterday and the damage didn't look too bad. So, my "just paid off car" is in the shop getting a face-lift, and I'm driving a rental that has bald tires. Yippee.

After next week, the majority of the stress is over. Maybe I'll get better at this weight-loss thing.